Compare 2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Toyota Avalon

2016 Ford Taurus
2016 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 24 $34,417 $36,420
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 18 27 $32,669 $34,570
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 18 27 $25,723 $27,220
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 17 24 $29,768 $31,500
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 18 27 $28,020 $29,650
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 16 24 $38,164 $40,385
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4-Door Sedan Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 21 30 $36,406 $40,450
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Touring 21 30 $33,346 $37,050
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE 21 30 $29,385 $32,650
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Plus 21 30 $30,960 $34,400
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 30 $32,266 $35,850
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan Limited 40 39 $37,756 $41,950
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE Plus 40 39 $32,986 $36,650
Avalon Hybrid 4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 40 39 $34,291 $38,100
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,417
$36,406
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,420
$40,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$607 / month
$674 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Ford Taurus is the biggest sedan in its lineup, but it's short on rear-seat room, and it's beginning to feel its age. The 2016 Toyota Avalon gets some minor fillips as it vies again for our top rating among large sedans.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
39 37.6
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 102.3
Exterior Dimensions
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)
202.9 195.3
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 111
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 16
Brakes
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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.5 37.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P225/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P225/45VR18
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4140 3583
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 575
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 100
Engine
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
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel 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
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Toyota Avalon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 7.3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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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
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Rollover Rating

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