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2010 Ford Taurus Limited

4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan

2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV

4dr Sedan

2009 Toyota Avalon XLS

4dr Sedan

2010 Ford Taurus
(2010 Ford Taurus 4dr AWD Sedan shown)
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2009 Nissan Maxima
(2009 Nissan Maxima 4dr Sedan shown)
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2009 Toyota Avalon
(2009 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan shown)
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MSRP $33,620 $32,860 $32,145
Destination Charge $825 $720 $750
Invoice Price $30,928 $30,097 $28,607
Total List Price $34,445 $33,580 $32,895
Available Engines 263-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas) 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium) 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 2-speed CVT w/OD and auto-manual 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 17 mpg 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 25 mpg 26 mpg 28 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Front, Passenger's -
Front, Driver's -
Side, Rear Seat -
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side, Front Seat -
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good Acceptable
Side, Driver Torso Good - Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good - Good
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good - Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Acceptable Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Marginal Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Marginal Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable - Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Good
Other, Roof Strength Good - -
Side, Overall Side Good - Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good - Good
Overview 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Drive-Type Overview all wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview AM/FM/Satellite, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 7, amplifier, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls AM/FM/Satellite-capable, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 9 brand, premium amplifier, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 9, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Interior 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Auxiliary visors N/A dual N/A
Cargo concealed storage N/A Available Standard
Cargo net Standard Available Standard
Cargo tie downs N/A N/A Standard
Clock in-radio display in-radio display in-dash
Gear shift knob trim leather/chrome leather leather
12V DC power outlet 3 2 2
Driver information center Standard N/A N/A
Lighting - glovebox N/A Standard Standard
Fuel door release N/A N/A power
Steering wheel material leather/genuine wood leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
Seats 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Front passenger seat direction controls 8-way power 4-way power 4-way power
Lumbar support driver and passenger driver driver
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench bench
Rear armrest Standard Standard with pass-thru
Rear head restraints 3 - fixed 2 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Entertainment 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Radio AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Voice recognition Standard N/A N/A
Speakers 7 9 brand 9
Amplifier Standard premium Available
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Available Available
Safety and Security 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Airbags, knee protection N/A N/A driver
Daytime running lights Available N/A Standard
LED brakelights N/A Standard N/A
Door curb lights N/A 4 4
Parking assist Standard Available Available
Keyless access system Available Standard N/A
Warranty 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 60/60,000 N/A Available:
36/36,000
Exterior 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Body material fully galvanized steel galvanized steel/aluminum fully galvanized steel
Bodyside insert N/A N/A body-colored
Fog/driving lights N/A front front
Heated side mirrors Standard Available Standard
Tires P255/45VR19.0 BSW performance AS P245/45VR18.0 BSW AS P215/55VR17.0 BSW AS
Wheels 19" aluminum 18" silver aluminum 17" silver aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel full-size aluminum
Mechanical 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Drive type all wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link strut
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD 2-spd CVT w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.39 5.17 3.69
Specifications 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Exterior length 202.9 " 190.6 " 197.2 "
Exterior body width 76.2 " 73.2 " 72.8 "
Exterior height 60.7 " 57.8 " 58.5 "
Horsepower 263 @ 6,250 rpm 290 @ 6,400 rpm 268 @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 249 @ 4,500 rpm 261 @ 4,400 rpm 248 @ 4,700 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant N/A N/A Standard
Fuel economy - city 17 mpg 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 25 mpg 26 mpg 28 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.64 / 3.41 " 3.76 / 3.20 " 3.70 / 3.27 "
Curb weight 4,224 lbs. 3,579 lbs. 3,570 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A N/A 4,565 lbs.
Wheelbase 112.9 " 109.3 " 111.0 "
Front track 65.3 " 62.4 " 62.2 "
Rear track 65.5 " 62.4 " 61.6 "
Turning radius 19.8 ' 18.7 ' 18.5 '
Ground clearance 5.1 " N/A N/A
Drag coefficient N/A N/A .29
Front legroom 41.9 " 43.8 " 41.3 "
Rear legroom 38.1 " 34.6 " 40.9 "
Front headroom 39.0 " 38.5 " 38.9 "
Rear headroom 37.8 " 36.4 " 37.5 "
Front hiproom 56.3 " 53.4 " 55.8 "
Rear hiproom 55.8 " 53.9 " 56.2 "
Front shoulder room 57.9 " 56.3 " 59.4 "
Rear shoulder room 56.9 " 55.1 " 58.2 "
Luggage volume 20.1 cu.ft. 14.2 cu.ft. 14.4 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 20.1 cu.ft. 14.2 cu.ft. 14.4 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 102 cu.ft. 96 cu.ft. 107 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 19.0 gal. 20.0 gal. 18.5 gal.