Compare 1998 Mercury Sable vs 1998 Ford Taurus

1998 Mercury Sable
1998 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan GS
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 Sedan LS Premium Group 18 27 $18,787 $20,575
4-Door Wagon LS 18 26 $20,469 $22,465
4-Door Wagon LS Premium Group 18 25 $20,469 $22,465
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $17,055 $18,445
4-Door Sedan SE 19 28 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 18 27 $17,833 $19,525
4-Door Wagon SE 19 28 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Wagon SE Comfort 18 27 $19,399 $21,285
4-Door Sedan SHO 17 25 $26,265 $29,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,853
$17,055
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,525
$18,445
Monthly Payment Estimate
$325 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Car
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.4
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
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
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 125
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 - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36.0 36

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