Compare 1997 Ford Taurus vs 1997 GMC Sierra 1500

1997 Ford Taurus
1997 GMC Sierra 1500
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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
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Ext Cab 141.5" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 141.5" WB 15 19 $15,830 $18,092
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,284 $20,896
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,701 $19,087
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 155.5" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,155 $21,891
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 17 23 $16,333 $18,667
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,787 $21,471
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,010 $16,012
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,635 $19,012
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 23 $14,273 $16,312
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,898 $19,312
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,513 $16,587
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $17,138 $19,587
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,636
$15,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,995
$18,092
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$302 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 60.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 34.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 64.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 65.4
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 37.5
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 67.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 141.5
Liftover Height (in)
24.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 76.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 -
Length, Overall (in)
197.5 -
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 70.6
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- 36.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- 135.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
- 218.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 6.9
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- NA
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 41.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- 6.9
Cab to Axle (in)
- 41.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 31.4
Overhang, Front (in)
- 35.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 -
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 40.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 64.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 19.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 55.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 60.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 49.1
Tailgate Width (in)
- 62.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 78.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 10.0 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 11.57 x 1.25
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA Four Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 25
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Inboard LH Frame
Steering
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 50.9
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 46.6
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- 15.6
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 16.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA ZFN
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P235/75R15
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 YFN
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P235/75R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R15 P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
T32 XFN
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 722
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1843
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 722
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- 722
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3329 -
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 3686
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1709
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 3500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 11,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 2464
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 6200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 17.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1200
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3250 330 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
99U L31
Displacement
3.0L/182 5.7L/350
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5250 255 @ 4600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SEFI SFI
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 15
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.06
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 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.63
Trans Order Code
44L M30
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan G Ext Cab 6.5' Wideside
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
- E63
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 25
Suspension Type - Front
Indep MacPherson Indep Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 1.25
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Axle Type - Rear
- Semi-Floating
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.42
Axle Type - Front
- NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 3600
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 3750
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder

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