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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,685 $25,555
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 27 $25,665 $27,755
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $27,329 $29,605
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 27 $29,625 $32,155
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $31,289 $34,005
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $35,025 $38,155
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,864
$23,685
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,000
$25,555
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$426 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line With real design appeal, confident performance, and a true luxury-car ambiance, the new 2012 Hyundai Azera brings far more sophistication to the showroom, but doesn't lose its carry-over attributes of comfort and value for the money. The 2012 Ford Taurus is handsome, safe, and well-equipped, but it's not as big inside as its big-car exterior suggests.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.2 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 107.0 102.2
Second Head Room (in) 37.3 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 41.9
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.6 56.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 38.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 39.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 63.2 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 193.3 202.9
Height, Overall (in) 57.9 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.3 65.5
Wheelbase (in) 112.0 112.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.2 76.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.3 20.1
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) 11.2 x 0.39 13.0 x - 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) 12.6 x 1.10 12.4 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 19.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.5 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.5 41.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.90 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA TCK
Front Tire Size P245/45R18 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size T135/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TCK
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45R18 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3825 4015
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 5.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 5200 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code - TBD - 99W
Displacement 3.3L/204 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 293 @ 6400 263 @ 6250
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 1.84
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.65 2.87
Trans Order Code - TBD - 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.04 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.38 1.41
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/manual shift Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.25 4.48
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Azera Ford Taurus
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.95 1.1
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.67 0.8
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 8.7
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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