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Selected Style 45 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
35 4-Door Sedan RWD 17 25 $42,286 $45,800
35 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 22 $44,267 $47,950
45 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 21 $48,136 $52,150
45 4-Door Sedan AWD 14 20 $50,439 $54,650
4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,323 $25,170
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 27 $25,303 $27,370
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $26,968 $29,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 27 $29,263 $31,770
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $30,928 $33,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,663 $37,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,136
$23,323
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,150
$25,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$869 / month
$420 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Ford Taurus punches up Ford’s reputation for quality and features, with an engaging new SHO model to boost.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4-door Large Car Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 44.2 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 56.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.3 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.9 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.2 102.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 59.4 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61 65.5
Wheelbase (in) 114.2 112.9
Liftover Height (in) 28.0 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.1 85.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.5 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 194.1 202.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.9 20.1
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 0.6 13.0 x - 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) 12.6 x 1.1 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 41.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 17.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size T145/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TCK
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR18 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA TCK
Front Tire Size P245/45VR18 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3958 4015
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.2 w/0.9 Reserve - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 325 @ 6400 263 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 336 @ 4000 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 99W
Displacement 4.5L/274 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.61 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.87
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.36 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.0 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.83 4.48
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.84
Trans Type 5 6
Summary
Body Style 4-door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Infiniti M45 Ford Taurus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 8.5
 
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