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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 AWD SEL 13 19 $28,906 $31,335
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,959 $27,055
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 13 19 $33,446 $36,255
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $27,201 $29,485
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $31,738 $34,405
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $37,103 $40,220
4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE PZEV
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE 25 37 $20,295 $21,150
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.4L SE 25 37 $20,295 $21,150
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Sport 24 35 $22,083 $23,175
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.4L Sport 24 35 $22,083 $23,175
4-Door Sedan w/Brown Seats PZEV 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Sport 23 32 $26,846 $28,575
4-Door Sedan w/Brown Seats 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
4-Door Sedan w/Gray Accents 2.0T Sport 23 32 $26,846 $28,575
4-Door Sedan 1.6T Eco 28 38 $22,293 $23,275
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Limited 23 32 $31,425 $33,525
4-Door Sedan w/Gray Accents 2.0T Limited 23 32 $31,425 $33,525
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Ford Taurus feels lacking in the rear-seat department, but otherwise proves to be a comfortable, high-tech flagship sedan for the brand. The 2015 Hyundai Sonata blends in better than ever in the top tier of family sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.2 106.1
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 45.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.3 55.3
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 35.6
Front Head Room (in) 39 40.4
Second Hip Room (in) 55.8 56.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 202.9 191.1
Height, Overall (in) 60.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 65.5 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 112.9 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.2 73.4
Track Width, Front (in) 65.3 63.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 20.1 16.3
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.6 11.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.9 12
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 Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR18 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/55HR18 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4035 3252
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 640
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 150
Engine
Engine Type Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Sequential MPI Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 254 @ 4000 178 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 998-1 NA
Displacement 3.5 L/213 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 288 @ 6500 185 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.88 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.87 2.64
Trans Order Code 44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.39
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.74 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.48 4.21
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.77 2.88
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.80
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Taurus Hyundai Sonata
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 (Est) 6.2
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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