Compare 2017 Ford Taurus vs 2017 Toyota Avalon

2017 Ford Taurus
2017 Toyota Avalon
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus Limited AWD 17 24 $36,576 $38,705
Taurus Limited FWD 18 27 $34,829 $36,855
Taurus SE FWD 18 27 $25,840 $27,345
Taurus SEL AWD 17 24 $29,886 $31,625
Taurus SEL FWD 18 27 $28,137 $29,775
Taurus SHO AWD 16 24 $40,182 $42,520
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Hybrid Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon Hybrid Limited 40 39 $38,340 $42,600
Avalon Hybrid XLE Plus 40 39 $33,571 $37,300
Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium 40 39 $34,876 $38,750
Avalon Limited 21 30 $36,991 $41,100
Avalon Touring 21 30 $33,931 $37,700
Avalon XLE 21 30 $29,971 $33,300
Avalon XLE Plus 21 30 $31,546 $35,050
Avalon XLE Premium 21 30 $32,852 $36,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,576
$38,340
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,705
$42,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$645 / month
$710 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Ford Taurus is the full-sizer that Ford once called its flagship. Times change—and so do tastes—and the Taurus struggles to keep up with others in its class. The 2017 Toyota Avalon gives the full-size sedan a good name, with its exceptional space and style.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 40 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 39.2
Front Head Room (in)
39 37.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.6
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 14
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.5 40
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4140 3682
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 156 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 200 @ 5700
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 39
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 40
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 40
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.54
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 -
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 4.4
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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