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GE 1998 Ford Taurus

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1998 Ford Taurus specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 Ford Taurus warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$18,445$19,525$19,525
    Invoice *$17,055$17,833$17,833
    EngineStandard:3.0L V-6 145 HP 170 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpmAvailable:3.0L V-6 200 HP 200 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpmStandard:3.0L V-6 145 HP 170 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpmAvailable:3.0L V-6 200 HP 200 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpmStandard:3.0L V-6 145 HP 170 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpmAvailable:3.0L V-6 200 HP 200 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City19.0 mpg19.0 mpg19.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy28.0 mpg28.0 mpg28.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    EngineStandard:3.0L V-6 145 HP 170 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpmAvailable:3.0L V-6 200 HP 200 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpmStandard:3.0L V-6 145 HP 170 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpmAvailable:3.0L V-6 200 HP 200 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpmStandard:3.0L V-6 145 HP 170 ft.lbs. @ 3,250 rpmAvailable:3.0L V-6 200 HP 200 ft.lbs. @ 4,500 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator130 amp130 amp130 amp
    BatteryStandard:58 amp with run down protectionAvailable:72 amp with run down protectionStandard:58 amp with run down protectionAvailable:72 amp with run down protectionStandard:58 amp with run down protectionAvailable:72 amp with run down protection
    Axle Ratio3.773.773.77
    Recommended Fuel TypeStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:flexibleStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:flexibleStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:flexible
    Fuel Tank16.0 gal.16.0 gal.16.0 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 Suspensionindependent strutindependent strutindependent strut
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    BrakesStandard:front disc/rear drumAvailable:4-wheel discStandard:front disc/rear drumAvailable:4-wheel discStandard:front disc/rear drumAvailable:4-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 steelStandard:compact steelAvailable:full-sizeStandard:compact steelAvailable:full-size
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating CapacityStandard:6Available:5Standard:6Available:5Standard:6Available:5
    Front Seat TypeStandard:40-20-40 split-benchAvailable:bucketStandard:40-20-40 split-benchAvailable:bucketStandard:40-20-40 split-benchAvailable:bucket
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front Armrestscenter w/storagecenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls4-wayStandard:4-wayAvailable:8-way (4-way power)Standard:4-wayAvailable:8-way (4-way power)
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-wayStandard:4-wayAvailable:8-way (4-way power)4-way
    Rear Seatsbench60-40 benchStandard:60-40 benchAvailable:bench
    Rear ArmrestsN/Acentercenter
    Seat TrimclothStandard:clothAvailable:leatherStandard:clothAvailable:leather
    Door Trimcarpet lowercarpet lowercarpet lower
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor MatsAvailable:carpeted front & rearAvailable:carpeted front & rearAvailable:carpeted front & rear
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofN/AAvailable:powerAvailable:power
    Vanity MirrorsN/AAvailable:passenger illuminatedN/A
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading LightsN/AAvailable:frontAvailable:front
    Floor ConsoleAvailable:fullAvailable:fullAvailable:full
    Overhead ConsoleN/AAvailable:miniN/A
    Cup Holderfrontfrontfront
    Seatback Storage222
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanualmanual
    Climate ControlN/AAvailable:automatic air conditioningN/A
    Air FilterN/Aair filterair filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    RadioAM/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanAvailable:brand AM/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanAvailable:brand AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    CDN/AStandard:compatibleAvailable:trunk/cargo area mounted 6-discStandard:compatibleAvailable:trunk/cargo area mounted 6-disc
    Speakers4Standard:6Available:6 performanceStandard:6Available:6 performance
    AntennafixedStandard:fixedAvailable:power retractableStandard:fixedAvailable:power retractable
    Cruise ControlN/Awith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controls
    Door LocksStandard:manualAvailable:powerpowerpower
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseStandard:mechanicalAvailable:keyfobkeyfobkeyfob
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Power Outlets222
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory Powerretained accessory powerretained accessory powerretained accessory power
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheeltilttilttilt
    Steering Wheel MaterialN/AAvailable:leatherN/A
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerpowerpower
    1-Touch Opendriverdriverdriver
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)Available:4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running LightsN/AN/AAvailable:daytime running lights
    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
    Ignition DisableAvailable:immobilizerAvailable:immobilizerAvailable:immobilizer
    Panic AlarmN/Apanic alarmpanic alarm
    Security SystemN/AAvailable:security systemN/A
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume15.8 cu.ft.15.8 cu.ft.15.8 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length197.5 "197.5 "197.5 "
    Exterior Width73.0 "73.0 "73.0 "
    Exterior Height55.1 "55.1 "55.1 "
    Wheelbase109 "109 "109 "
    Front Tread62 "62 "62 "
    Rear Tread61 "61 "61 "
    Turning Radius19.0 '19.0 '19.0 '
    Curb Weight3,326 lbs.3,326 lbs.3,326 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight1,250 lbs.1,250 lbs.1,250 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.30.30.30
    Front Legroom42.2 "42.2 "42.2 "
    Rear Legroom38.9 "38.9 "38.9 "
    Front Headroom39.2 "39.2 "39.2 "
    Rear Headroom36.2 "36.2 "36.2 "
    Front Hiproom55.8 "55.8 "55.8 "
    Rear Hiproom56.3 "56.3 "56.3 "
    Front Shoulder Room57.4 "57.4 "57.4 "
    Rear Shoulder Room56.6 "56.6 "56.6 "
    Passenger Volume101 cu.ft.101 cu.ft.101 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume15.8 cu.ft.15.8 cu.ft.15.8 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Mud Flapsfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Rear SpoilerN/AAvailable:wingN/A
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Rocker Panel Extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensions
    Grille Moldingsblackblackblack
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remoteStandard:dual power remoteAvailable:dual power remote heatedStandard:dual power remoteAvailable:dual power remote heated
    Traileringclass Iclass Iclass I
  • 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 1998 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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  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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