1998 Ford Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE Comfort Specs

4-Door Sedan SE Comfort
MSRP based on 4-Door Sedan SE Comfort

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 18 mpg City/27 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas V6, 3.0L
EPA Class Midsize Car
Style Name 4dr Sdn SE Comfort
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD


EPA Classification Midsize Car
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3329
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 36.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4
Second Hip Room (in) 56.3
Front Head Room (in) 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 38.9
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0
Liftover Height (in) 24.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4
Height, Overall (in) 55.1
Length, Overall (in) 197.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.8

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.0
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27

Performance Specs

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5750
Displacement 3.0L/181
Engine Order Code 99S
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 200 @ 4500
Fuel System SEFI
Engine Type Gas V6
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Type 4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Clutch Size (in) NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77
Trans Order Code 44L
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.00
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.9 x 1.5
Brake Type Power
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96
Steering Type Power Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.9
Rear Tire Size P205/65R15
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size T135/70R15
Front Tire Size P205/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.75
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71
Suspension Type - Front Indep MacPherson
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 36
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear Quadralink

Safety Features

Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front No
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front No
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear No
Brakes-ABS No
Child Safety Rear Door Locks Yes
Daytime Running Lights No
Traction Control No
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps No
Parking Aid No
Tire Pressure Monitor No
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control No
Other Features Driver & front passenger second-generation air bags
Manual front/rear lap/shoulder seat belts
Child-safety rear door locks
Dual note horn


Basic Miles/km 36,000
Basic Years 3
Corrosion Miles/km Unlimited
Corrosion Years 5
Drivetrain Miles/km 24,000
Drivetrain Years 2
Roadside Assistance Miles/km 36,000
Roadside Assistance Years 3

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.6
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1750
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 175
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A