Compare 2009 Hyundai Azera vs 2008 Ford Taurus

2009 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 $23,722 $24,970
4-Door Sedan Limited 17 26 $26,856 $28,920
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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
$23,722
$21,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,970
$23,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$394 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Hyundai Azera is somewhat limited in its mission, but it does it well. If interior space and a cushy ride are priorities, the Azera should be on your shortlist. 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 Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
43.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 53.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 41.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.1 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.9 108.0
Exterior Dimensions
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)
6.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.7 201.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 61.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.6 21.2
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 20.5
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 40.0
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P235/55VR17 P215/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3629 3741
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.81 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
NA Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Azera Ford Taurus
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent

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