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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
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Drive-Type Overview all wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 7, amplifier, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
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
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 9, window grid diversity antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 12 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
12 brand, premium amplifier, automatic equalizer, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
premium amplifier, radio steering wheel controls, rear controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
N/A
Interior 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Air conditioning, rear N/A Available:
with separate controls
N/A
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
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
Compass Standard Standard Standard
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Adaptive cruise control Available N/A N/A
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/chrome leather leather
12V DC power outlet 3 2 2
Ashtray N/A Available Available
Overhead console mini with storage Standard:
mini with storage
mini with storage
N/A Available:
mini
N/A
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up driver and passenger Standard:
driver and passenger
driver and passenger
N/A Available:
front and rear
N/A
1-Touch Window Down driver and passenger Standard:
driver and passenger
driver and passenger
N/A Available:
front and rear
N/A
Programmable garage door opener Standard Standard Standard
Instrumentation analog analog analog
Driver information center Standard N/A N/A
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox N/A Standard Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release N/A N/A power
Remote trunk release power power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leather/genuine wood leather/metal-look Standard:
leather/metal-look
N/A N/A Available:
leather/simulated wood
Voice recorder N/A Available N/A
Adjustable pedals Available:
power
N/A N/A
Seats 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 8-way power 8-way power 8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 8-way power 4-way power Standard:
4-way power
N/A N/A Available:
8-way power
Lumbar support driver and passenger driver Standard:
driver
N/A N/A Available:
passenger
Front armrests center center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Cooled front seats Available:
driver and passenger
Available:
driver and passenger
N/A
Memory driver Available:
driver
Available:
driver
Rear seats 60-40 bench Standard:
60-40 bench
bench
N/A Available:
bench
N/A
Rear armrest Standard Standard:
Standard
with pass-thru
N/A Available:
with pass-thru
N/A
Rear head restraints 3 - fixed 2 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Heated rear seats Available N/A N/A
Seat trim leather leather leather
Entertainment 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Radio AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player Standard:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Standard:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Available:
in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted single
N/A
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
DVD-Audio Available N/A N/A
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard
Rear seat audio controls N/A Available N/A
Voice recognition Standard N/A N/A
Speakers Standard:
7
9 brand Standard:
9
Available:
12 brand
N/A Available:
12 brand
Amplifier Standard:
Standard
premium Available
Available:
premium
N/A N/A
Equalizer Available:
automatic
N/A N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment system Available:
with DVD
N/A Available:
with DVD
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
Available:
with voice activation
Available:
with voice activation
1st row LCD screen 1 Available:
1
1
2nd row LCD screen N/A N/A Available:
2
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Available Available
Safety and Security 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Airbags, knee protection N/A N/A driver
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front
Headlights halogen Standard:
halogen
halogen
N/A Available:
high intensity low beam
N/A
Exterior light control fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard Standard
Daytime running lights Available N/A Standard
LED brakelights N/A Standard N/A
Door curb lights N/A 4 4
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Standard Available Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Available Standard N/A
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard Standard
First aid kit N/A Available Available
Blind spot sensor Available N/A N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
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
Antenna window grid window grid window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel galvanized steel/aluminum fully galvanized steel
Paint Standard:
clearcoat monotone
clearcoat monotone Standard:
clearcoat monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
N/A Available:
pearlcoat monotone
Available:
tri-coat monotone
N/A Available:
metallic monotone
Bodyside moldings N/A N/A Available:
body-colored
Bodyside insert N/A N/A body-colored
Grille trim chrome chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights N/A front front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light Standard:
light
N/A N/A Available:
deep
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors Standard:
dual power remote
Standard:
dual power remote
dual power remote
Available:
power remote driver
Available:
dual power remote w/tilt down
N/A
Heated side mirrors Standard Available Standard
Mirrors, auto dimming Available:
driver
Available:
driver
Standard:
driver
N/A N/A Available:
driver and passenger
Sunroof Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Standard:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
N/A Available:
1st row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass
N/A
2nd row sunroof N/A Available:
fixed glass with power sunshade
N/A
Spoiler N/A Available:
lip
Available:
lip
N/A N/A Available:
wing
Tires P255/45VR19.0 BSW performance AS Standard:
P245/45VR18.0 BSW AS
Standard:
P215/55VR17.0 BSW AS
N/A Available:
P245/40WR19.0 BSW performance
Available:
P215/55VR18.0 BSW AS
N/A Available:
P245/40VR19.0 BSW AS
N/A
Wheels 19" aluminum Standard:
18" silver aluminum
Standard:
17" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
19" silver aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
N/A Available:
18" chrome aluminum
Available:
18" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
silver aluminum
N/A
N/A Available:
19" black aluminum
N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel full-size aluminum
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Windshield wipers - rain sensing Available N/A N/A
Mud flaps N/A Available Available
Mechanical 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 2009 Toyota Avalon XLS
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type all wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Engine block heater Available N/A N/A
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular Standard:
regular
regular
N/A Available:
sport
N/A
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link strut
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Standard Standard
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD 2-spd CVT w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.39 5.17 3.69
Remote vehicle starting system Available N/A Available
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 "
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
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.
Maximum Trailer Weight 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs. 1,000 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 " Standard:
38.5 "
38.9 "
N/A Available:
38.8 "
N/A
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.