Compare 1999 Mercury Sable vs 1999 Ford Taurus

1999 Mercury Sable
1999 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $16,930 $18,540
4-Door Sedan LS 20 28 $17,909 $19,640
4-Door Wagon LS 19 27 $18,888 $20,740
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 20 28 $16,214 $17,560
4-Door Sedan SE 20 28 $16,929 $18,560
4-Door Sedan Northeast SE 20 28 $17,285 $18,960
4-Door Wagon Northeast SE 18 27 $17,819 $19,560
4-Door Wagon SE 18 27 $17,819 $19,560
4-Door Sedan SHO 16 25 $26,323 $29,115
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,930
$16,214
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,540
$17,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$309 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 36.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
199.7 197.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 15.8
Brakes
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)
10.9 x 1.0 10.98 x 1.00
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 16.0
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 38.0
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1250
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
175 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 125
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3251 3237
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 540
Engine
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
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
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,
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercury Sable Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36.0 36
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36.0 36
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 0.75
Suspension Type - Rear
MacPherson Strut Quadralink

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