Compare 2009 Ford Taurus vs 2008 Hyundai Azera

2009 Ford Taurus
2008 Hyundai Azera
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,103 $25,170
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $24,453 $26,670
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 24 $26,118 $28,520
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $28,053 $30,670
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 24 $29,718 $32,520
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4-Door Sedan GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GLS 18 26 $23,374 $24,600
4-Door Sedan Limited 17 26 $26,517 $28,550
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,103
$23,374
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,170
$24,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$410 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Ford Taurus still runs at the head of the class in terms of space, practicality, and safety features, but driving enthusiasts and those wanting to be seen should probably steer clear. The 2008 Hyundai Azera gives the Korean automaker a legitimate full-size sedan, with plenty of power, features, and room, but not much excitement.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.0 106.9
Second Leg Room (in)
41.2 38.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 109.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
82.9 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 192.7
Height, Overall (in)
61.5 58.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
21.2 16.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 11.9 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)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 19.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 3.20
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17 P235/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
T7B NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R17 P235/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T7B NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3739 3629
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 226 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
99W - TBD -
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.3L/201
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 234 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.42
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic w/OD
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.06
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.79
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Hyundai Azera
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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