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1997 Taurus GL Wagon Specs

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1997 Taurus GL Wagon Specs

Section Opened 1997 Taurus GL Wagon Performance Hide
Auxiliary transmission cooler
2,986 cc 3 liters 60° V 6 front transverse engine with 89 mm bore, 80 mm stroke, 9.2 compression ratio, cast iron block, light alloy head, overhead valve, automatic valve adjustment and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 19 and country/highway (mpg): 27
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 27 and EPA city (mpg): 19
Multi-point injection full management control system fuel system
16 gallon main fuel tank
Power: 108 kW , 145 HP @ 5,250 rpm; 170 ft lb @ 3,250 rpm
Section Opened 1997 Taurus GL Wagon Handling & Brakes Hide
3.77:1 axle ratio
Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Spacesaver steel rim internal spare wheel
Strut front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , wishbone rear suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs
Section Opened 1997 Taurus GL Wagon Exterior Hide
Body color medium body side molding
Body color impact absorbing front and rear bumpers
Chrome/bright trim around side windows
Coefficient of drag: 0.34
Driver and passenger power body color door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 199.6, overall width (inches): 73, overall height (inches): 57.6, ground clearance (inches): 5.5, wheelbase (inches): 108.5, front track (inches): 61.6, rear track (inches): 61.8 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 38
Single complex surface lens halogen bulb headlights
Heat reflective glass
Gloss paint , black paint , metallic paint
Swing-out rear window with defogger
Removable roof rails
Black rear step
Tinted glass
Weights: gross vehicle weight rating (lbs) 4,680, curb weight (lbs) 3,480, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 2,000, gross trailer weight unbraked (lbs) 1,000, max roof rack load (lbs) 100 and max tongue load (lbs) 125
Two-speed windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
Section Opened 1997 Taurus GL Wagon Interior Hide
CFC free liquid air conditioning
Power antenna
Illuminated front ashtray , rear ashtray
Stereo two-band audio system with AM/FM, seek, scan, front/rear fader and tape logic deck
Cargo area light
Cargo capacity: rear seat up; to lower window (cu ft): 38.4, rear seat down (cu ft): 81.3, all seats in place (cu ft): 38.4 and all seats removed (cu ft): 81.3
Illuminated front seats cigar lighter
Digital clock
Full floor console with covered storage box
Delayed/fade courtesy lights with four switches
Front seats cup holders
Door ajar warning
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and carpet in load area
Driver and passenger front airbag
Split bench reclining driver seat with fore/aft adjustment , bucket reclining passenger seat with fore/aft adjustment , split bench center seat
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat , height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on passenger seat , lap static front seat belts on center seat
Folding front seat center armrest
Lockable illuminated glove compartment with lid
Height adjustable head restraints on front seats
Illuminated entry system on interior
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 39.3, rear headroom (inches): 38.9, front hip room (inches): 55.8, rear hip room (inches): 56.2, front leg room (inches): 42.2, rear leg room (inches): 38.5, front shoulder room (inches): 57.4, rear shoulder room (inches): 56.6 and interior volume (cu ft): 104.1
Vehicle speed proportional power steering
Front power windows with one one-touch and door mounted switches , rear power windows with door mounted switches
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side , 3-point reel rear seat belts on passenger side , lap static rear seat belts on center side
Three asymmetrical bench front facing rear seats with zero adjustments
Rear view mirror
Front seat back storage
Seating: six seats
Cloth seat upholstery with additional cloth
Service interval indicator
Four speaker(s)
Plastic steering wheel with tilt adjustment
Tachometer
Driver and passenger vanity mirror with cover
Ventilation system with four fan speeds and rear seat heater ducts
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