Compare 2008 Hyundai Azera vs 2008 Ford Taurus

2008 Hyundai Azera
2008 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan GLS 18 26 $23,374 $24,600
4-Door Sedan Limited 17 26 $26,517 $28,550
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4-Door Sedan FWD SEL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $21,801 $23,635
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 24 $23,467 $25,485
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $25,388 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 24 $27,053 $29,470
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,374
$21,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,600
$23,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$410 / month
$394 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Hyundai Azera gives the Korean automaker a legitimate full-size sedan, with plenty of power, features, and room, but not much excitement. A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 41.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.9 108.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
192.7 201.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 61.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
109.4 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.6 21.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x - TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 20.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.20 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 17.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR17 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55VR17 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3629 3741
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
226 @ 3500 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
- TBD - 99W
Displacement
3.3L/201 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
234 @ 6000 263 @ 6250
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.79 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic w/OD NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Azera Ford Taurus
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Coil over shock
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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