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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LS Manual 24 32 $13,809 $15,010
LS Automatic 23 32 $14,600 $15,870
LS1 Manual 24 32 $15,410 $16,750
LS1 Automatic 23 32 $16,201 $17,610
LS2 Automatic 20 26 $18,524 $20,135
4-Door Sedan LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 29 $16,477 $17,885
4-Door Sedan SE 19 29 $17,232 $18,935
4-Door Sedan SES 19 29 $18,011 $19,810
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 28 $19,146 $21,085
4-Door Wagon SE 19 29 $18,260 $20,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,809
$16,477
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,010
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$298 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.1 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 51.7 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 34.4 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.9 104.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.0 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in) 38.0 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.4 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 106.5 108.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.0 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.7 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 190.4 197.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 17.5 17.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) - TBD - 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.1 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.6 39.7
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.9 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.7 17.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70R15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P195/65TR15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P195/65TR15 P215/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 1250
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2910 3326
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 16 x 4
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.0 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 115
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Engine
Fuel System SPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 147 @ 4400 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA 99U
Displacement 2.2L/133 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 137 @ 5800 155 @ 4900
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.910 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.890 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.380 2.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.180 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.700 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again w/4th & 5th OD Electronic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.923 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.760 1.54
Trans Order Code NA 44L
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Saturn LS Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Indep. Tri-Link Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - .87
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - .87
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .81
 
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