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2015 Ford Taurus vs. 2014 Toyota Avalon Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Ford Taurus than in the Toyota Avalon, due to the Ford Taurus's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon, the Ford Taurus may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Taurus as you will with the Toyota Avalon, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Taurus will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Avalon. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Ford Taurus and the Toyota Avalon have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Taurus is much wider than the Toyota Avalon, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Taurus, which is slightly longer than the Toyota Avalon.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Taurus and the Toyota Avalon do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Ford Taurus has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Avalon, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Taurus is somewhat more powerful than the Toyota Avalon.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Taurus and the Toyota Avalon. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Taurus will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota Avalon.

Warranty
The Ford Taurus comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Toyota Avalon.

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2015 Ford
Taurus

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MSRP*: $26,790 - $40,105

2014 Toyota
Avalon

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MSRP*: $31,590 - $39,900
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.26%
City MPG: 17 - 19 21
Highway MPG: 25 - 29 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,714 - $36,996 $28,431 - $35,910

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