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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan GS
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 19 28 $17,853 $19,525
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $18,787 $20,575
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,469 $22,465
4-Door Sedan LS Premium Group 18 27 $18,787 $20,575
4-Door Wagon LS Premium Group 18 25 $20,469 $22,465
4-Door Sedan LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $17,055 $18,445
4-Door Wagon SE 19 28 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 25 $26,265 $29,000
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 18 27 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Wagon SE Comfort 18 27 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Sedan SE 19 28 $17,833 $19,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,853
$17,055
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,525
$18,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$307 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 56.3 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.6 36.2
Passenger Capacity 6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.2
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.8 101.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 199.7 197.5
Height, Overall (in) 55.4 55.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 108.5
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 15.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.5 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.0 10.8 x 1.00
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0 38.0
Steering Type Variable Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code T32 NA
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/65R15
Spare Tire Size T135/70R15 T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code T32 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125 125
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1250 1250
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 125 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3299 3294
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 3250 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code 99U 99U
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 145 @ 5250 145 @ 5250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.54
Trans Order Code 44L 44L
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77 2.77
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan GS 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercury Sable Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36.0 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear Indep Quadralink Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36.0 36
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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