Compare 2006 Kia Spectra vs 2006 Ford Taurus

2006 Kia Spectra
2006 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual LX 25 33 $12,345 $12,895
4-Door Sedan Manual EX 25 33 $13,760 $14,695
4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 25 34 $14,660 $15,695
4-Door Sedan Manual SX 25 33 $14,980 $15,995
5-Door HB Spectra5 Manual 25 33 $14,980 $15,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic SX 25 34 $15,920 $16,995
5-Door HB Spectra5 Automatic 25 34 $15,920 $16,995
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,400 $20,830
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,127 $22,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$12,345
$19,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,895
$20,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$215 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.8 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.0 103.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
58.5 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
102.8 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.3 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
58.9 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.3 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 197.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.2 16.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.7 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.2 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/60R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/60R15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3306
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA 99U
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 153 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA 44N
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.84 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4dr Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Kia Spectra Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent

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