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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,631 $26,700
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $26,660 $28,900
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,368 $30,750
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $30,535 $33,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $32,243 $34,950
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $36,254 $39,300
4-Door Sedan Base FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $30,393 $31,660
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $32,515 $33,870
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 1 17 27 $33,873 $35,285
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium 2 17 27 $35,236 $36,705
4-Door Sedan FWD Touring 17 27 $37,670 $39,240
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 25 $34,593 $36,035
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium 1 17 25 $35,961 $37,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,631
$30,393
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,700
$31,660
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$528 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal. The 2013 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for comfort, sophistication, and refinement in a large sedan—and its 36-mpg rating is icing on the cake.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.900 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.200 100.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 37.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.900 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.900 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.300 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.100 40.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.000 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) 55.800 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 202.900 196.9
Height, Overall (in) 60.700 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.500 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 112.900 111.7
Liftover Height (in) 30.400 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.200 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 65.300 61.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 20.100 10.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.860 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.860 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.000 15.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.000 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.500 38.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/60R17 P235/50R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code TCK RAF
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60R17 P235/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code TCK RAF
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4037 3774
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.4/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 288 @ 6500 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code 998 LUK
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.842 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.882 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.872 2.96
Trans Order Code 44J MHH
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.770 2.64
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.414 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.742 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.484 4.58
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Buick LaCrosse
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.102 NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.827 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 6.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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