Comparison - Ford Taurus Limited 2018 - vs - Toyota Avalon Limited Hybrid 2018

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
39,050
Updated: 
08 Jun 2018
42,800
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.00gals
17.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Burgundy Velvet
#612626
Magnetic
#676657
Shadow Black
#313131
Ruby Red
#AC1115
White Platinum
#D5CEC8
Ingot Silver
#BEBFC1
Oxford White
#FFFFFF
White Gold
#CABB85
Blue
#406A9A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Ford Taurus ranked #9 in Large Cars. Currently the Ford Taurus has a score of 7.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 58 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Smooth ride
Large trunk
User-friendly SYNC 3 infotainment system

Cons
Dated cabin materials
Cramped interior
Cumbersome handling
Below-average fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Ford Taurus is Ford’s flagship, but only on paper. Rivals are more up-to-date in every way, so shop the competition.

Pros
Soft ride
Comfortable front seats
Good infotainment system option
Big discounts available

Cons
Rear seat is surprisingly small
Subpar visibility
Bland styling inside and out
Mediocre fuel economy
Dated feel overall

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Steering feedback
Massive trunk
Seating comfort
Child-safety seat usability

Cons
Unresponsive transmission with non-turbo V-6
Undersized cabin for a full-size car
Visibility
Interior build quality

By: 
cars.com

The 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid is smooth and sumptuous, and it leads the full-size-car field while getting great fuel economy to boot.

Pros
Elegant interior with top-notch materials
Lots of standard comfort, tech, and safety features
Comfortable ride and spacious seats
Outstanding fuel economy

Cons
Less trunk space than many large cars and hybrids
Some droning when accelerating

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid carries over unchanged.

PROS
Interior is quiet and upscale, with roomy seating front and rear
Returns exceptional fuel economy for a large sedan
Trunk is among the largest among full-size hybrid sedans

CONS
Infotainment system lacks operational smoothness

By: 
edmunds.com

Pros
Supportive front seats
Power
Low wind noise at highway speeds
Ride quality
Roomy backseat

Cons
Backseat doesn't fold down
Touch-sensitive controls
Control layout
Interior materials and design
Trunk space
Price

By: 
cars.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Flexible
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
40.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
24.00mpg
39.00mpg
Engine type: 
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)
Hybrid

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
254ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
288hp
at 6 500rpm
200hp
at 5 700rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.50Feet
40.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather And Simulated Wood Steering Wheel
Adjustable Pedals
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
203.00in
195.30in
Width: 
76.20in
72.20in
Height: 
60.70in
57.50in
Ground Clearance: 
5.50in
Wheel Base: 
113.00in
111.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.00
37.60
Front Hip Room: 
56.30in
55.10in
Front Leg Room: 
44.20in
42.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.90in
58.20in
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
37.90
Rear Hip Room: 
55.80in
54.60in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
39.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.90in
57.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
20.10cu.ft
14.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
20.10cu.ft
14.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4175.00lbs
3638.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
no
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
7 Total Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Sony Premium Brand Speakers
Memory Card Slot
JBL Premium Brand Stereo System
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
11 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 In
17 X 7.0
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Chrome Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
no
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System

Options

Packages: 
Driver Assist Package
Equipment Group 301A
Preferred Accessory Package
Four Season Floor Mat Package
Protection Package
Exterior Options: 
Daytime Running Lamps (Fleet)
Front License Plate Bracket
20" Polished Aluminum Wheels
Rear Spoiler
Power Moonroof
Door Edge Guards
Special Color
Wheel Locks
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Applique
Paint Protection Film
Lower Door Moldings
Interior Options: 
Smoker's Pack
Voice-Activated Navigation System
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Organizer
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Tote
All-Weather Liners Package
Carpet Mat Package
Illuminated Door Sills
Coin Holder/Ashtray Cup
Hideaway Cargo Net