Compare 2010 Ford Taurus vs 2010 Hyundai Azera vs 2010 Toyota Avalon

2010 Ford Taurus
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2010 Hyundai Azera
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2010 Toyota Avalon
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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 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 $27,455 $29,570
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4-Door Sedan Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $31,401 $35,285
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XL 19 28 $25,246 $27,945
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLS 19 28 $28,696 $32,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,928
$23,722
$31,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,620
$24,970
$35,285
Monthly Payment Estimate
$560 / month
$416 / month
$588 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
7.8
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 2010 Hyundai Azera appeals to sedan shoppers on a budget who value comfort and interior space above all else. The 2010 Toyota Avalon offers a Lexus-caliber interior experience, at a Toyota price.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.2 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.1 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 43.7 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.5 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 38.2 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 40.2 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 55.1 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 57.9 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 107 106.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 58.7 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 61.6 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 109.4 111.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.4 - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
85.7 72.8 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.2 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.4 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 192.7 197.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 17 14.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 11.9 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 19.8 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 37.4 36.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 3.20 3.22
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.8 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact P215/55R17
Front Tire Order Code
TBQ NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P235/55VR17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TBQ NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P235/55VR17 P215/55R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 198 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4224 3629 3610
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 234 @ 6000 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 226 @ 3500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
99W - TBD - NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.3L/201 3.5L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 26 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.73 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
SelectShift Automatic w/OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.81 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.06 1.90
Trans Order Code
44J NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.33 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD NA Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.79 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.42 1.42
Trans Type
6 5 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Hyundai Azera Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 1.06 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multi-link Multi-Link Multi-link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 0.67 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.9 8.1

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