Compare 2003 Nissan Altima vs 2003 Ford Taurus

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4-Door Sedan Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 23 29 $16,365 $16,749
4-Door Sedan Automatic 23 29 $16,854 $17,249
4-Door Sedan Manual S 23 29 $17,395 $18,599
4-Door Sedan Automatic S 23 29 $17,863 $19,099
4-Door Sedan Manual SE 21 26 $20,946 $22,649
4-Door Sedan Automatic SL 23 29 $21,363 $23,099
4-Door Sedan Automatic SE 19 26 $21,409 $23,149
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4-Door Sedan LX Standard FFV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,365
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,749
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$279 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.4 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.2 104.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.7 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.6 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.4 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.5 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.2 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 108.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.6 17.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 0.35 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.35 NA
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3001 3336
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 130
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/- TBD - 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 155 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
180 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.94 1.54
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.13 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Nissan Altima Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .81
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut MacPherson Strut

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