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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan GLS
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
8.4
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 201.8 192.7
Height, Overall (in) 61.5 58.7
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 21.2 16.6
Brakes
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
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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.5 19.8
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.15 3.20
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/60R17 P235/55VR17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code T7B NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/60R17 P235/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code T7B NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3739 3629
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI MPI
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 18
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Hyundai Azera
Suspension
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
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 -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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