Compare 1997 Ford Taurus vs 1997 Toyota Camry

1997 Ford Taurus
1997 Toyota Camry
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4-Door Sedan G
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan G 20 28 $16,636 $17,995
Taurus 4-Door Sedan GL 20 28 $17,337 $18,985
Taurus 4-Door Sedan LX 19 28 $19,673 $21,610
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO 17 26 $23,990 $26,460
Taurus 4-Door Wgn GL 19 27 $18,414 $20,195
Taurus 4-Door Wgn LX 18 26 $20,656 $22,715
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4-Door Sedan CE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE Automatic 23 30 $15,277 $17,248
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE Manual 23 31 $14,568 $16,448
Camry 4-Door Sedan CE V6 Manual 20 28 $17,103 $19,308
Camry 4-Door Sedan LE Automatic 23 30 $17,446 $19,928
Camry 4-Door Sedan LE V6 Automatic 20 28 $19,469 $22,238
Camry 4-Door Sedan XLE Automatic 23 30 $19,152 $21,878
Camry 4-Door Sedan XLE V6 Automatic 20 28 $21,088 $24,088
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,636
$15,277
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,995
$17,248
Monthly Payment Estimate
$300 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.2 37.6
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 43.5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.9 35.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.0 96.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
197.5 188.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.1 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.4 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 105.2
Liftover Height (in)
24.8 24.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 70.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 14.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 9.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.8 x 1.0 10.0 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 35.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Front Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/70R14
Spare Tire Size
T135/70R15 P195/70R14
Front Tire Order Code
T32 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/65R15 P195/70R14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3329 3042
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 4.0 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 80
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 582
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
145 @ 5250 133 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System
SEFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3250 147 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
99U NA
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.2L/134
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 30
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 3.73
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.55
Trans Order Code
44L NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.77 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 2.81
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan G 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Toyota Camry
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Quadralink MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
36 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Indep MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA

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