Compare 2011 Ford Taurus vs 2011 Hyundai Azera vs 2011 Toyota Avalon

2011 Ford Taurus
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2011 Hyundai Azera
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2011 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 $31,178 $33,870
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 18 28 $29,513 $32,020
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 18 28 $23,573 $25,420
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 17 25 $27,218 $29,470
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 18 28 $25,553 $27,620
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $34,913 $38,020
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4-Door Sedan GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Azera 4-Door Sedan GLS 20 28 $24,230 $25,495
Azera 4-Door Sedan Limited 19 27 $27,952 $30,095
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan 20 29 $29,876 $33,195
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $32,792 $36,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,178
$24,230
$29,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,870
$25,495
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$565 / month
$425 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice. Spacious, handsome, and unremittingly conservative, the 2011 Hyundai Azera is a great alternative for folks who think the company's Sonata is a bit risque. The 2011 Toyota Avalon is at once traditional and modern, with a classy, comfortable luxury-car look and feel combined with top-notch safety and a great feature set.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Large
Interior Dimensions
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)
102.2 106.9 106.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.2 37.5
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)
202.9 193.3 197.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 16.6 14.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.2 x 0.4 11.1 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)
- TBD - 11.9 x 1.1 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)
19.0 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)
- TBD - 3.20 3.2
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.8 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact P215/55R17
Front Tire Order Code
TBQ NA N/A
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA N/A
Rear Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P235/55VR17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
TBQ NA N/A
Front Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P235/55VR17 P215/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 300 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 198 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4224 3576-3708 3572
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
Steel 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 260 @ 6200 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500 233 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
99W G6DB N/A
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.3L/- TBD - 3.5L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
SelectShift NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.39 4.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.65 1.90
Trans Order Code
44J A6LF1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.04 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.39 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.78 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.25 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.80 1.42
Trans Type
6 6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Hyundai Azera Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.67 0.6
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 1.06 0.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent Multi-link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 8.1 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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