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2015 Ford Taurus vs. 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Taurus offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Toyota Avalon Hybrid with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, the Ford Taurus may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Toyota Avalon Hybrid you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Ford Taurus, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Hybrid. 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 Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Taurus is much wider than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Taurus does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

Handling
The Ford Taurus has about the same turning radius as the Toyota Avalon Hybrid, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Taurus has a much more powerful engine than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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 Hybrid. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Taurus will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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

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2015 Ford
Taurus

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MSRP*: $27,055 - $40,220

2015 Toyota
Avalon Hybrid

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MSRP*: $36,470 - $41,700
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City MPG: 13 - 19 40
Top 10 Fuel Efficient
Highway MPG: 19 - 29 --
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $24,959 - $37,103 $32,823 - $37,530

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