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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $21,801 $23,635
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 24 $23,467 $25,485
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $25,388 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 24 $27,053 $29,470
4-Door Sedan XL (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XL 19 28 $24,414 $27,325
4-Door Sedan Touring 19 28 $26,423 $29,575
4-Door Sedan XLS 19 28 $27,829 $31,625
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $30,504 $34,665
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,801
$24,414
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,635
$27,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$394 / month
$455 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement. The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 37.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.6 58.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 55.8
Second Leg Room (in) 41.2 40.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.0 106.9
Second Hip Room (in) 53.6 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.8 59.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 197.6
Height, Overall (in) 61.5 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 111.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.5 72.8
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 21.2 14.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.0 36.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 3.22
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P215/60R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R17 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3741 3490
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 249 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code 99W NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 263 @ 6250 268 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 1.90
Trans Order Code 44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.77 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 3.30
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.42
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 4.15
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Coil over shock NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.59 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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