Compare 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix vs 2008 Ford Taurus

2008 Pontiac Grand Prix
2008 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 28 $20,988 $22,210
4-Door Sedan GXP 16 25 $27,712 $29,325
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4-Door Sedan FWD SEL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $21,801 $23,635
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 24 $23,467 $25,485
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $25,388 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 24 $27,053 $29,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,988
$21,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,210
$23,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$370 / month
$394 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix is roomy, comfortable, and quite enjoyable to drive, but it feels dated and is lacking in the details. A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.3 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 41.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.0 108.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.3 201.8
Height, Overall (in)
55.9 61.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 64.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 21.2
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.5 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 20.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.2 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QNX NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QNX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3477 3741
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
230 @ 4000 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
L26 99W
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5200 263 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.87
Trans Order Code
MX0 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.05 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.84
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Pontiac Grand Prix Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Wide Track Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Independent Coil over shock
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Wide Track Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.68 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Independent MacPherson strut

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