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2003 Ford Taurus

2003 Ford Taurus
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Improvements to the interior cabin head the list of changes for the 2003 Ford Taurus. The floor body has been given added damping and a series of quality measures to reduce air leakage and cabin noise, including the use of expanding foam in the A-pillar and other body cavities and the use of new sealing material in weld access holes. The result is an upgraded ride with this versatile vehicle, a feature that will surely attract customers shopping for a reliable midsize car.

Available Models
The 2003 Ford Taurus is available in two body styles: four-door sedan and four-door wagon. A standard 3-passenger front bench seat on base models gives sedans 6-passenger capacity, while wagons seat eight with a 2-passenger rear-facing 3rd-row seat. In addition, there are four trim levels to choose from: LX, SE, SES and SEL.

Interior Features
The 2003 Ford Taurus has new interior color clusters that give a fresh feel to the cabin. Both leather and cloth seating fabrics have been improved as well. While there are a wide variety of configurations for the Taurus, the base LX is still given a good number of indispensable features. Up at the Deluxe version of the SEL, however, the refinement really spills over the brim.

Practicality certainly isn't overlooked either. The Taurus sedan trunks have 16.0 cubic feet of luggage volume, with a low liftover height of 26.0 inches for easy loading and unloading and wagon has 81.3 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seatbacks folded down, and 38.8 cubic feet with the seatbacks in their upright positions.

Exterior Features
Gold Ash Metallic is a new color for 2003. The new SES Sport model is designed with youthful zeal in mind. The exterior features a fully monochromatic body with a body-color spear in grille and a body-color appliqué on the rear deck lid. Also included are aluminum painted sport wheels, a rear spoiler and unique "SPORT 24V DOHC" fender badging round out the exterior of the package.

The base LX Taurus is equipped with a 3.0-liter V6 that is capable of 155 horsepower at 4900 rpm and 185 lb-ft of torque at 3900 rpm. It has a good fuel economy at 20/28 mpg (city/hwy). From the SE Deluxe Wagon and up, the standard engine is a dual overhead cam V6. Also a 3.0-liter, is offers 200 horsepower at 5650 rpm and 200 lb-ft at 4400 rpm. It rates at 20/27 mpg (city/hwy). 4-speed automatic transmission is standard across the board.

Safety and Security
Dual-stage front airbags are offered on all Ford Taurus models. Beginning at the SE model, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes are standard. On the top-line SEL Premium, traction control and front side airbags are provided.

New for the 2003 Taurus

Available real wood and leather trimmed steering wheel
Dark paledo wood trim on instrument panel and gear shift knob (SEL only)
Imola leather trimmed seats (SEL only)
New seven-spoke wheels
Adjustable pedal switch moved to instrument panel for improved ergonomics
Power windows, locks, tilt steering and floor mats are standard on all series
Exterior color added: Gold Ash Metallic
New wind blocking seals on doors, windows and sideview mirrors
New sound damping in floor minimizes road noise in cabin
Illuminated cruise control switches

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Fast Stats
Sedan 5 / 6
Wagon 6 / 8
MSRP from
3.0L Vulcan V6
3.0L Duratec V6
155 @ 4900
200 @ 5650
4-speed auto OD
MPG: City/Hwy
Vulcan - 20 / 28
Duratec - 20 / 27

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