Compare 2014 Toyota Avalon vs 2014 Ford Taurus

2014 Toyota Avalon
2014 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan XLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $28,431 $31,590
4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $30,100 $33,445
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,726 $35,250
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,910 $39,900
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 19 29 $24,705 $26,780
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 19 29 $26,827 $29,080
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 26 $28,533 $30,930
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 19 29 $31,624 $34,280
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 18 26 $33,330 $36,130
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $36,882 $39,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,431
$24,705
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,590
$26,780
Monthly Payment Estimate
$527 / month
$446 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Toyota Avalon is far more youthful than it used to be, with a more responsive, sophisticated personality, an excellent interior, and a 40-mpg Hybrid version -- plus of course top-notch comfort all around. The 2014 Ford Taurus continues in its role of luxury and technology flagship for the Ford brand, but it remains compromised by its lack of rear-seat headroom and legroom
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.2 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 39
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 102.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
111 112.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 76.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.6 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
195.2 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16 20.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 13.6
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 13.9
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)
17 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 39.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P235/60TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TCK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P235/60TR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TCK
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3461 4035
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
582 650
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700 254 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA 998-1
Displacement
3.5 L/211 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6200 288 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 2.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.74
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Avalon Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 8.0 (Est)
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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