Compare 2002 Ford Taurus vs 2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2002 Ford Taurus
2002 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan LX Standard
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan LX Standard 20 28 $17,697 $19,035
Taurus 4-Door Sedan LX Standard FFV 20 20 $17,697 $19,035
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE Standard 20 28 $18,235 $19,845
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE Standard FFV 20 20 $18,235 $19,845
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL Deluxe 20 28 $20,832 $22,730
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL Premium 20 28 $21,345 $23,300
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SES Deluxe 20 28 $20,139 $21,960
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SES Standard 20 28 $19,149 $20,860
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SES Standard FFV 20 20 $19,149 $20,860
Taurus 4-Door Wgn SE Deluxe 20 26 $20,004 $21,810
Taurus 4-Door Wgn SE Deluxe FFV 19 26 $20,004 $21,810
Taurus 4-Door Wgn SE Premium 19 26 $20,625 $22,500
Taurus 4-Door Wgn SE Standard 20 26 $19,446 $21,190
Taurus 4-Door Wgn SE Standard FFV 19 26 $19,446 $21,190
Taurus 4-Door Wgn SEL Deluxe 20 26 $21,057 $22,980
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2-Door Coupe 2.3L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 2-Door Coupe 2.3L 19 29 $23,203 $24,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $28,411 $30,550
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,363 $36,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 22 $46,407 $49,900
C-Class 4-Door Wgn 3.2L 19 25 $35,758 $38,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,697
$23,203
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,035
$24,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 85.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 41.7
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
197.6 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 106.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3326 3305
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 90
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 4900 192 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3950 200 @ 2500-4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.72
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 4.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.73 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.81 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent 3-link

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