Compare 2009 Kia Amanti vs 2008 Ford Taurus

2009 Kia Amanti
2008 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $23,760 $26,045
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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
$23,760
$21,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,045
$23,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$434 / month
$394 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Kia Amanti is a solid choice with a growing reputation for quality. 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
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
44.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.2 53.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.0 108.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 41.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 61.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 64.4
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.9 201.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 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)
18.5 20.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.2 40.0
Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 3.15
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3770 3741
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 4500 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99W
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
264 @ 6000 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.84 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.84
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Sportmatic shifter NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.86 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.33 2.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Kia Amanti Ford Taurus
Body Style
4dr Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Coil over shock
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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