Compare 2010 Ford Taurus vs 2010 Toyota Avalon

2010 Ford Taurus
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 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
$31,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,620
$35,285
Monthly Payment Estimate
$560 / month
$588 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
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 Toyota Avalon offers a Lexus-caliber interior experience, at a Toyota price.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.0 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 106.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
85.7 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 197.2
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 111.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 14.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 11.7 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)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.6 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)
19 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 36.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15 3.22
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TBQ NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/55R17
Front Tire Order Code
TBQ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4224 3610
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
99W NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
SelectShift NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 1.90
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Toyota Avalon
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multi-link Multi-link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6

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