Compare 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix vs 2006 Ford Taurus

2006 Pontiac Grand Prix
2006 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 30 $20,156 $21,330
4-Door Sedan GT 19 28 $22,991 $24,330
4-Door Sedan GXP 18 27 $25,826 $27,330
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,400 $20,830
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,127 $22,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,156
$19,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,330
$20,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$356 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.0 103.9
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
198.3 197.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 16.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 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)
10.5 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr 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)
17 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2 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)
2.4 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QNX NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QNX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R16
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)
3477 3306
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.2 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 153 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
L26 99U
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 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)
2.38 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.54
Trans Order Code
MX0 44N
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Grand Prix Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.68 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear
Wide Track Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Wide Track Independent

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