Compare 2010 Ford Taurus vs 2009 Toyota Camry

2010 Ford Taurus
2009 Toyota Camry
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 17 25 $30,928 $33,620
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 18 27 $29,263 $31,770
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 18 28 $23,323 $25,170
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 17 25 $26,968 $29,200
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 18 27 $25,303 $27,370
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $34,663 $37,770
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 21 31 $18,678 $20,195
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic LE 21 31 $19,593 $21,650
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic SE 21 31 $20,533 $22,815
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic XLE 21 31 $23,016 $25,575
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual 21 31 $17,707 $19,145
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual LE 21 31 $18,643 $20,600
Camry 4-Door Sedan I4 Manual SE 21 31 $19,633 $21,815
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic LE 19 28 $21,793 $24,215
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic SE 19 28 $22,939 $25,490
Camry 4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic XLE 19 28 $25,823 $28,695
Camry Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 33 34 $23,796 $26,150

Pricing

Invoice Price

$30,928
$18,678

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$33,620
$20,195

Monthly Payment Estimate

$560 / month
$337 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
7.6

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. The 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid melds the automaker's proven, hybrid system into America's bread-and-butter sedan. What's not to like?

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

25 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Mid-Size

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

55.8 53.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.9 57.8

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.2 101.4

Second Head Room (in)

37.8 37.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.9 56.9

Front Leg Room (in)

41.9 41.7

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Front Hip Room (in)

56.3 54.6

Second Leg Room (in)

38.1 38.3

Front Head Room (in)

39.0 38.8

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

65.3 62.0

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 5.5

Length, Overall (in)

202.9 189.2

Height, Overall (in)

60.7 57.9

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.5 61.6

Wheelbase (in)

112.9 109.3

Liftover Height (in)

30.4 - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

85.7 71.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

20.1 15.0

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 - 11.06 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 - 11.65 x - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19 18.5

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

17.1 16.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

41.0 36.1

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.15 3.2

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

TBQ NA

Front Tire Size

P255/45VR19 P215/60R16

Spare Tire Size

Compact - TBD -

Front Tire Order Code

TBQ NA

Spare Tire Order Code

- TBD - NA

Rear Tire Size

P255/45VR19 P215/60R16

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 100

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - 1000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4224 3307

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact 17 x - TBD -

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

249 @ 4500 161 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

99W NA

Displacement

3.5L/213 2.4L/144

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

263 @ 6250 158 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas I4

Fuel System

SMPI EFI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

25 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

20 25

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.41

Trans Type

6 5

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.70

Trans Description Cont. Again

SelectShift NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.88 3.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 2.20

Trans Order Code

44J NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.39 3.39

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 0.98

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 3.94

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Taurus Toyota Camry

Body Style

4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.14 0.95

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent multi-link Dual-link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/Stabilizer bar NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent MacPherson MacPherson Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.87 0.63

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/Stabilizer bar NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 7

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

9.3 -

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