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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 FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 22 33 $34,129 $35,925
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 38 37 $34,129 $35,925
4-Door Sedan AWD 22 31 $35,924 $37,815
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,631
$34,129
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,700
$35,925
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$599 / 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 Lincoln MKZ strikes out in a more confident direction, and places a big bet on best-in-class fuel economy and technology.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 38.100 37.000
Front Head Room (in) 39.000 37.900
Second Hip Room (in) 55.800 53.800
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.900 57.700
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.200 96.500
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 36.600
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.900 55.300
Front Leg Room (in) 41.900 44.300
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.300 55.100
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.200 73.400
Track Width, Front (in) 65.300 62.300
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 202.900 194.100
Height, Overall (in) 60.700 58.200
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.500 62.000
Wheelbase (in) 112.900 112.100
Liftover Height (in) 30.400 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 20.100 15.400
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.860 x - TBD - - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.000 16.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.000 14.800
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.500 38.000
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.700
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/60R17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code TCK N/A
Front Tire Size P235/60R17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TCK N/A
Spare Tire Order Code NA N/A
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4037 3719
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 4000 270 @ 3000
Engine Order Code 998 999
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 288 @ 6500 240 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.742 0.746
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.484 4.584
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.842 1.912
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.882 2.943
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.872 2.964
Trans Order Code 44J 44W
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.770 3.210
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.414 1.446
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Lincoln MKZ
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.827 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.102 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 7.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - -
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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