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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan XL w/Bucket Seats
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XL 21 31 $20,668 $23,608
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XL 21 31 $21,386 $24,428
4-Door Sedan w/Bucket Seats XLS 21 31 $23,470 $27,128
4-Door Sedan w/Bench Seat XLS 21 31 $23,470 $27,128
4-Door Sedan GS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 17 25 $21,001 $22,495
4-Door Sedan LS 17 25 $22,294 $23,930
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,668
$21,001
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,608
$22,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$375 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 31 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 57.4 59.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 60.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.1
Passenger Capacity 5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 60.3
Front Leg Room (in) 44.1 42.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 58.0
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 38.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.5 109.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 6.1
Length, Overall (in) 190.2 211.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.7 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 63.3
Wheelbase (in) 107.1 114.4
Liftover Height (in) 26.6 28.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.3 78.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 62.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.4 20.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 0.4 11.1 x 0.6
Brake Type Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.7 x 1.1 11.3 x 1.0
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.6 40.3
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion Recirculating Ball
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 22.98 3.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.0 43.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA T3P
Front Tire Size P205/65R15 P215/70R15
Spare Tire Size P205/65R15 T125/80R16
Front Tire Order Code NA T3P
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15 P215/70R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3263 3792
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 4
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 9.8 13.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 80 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 540
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 214 @ 4400 265 @ 3250
Engine Order Code NA 99W
Displacement 3.0L/183 4.6L/281
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5200 190 @ 4250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 25
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.30 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.56
Trans Order Code NA 44U
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.43 2.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.81 2.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan GS
Vehicle Name Toyota Avalon Mercury Grand Marquis
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 30.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear MacPherson Strut Four-Bar Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30.0
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Short/Long Arm
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
 
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