1998 Ford Taurus LX specs & colors

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Ruby Red



EPA Classification Midsize Car

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

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

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

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

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.77
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.26
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54
Trans Type 4
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive

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

Brake ABS System Not Available
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 10.8 x 1.00 in
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available
Brake Type Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness Not Available in
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A

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

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

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

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

Base Curb Weight 3294 lbs

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

City 19/hwy 28 (3.0L engine/4-speed auto trans) Standard
Color-keyed roof moldings Standard
Manual air conditioning Standard
City 19/hwy 26 (3.0L FFV engine/4-speed auto trans w/gas/ethanol mix) Standard
Tilt steering column Standard
Remote hood release Standard
Rear seat floor heat ducts Standard
Electronic engine controls (EEC-V) Standard
Rear window defroster Standard
Child-safety rear door locks Standard
Cloth bucket seats-inc: dual recliners, front armrest, front seat map pockets, 2-way headrests, center seating console, (6) passenger seating Standard
Red decklid applique Standard
Locking illuminated glove box Standard
Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes Standard
Luggage compartment courtesy lights Standard
Driver & front passenger second-generation air bags Standard
Positive shut-off climate control registers on instrument panel Standard
Side window demisters Standard
Chimes-inc: safety belt reminder, headlamp-on, door open, key in ignition Standard
58 amp/hr low-maintenance battery Standard
Pwr side windows-inc: illum controls, lock-out switch,driver-side express down Standard
130-amp alternator Standard
Body-color flush-mounted door handles Standard
120 MPH elect speedometer Standard
City 18/hwy 27 (3.0L DOHC engine/4-speed auto trans) Standard
Battery saver turns off interior lights after 30 minutes Standard
3.77 axle ratio Standard
Fixed rear seatback Standard
City 19/hwy 25 (3.0L FFV engine/4-speed auto trans w/gas/methanol mix) Standard
Courtesy dome light switches located on all doors Standard
Gauges-inc: temp, fuel, trip odometer, million mile odometer, tachometer Standard
Low liftover fully trimmed luggage compartment-inc: mini-spare tire Standard
Column shifter w/soft feel handle Standard
Illuminated headlamp switch Standard
Clearcoat paint Standard
Independent MacPherson front suspension w/nitrogen gas-pressurized struts Standard
Dual note horn Standard
16 gallon fuel tank w/tethered quick-release gas cap Standard
Pwr rack & pinion steering w/variable assist Standard
Front wheel drive Standard
Mini spare tire Standard
Gas hood assists Standard
Day/night rearview mirror Standard
Independent quadralink rear suspension w/nitrogen gas-pressurized struts Standard
Electronic AM/FM stereo radio Standard
Cupholders, coin holder, cassette stowage integral w/center console Standard
Cloth-covered sun visors w/covered vanity mirrors Standard
2-speed windshield wipers w/variable intermittent Standard
Fuel shutoff switch deactivates fuel pump upon rear impact Standard
4-speed automatic transmission w/OD Standard
13.5 ounce color-keyed carpet w/integral driver foot rest Standard
Front/rear stabilizer bar Standard
Color-keyed 4-spoke soft feel steering wheel w/center horn engagement Standard
Decklid provisions for tie down in latch Standard
12-volt pwr point Standard
P205/65R15 all-season SBR BSW tires Standard
Fixed whip antenna Standard
Dual electric remote mirrors Standard
Flush moldings-inc: black side windows/windshield/backlight Standard
Front/rear splash shields-inc: fender/quarter protection Standard
Black rocker panel moldings Standard
Complete solar-tinted glass Standard
Integrated control panel-inc: radio, climate/rear defroster/clock controls Standard
Full perimeter dual seals w/third seal on door frame Standard
Foot operated parking brake Standard
Monochromatic taillamps Standard
Body-color body-side protection moldings Standard
Warning lights-inc: air bags, door ajar, battery, oil pressure, low brake fluid, service engine soon, seat belt reminder Standard
Deluxe wheel covers Standard
Front/rear body-color 5 MPH impact absorbing bumpers Standard
Remote decklid release Standard
Electronic digital clock w/dimming feature Standard
Delayed off dome lamp w/on/off/auto switch Standard
Body-color fascia Standard
3.0L SEFI V6 engine Standard
Illuminated front/rear ashtray Standard
Multi-reflector halogen headlamps Standard
Manual front outboard & rear lap/shoulder seat belts, front center lap belt Standard
Auxiliary transmission oil cooler Standard

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