Compare 2015 Ford Taurus vs 2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Ford Taurus
2015 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 $24,959 $27,055
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $27,201 $29,485
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,906 $31,335
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $31,738 $34,405
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $33,446 $36,255
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $37,103 $40,220
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 1.6T Eco 28 38 $22,293 $23,275
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
4-Door Sedan PZEV 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
4-Door Sedan w/Brown Seats 2.4L Limited 24 35 $25,082 $26,525
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/Gray Accents 2.0T Sport 23 32 $26,846 $28,575
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Limited 21 31 $31,425 $33,525
4-Door Sedan w/Gray Accents 2.0T Limited 21 31 $31,425 $33,525
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,959
$20,295
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,055
$21,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Hyundai Sonata blends in better than ever in the top tier of family sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 56.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 73.4
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 63.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 16.3
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 12
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P205/65HR16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4035 3252
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 16 X 6.5
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
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 640
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 185 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 178 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 37
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 6.1
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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