Compare 2005 Ford Taurus vs 2005 Toyota Prius

2005 Ford Taurus
2005 Toyota Prius
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,243 $21,200
4-Door Wagon SE 20 27 $20,635 $22,555
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $20,961 $23,130
4-Door Wagon SEL 20 27 $21,525 $23,545
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 60 51 $19,590 $21,275
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,243
$19,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,200
$21,275
Monthly Payment Estimate
$353 / month
$355 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 60 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 51 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 51.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 37.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.4 96.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.3
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 51.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 55.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.1
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 40.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 58.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 16.1
Brakes
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
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Regenerative
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 11.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 4.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.4 - 18.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack-&-pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P185/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P185/65R15
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare 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)
3306 2890
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 15 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 8.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 6.5
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 272
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 1.5L/91
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 4900 76 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3950 82 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 51
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 60
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Type
4 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic
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
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 NA
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
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.73 .83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 30.2
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.81 .79
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson strut w/Stabilizer bar

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