Compare 2003 Saturn LW vs 2003 Ford Taurus

2003 Saturn LW
2003 Ford Taurus
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LW-200 Automatic
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4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,752
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,335
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
51.7 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 38.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.0 104.7
Second Hip Room (in)
54.0 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.4 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.5 108.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.5 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
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
57.3 56.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
33.5 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
79 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
N/A -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 17.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.3 x 0.4 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 1.0 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 18.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr 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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.6 39.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3086 3336
Wheels
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 - TBD - 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
142 @ 4400 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
N/A NA
Displacement
2.2L/134 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
135 @ 5200 155 @ 4900
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
SPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 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
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.54
Trans Order Code
N/A NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saturn LW Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - .73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .81
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep. Multi-Link Quadralink

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