Compare 2018 Ford Taurus vs 2018 Toyota Avalon

2018 Ford Taurus
2018 Toyota Avalon
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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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Hybrid Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon Hybrid Limited 40 39 $38,520 $42,800
Avalon Hybrid XLE Plus 40 39 $33,751 $37,500
Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium 40 39 $35,056 $38,950
Avalon Limited 21 30 $37,171 $41,300
Avalon Touring 21 30 $34,111 $37,900
Avalon XLE 21 30 $30,151 $33,500
Avalon XLE Plus 21 30 $31,726 $35,250
Avalon XLE Premium 21 30 $33,032 $36,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,903
$38,520
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,050
$42,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$651 / month
$713 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.8
7.2
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 Toyota Avalon is a spacious full-size sedan that prioritizes comfort and safety above keeping up with the Joneses.
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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 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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 195.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 14
Brakes
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
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P215/55VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front 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)
4140 3682
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 X 7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 40
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 40
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 39
Transmission
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 Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Toyota Avalon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
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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