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2012 Ford Taurus Limited

4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan

2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8

4dr Rear-wheel Drive Sedan

2012 Ford Taurus
(2012 Ford Taurus 4dr AWD Sedan shown)
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2012 Hyundai Genesis
(2012 Hyundai Genesis 4dr RWD Sedan shown)
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MSRP $32,155 $34,200
Destination Charge $795 $875
Invoice Price $29,625 $32,070
Total List Price $32,950 $35,075
Available Engines 263-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas) 333-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data    
Other, Overall Rollover Rating Overall Rollover Rating
Side - Pole, Side - Pole -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side - Barrier, Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Overall, Overall -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR) -
Front, Overall Front -
Side - Pole Barrier combined, Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT) -
Front, Driver's -
Side - Barrier, Side - Barrier -
Front, Passenger's -
Side, Overall Side -
IIHS Crash Test Data    
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Right Leg/Foot
Side, Driver Torso Good Driver Torso
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Driver Pelvis/Leg
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Restraints
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Head/Neck
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Driver Head and Neck
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Rear Passenger Head Protection
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Rear Passenger Torso
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Chest
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Left Leg/Foot
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Overall Front
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Structure/safety cage
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Structure/safety cage
Other, Roof Strength Good Roof Strength
Side, Overall Side Good Overall Side
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Driver Head Protection
Overview 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Safety Overview driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
N/A Available:
ABS brakes
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive rear 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, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 7, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 14 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
12 brand, premium amplifier, automatic equalizer, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 17 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Interior 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Cargo net Standard Standard
Cargo tie downs N/A Standard
Clock in-radio display in-dash
Compass Standard Standard
Cruise control Standard Standard
Adaptive cruise control Available Available
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/chrome leather/simulated wood
12V DC power outlet 3 2
Lighter elements N/A front
Ashtray Available Standard
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A
Front windows power power
Rear windows power power
1-Touch Window Up driver and passenger driver and passenger
1-Touch Window Down driver and passenger driver and passenger
Programmable garage door opener Standard Standard
Instrumentation analog analog
Driver information center Standard Available
Tachometer Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard N/A
Exterior temperature display Standard Standard
Lighting - glovebox N/A Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release N/A power
Remote trunk release power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leather/genuine wood leather
Adjustable pedals Available:
power
N/A
Seats 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Front seat type bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls 8-way power 8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 8-way power 4-way power
Lumbar support driver and passenger driver
Front armrests center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable w/tilt
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Cooled front seats Available:
driver and passenger
Available:
driver and passenger
Memory driver Available:
driver
Rear seats 60-40 bench bench
Rear armrest Standard with pass-thru
Rear head restraints 3 - fixed 3 - adjustable
Heated rear seats Available Available
Seat trim leather leather
Entertainment 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player Standard:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Standard:
in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
MP3 capability Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard
DVD-Audio Available Available
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard
Voice recognition Standard N/A
Speakers Standard:
7
Standard:
7
Available:
12 brand
Available:
14 brand
N/A Available:
17 brand
Amplifier Standard:
Standard
Available
Available:
premium
N/A
Equalizer Available:
automatic
N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Available
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
Available:
with voice activation
1st row LCD screen 1 Available:
1
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front
Headlights halogen Standard:
halogen
N/A Available:
high intensity low beam
Exterior light control fully automatic fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard
Daytime running lights Available Standard
Directionally adaptive headlights N/A Available
LED brakelights N/A Standard
Door curb lights N/A 4
Illuminated entry Standard Standard
Parking assist Standard Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Available Standard
Panic alarm Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard
Lane departure N/A Available
Blind spot sensor Available N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 84/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/unlimited
Exterior 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Antenna window grid window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel galvanized steel/aluminum
Paint Standard:
clearcoat monotone
clearcoat monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
N/A
Available:
tri-coat monotone
N/A
Bodyside moldings N/A body-colored
Grille trim chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights N/A front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light
Rear window type fixed fixed
Mirrors Standard:
dual power remote
dual power remote
Available:
power remote driver
N/A
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard
Mirrors, auto dimming Available:
driver
N/A
Sunroof Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Tires P255/45VR19.0 BSW performance AS Standard:
P225/55HR17.0 BSW AS
N/A Available:
P235/50HR18.0 BSW AS
Wheels 19" aluminum Standard:
17" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
18" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
silver aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact aluminum
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Windshield wipers - rain sensing Available Available
Mud flaps N/A Available
Mechanical 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.8L V-6
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel rear-wheel
Engine block heater Available N/A
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering Standard Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular
Front suspension type strut multi-link
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic Standard Standard
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD 8-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.16 3.91
Remote vehicle starting system Available N/A
Specifications 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Exterior length 202.9 " 196.3 "
Exterior body width 76.2 " 74.4 "
Exterior height 60.7 " 58.1 "
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.8L V-6
Horsepower 263 @ 6,250 rpm 333 @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 249 @ 4,500 rpm 291 @ 5,100 rpm
Fuel economy - city 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 27 mpg 28 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.64 / 3.41 " 3.78 / 3.43 "
Curb weight 4,015 lbs. 3,824 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A 4,906 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight 1,000 lbs. N/A
Wheelbase 112.9 " 115.6 "
Front track 65.3 " 63.8 "
Rear track 65.5 " 64.4 "
Turning radius 19.8 ' 18.0 '
Ground clearance 5.1 " N/A
Drag coefficient N/A .27
Front legroom 41.9 " 44.3 "
Rear legroom 38.1 " 38.6 "
Front headroom 39.0 " Standard:
40.4 "
N/A Available:
38.1 "
Rear headroom 37.8 " 37.7 "
Front hiproom 56.3 " 54.9 "
Rear hiproom 55.8 " 54.3 "
Front shoulder room 57.9 " 58.3 "
Rear shoulder room 56.9 " 57.9 "
Luggage volume 20.1 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 20.1 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 102 cu.ft. 109 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 19.0 gal. 19.3 gal.