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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 20 28 $18,918 $20,625
4-Door Sedan GS Plus 20 28 $19,908 $21,725
4-Door Sedan LS Premium 20 27 $21,078 $23,025
4-Door Wagon GS 19 26 $20,088 $21,925
4-Door Wagon GS Plus 19 26 $20,988 $22,925
4-Door Wagon LS Premium 19 26 $22,068 $24,125
4-Door Sedan LX Standard FFV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,918
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,625
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$344 / month
$327 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 55.7 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 38.1
Passenger Capacity 6 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 54.4 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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 199.8 197.6
Height, Overall (in) 55.5 56.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 17.0
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.5 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.7 39.7
Steering Type Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.68 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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) 175 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3338 3336
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.6 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 4900 155 @ 4900
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 186 @ 3900 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.0L/182 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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 NA NA
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Sable Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36.0 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
 
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