Compare 2000 Mercury Sable vs 2000 Ford Taurus

2000 Mercury Sable
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 19 28 $17,346 $19,035
4-Door Sedan LS 19 28 $18,325 $20,135
4-Door Wagon GS 19 27 $18,948 $20,835
4-Door Sedan LS Premium 20 28 $19,482 $21,435
4-Door Wagon LS Premium 20 27 $20,461 $22,535
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 29 $16,477 $17,885
4-Door Sedan SE 19 29 $17,232 $18,935
4-Door Sedan SES 19 29 $18,011 $19,810
4-Door Wagon SE 19 29 $18,260 $20,090
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 28 $19,146 $21,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,346
$16,477
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,035
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 38.1
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 104.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 26.0
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 17.0
Brakes
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)
10.9 x 1.0 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 39.7
Steering Type
Variable Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R16 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3366 3326
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
182 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
99U 99U
Displacement
3.0L/182 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5000 155 @ 4900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.26
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercury Sable Ford Taurus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.81 .81
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36.0 .87
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.73 .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36.0 .87

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