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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 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in) 36.2 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 97.0 103.9
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
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 125
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
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.68 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Independent MacPherson strut
 
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