2005 Ford Taurus SEL
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Engine

Gas V6

MPG (City/Highway)

20/27

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$23,545

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Summary

The 2005 Ford Taurus SEL is equipped with a 3.0L V-6 engine that delivers 153 horsepower. It comes with a 4-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. Safety features include an airbag occupancy sensor. The car also has air conditioning, 16″ alloy wheels, cruise control, and a 6-way power driver seat. Other features include power mirrors, power windows, power locks, and auto locking doors. Overall, the 2005 Ford Taurus SEL offers a comfortable and convenient driving experience with its range of standard features.

2005 Ford Taurus SEL price

Base MSRP

$23,545

Delivery charges

$660

Invoice price

$21,525

Total price

$24,205

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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2005 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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2005 Ford Taurus SEL Colors

Interior Colors
Medium/Dark Flint w/Cloth Seat Trim
Medium/Dark Pebble w/Cloth Seat Trim
Ebony Black w/Cloth Seat Trim
Medium/Dark Flint w/Two-Tone Leather Seating Surfaces or Two-Tone Leather Seating Surfaces (Fleet)
Medium/Dark Pebble w/Two-Tone Leather Seating Surfaces or Two-Tone Leather Seating Surfaces (Fleet)...
Ebony Black w/Monotone Leather Seating Surfaces or Monotone Leather Seating Surfaces (Fleet)
Exterior Colors
Dark Shadow Gray Clearcoat Metallic
Light Tundra Clearcoat Metallic
Merlot Clearcoat Metallic
Windveil Blue Clearcoat Metallic
Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic...
Black Clearcoat
Vibrant White Clearcoat
Arizona Beige Clearcoat Metallic
Gold Ash Clearcoat Metallic

Engine

Type Gas V6
Engine Size (l) 3
Cylinders Configuration V-6
Displacement (cc) 3,000
Drive Type FWD
Horsepower (rpm) 5,500
Horsepower (hp) 201
Torque (rpm) 4,500
Torque Lb (ft) 207
Engine Location Front
Valves 24
Compression 9.70
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 3.96

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 4

Seating

Number Of Seats 8
Max Seating Capacity 8

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x -TBD-
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x -TBD-

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length (in) 197.72
Overall Width (in) 72.99
Max Width Without Mirrors (in) 73
Overall Height (in) 57.80
Rear Door Openg Height (in) 27.20
Rear Door Openg Width (in) 40.40
Track Width Front (in) 61.60
Track Width Rear (in) 62.10
Wheelbase (in) 108.50

Interior dimensions

Passenger Volume (cu.ft) 104.20
Front Head Room (in) 39.40
Rear Head Room (in) 38.90
Third Row Head Room (in) 35.40
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.30
Rear Shoulder Room (in) 56.60
Third Row Shoulder Room (in) 51
Third Row Hip Room (in) 38.20
Front Leg Room (in) 42.20
Rear Leg Room (in) 38.50
Third Row Leg Room (in) 25.20
Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 39
Max Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 81
Cargo Volume To Seat1 (cu.ft) 81.30
Cargo Volume To Seat2 (cu.ft) 38.80
Floor To Seat1 Cargo Area Length (in) 81.80
Floor To Seat2 Cargo Area Length (in) 47.10
Cargo Box Height (in) 32
Cargo Box Wheelhousgs Width (in) 38.30

Weights

Curb Weight Base (lb) 3,497

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) 110
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 1,100

Braking

Type Pwr
Front Disc Yes
Rear Disc Yes
Front Brake Rotor Dia (in) 10.90
Front Brake Rotor Thickness (in) 1
Rear Brake Rotor Dia (in) 10.10
Rear Brake Rotor Thickness (in) 0.55

Tires

Front Tire Size P215/60R16
Rear Tire Size P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact
Spare Tire Size Compact
Type All-Season

Suspensions

Front Type Independent
Front Type Extended MacPherson strut
Rear Type Independent SLA

Emissions

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