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2013 Ford Taurus 2011 Toyota Avalon 2012 Toyota Avalon
     
4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SE FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
  • 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited FWD
  • 4dr Sdn Limited AWD
  • 4dr Sdn SHO AWD
4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn (SE)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (GS)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (SE)
4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn (Natl)
  • 4dr Sdn Limited (Natl)

Prices

MSRP $26,700 $33,195 $33,195
Invoice $24,631 $29,876 $29,876
Avg. Paid $16,822 $20,629 $22,190

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 9.0 8.9
Critics' Rating 7.9 8.8 8.7
Performance 7.7 8.6 8.4
Interior 8.0 8.5 8.4
Operating Cost 7.9 8.0 7.9
Safety 9.7 9.7 9.7
Reliability 3.5 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Huge trunk
  • Comfortable ride
  • Powerful engine with good fuel economy
  • High safety and reliability scores
  • Near-luxury quality interior
  • High reliability rating
  • Good fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Roomy, upscale cabin
Cons
  • Difficult-to-use MyFord Touch infotainment system
  • Rear seats don’t fold, limiting cargo space
  • Some controls are inconveniently placed
  • Sloppy handling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.5L/211 Gas V6 3.5L/211
MPG 19 City / 29 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.900 111.0 111.0
Length, Overall (in) 202.900 197.6 197.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.200 72.8 72.8
Height, Overall (in) 60.700 58.5 58.5

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4037 3572 3572

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 102.200 106.9 106.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.000 38.9 38.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.900 41.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.900 59.4 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 56.300 55.8 55.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.800 37.5 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.100 40.9 40.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.900 58.2 58.2
Second Hip Room (in) 55.800 56.2 56.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 20.100 14.4 14.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Optional Optional
Seat Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Optional
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Optional
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.5L/211 3.5L/211
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 288 @ 6500 268 @ 6200 268 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 254 @ 4000 248 @ 4700 248 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 39.500 36.9 36.9

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Optional Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.000 18.5 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-link Strut Multi-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard