Ford Taurus

2005 Ford 500 Specifications

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Engine type 60-degree V-6, aluminum block and heads
Displacement 182 cu in/2,967 cc
Power 200 hp @ 5,650 rpm
Torque 200 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm
Bore 3.5 in/89mm
Stroke 3.1 in/79.5mm
Compression ratio 10.0:1
Intake manifold Composite integrated air-fuel module
Exhaust manifolds Cast iron
Valvetrain DOHC, four valves per cylinder
Fuel injection Sequential multi-port fuel injection
Ignition Coil-on-plug
Oil capacity 6.0 quarts/5.2 liters
Emissions level LEV II
Recommended level 87 octane unleaded
ZF-Batavia Continuously Variable Transmission
Chain Drive
Ratio range 2.47:1-0.41:1
Final drive ratio 4.98:1(FWD)
Aisin AW six-speed automatic
Gear ratios
I 4.15:1
II 2.37:1
III 1.56:1
IV 1.16:1
V 0.86:1
VI 0.69:1
Reverse 3.39:1
Final drive ratio 3.46:1


Front suspension Independent, MacPherson strut, rearward-facing lower L-arms, stabilizer bar
Rear suspension Independent, multi-link coil-over-shock, stabilizer bar

Type Power rack-and-pinion
Overall 16:1
Turning circle, curb-to-curb 40.0 feet/12.2 meters


Front 12.5-in (315 mm) x 28 mm vented disc, dual-piston aluminum caliper
Rear 13-in (330 mm) x 11 mm solid disc
Swept area, front 63.3 in2/408 cm2
Swept area, rear 58.4 in2/380 cm2

SE and SEL P215/60R17 BSW
Limited P225/55R18 BSW

SE 17-inch seven-spoke painted aluminum
SEL 17-inch seven-spoke bright aluminum
Limited 18-inch eight-spoke bright aluminum


Length 200.7/5,099
Width 73.7/1,873
Height 60.1/1,527
Wheelbase 112.9/2,867
Track width, front 64.6/1,640
Track width, rear 65.0/1,650
Ground clearance 5.1/130
Fuel capacity 19.0 gallons/72.0 liters
SAE passenger volume 107.1 cubic feet/3,032 liters
1st row 39.4/1,001
2nd row 38.6/981
Shoulder room
1st row 57.9/1,470
2nd row 57.6/1,462
Hip room
1st row 54.2/1,376
2nd row 54.1/1,374
Leg room
1st row 41.3/1,048
2nd row 40.9/1.040
H-point height
1st row 22.7/577
Trunk volume 21.0 cubic feet/595 liters
Total volume 128.1 cubic feet/3,627 liters
WEIGHTS (in pounds/kg)
Base curb weight
Front-wheel drive, six-speed 3,643/1,652
Front-wheel drive, CVT 3,664/1,662
All-wheel drive, CVT 3,815/1,730
Maximum towing capacity 1,000/455

Standard features

  • Six way power-adjustable driver's seat
  • Drivers manual lumbar
  • Four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes
  • Traction control
  • Electronic speed control
  • Tilt steering column
  • Body side moldings
  • Chrome grille surround and window trim
  • Keypad entry on driver's door
  • Autolock
  • Folding power side mirrors
  • Remote keyless entry (key fobs)
  • Interval wipers
  • Two 12-volt power points
  • Air conditioning
  • Front console
  • One-touch automatic driver's window (up and down)
  • Floor mats
  • Solar tinted glass
  • Overhead console
  • Power-assist steering
  • Premium AM/FM Stereo System with single disc CD
  • Decklid Trim

  • All-wheel drive
  • Power-adjustable pedals with memory
  • Leather seating surfaces
  • Power moonroof
  • Reverse sensing system
  • Side Impact Air Bags and Roll Over Air Safety Canopy (package)

Trim levels

  • With standard equipment above

SEL adds
  • Six-speed automatic transmission (CVT in all-wheel-drive only)
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Fog lamps
  • Chrome accents on body side moldings
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Electronic message center with compass
  • Electrochromic interior mirror
  • Outside temperature display
  • Eight-way (in lieu of six-way) power driver seat, two-way power passenger seat
  • Fold flat passenger seat
  • Six-disc in-dash CD changer and MP3 capability
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
  • Redundant audio on steering wheel
  • Woodgrain interior appliques
  • Remote perimeter lighting with puddle lamps
  • Dual-zone air conditioning with Automatic Temperature Control
  • Adjustable rear head restraints
  • Unique 17-inch bright aluminum wheels with exposed lugs
  • Deluxe sound insulation
  • Second Row A/C registers
Limited adds
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Bright grille texture
  • Chrome mirror caps
  • Leather seating surfaces in first and second rows
  • Wrapped console armrest with French stitching
  • Analog clock
  • Memory function for heated side mirrors, eight-way power driver's seat and power adjustable pedals (if equipped)
  • Audiophile stereo system with subwoofer, six-disc in-dash CD changer and MP3 capability
  • Trunk cargo net
  • Homelink Trainable garage door opener
  • Four-way (in lieu of two-way) power passenger seat
  • Passenger manual lumbar
  • Heated driver and passenger seats (cushion and back)
  • Cream-colored instrumentation dial faces
  • Storage compartment in second row armrest
Exterior colors
  • Dark Shadow Grey Clearcoat Metallic
  • Titanium Green Clearcoat Metallic
  • Dark Blue Pearl Clearcoat Metallic
  • Redfire Clearcoat Metallic (SE, SEL only)
  • Pueblo Gold Clearcoat Metallic
  • Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic
  • Ebony Clearcoat
  • Oxford White Clearcoat
  • Merlot Clearcoat (Limited only)
Interior colors
  • Pebble
  • Shale (SE , SEL only)
  • Black (Limited only)


Air Bags Dual-level driver and passenger front air bags
Optional seat-deployed side air bags for driver and front passenger
Optional Safety Canopy side curtain rollover side air bags
Safety belts Height-adjustable lap and shoulder belts for front outboard seating positions; front seat has digressive load-limiting retractors and pillar-mounted pyrotechnic pretensioners
THree-point safety belts for all seating positions
BeltMinderTM safety belt reminder for driver and front passenger
Adaptive steering column
Child safety Childproof rear door locks. ISOFIX anchors (2 in 2nd row)
Fuel Inertia activated shutoff switch for fuel pump
Security SecuriLockTM passive anti-theft system, remote keyless entry and keypad standard on all series
Optional approach lamps (perimeter lamps)
Optional anti-theft perimeter alarm
1st row Two in center console, bottle holders in both door panels
2nd row Two in armrest, bottle holders in door panels
Power points One in instrument panel, one in center console storage bin
Convenience Storage bin in instrument panel
Map pockets in all four doors
Optional heated side mirrors
Message center with compass on SEL and Limited
Automatic headlamps on SEL and Limited
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob on SEL and Limited