Compare 2010 INFINITI M45 vs 2010 Ford Taurus

2010 INFINITI M45
2010 Ford Taurus
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45 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
35 4-Door Sedan RWD 17 25 $42,286 $45,800
35 4-Door Sedan AWD 16 22 $44,267 $47,950
45 4-Door Sedan RWD 16 21 $48,136 $52,150
45 4-Door Sedan AWD 14 20 $50,439 $54,650
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,323 $25,170
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 27 $25,303 $27,370
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $26,968 $29,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 27 $29,263 $31,770
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $30,928 $33,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,663 $37,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$48,136
$23,323
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$52,150
$25,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$869 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Ford Taurus punches up Ford’s reputation for quality and features, with an engaging new SHO model to boost.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4-door Large Car Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
44.2 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105.2 102.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.4 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
114.2 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.0 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 85.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.5 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.1 202.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 20.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 0.6 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 1.1 12.4 x - 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)
20 20
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.0 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 41.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T145/80D17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TCK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TCK
Front Tire Size
P245/45VR18 P235/60R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3958 4015
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.2 w/0.9 Reserve - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
325 @ 6400 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
336 @ 4000 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99W
Displacement
4.5L/274 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.61 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.0 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 1.00
Summary
Body Style
4-door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Infiniti M45 Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Independent multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.4 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5

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