2003 Ford Taurus SEL
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Engine

Gas V6

MPG (City/Highway)

20/27

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$23,950

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Summary

The 2003 Ford Taurus SEL is a sedan that comes with a variety of standard features. These include 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, side seat mounted airbags, automatic transmission, 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control. The car also has a 6-way power driver seat, power mirrors, power windows, and power locks. Overall, the Ford Taurus SEL offers a comfortable and convenient driving experience with its range of features.

2003 Ford Taurus SEL price

Base MSRP

$23,950

Delivery charges

$660

Invoice price

$21,891

Total price

$24,610

NHTSA Crash Test Overall Ratings

Based on the combine ratings of frontal, side and rollover.
Should ONLY be compared to other vehicle of similar size and weight

Driver's

Passenger's

Overall Rollover Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

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2003 Ford Taurus SEL warranty

Basic (months/miles)

36/36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

60/unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

36/36,000

Roadside assistance (months/miles)

36/36,000

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2003 Ford Taurus SEL Colors

Interior Colors
Medium Graphite w/Cloth Seat Trim
Medium Parchment w/Cloth Seat Trim
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Exterior Colors
Arizona Beige Clearcoat Metallic
Gold Ash Clearcoat Metallic
Dark Shadow Gray Clearcoat Metallic
Matador Red Clearcoat Metallic
Spruce Green Clearcoat Metallic...
Patriot Blue Clearcoat Metallic
Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic
Black Clearcoat
Vibrant White Clearcoat

Engine

Type Gas V6
Engine Size (l) 3
Cylinders Configuration V-6
Displacement (cc) 3,000
Drive Type FWD
Horsepower (rpm) 5,650
Horsepower (hp) 200
Torque (rpm) 4,400
Torque Lb (ft) 200
Engine Location Front
Valves 24
Compression 10
Bore (mm) 88.90
Bore (in) 3.50

Fuel

Type Gasoline
Tank Capacity (gal) 18
Grade 68.13

Mileage

EPA City Economy 20
EPA Highway Economy 27
EPA Combined Economy 23
Cruising Range City (mi) 360
Cruising Range Hwy (mi) 486

Transmission

Type Automatic
Number Of Speeds 4
Description 4 Speed Automatic
First Gear Ratio 2.77
Second Gear Ratio 1.54
Third Gear Ratio 1
Fourth Gear Ratio 0.69
Reverse Gear Ratio 2.26
Final Drive Axle Ratio 3.98

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 4

Seating

Number Of Seats 5
Max Seating Capacity 5

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length (in) 197.60
Overall Width (in) 72.99
Max Width Without Mirrors (in) 73
Overall Height (in) 56.10
Liftover Height (in) 26
Track Width Front (in) 61.60
Track Width Rear (in) 62.10
Wheelbase (in) 108.50

Interior dimensions

Passenger Volume (cu.ft) 104.70
Trunk Volume (cu.ft) 17
Front Head Room (in) 40
Rear Head Room (in) 38.10
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.30
Rear Shoulder Room (in) 56.60
Front Leg Room (in) 42.20
Rear Leg Room (in) 38.90
Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 17
Max Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 17

Weights

Curb Weight Base (lb) 3,316

Steering

Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Overall Ratio 17
Turns To Turns Ratio 2.68
Turning Diameter Curb To Curb (ft) 39.70
Turning Radius Curb To Curb (ft) 19.85

Trailering

Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 175
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 1,750

Braking

Type Pwr
Primary Abs System 4-Wheel
Front Disc Yes
Rear Drum Yes
Front Brake Rotor Dia (in) 10.90
Front Brake Rotor Thickness (in) 1

Tires

Front Tire Size P215/60R16
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16
Spare Tire Size T135/70D16
Type All-Season

Suspensions

Front Type MacPherson Strut
Front Type Extended w/Coil Springs
Rear Type Quadralink
Rear Type Extended w/Coil Springs

Emissions

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    Campaign ID; 04V106000

    Component Exterior Lighting

    Recall Summary

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    Recall Summary

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