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Here's how the 2003 Mercury Sable, 2007 Ford Five Hundred, 2002 Ford Taurus and the 2005 Mercury Monterey measure up.
4dr Sdn GS
$20,625
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4dr Sdn SEL FWD
$23,035
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4dr Sdn LX Standard
$19,035
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4dr Convenience
$29,030
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Overview

Door
4-door 4-door 4-door 4-door
Seats
5 5 6 7
Engine

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

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

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

201.0-hp, 4.2-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

Combined MPG
0 0 0 0
Size
199.8" length, 55.5" height 200.7" length, 60.1" height 197.6" length, 57.8" height 201.5" length, 68.8" height
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Exterior color

Exterior color

Interior color

Interior color

Mocha

Graphite

Medium Prarie Tan

Light Beige

Charcoal

Mocha

Graphite

Opal Grey

Light Beige

Transmissions

Transmissions

A/T

4-Speed A/T

6-Speed A/T

A/T

A/T

4-Speed A/T

A/T

4-Speed A/T

Vehicle

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large Mid-Size 2WD Minivans

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 4.0 in Compact in 16 x 4 in 16 x -TBD- in
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel N/A Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.0 in 17 x -TBD- in 16 X 6 in 16 x 6.5 in
Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.0 in 17 x -TBD- in 16 x 6 in 16 x 6.5 in

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 120 130 N/A
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600 N/A 750

Engine

Displacement
3.0L/182 3.0L/182 3.0L/182 4.2L/256
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
186 @ 3900 207 @ 4500 185 @ 3950 263 @ 3650
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 4900 203 @ 5750 155 @ 4900 201 @ 4250

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG 29 MPG 28 MPG 23 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG 21 MPG 20 MPG 17 MPG
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cruising Range - City
360.00 mi 420.00 mi 360.00 mi 442.00 mi
Cruising Range - Hwy
504.00 mi 580.00 mi 504.00 mi 598.00 mi

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear
Indep Quadralink Independent Quadralink Twist Beam Axle
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson Strut MacPHerson strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson strut w/Coil Springs -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-link w/Coil Springs -

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
- 13.0 x -TBD- in - N/A
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.9 x 1.0 in 12.4 x -TBD- in 10.9 x 1.0 in N/A
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel - 4-Wheel
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr Pwr
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes - Yes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes -

Fuel Tank

Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.0 gal 20.0 gal 18.0 gal 26.0 gal

Steering

Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.7 ft 40.0 ft 39.7 ft 39.5 ft
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.1 17.0 17.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 2.86 2.68 2.7

Tires

Spare Tire Size
T135/70R16 Compact T135/70D16 T145/90R16
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R17 P215/60R16 P235/60R16
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P215/60R17 P215/60R16 P235/60R16

Trailering

Maximum Trailering Capacity
- - - N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1250 lbs 1000 lbs 1250 lbs 2000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
175 lbs 100 lbs 125 lbs 200 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
- 100 lbs - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
- 1000 lbs - -

Weight Information

Maximum Payload Capacity
- - - N/A
Curb Weight - Front
- - - N/A
Curb Weight - Rear
- - - N/A
Base Curb Weight
3338 lbs 3643 lbs 3326 lbs 4340 lbs
Curb Weight
- - - N/A
Total Option Weight
- - - 0.00 lbs

Dimensions

Front Leg Room
42.2 in 41.2 in 42.2 in 40.7 in
Track Width, Front
61.6 in 64.6 in 61.6 in 64.3 in
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
- - - N/A
Height, Overall
55.5 in 60.1 in 57.8 in 68.8 in
Second Head Room
36.7 in 38.6 in 38.1 in 39.7 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
- - - 25.8 ft³
Front Head Room
39.8 in 39.4 in 40.0 in 38.8 in
Second Hip Room
55.7 in 53.6 in 55.7 in 66.5 in
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3
- - - N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height
- - - N/A
Liftover Height
26.0 in 26.5 in 26.0 in N/A
Rear Door Opening Height
- - - N/A
Length, Overall
199.8 in 200.7 in 197.6 in 201.5 in
Second Leg Room
38.9 in 41.9 in 38.9 in 38.0 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
- - - 69.6 ft³
Min Ground Clearance
5.5 in N/A 5.4 in N/A
Front Hip Room
54.4 in 53.7 in 54.5 in 58.7 in
Rear Door Opening Width
- - - N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
- - - N/A
Passenger Volume
102.5 ft³ 108.3 ft³ 104.7 ft³ 181.0 ft³
Front Shoulder Room
57.3 in 57.8 in 57.3 in 61.0 in
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
- - - N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
- - - N/A
Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.0 in 74.5 in 73.0 in 76.6 in
Third Head Room
- - - 38.1 in
Passenger Capacity
6 5 6 7
Second Shoulder Room
56.6 in 57.6 in 56.6 in 63.6 in
Third Leg Room
- - - 30.5 in
Wheelbase
108.5 in 112.9 in 108.5 in 120.8 in
Third Hip Room
- - - 48.1 in
Third Shoulder Room
- - - 50.9 in
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
- - - 134.3 ft³
Track Width, Rear
62.1 in 65.0 in 62.1 in 62.8 in
Trunk Volume
16.0 ft³ 21.2 ft³ 17.0 ft³ -

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