Compare 2019 Ford Taurus vs 2018 Kia Cadenza

2019 Ford Taurus
2018 Kia Cadenza
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FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD SE 18 26 $26,410 $27,800
FWD SEL 18 26 $28,718 $30,230
AWD SEL 17 24 $30,475 $32,080
FWD Limited 18 26 $35,445 $37,310
AWD Limited 17 24 $37,202 $39,160
AWD SHO 16 24 $40,826 $42,975
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Sedan Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sedan Premium 20 28 $30,408 $32,290
Sedan Technology 20 28 $36,328 $39,290
Sedan Limited 20 28 $41,320 $44,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,410
$30,408
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,800
$32,290
Monthly Payment Estimate
$463 / month
$538 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Taurus is a dead car driving. Look closely at its rivals. The 2018 Kia Cadenza has matured greatly, and offers exceptional room and polish.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.9
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 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 63.3
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 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 112.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 73.6
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
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
3917 3633
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 660
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 180
Engine
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 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
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.81
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.80
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.65
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
8.4 7.6
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