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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
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 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 17.0
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.7 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.7 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.6 39.7
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 -
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P215/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 125
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3086 3336
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 16 x 4
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
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
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas/Ethanol V6
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
Transmission
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
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saturn LW Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - .81
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep. Multi-Link Quadralink
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

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