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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S 2.0L Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual S 26 32 $12,961 $13,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic S 26 31 $13,921 $14,499
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual GS 26 32 $14,113 $14,699
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic GS 26 31 $15,073 $15,699
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual w/ABS GS 26 32 $14,573 $15,199
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic w/ABS GS 26 31 $15,533 $16,199
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic AWD GS 24 28 $16,033 $16,699
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic AWD w/ABS GS 24 28 $16,493 $17,199
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Manual SX 26 32 $14,401 $14,999
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic SX 26 31 $15,361 $15,999
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Manual w/ABS SX 26 32 $14,861 $15,499
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic w/ABS SX 26 31 $15,821 $16,499
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic AWD SX 24 28 $16,321 $16,999
4-Door Wagon 2.0L Automatic AWD w/ABS SX 24 28 $16,781 $17,499
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
$12,961
$18,198
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$13,499
$19,630
Monthly Payment Estimate
$225 / month
$327 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 26 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 56.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in) 48.8 54.5
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 38.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³) 90 104.7
Second Hip Room (in) 49.7 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.7 57.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 5.4
Length, Overall (in) 171.3 197.6
Height, Overall (in) 60.8 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 56.9 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 97.6 108.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.7 73.0
Track Width, Front (in) 57.1 61.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.6 17.0
Brakes
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) - 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) 13.2 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 32.8 39.7
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.11 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P185/65R14 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T125/70D15 T135/70D16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P185/65R14 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2604 3336
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x - TBD - 16 x 6
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.4 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 700 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas L4 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System NA SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 135 @ 3000 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 141 @ 5700 155 @ 4900
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 26 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 1.54
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.72 3.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.69
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.55 2.77
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.25 2.26
Summary
Body Style 4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Suzuki Aerio Ford Taurus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - .81
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Quadralink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA 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.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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