Compare 2008 Ford Taurus vs 2009 Kia Amanti

2008 Ford Taurus
2009 Kia Amanti
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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
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Amanti 4-Door Sedan 17 24 $23,760 $26,045
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,053
$23,760
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,470
$26,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$491 / month
$434 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
6.6
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 Kia Amanti is a solid choice with a growing reputation for quality.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 44.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
41.2 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.0 106.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.6 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 58.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
61.5 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.5 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.5
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 196.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
21.2 15.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 38.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R18 P225/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R18 P225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3930 3770
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
99W NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 264 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.44
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Sportmatic shifter
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.86
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.09
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4dr Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Kia Amanti
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil over shock Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5

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