Compare 2003 Mercury Sable vs 2003 Ford Focus

2003 Mercury Sable
2003 Ford Focus
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4-Door Sedan GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GS 20 28 $18,918 $20,625
4-Door Sedan GS Plus 20 28 $19,908 $21,725
4-Door Wagon GS 19 26 $20,088 $21,925
4-Door Wagon GS Plus 19 26 $20,988 $22,925
4-Door Sedan LS Premium 20 27 $21,078 $23,025
4-Door Wagon LS Premium 19 26 $22,068 $24,125
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3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Base 26 34 $12,035 $12,820
4-Door Sedan LX 27 36 $12,339 $13,150
4-Door Sedan LX Premium 27 36 $13,116 $13,995
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Premium 26 34 $13,409 $14,315
4-Door Sedan SE 27 36 $13,875 $14,820
4-Door Sedan SE Comfort 27 36 $14,192 $15,165
3-Door Coupe ZX3 Pwr Premium 26 34 $14,228 $15,205
4-Door Sedan w/Zetec SE Comfort 26 34 $14,427 $15,420
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Base 26 34 $14,523 $15,525
4-Door Sedan ZTS 26 34 $14,721 $15,740
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Comfort 26 34 $14,937 $15,975
5-Door Sedan HB ZX5 Premium 26 34 $15,627 $16,725
4-Door Wagon SE 25 31 $16,137 $17,280
4-Door Wagon ZTW 25 31 $16,455 $17,625
3-Door Coupe SVT 22 28 $17,339 $18,585
5-Door Sedan HB SVT 22 28 $17,799 $19,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,918
$12,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,625
$12,820
Monthly Payment Estimate
$344 / month
$214 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 53.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 49.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 39.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.5 93.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 49.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 38.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.5 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 58.5
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 103.0
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 26.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 66.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
199.8 168.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.0 18.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 34.3
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/60R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/60R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
175 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3338 2551
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.0 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 540
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 3900 135 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 4900 130 @ 5300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 26
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 .951
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.154
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.281
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA .756
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 3.65
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.926
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Mercury Sable Ford Focus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink SLA Control Blade
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36.0 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.81 0.71

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