Compare 2008 Ford Taurus vs 2009 Hyundai Azera

2008 Ford Taurus
2009 Hyundai Azera
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 17 24 $27,053 $29,470
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 18 28 $25,388 $27,620
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 17 24 $23,467 $25,485
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 18 28 $21,801 $23,635
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4-Door Sedan GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Azera 4-Door Sedan GLS 18 26 $23,722 $24,970
Azera 4-Door Sedan Limited 17 26 $26,856 $28,920
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,053
$23,722
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,470
$24,970
Monthly Payment Estimate
$491 / month
$416 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2009 Hyundai Azera is somewhat limited in its mission, but it does it well. If interior space and a cushy ride are priorities, the Azera should be on your shortlist.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
41.2 38.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.0 106.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 55.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 57.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.4
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 192.7
Height, Overall (in)
61.5 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 109.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
21.2 16.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.9 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)
- TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 3.20
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R18 P235/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R18 P235/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3930 3629
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.3L/201
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 234 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 226 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
99W - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 26
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 21
Transmission
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.06
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.42
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Hyundai Azera
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil over shock NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone

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