Compare 2014 Ford Taurus vs 2014 Toyota Avalon

2014 Ford Taurus
2014 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 $33,330 $36,130
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 19 29 $31,624 $34,280
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 19 29 $24,705 $26,780
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 26 $28,533 $30,930
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 19 29 $26,827 $29,080
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 17 25 $36,882 $39,980
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4-Door Sedan Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,910 $39,900
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $28,431 $31,590
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $30,100 $33,445
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,726 $35,250
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 40 39 $37,486 $41,650
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 40 39 $32,224 $35,805
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 40 39 $33,299 $37,000

Pricing

Invoice Price

$33,330
$35,910

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$36,130
$39,900

Monthly Payment Estimate

$602 / month
$665 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
8.4

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2014 Ford Taurus continues in its role of luxury and technology flagship for the Ford brand, but it remains compromised by its lack of rear-seat headroom and legroom The 2014 Toyota Avalon is far more youthful than it used to be, with a more responsive, sophisticated personality, an excellent interior, and a 40-mpg Hybrid version -- plus of course top-notch comfort all around.

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Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

26 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.2 102.3

Front Hip Room (in)

56.3 55.1

Second Leg Room (in)

38.1 39.2

Front Head Room (in)

39 37.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

55.8 54.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.9 58.2

Second Head Room (in)

37.8 37.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.9 56.9

Front Leg Room (in)

41.9 42.1

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.5 62.2

Wheelbase (in)

112.9 111

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.2 72.2

Track Width, Front (in)

65.3 62.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.1 5.5

Length, Overall (in)

202.9 195.2

Height, Overall (in)

60.7 57.5

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

20.1 16

Brakes

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

13.9 11.7

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)

13.6 11.1

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

19 17

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39.7 37.4

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P255/45VR19 P225/45VR18

Rear Tire Order Code

TC1 NA

Front Tire Size

P255/45VR19 P225/45VR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

TC1 NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 1000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 1000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 100

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 100

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4249 3538

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Aluminum Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8 18 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 8 18 X 7.5

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

650 582

Engine

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Sequential MPI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

254 @ 4000 248 @ 4700

Engine Order Code

998-1 NA

Displacement

3.5 L/213 3.5 L/211

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

288 @ 6500 268 @ 6200

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

26 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 21

Transmission

Trans Order Code

44J NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.41 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.74 0.61

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.48 3.30

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.39 3.24

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.42

Trans Type

6 6

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.88 4.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.87 1.90

Summary

Vehicle Name

Ford Taurus Toyota Avalon

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Strut

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Strut

Emissions

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

8.7 (Est) 7.6

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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