Compare 2004 Ford Taurus vs 2004 Honda Accord Sedan

2004 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 19 26 $18,480 $19,945
4-Door Sedan SE 19 26 $18,631 $20,335
4-Door Wagon SE 19 26 $19,919 $21,765
4-Door Sedan SES 19 26 $19,954 $21,805
4-Door Wagon Duratec SE 20 27 $20,544 $22,460
4-Door Sedan Duratec SES 20 27 $20,580 $22,500
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,696 $23,740
4-Door Wagon SEL 19 26 $21,831 $23,890
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Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual DX 26 34 $14,318 $15,900
Automatic DX 24 34 $15,037 $16,700
Manual LX 26 34 $17,373 $19,300
Manual w/Side Airbags LX 26 34 $17,598 $19,550
Automatic LX 24 34 $18,092 $20,100
Automatic PZEV LX 24 34 $18,227 $20,250
Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 24 34 $18,317 $20,350
Automatic PZEV w/Side Airbags LX 24 34 $18,452 $20,500
Manual EX 26 34 $19,530 $21,700
Manual w/Side Curtain Airbags EX 26 34 $19,799 $22,000
Automatic EX 24 34 $20,249 $22,500
Automatic PZEV EX 24 34 $20,384 $22,650
Automatic w/Side Curtain Airbags EX 24 34 $20,518 $22,800
Automatic PZEV w/Side Curtain Airbags EX 24 34 $20,653 $22,950
Automatic V6 LX 21 30 $20,968 $23,300
Automatic V6 ULEV LX 21 30 $20,968 $23,300
Manual w/Leather EX 26 34 $21,147 $23,500
Automatic w/Leather EX 24 34 $21,866 $24,300
Automatic PZEV w/Leather/XM EX 24 34 $22,001 $24,450
Manual w/Leather/Navi EX 26 34 $22,945 $25,500
Automatic w/Leather/Navi EX 24 34 $23,664 $26,300
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather/XM EX 21 30 $23,753 $26,400
Automatic V6 w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,753 $26,400
Automatic PZEV w/Leather/XM/Nav EX 24 34 $23,798 $26,450
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather/XM/Nav EX 21 30 $25,551 $28,400
Automatic V6 w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,551 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,480
$14,318
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,945
$15,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$265 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 38.5
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 102.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 56.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.6 189.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 107.9
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 14.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 11.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3336 3053
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3950 161 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 4900 160 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.77
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.96 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.15
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.81 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.73 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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