Compare 2004 Ford Taurus vs 2004 Toyota Prius

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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5-Door HB (SE)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 60 51 $18,687 $20,295
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,480
$18,687
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,945
$20,295
Monthly Payment Estimate
$332 / month
$338 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 60 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 51 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 51.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.7 96.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.1
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 53.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 58.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
26.0 26.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 67.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 4.9
Length, Overall (in)
197.6 175.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.1 58.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 16.1
Brakes
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Regenerative
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 7.9 x 1.2
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 10 x 0.9
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 11.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack-&-pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
T135/70D16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3336 2890
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6 15 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 8.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 272
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3950 82 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 4900 76 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 51
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 60
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Type
4 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 NA
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.96 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Toyota Prius
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 5 Door Liftback
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 25
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
.73 .83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
.81 .79
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bar

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