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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 AWD SEL 13 19 $28,906 $31,335
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,959 $27,055
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 13 19 $33,446 $36,255
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $27,201 $29,485
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $31,738 $34,405
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $37,103 $40,220
4-Door Sedan Base FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD Base 25 36 $32,289 $33,635
4-Door Sedan FWD Leather 25 36 $34,296 $35,725
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium I 18 28 $36,504 $38,025
4-Door Sedan FWD Premium II 18 28 $38,371 $39,970
4-Door Sedan AWD Leather 17 26 $37,180 $38,730
4-Door Sedan AWD Premium I 17 26 $38,880 $40,500
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Ford Taurus feels lacking in the rear-seat department, but otherwise proves to be a comfortable, high-tech flagship sedan for the brand. The Buick LaCrosse is both supremely comfortable and excellent on gas, but we'd point you to the Premium versions if you're seriously considering one.
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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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.0
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.3 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 40.5
Front Head Room (in) 39 38.0
Second Hip Room (in) 55.8 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.2 100.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.3
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 59.2
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.5 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 111.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.2 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 65.3 61.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 202.9 196.9
Liftover Height (in) - NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 20.1 10.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 11.5 x 0.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.9 11.7 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19 16.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 36.8
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.75
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.2
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA RA9
Front Tire Size P235/55HR18 P225/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA RA9
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR18 P225/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4035 3756
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 438
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 120
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 4000 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code 998-1 LUK
Displacement 3.5 L/213 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 288 @ 6500 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 25
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.77 2.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.96
Trans Order Code 44J MHH
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Buick LaCrosse
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut NA
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 (Est) 6.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 9.6
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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