Compare 2019 Ford Taurus vs 2019 Toyota Avalon

2019 Ford Taurus
2019 Toyota Avalon
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus Limited AWD 17 24 $37,202 $39,160
Taurus Limited FWD 18 26 $35,445 $37,310
Taurus SE FWD 18 26 $26,410 $27,800
Taurus SEL AWD 17 24 $30,475 $32,080
Taurus SEL FWD 18 26 $28,718 $30,230
Taurus SHO AWD 16 24 $40,826 $42,975
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Hybrid Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon Hybrid Limited 43 43 $38,656 $42,950
Avalon Hybrid XLE 43 44 $32,986 $36,650
Avalon Hybrid XSE 43 43 $35,236 $39,150
Avalon Limited 22 31 $37,756 $41,950
Avalon Touring 22 31 $38,116 $42,350
Avalon XLE 22 32 $32,086 $35,650
Avalon XSE 22 31 $34,336 $38,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,202
$38,656
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,160
$42,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$653 / month
$716 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
4.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Ford Taurus is a dead car driving. Look closely at its rivals. The 2019 Toyota Avalon takes a hard right into sporty territory to take on rivals from Nissan and Chrysler.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 43 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 43 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 102.6
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 40.4
Front Head Room (in)
39 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 58.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 113
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 195.9
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 16.1
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.5 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P235/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P235/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4140 3715
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Gas/Electric I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Port/Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 163 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 215 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 43
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 43
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 43
Transmission
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 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 -
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 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Toyota Avalon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.2 4.1
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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