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This year, a new hue joins the Five Hundred color selection and several
options are newly available on certain trim levels.
Five Hundred is available in three levels of comfort: the value-leading SE, the
midlevel SEL and the top-of-the-line Limited.
Design and Equipment
Five Hundred's authoritative exterior design, with its clean geometric lines and
stately proportions, displays confidence and luxury. Classic Ford design cues
include the trapezoidal, diamond-patterned grille, the window graphic with
elegant chrome surround and, of course, the blue oval Ford badge centered along
the rear of the trunk lid.
Premium features include 17-inch wheels (18-inch wheels are standard on
Limited), entry keypad, one-touch up/down front power windows, plus a host of
options like all-wheel drive, leather-trimmed seating with power adjustments
(including power recline for the driver), fold-flat front passenger seat,
reverse parking assist and moonroof.
Five Hundred is about 3 inches longer than a Taurus but roughly a foot shorter
than the Crown Victoria. Its seating is one of the car's most impressive
elements. The vehicle's interior brings SUV-like Comm and Seating to the premium
sedan segment, giving drivers and passengers a clear view of the road, but with
the low step-in height of a car. Occupants sit up to 4 inches higher than in
other midsize sedans. Overall legroom is best-in-class for both front and rear
Fold-flat rear and front passenger seats on SEL and Limited models translate to
ample cargo space from bumper to dashboard. Furthermore, Five Hundred's
efficient packaging provides more trunk space than any sedan on the market. With
more than 21 cubic feet of trunk space, Five Hundred can accommodate eight
full-size golf bags.
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