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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan XLE (Natl)
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $27,892 $30,990
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,686 $39,650
4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,950 $35,500
4-Door Sedan SE FWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,631 $26,700
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $26,660 $28,900
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,368 $30,750
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $30,535 $33,100
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $32,243 $34,950
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $36,254 $39,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,892
$24,631
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,990
$26,700
Monthly Payment Estimate
$517 / month
$445 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Toyota Avalon is more responsive and sophisticated than ever before, without giving up any comfort; and in the new Avalon Hybrid, 40 mpg has never been so serene. The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 56.300
Second Leg Room (in) 39.2 38.100
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.000
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 55.800
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.2 57.900
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.3 102.200
Second Head Room (in) 37.9 37.800
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.900
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.900
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 111.0 112.900
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.400
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 76.200
Track Width, Front (in) 62.6 65.300
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 195.2 202.900
Height, Overall (in) 57.5 60.700
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 65.500
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.0 20.100
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x 1.10 13.860 x - TBD -
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) 11.1 x 0.40 13.860 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.0 19.000
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.85 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.8 15.000
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 39.500
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/55R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA TCK
Front Tire Size P215/55R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TCK
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3461 4037
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 248 @ 4700 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA 998
Displacement 3.5L/211 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6200 288 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 (Est) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 (Est) 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 (Est) 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.238 2.770
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.414
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.608 0.742
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.300 4.484
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.420 1.842
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.713 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.148 2.882
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.900 2.872
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Summary
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Toyota Avalon Ford Taurus
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.827
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 1.102
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - - TBD -
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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