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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Body Style

Trim

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
4-Door Sedan SE
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Trim

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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.5 54.4
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 16.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.4 2.68
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code QNX NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code QNX 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) 3477 3306
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
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
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 Torque @ RPM 230 @ 4000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code L26 99U
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200 153 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Pontiac Grand Prix Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Wide Track Independent
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
 
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