Compare 2010 Ford Taurus vs 2009 Toyota Camry

2010 Ford Taurus
2009 Toyota Camry
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4-Door Sedan SE FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,323 $25,170
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 27 $25,303 $27,370
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $26,968 $29,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 27 $29,263 $31,770
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $30,928 $33,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,663 $37,770
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4-Door Sedan I4 Manual (Natl)
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 31 $17,707 $19,145
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 21 31 $18,678 $20,195
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 21 31 $18,643 $20,600
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 21 31 $19,593 $21,650
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $19,633 $21,815
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $20,533 $22,815
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $21,793 $24,215
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $22,939 $25,490
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 21 31 $23,016 $25,575
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $25,823 $28,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,323
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,170
$19,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$319 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Ford Taurus punches up Ford’s reputation for quality and features, with an engaging new SHO model to boost. The 2009 Toyota Camry remains one of the best choices for those looking for a reliable and roomy—albeit plainly dressed—family sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 101.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 189.2
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
30.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
85.7 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 15.0
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 - 11.06 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 - 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TCK NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TCK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4015 3263
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 161 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
99W NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 158 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.33
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.05
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.94
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.54
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Toyota Camry
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multi-link Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 -

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