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Selected Style LW-200 Automatic
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
LW-200 Automatic 24 32 $18,752 $20,335
LW-300 Automatic 21 29 $20,914 $22,685
4-Door Sedan LX Standard FFV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan FFV LX Standard 19 27 $18,198 $19,630
4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan FFV SE Standard 19 27 $18,475 $20,155
4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan FFV SES Standard 19 27 $19,667 $21,480
4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 27 $20,657 $22,580
4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 27 $21,377 $23,380
4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 27 $21,891 $23,950
4-Door Wagon SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon FFV SE Standard 19 26 $19,959 $21,805
4-Door Wagon SE Premium 19 26 $21,251 $23,240
4-Door Wagon SEL Deluxe 19 26 $21,602 $23,630
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,752
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,335
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$339 / month
$327 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Wagon Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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) 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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 56.1
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 - -
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 Size T115/70R16 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code N/A NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
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
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
Fuel System SPFI SMPI
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
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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