Compare 2010 Toyota Avalon vs 2010 Ford Taurus

2010 Toyota Avalon
2010 Ford Taurus
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4-Door Sedan XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XL 19 28 $25,246 $27,945
4-Door Sedan XLS 19 28 $28,696 $32,245
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $31,401 $35,285
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4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,323 $25,170
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 27 $25,303 $27,370
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $26,968 $29,200
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 27 $29,263 $31,770
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $30,928 $33,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,663 $37,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,246
$23,323
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,945
$25,170
Monthly Payment Estimate
$466 / month
$420 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Toyota Avalon offers a Lexus-caliber interior experience, at a Toyota price. The 2010 Ford Taurus punches up Ford’s reputation for quality and features, with an engaging new SHO model to boost.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.9 102.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 56.3
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.2 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 85.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 20.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 12.4 x - TBD -
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)
11.6 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 20
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.22 3.15
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TCK
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
P215/60R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TCK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P235/60R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3490 4015
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 99W
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6200 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.15 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA 44J
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.69 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Avalon Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Strut Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 0.83
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5

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