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Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,634 $23,740
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,613 $19,010
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $18,449 $21,170
F-150 Reg Cab 120" Lariat 16 21 $17,948 $20,580
F-150 Reg Cab 120" XL 17 22 $13,652 $15,525
F-150 Reg Cab 120" XLT 17 22 $15,933 $18,210
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,808 $23,945
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,783 $19,210
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD XLT 16 20 $18,619 $21,370
F-150 Reg Cab 139" Lariat 16 21 $18,203 $20,880
F-150 Reg Cab 139" XL 17 22 $13,889 $15,805
F-150 Reg Cab 139" XLT 17 22 $16,223 $18,550
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $21,207 $24,415
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $17,192 $19,690
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $19,023 $21,845
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" Lariat 16 21 $18,934 $21,740
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" XL 17 22 $14,510 $16,535
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" XLT 17 22 $16,924 $19,375
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $22,840 $26,335
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,185 $22,035
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,268 $24,485
F-150 Supercab 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,183 $23,210
F-150 Supercab 139" XL 17 22 $15,713 $17,950
F-150 Supercab 139" XLT 17 22 $18,178 $20,850
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,146 $26,695
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,495 $22,400
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,509 $24,770
F-150 Supercab 157" Lariat 16 21 $20,422 $23,490
F-150 Supercab 157" XL 17 22 $15,959 $18,240
F-150 Supercab 157" XLT 17 22 $18,407 $21,120
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,502 $27,115
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,839 $22,805
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,863 $25,185
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,843 $23,985
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" XL 17 22 $16,367 $18,720
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" XLT 17 22 $18,827 $21,615
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 120" 17 22 $13,219 $14,505
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 120" 4WD 16 20 $16,313 $18,020
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 139" 17 22 $13,457 $14,775
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 139" 4WD 16 20 $16,590 $18,335
F-150 Standard Supercab 139" 17 22 $15,116 $16,660
F-150 Standard Supercab 139" 4WD 15 18 $18,487 $20,490
F-150 Standard Supercab 157" 17 22 $15,366 $16,945
F-150 Standard Supercab 157" 4WD 15 18 $18,794 $20,840
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4-Door Sedan G
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan G 20 28 $16,636 $17,995
Taurus 4-Door Sedan GL 20 28 $17,337 $18,985
Taurus 4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $19,673 $21,610
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO 17 26 $23,990 $26,460
Taurus 4-Door Wgn GL 19 27 $18,414 $20,195
Taurus 4-Door Wgn LX 18 26 $20,656 $22,715
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,634
$16,636
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,740
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$396 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 28 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
61.3 55.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 39.2
Passenger Capacity
3 6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 57.4
Second Leg Room (in)
- 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 101.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.5 73.0
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
35.0 -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.7 -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
203.7 -
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
75.4 55.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - -
Wheelbase (in)
120.2 108.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - -
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Front (in)
- 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
- 197.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 61.4
Liftover Height (in)
- 24.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.8 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
60.3 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.7 -
Cargo Volume (ft³)
58.6 -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
62.1 @ Belt -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 15.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.03 x 2.25 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.13 x - TBD - 10.8 x 1.0
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
24.5 16.0
Fuel Tank Location
Midship -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA -
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.28 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
14 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.45 38.0
Steering Type
Power Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.96
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
695 -
Spare Tire Size
P255/70R16SL T135/70R15
Front Tire Order Code
T55 T32
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 -
Spare Tire Order Code
T55 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
695 -
Rear Tire Size
P255/70R16SL P205/65R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
695 -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 -
Rear Tire Order Code
T55 T32
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 -
Front Tire Size
P255/70R16SL P205/65R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 125
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 1250
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2700 -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7,800 -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2530 -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6000 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1705 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3329
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 15 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
17.9 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA -
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 130
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
290 @ 3250 170 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
996 99U
Displacement
4.6L/281 3.0L/182
Engine Oil Cooler
NA -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4500 145 @ 5250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 28
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA -
Trans Power Take Off
NA -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
Warner 44-06 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 2.77
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.64 -
Clutch Size (in)
11.4 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 2.26
Drivetrain
4 Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.24 1.54
Trans Order Code
44M 44L
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford F-150 Ford Taurus
Body Code
120.2" WB -
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside 4 Door Sedan G
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 -
Axle Type - Front
Twin Forged SLA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 36
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3700 -
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Quadralink
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.87
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.55 -
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3200 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 36
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating -
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Indep MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 0.75
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2700 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Mid-Size

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