Compare 2010 Ford Taurus vs 2008 Honda Accord Sedan

2010 Ford Taurus
2008 Honda Accord Sedan
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,323 $25,170
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 27 $25,303 $27,370
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $26,968 $29,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 27 $29,263 $31,770
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $30,928 $33,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,663 $37,770
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4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 31 $18,472 $20,360
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $19,195 $21,160
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 21 31 $19,195 $21,160
4-Door I4 Manual LX-P 22 31 $19,376 $21,360
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 21 31 $20,099 $22,160
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 21 31 $20,099 $22,160
4-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $20,912 $23,060
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $21,635 $23,860
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 31 $21,635 $23,860
4-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $22,720 $25,060
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 31 $23,442 $25,860
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 31 $23,442 $25,860
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 29 $23,533 $25,960
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX 19 29 $23,533 $25,960
4-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $24,708 $27,260
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 31 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 31 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 19 29 $25,430 $28,060
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $27,418 $30,260
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 19 29 $27,418 $30,260
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,323
$18,472
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,170
$20,360
Monthly Payment Estimate
$420 / month
$339 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Ford Taurus punches up Ford’s reputation for quality and features, with an engaging new SHO model to boost. Whether you're looking for a comfy commuter in the $20,000 range or a luxurious, powerful $30,000 family sedan, the newly redesigned 2008 Honda Accord should be on your shortlist.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 106.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 41.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 194.1
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
30.4 NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
85.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 14.0
Brakes
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)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.1 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)
12.4 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 13.08
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 37.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 2.56
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
TCK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
TCK NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4015 3230
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 8.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/213 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 177 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
99W NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.15
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.65
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.78
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.27
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Honda Accord Sdn
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 -

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