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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $22,096 $23,935
4-Door Sedan AWD 17 24 $23,762 $25,785
4-Door Sedan FWD Premier 18 28 $25,508 $27,725
4-Door Sedan AWD Premier 17 24 $27,172 $29,575
4-Door Sedan SEL FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $21,801 $23,635
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 24 $23,467 $25,485
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $25,388 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 24 $27,053 $29,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,096
$21,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,935
$23,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$399 / month
$394 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2008 Mercury Sable has great interior room and trunk space, comprehensive safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement. A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.2
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.0 108.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.6 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 57.8
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 38.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 57.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) 29.1 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5 74.5
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 202.1 201.8
Height, Overall (in) 61.5 61.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 64.4
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 112.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 21.2 21.2
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 0.4 - TBD -
Brake Type Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20 20.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.86 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.0 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.0 40.0
Steering Type Hydraulic Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3741 3741
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 154 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 263 @ 6250 263 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 249 @ 4500 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code 99W 99W
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.87
Trans Order Code 44J 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.77 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercury Sable Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Coil over shock
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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