Compare 2011 Ford Taurus vs 2011 Hyundai Sonata

2011 Ford Taurus
2011 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,573 $25,420
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $25,553 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $27,218 $29,470
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $29,513 $32,020
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $31,178 $33,870
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,913 $38,020
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS 24 35 $18,593 $19,395
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 22 35 $19,538 $20,395
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 22 35 $21,578 $22,795
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic SE 22 33 $23,026 $24,345
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd PZEV w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 35 $23,847 $25,495
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,383 $25,795
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Automatic Ltd w/Wine Int 22 33 $25,465 $27,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,573
$18,593
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,420
$19,395
Monthly Payment Estimate
$424 / month
$323 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice. The 2011 Hyundai Sonata takes some smart styling and performance risks to raise its profile.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 103.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 45.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 110.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
85.7 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 16.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
TCK NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
TCK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4015 3161
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI GDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
99W NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 198 @ 6300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 24
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.93
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.25-4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.70
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Stabilizer Bar
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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