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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Trim

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 LS w/1LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan ECO 25 37 $23,860 $24,985
4-Door Sedan LS 22 34 $21,225 $21,995
4-Door Sedan LT 22 34 $22,141 $23,185
4-Door Sedan LTZ 22 34 $25,859 $27,365
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,631
$21,225
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,700
$21,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$367 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.800 54.30
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.900 57.50
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.200 100.3
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 37.50
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.900 57.10
Front Leg Room (in) 41.900 42.10
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.300 55.00
Second Leg Room (in) 38.100 36.90
Front Head Room (in) 39.000 39.00
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 65.300 62.20
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - NA
Length, Overall (in) 202.900 191.50
Height, Overall (in) 60.700 57.60
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.500 62.00
Wheelbase (in) 112.900 107.80
Liftover Height (in) 30.400 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.200 73.00
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 20.100 16.3
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 - - TBD -
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 - - TBD -
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 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code TCK -STDRA8
Front Tire Size P235/60R17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code TCK -STDRA8
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/60R17 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4037 3393
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 4000 191 @ 4400
Engine Order Code 998 LCV
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 288 @ 6500 197 @ 6300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 26
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 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.872 2.96
Trans Order Code 44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.770 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.414 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.742 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.484 4.58
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Chevrolet Malibu
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.102 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Four-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 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 7.1
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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