Compare 2014 Ford Taurus vs 2013 Hyundai Sonata

2014 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 $24,705 $26,780
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $26,827 $29,080
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,533 $30,930
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $31,624 $34,280
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $33,330 $36,130
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $36,882 $39,980
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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
$24,705
$20,010
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,780
$20,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$446 / month
$348 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Ford Taurus continues in its role of luxury and technology flagship for the Ford brand, but it remains compromised by its lack of rear-seat headroom and legroom 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)
56.9 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 45.5
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 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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 110.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 189.8
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 16.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 11.2 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Brake Type
- Pwr-Assisted
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 14.5
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TCK NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60TR17 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
TCK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60TR17 P205/65R16
Trailering
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)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4035 3316
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 198 @ 6300
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.772
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.212
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 2.885
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.800
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.385
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.637
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.386
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 0.9
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 0.6
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 (Est) 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 2.69
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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