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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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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
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS *Ltd Avail*
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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 2.4L 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 w/Wine Int 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 2.0T Automatic SE 22 34 $23,727 $25,095
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 37.8
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 202.900 189.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 20.100 16.4
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.000 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.000 14.5
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
Tires
Front Tire Size P235/60R17 P205/65R16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4037 3316
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
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
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
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.4L/144
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
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
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.842 1.800
Trans Type 6 6
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Hyundai Sonata
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.102 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 6.5
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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