Compare 2013 Ford Taurus vs 2013 Hyundai Sonata

2013 Ford Taurus
2013 Hyundai Sonata
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,631 $26,700
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $26,660 $28,900
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,368 $30,750
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $30,535 $33,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $32,243 $34,950
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $36,254 $39,300
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $20,010 $20,895
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic SE 24 35 $22,277 $23,545
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,727 $25,095
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,170 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $25,790 $27,595
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,631
$20,010
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,700
$20,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$445 / month
$348 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal. With a standout design; perky performance; great gas mileage; and exceptional value for the money, the 2013 Hyundai Sonata is one of the best buys among mid-size sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.900 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.900 45.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.300 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.100 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.000 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.800 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.900 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.200 103.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.700 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.500 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.900 110.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.400 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.200 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.300 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
202.900 189.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.100 16.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.860 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
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)
13.860 x - TBD - 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.000 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.500 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.000 14.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
TCK NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4037 3316
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.69
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 198 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 35
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 3.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872 2.637
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.770 2.885
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414 1.386
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 0.772
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 4.212
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 1.800
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.827 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.102 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 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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