Compare 2000 Saturn LS vs 2000 Ford Taurus

2000 Saturn LS
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LS Manual
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
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4-Door Sedan LX
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 Wagon SE 19 29 $18,260 $20,090
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 28 $19,146 $21,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,809
$16,477
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,010
$17,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$250 / month
$298 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 108.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.5 17.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.1 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 17.0
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65TR15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2910 3326
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 115
Engine
Displacement
2.2L/133 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
137 @ 5800 155 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
147 @ 4400 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
NA 99U
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 29
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn LS Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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

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