Compare 2013 Ford Taurus vs 2013 Toyota Avalon

2013 Ford Taurus
2013 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 18 26 $32,243 $34,950
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 19 29 $30,535 $33,100
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 19 29 $24,631 $26,700
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 26 $28,368 $30,750
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 19 29 $26,660 $28,900
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $36,254 $39,300
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4-Door Sedan Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,686 $39,650
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $27,892 $30,990
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $29,876 $33,195
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,950 $35,500
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 40 39 $37,260 $41,400
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 40 39 $32,000 $35,555
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 40 39 $33,525 $37,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,243
$35,686
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,950
$39,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$583 / month
$661 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal. The 2013 Toyota Avalon is more responsive and sophisticated than ever before, without giving up any comfort; and in the new Avalon Hybrid, 40 mpg has never been so serene.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.800 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.900 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.200 103.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.900 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.900 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.300 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.100 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.000 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.300 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
202.900 195.2
Height, Overall (in)
60.700 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.500 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.900 111.0
Liftover Height (in)
30.400 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.200 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.100 16.0
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)
13.860 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.40
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)
13.860 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.10
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.000 17.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.000 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.500 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.85
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
TBQ NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P225/45R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TBQ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P225/45R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4241 3461
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
998 NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 31 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 24 (Est)
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742 0.608
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484 3.300
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842 1.420
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882 4.148
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872 1.900
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.390 3.238
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Toyota Avalon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.142 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.827 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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