Compare 2011 Ford Taurus vs 2011 Toyota Avalon

2011 Ford Taurus
2011 Toyota Avalon
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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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 29 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $32,792 $36,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,573
$29,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,420
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$424 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
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 Toyota Avalon is at once traditional and modern, with a classy, comfortable luxury-car look and feel combined with top-notch safety and a great feature set.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 106.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 111.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.4 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
85.7 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 14.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.1 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)
- TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 36.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/55R17
Front Tire Order Code
TCK N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TCK N/A
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4015 3572
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
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
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
99W N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 29
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 4.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.90
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.42
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 8.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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