GE 1997 Ford Taurus

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 Ford Taurus specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Ford Taurus warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$17,995$18,985$20,195
    Invoice *$16,636$17,337$18,414
    Engine3.0L V-6 145 HP3.0L V-6 145 HP3.0L V-6 145 HP
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City20.0 mpg20.0 mpg19.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy28.0 mpg28.0 mpg26.9 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine3.0L V-6 145 HP3.0L V-6 145 HP3.0L V-6 145 HP
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator130 amp130 amp130 amp
    Battery58 amp with run down protection58 amp with run down protection58 amp with run down protection
    Axle Ratio3.773.773.77
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank16.1 gal.16.1 gal.16.1 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Suspensionmulti-linkmulti-linkN/A
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels15.0 " steel15.0 " steel15.0 " steel
    Front TiresP205/65TR15.0BSW ASP205/65TR15.0BSW ASP205/65TR15.0BSW AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity666
    Front Seat Type40-20-40 split-bench40-20-40 split-bench40-20-40 split-bench
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Armrestscenter w/storagecenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-way4-way4-way
    Rear Seats60-40 bench60-40 bench60-40 bench
    Seat Trimclothclothcloth
    Door Trimcarpet lowercarpet lowercarpet lower
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Roof FeaturesN/AN/Aroof rack
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfrontfrontfront
    Seatback StorageN/A22
    Cargo Concealed StorageN/AN/Alocking
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid TrimN/AN/Aplastic
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanualmanual
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    Speakers444
    Antennafixedfixedpower retractable
    Door Locksmanualmanualmanual
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseN/Amechanicalmechanical
    Rear Window ReleaseN/AN/Amechanical
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Power Outlets111
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory Powerretained accessory powerretained accessory powerretained accessory power
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    TachometerN/Atachometertachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltilttilttilt
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerpowerpower
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsN/AN/Apower
    1-Touch Opendriverdriverdriver
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
    Rear Windshield TypeN/AN/Aflip-up
  • Safety
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo VolumeN/AN/A81.3 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length197.5 "197.5 "199.6 "
    Exterior Width73.0 "73.0 "73.0 "
    Exterior Height55.1 "55.1 "57.6 "
    Wheelbase109 "109 "109 "
    Front Tread62 "62 "62 "
    Rear Tread61 "61 "62 "
    Turning Radius19.0 '19.0 '19.0 '
    Curb Weight3,326 lbs.3,326 lbs.3,480 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight1,250 lbs.1,250 lbs.1,748 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.30.30N/A
    Front Legroom42.6 "42.6 "42.6 "
    Rear Legroom38.9 "38.9 "38.5 "
    Front Headroom39.2 "39.2 "39.3 "
    Rear Headroom36.2 "36.2 "38.9 "
    Front Hiproom55.8 "55.8 "55.8 "
    Rear Hiproom56.3 "56.3 "56.2 "
    Front Shoulder Room57.4 "57.4 "57.4 "
    Rear Shoulder Room56.6 "56.6 "56.6 "
    Passenger Volume101 cu.ft.101 cu.ft.104 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume15.8 cu.ft.15.8 cu.ft.38.4 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedN/AN/A81.3 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Mud Flapsfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Rear Step BumperN/AN/Arear step bumper
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Rocker Panel Extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensions
    Grille Moldingsblackblackblack
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remotedual power remotedual power remote
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles60/unlimited60/unlimited60/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Accessories Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 Ford Taurus safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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