Toyota Avalon vs Ford Taurus
We’re stacking up two highly competitive vehicles in the full-size sedan class – the Toyota Avalon versus the Ford Taurus. These two esteemed cars stack up well against each other in terms of size, mpg and pricing. Let’s see who has the edge.
The 2013 Avalon XLE has better fuel economy than the 2013 Ford Taurus SE FWD. The Avalon gets 21 city MPG and 31 highway MPG. That means you could drive from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa seven times before having to refuel.
Standard on the Avalon but not on the Taurus is Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone Access. This can come in handy when making that road trip to Tuscaloosa or Auburn for the big game. You’ll never have to worry about taking your hands off the wheel with this standard feature on the 2013 Avalon.
You can also ride comfortably in the Avalon more so than the Taurus thanks to the Automatic Climate Control that is standard. You’ll also know just how cold the outside temperature is because of the standard outside temperature gauge on the Avalon. Knowing the outside temperature is helpful when you have standard heated exterior mirrors and heated front seats in the Avalon.
Luxury is standard in the 2013 Avalon and comes with features like leather wrapped steering wheel and keyless entry. These are not standard on the Taurus. While cruising around Birmingham it’s nice to have your favorite tunes playing and what better way to listen than with eight standard speakers in the Avalon versus the six in the Taurus.
The Avalon also outperforms the Taurus with an axle ratio of 3.24. The Taurus only has 2.77. The Avalon beats the Taurus in terms of Bore X Stroke as well with 3.70×3.27. Safety comes standard in the Avalon with knee airbags whereas the Taurus does not offer them at all.