Specifications

[ Compiled by: Qwertz9586 ]   [ First Posted: September 19, 2004 ]   [ Last Modified: February 17, 2010 ]

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These are the specifications for all years and models. The dimensions are close to within a couple inches (Exterior and Interior) or one cubic foot (Cargo) since different sources indicate different dimensions. The weight reflects the lightest model. Please select a section from the menu above.

General (1986-2007)
Drivetrain
Layout
Transverse-Mounted Front Engine/Front Wheel Drive
Engine More Info
Transaxle More Info
Vehicle
Classification
Based on EPA Vehicle Size Class
Mid-Size 4-Door Sedan (1986-1999 Taurus)
Mid-Size 4-Door Sedan (1986-2005 Sable)
Large 4-Door Sedan (2000-2007 Taurus)
Mid-Size 4-Door Station Wagon (1986-2005 Taurus and Sable)
Vehicles
Replaced
Ford LTD
Mercury Marquis
Replacement
Vehicles
Ford Five Hundred
Ford Fusion
Mercury Montego
Mercury Milan
Similar
Vehicles
Buick Century
Buick LeSabre (FWD)
Chevrolet Celebrity
Chevrolet Impala (2000+)
Chevrolet Lumina
Chrysler Concorde
Dodge Dynasty
Dodge Intrepid
Eagle Premier
Eagle Vision
Honda Accord
Oldsmobile (Cutlass) Ciera/Cruiser
Oldsmobile (Delta) Eighty-Eight (FWD)
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme ('88-'97 4-dr)
Pontiac 6000
Pontiac Bonneville (FWD)
Pontiac Grand Prix (FWD)
Toyota Camry
Maximum
Seating
5-8 passengers depending on body and options
Wheels and
Tires
Pattern:
5 x 108mm (5 x 4.25")

Offset:
+42mm (Stock)
+34mm to +45mm (Range)

Standard Stock Rim Sizes:
14" x 6"
15" x 6"
16" x 6"
16" x 6.5"
-  '86-'93 models except SHO
-  '89-'90 SHO / '94-'99 non-SHO / Optional '86-'93
-  '91-'95 SHO / '00-'06 models
-  '96-'99 SHO / Optional on select models

Standard Stock Tire Sizes:
P 195 / 70 R 14
P 205 / 70 R 14
P 205 / 65 R 15
P 215 / 65 R 15
P 215 / 60 R 16
P 215 / 60 ZR 16
P 225 / 55 VR 16

Maximum Wheel/Tire Sizes:
Max Tire Dimensions:
Max Wheel Size:
8.46" x 27.13" (235mm x 689.0mm)
20" x 8.0" (508mm x 203.2mm)
SteeringHydraulic-assisted Rack and Pinion
BrakesVacuum-assisted Hydraulic Front Disc and Rear Drums
Vacuum-assisted Hydraulic Front and Rear Discs1

Cable-actuated rear wheel parking brake
Front
Suspension
Independent MacPherson strut, stablizer bar, tension strut, and lower control arm
Picture
Rear
Suspension
Sedans:
Independent MacPherson strut (QuadraLink), stablizer bar, tension strut, and parallel suspension arms
Picture

Wagons:
Independent Short/Long Arm w/ spring on lower control arm, stablizer bar, and stamped tension strut
Picture
1 Standard on SHO, '96-'05 wagons (except '96 Taurus), '96/'97 Sable sedans, and '95 Sable LS/LTS. Optional on all others ('90-'99).

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General (2008-2010)
Drivetrain
Layout
Transverse-Mounted Front Engine/Front Wheel Drive/All Wheel Drive
Engine More Info
Transaxle More Info
Vehicle
Classification
Based on EPA Vehicle Size Class
Large 4-Door Sedan (Taurus/Sable)
Sport Utility Vehicle (Taurus X)
Vehicles
Replaced
Ford Five Hundred
Mercury Montego
Similar
Vehicles
Buick Lucerne
Buick LaCrosse
Chevrolet Impala
Chrysler 300
Dodge Charger
Dodge Magnum
Honda Accord
Pontiac Grand Prix
Saturn L-Series
Toyota Avalon
Toyota Camry
Maximum
Seating
5 passengers (Sedans)
7 passengers (Taurus X)
Wheels and
Tires
Pattern:
5 x 114.3mm (5 x 4.5")

Offset:
+52mm (Stock)

Standard Stock Rim Sizes (2008/2009):
17" x 7"
18" x 7"

Standard Stock Tire Sizes (2008/2009):
P 215 / 60 R 17
P 225 / 55 R 18

Standard Stock Rim Sizes (2010):
18" x 7"
19" x 7"

Standard Stock Tire Sizes (2010):
P 2xx / xx R 17
P 235 / 55 R 18
P 255 / 45 R 19
SteeringHydraulic-assisted Rack and Pinion
Brakes Vacuum-assisted Hydraulic Front and Rear Discs
Cable-actuated rear wheel parking brake
Anti-Lock Brakes
Traction Control
Front
Suspension
Independent, MacPherson struts with rear-facing lower L-arms
Twin-tube, hydraulic, gas-pressurized
Rear
Suspension
Multi-link fully independent suspension with coil-over shocks
Twin-tube, hydraulic, gas-pressurized

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Exterior Dimensions
Dimension Key
(Pop-Up)
Weight
(Sedan / Wagon)
Overall Length
(Sedan / Wagon)
Height
(Sedan / Wagon)
WidthWheelbase
Generation 1: 1986 to 1991
Taurus3083 / 3242
Pounds
188.4" / 191.9"54.4" / 55.2"70.7"106"
Sable3054 / 3228
Pounds
190.9" / 191.9"54.2" / 55.2"70.7"106"
Generation 2: 1992 to 1995
Taurus3118 / 3285
Pounds
192.0" / 193.2"54.1" / 55.5"71.2"106"
Sable3144 / 3292
Pounds
192.2" / 193.2"54.4" / 55.5"71.2"106"
Generation 3: 1996 to 1999
Taurus3326 / 3480
Pounds
197.5" / 199.6"55.1" / 57.6"73.0"108.5"
Sable3388 / 3536
Pounds
199.6" / 199.6"54.4" / 57.6"73.0"108.5"
Generation 4: 2000 to 2007
Taurus3328 / 3486
Pounds
197.6" / 199.7"55.1 / 57.9"73.0"108.5"
Sable3375 / 3540
Pounds
200.5" / 199.7"55.5" / 57.9"73.0"108.5"
Generation 5: 2008 to 2009
Taurus3741 / 4033
Pounds
201.8" / 200.3"61.5 / 67.6"74.5"112.9"
Sable3643 / N/A
Pounds
202.1" / N/A61.5" / N/A74.5"112.9"
Generation 6: 2010
Taurus3741
Pounds
202.9"60.776.2"112.9"

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Interior Dimensions (Front)
Dimension Key
(Pop-Up)
Head Room
(Sedan / Wagon)
Leg Room
(Sedan / Wagon)
Shoulder Room
(Sedan / Wagon)
Hip Room
(Taurus / Sable)
Gen 1
1986 to 1991
38.8" / 38.6"41.7"57.5"54.8" / 55.0"
Gen 2
1992 to 1995
38.3" / 38.6"41.7"57.5"
55.2" / 54.8"
Gen 3
1996 to 1999
39.3" / 39.3"42.2"57.4"55.8" / 55.8"
Gen 4
2000 to 2007
40.0" / 39.4"42.2"57.3"54.5" / 54.5"
Gen 5
2008 to 2009
39.6" / 39.4"41.3" / 40.8"57.8" / 58.5"53.7" (Sedans)
55.5" (Wagon)
Gen 6
2010
39.0"44.5"57.9"56.3"

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Interior Dimensions (Rear)
Dimension Key
(Pop-Up)
Head Room
(T : S / W)*
Leg Room
(T : S / W)*
Shoulder
Room
Hip Room
(T : S / W)*
Gen 1
1986 to 1991
37.6" / 38.3"37.5" : 37.1" / 36.6"57.5"54.9" : 55.6" / 56.4"
Gen 2
1992 to 1995
37.6" / 38.1"37.7" : 37.1" / 36.9"57.5"
54.8" : 55.6" / 57.0"
Gen 3
1996 to 1999
36.2" : 36.6" / 36.2"38.9" / 38.5"56.6"56.3" / 56.3"
Gen 4
2000 to 2007
38.1" : 36.7" / 38.9"38.9" / 38.5"56.6"55.7" / 55.5"
Gen 5
2008 to 2009
38.8" / 39.7"41.2" / 40.4"57.6" / 58.0"53.6" / 56.0"
Gen 6
2010
37.8"38.1"56.9"55.8"
* [ (Taurus Sedan : Sable Sedan) or (Sedans) / Wagons ]

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Cargo Capacities
YearGas TankSedan Trunk
(Taurus / Sable)
Wagon Cargo
(Backseat Down)
Total Interior Volume
(Taurus : Sable / Wagons)
Gen 1
1986 to 1991
161 Gallons 17.0 / 18.5 cu. ft. 83 cu. ft.117 : 119 / 146 cu. ft.
Gen 2
1992 to 1995
161 Gallons 18.0 / 18.0 cu. ft. 83 cu. ft.118 : 118 / 138 cu. ft.
Gen 3
1996 to 1999
161 Gallons 15.8 / 16.0 cu. ft. 81 cu. ft.117 : 119 / 142 cu. ft.
Gen 4
2000 to 2007
16/182 Gallons 17.0 / 16.0 cu. ft. 81 cu. ft.122 : 118 / 143 cu. ft.
Gen 5
2008 to 2009
20/193 Gallons 21.2 cu. ft. 86 cu. ft.129 : 129 / 162 cu. ft.
Gen 6
2010
20.5 Gallons 20.3 cu. ft. N/A129 cu. ft.
1 Flex-Fuel Vehicles and 1989-1995 SHOs had 18 gallon gas tanks standard, all other models optional.
2 Some 2000 models had 16 gallon tanks standard while other models had 18 gallon tanks standard.
   Starting in 2001, all models had the 18 gallon tank standard.
3 Sedans / Taurus X

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