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Here's how the 1998 Mercury Sable and the 1998 Ford Taurus measure up.
4dr Sdn GS
$19,525
Starting MSRP
4dr Sdn LX
$18,445
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 4-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

145.0-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

200.0-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
0 -
Size
199.7" length, 55.4" height 197.5" length, 55.1" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Mocha

Graphite

Ruby Red

Mocha

Graphite

Ruby Red

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Transmissions

Transmissions

A/T

4-Speed A/T

A/T

4-Speed A/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Car -

Wheels

Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Spare Wheel Size
15 x 4 in 15 x 4.0 in -
Front Wheel Size
15 x 6 in 15 x 6.0 in -
Rear Wheel Size
15 x 6 in 15 x 6.0 in -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 540 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 130 -

Engine

Displacement
3.0L/182 3.0L/182 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5250 145 @ 5250 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3250 170 @ 3250 -
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 -

Mileage

Cruising Range - City
304.00 mi 304.00 mi -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A -
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG 28 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG 19 MPG -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - Hwy
448.00 mi 448.00 mi -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Indep MacPherson -
Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink Quadralink -

Brakes

Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Brake Type
Power Power -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 x 1.0 in 10.8 x 1.00 in -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
16.0 gal 16.0 gal -

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.9 16.9 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.0 ft 38.0 ft -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 2.96 -
Steering Type
Variable Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion -

Tires

Spare Tire Size
T135/70R15 T135/70R15 -
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/65R15 -
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P205/65R15 -

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1250 lbs N/A -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1250 lbs 1250 lbs -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
125 lbs 125 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
125 lbs N/A -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3299 lbs 3294 lbs -

Dimensions

Track Width, Front
61.6 in 61.6 in -
Passenger Volume
101.8 ft³ 101.0 ft³ -
Front Hip Room
55.8 in 55.8 in -
Wheelbase
108.5 in 108.5 in -
Second Shoulder Room
56.6 in 56.6 in -
Front Shoulder Room
57.4 in 57.4 in -
Second Hip Room
56.3 in 56.3 in -
Track Width, Rear
61.4 in 61.4 in -
Front Leg Room
42.2 in 42.2 in -
Second Head Room
36.6 in 36.2 in -
Front Head Room
39.4 in 39.2 in -
Passenger Capacity
6 6 -
Trunk Volume
16.0 ft³ 15.8 ft³ -
Second Leg Room
38.9 in 38.9 in -
Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in 5.4 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.0 in 73.0 in -
Height, Overall
55.4 in 55.1 in -
Liftover Height
27.4 in 24.8 in -
Length, Overall
199.7 in 197.5 in -

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