Compare 2012 Audi A8 L vs 2012 Ford Taurus

2012 Audi A8 L
2012 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 18 28 $78,772 $84,700
4-Door Sedan W12 14 21 $124,157 $133,500
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4-Door Sedan SE FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,685 $25,555
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 27 $25,665 $27,755
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $27,329 $29,605
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 27 $29,625 $32,155
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $31,289 $34,005
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $35,025 $38,155
Pricing
Invoice Price
$78,772
$23,685
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$84,700
$25,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1412 / month
$426 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Ford Taurus is handsome, safe, and well-equipped, but it's not as big inside as its big-car exterior suggests.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
42.9 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
121.9 102.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
207.4 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.9 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
122.9 112.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 20.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.0 x - TBD - 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.0 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
23.8 19.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R19 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TCK
Front Tire Size
P255/45R19 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TCK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4453 4015
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
328 @ 3500 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99W
Displacement
4.2L/254 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
372 @ 6800 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.74
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.84
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 2.88
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 L Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.1
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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