Compare 2018 Ford Taurus vs 2018 Kia Cadenza

2018 Ford Taurus
2018 Kia Cadenza
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus Limited AWD 17 24 $36,903 $39,050
Taurus Limited FWD 18 27 $35,154 $37,200
Taurus SE FWD 18 27 $26,167 $27,690
Taurus SEL AWD 17 24 $30,212 $31,970
Taurus SEL FWD 18 27 $28,464 $30,120
Taurus SHO AWD 16 24 $40,508 $42,865
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Limited Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cadenza Limited Sedan 20 28 $41,320 $44,690
Cadenza Premium Sedan 20 28 $30,408 $32,290
Cadenza Technology Sedan 20 28 $36,328 $39,290
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,903
$41,320
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,050
$44,690
Monthly Payment Estimate
$651 / month
$745 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.8
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Ford Taurus is Ford’s flagship, but only on paper. Rivals are more up-to-date in every way, so shop the competition. The 2018 Kia Cadenza has matured greatly, and offers exceptional room and polish.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 56.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 45.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 107.8
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 56.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 -
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 195.7
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 112.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 73.6
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 63.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 16
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)
13.6 11.8
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 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.5 37.2
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P245/40VR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P245/40VR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4140 3770
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 660
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Engine
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.3 L/204
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 290 @ 6400
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 253 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.32
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.86
Trans Type
6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.22
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.90
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.42
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.81
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.65
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.80
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Kia Cadenza
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 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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