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2012 Ford Taurus Limited

4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan

2012 Toyota Avalon Base

4dr 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 Toyota Avalon
(2012 Toyota Avalon 4dr Sedan shown)
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2012 Hyundai Genesis
(2012 Hyundai Genesis 4dr RWD Sedan shown)
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MSRP $32,155 $33,195 $34,200
Destination Charge $795 $795 $875
Invoice Price $29,625 $29,876 $32,070
Total List Price $32,950 $33,990 $35,075
Available Engines 263-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas) 268-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 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 18 mpg 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 27 mpg 28 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 Acceptable Right Leg/Foot
Side, Driver Torso Good Acceptable Driver Torso
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Good Good Driver Pelvis/Leg
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good Restraints
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good Head/Neck
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good Driver Head and Neck
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good Rear Passenger Head Protection
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good Rear Passenger Head and Neck
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good Rear Passenger Torso
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good Chest
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good Left Leg/Foot
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good Overall Front
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Acceptable Structure/safety cage
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good Structure/safety cage
Other, Roof Strength Good Good Roof Strength
Side, Overall Side Good Good Overall Side
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good Driver Head Protection
Overview 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base 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
Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
N/A Available:
immobilizer
Available:
ABS brakes
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive 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, 9, window grid diversity 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 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 12 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
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/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 4-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, 12 brand, 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
N/A Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder
N/A
Interior 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Air conditioning, front dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Cargo net Standard Available Standard
Cargo tie downs N/A N/A Standard
Clock in-radio display in-dash in-dash
Compass Standard Standard Standard
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Adaptive cruise control Available N/A Available
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/chrome Standard:
leather
leather/simulated wood
N/A Available:
plastic/rubber
N/A
12V DC power outlet 3 2 2
Lighter elements N/A N/A front
Ashtray Available Available Standard
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
N/A N/A
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up driver and passenger front and rear driver and passenger
1-Touch Window Down driver and passenger front and rear driver and passenger
Programmable garage door opener Standard Standard Standard
Instrumentation analog analog analog
Driver information center Standard N/A Available
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 N/A
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 power 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 Standard:
leather/metal-look
leather
N/A Available:
plastic/vinyl
N/A
Adjustable pedals Available:
power
N/A N/A
Seats 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
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 Standard:
4-way power
4-way power
N/A Available:
8-way power
N/A
Lumbar support driver and passenger Standard:
driver
driver
N/A Available:
passenger
N/A
Front armrests center center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable w/tilt
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Cooled front seats Available:
driver and passenger
N/A Available:
driver and passenger
Memory driver Available:
driver
Available:
driver
Rear seats 60-40 bench bench bench
Rear armrest Standard with pass-thru with pass-thru
Rear head restraints 3 - fixed 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Heated rear seats Available N/A Available
Seat trim leather Standard:
leather
leather
N/A Available:
cloth
N/A
Entertainment 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player Standard:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Standard:
in-dash mounted single
Standard:
in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
N/A Available:
in-dash mounted 4-disc
N/A
MP3 capability Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
DVD-Audio Available N/A Available
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard
Voice recognition Standard Available N/A
Speakers Standard:
7
Standard:
9
Standard:
7
Available:
12 brand
Available:
12 brand
Available:
14 brand
N/A N/A Available:
17 brand
Amplifier Standard:
Standard
Available Available
Available:
premium
N/A N/A
Equalizer Available:
automatic
Available:
automatic
N/A
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Available
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
Available:
with voice activation
Available:
with voice activation
1st row LCD screen 1 1 Available:
1
Bluetooth Compatibility Standard Standard Standard
Safety and Security 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
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 driver N/A
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Stolen-vehicle tracking N/A Available N/A
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front
Headlights halogen halogen Standard:
halogen
N/A N/A Available:
high intensity low beam
Exterior light control fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Standard Standard Standard
Headlight washer Standard Standard Standard
Daytime running lights Available Standard Standard
Directionally adaptive headlights N/A N/A Available
LED brakelights N/A Standard Standard
Door curb lights N/A 4 4
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Standard Standard Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system Available N/A Standard
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
Lane departure N/A N/A Available
First aid kit N/A Available N/A
Blind spot sensor Available N/A N/A
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 84/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 60/60,000 24/25,000 60/unlimited
Warranty - Maintenance (mths/miles) N/A 24/25,000 N/A
Exterior 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Antenna window grid window grid window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel galvanized steel/aluminum
Paint Standard:
clearcoat monotone
Standard:
clearcoat monotone
clearcoat monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
Available:
pearlcoat monotone
N/A
Available:
tri-coat monotone
Available:
metallic monotone
N/A
Bodyside moldings N/A Available:
body-colored
body-colored
Bodyside insert N/A body-colored N/A
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 Standard:
light
light
N/A Available:
deep
N/A
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors Standard:
dual power remote
dual power remote dual power remote
Available:
power remote driver
N/A N/A
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirrors, auto dimming Available:
driver
driver N/A
Sunroof Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler N/A Available:
lip
N/A
Tires P255/45VR19.0 BSW performance AS Standard:
P215/55VR17.0 BSW AS
Standard:
P225/55HR17.0 BSW AS
N/A Available:
P215/60VR16.0 BSW AS
Available:
P235/50HR18.0 BSW AS
N/A Available:
P225/45VR18.0 BSW AS
N/A
Wheels 19" aluminum Standard:
17" machined aluminum
Standard:
17" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
16" silver aluminum
Available:
18" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
machined aluminum
Available:
silver aluminum
N/A Available:
18" machined aluminum
N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel full-size aluminum compact aluminum
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Windshield wipers - rain sensing Available N/A Available
Mud flaps N/A Available Available
Mechanical 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6 3.8L 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 front-wheel front-wheel rear-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 regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut multi-link
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 strut multi-link
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 6-spd auto w/OD 8-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.16 3.69 3.91
Remote vehicle starting system Available Available N/A
Specifications 2012 Ford Taurus Limited 2012 Toyota Avalon Base 2012 Hyundai Genesis 3.8
Exterior length 202.9 " 197.6 " 196.3 "
Exterior body width 76.2 " 72.8 " 74.4 "
Exterior height 60.7 " 58.5 " 58.1 "
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6 3.8L V-6
Horsepower 263 @ 6,250 rpm 268 @ 6,200 rpm 333 @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 249 @ 4,500 rpm 248 @ 4,700 rpm 291 @ 5,100 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant N/A Standard N/A
Fuel economy - city 18 mpg 19 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 27 mpg 28 mpg 28 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.64 / 3.41 " 3.70 / 3.27 " 3.78 / 3.43 "
Curb weight 4,015 lbs. 3,572 lbs. 3,824 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) N/A 4,565 lbs. 4,906 lbs.
Payload N/A 870 lbs. N/A
Maximum Trailer Weight 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs. N/A
Wheelbase 112.9 " 111.0 " 115.6 "
Front track 65.3 " 62.2 " 63.8 "
Rear track 65.5 " 61.6 " 64.4 "
Turning radius 19.8 ' 18.5 ' 18.0 '
Ground clearance 5.1 " N/A N/A
Drag coefficient N/A .28 .27
Front legroom 41.9 " 41.3 " 44.3 "
Rear legroom 38.1 " 40.9 " 38.6 "
Front headroom 39.0 " 38.9 " Standard:
40.4 "
N/A N/A Available:
38.1 "
Rear headroom 37.8 " 37.5 " 37.7 "
Front hiproom 56.3 " 55.8 " 54.9 "
Rear hiproom 55.8 " 56.2 " 54.3 "
Front shoulder room 57.9 " 59.4 " 58.3 "
Rear shoulder room 56.9 " 58.2 " 57.9 "
Luggage volume 20.1 cu.ft. 14.4 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 20.1 cu.ft. 14.4 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 102 cu.ft. 107 cu.ft. 109 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 19.0 gal. 18.5 gal. 19.3 gal.