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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
198.3 197.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 16.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 18.0
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QNX NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3477 3306
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.2 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Grand Prix Ford Taurus
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear
Wide Track Independent

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