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2003 Ford Thunderbird Model Comparison

Base Hard Top Convertible

General Pricing

Resale Value $39,310.00 $20,985.00 $22,795.00
Destination $605.00 $685.00 $735.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.9L V8 3.8L V6 4.2L V6
Horsepower 280 @ 6000 RPM 200 @ 4900 RPM 191 @ 4800 RPM
Torque 286 @ 4000 RPM 240 @ 3600 RPM 244 @ 2750 RPM
Valves 4 2 2
Displacement (cc) 3948 3797 4196
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.4 X 3.4 3.8 X 3.4 3.8 X 3.7
Compression Ratio 10.8:1 9.3:1 9.2:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 18 18 14
Highway (mpg) 24 23 17

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 3862.5 3719.2 5169.8
Wheelbase (in.) 107.2 120.7 138.0
Length (in.) 186.3 200.9 211.9
Width (in.) 72.0 75.5 79.3
Height (in.) 52.1 65.2 83.4
Track Front (in.) 60.5 64.3 69.4
Track Rear (in.) 60.2 63.0 67.0
Ground Clearance (in.) N/A N/A 7.0

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 2 2 2
Front Headroom (in.) 37.1 39.3 42.5
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Legroom (in.) 42.7 40.7 40.0
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 57.3 60.9 68.4
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Hip Room (in.) 53.7 57.9 65.6
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) 52.6 N/A N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension wishbone strut other
Rear Suspension wishbone torsion beam
Tires 235/50R17 215/70R15 245/75R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. N/A

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive front wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes N/A N/A
CD Changer Yes N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control Std. N/A N/A
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column Yes N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat Yes N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. N/A

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