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2009 Ford Taurus

2008 Toyota Avalon

  2009 Ford Taurus SE 2008 Toyota Avalon Limited
MSRP
$25,170
$27,325
Invoice $23,103 $24,414
MPG
City/Highway
17/28 19/28
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
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. Read Full Review The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Spacious trunk
  • Comfortable, roomy cabin
  • Nimble handling
  • Great braking performance
  • Available SYNC interface

Dislikes:

  • No fun for enthusiasts here
  • Yawn-worthy exterior, especially in the rear
  • Disappointing fuel economy

Likes:

  • Unbelievably quiet interior
  • Very smooth, supple ride
  • Torquey and unobtrusive engine
  • Immense backseat

Dislikes:

  • Unexciting to drive
  • Plain styling on the outside
  • Electronic stability control isn’t standard
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