Toyota Avalon vs Ford Taurus NJ

2014 Toyota Avalon and Ford Taurus  

While there are a number of different types of vehicles available, the mid-sized sedans are definitely the most popular family vehicles. The Ford Taurus and Toyota Avalon are two of the most popular vehicles within this class, but it may be difficult to determine which vehicle is better for a family in S. Brunswick, NJ. However, this side-by-side comparison is intended to show drivers which car is better built to accommodate a family.

Toyota Avalon vs. Ford Taurus: Exterior

After a brief hiatus, Ford has re-introduced the Taurus, to the glee of their Sedan customers. Fortunately, Ford also completely redesigned the Taurus' exterior when they brought it back in 2010. The odd, rounded body style has been replaced with a handsome, robust body. The available 18 inch rims complement the Taurus well, and it's easy to tell apart from other mid-sized sedans.

2014 Toyota Avalon and Ford Taurus exterior  

The Taurus is indeed an attractive vehicle, but the Avalon is truly a work of art. Every line on the Avalon is very well placed and the wide body helps the car to hold the road well. Other available features include 18 inch wheels, a sun roof and fog lights. Either of these cars would look good driving around S. Brunswick, but the Avalon is indeed the better looking vehicle.

Toyota Avalon vs. Ford Taurus: Interior

The Toyota Avalon is very roomy inside with adequate seating for five adults. It benefits from similarities to the Camry, and it features a long list of impressive available amenities. Dual zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, an iPod/USB interface, cruise control, 6.1 inch touchscreen display and a 6 speaker stereo system with CD player will delight the five adults which the Avalon can seat.

2014 Toyota Avalon and Ford Taurus interiors  

The 2014 Ford Taurus is just as roomy as the Avalon with high grade materials. Options such as multi-contour front seats which massage for both the driver and the front passenger make this Taurus a cut above previous models. The available MyFord Touch system is a great aid to the driver, giving the person full control over most of the vehicle's operations. The Avalon has an incredible interior but the Ford Taurus' inside is superior. With features such as 20.1 cubic feet trunk, steering wheel controls, and voice command, the Taurus takes the advantage in the interior design department.

Driving Both Vehicles

The Ford Taurus is a much more powerful vehicle since it was re-introduced in 2010. The 3.5 liter, V6 engine puts out 288 horses and 254 lb./ft. of torque, and the car handles quite well around corners. The Taurus also gets 29 mpg on the highway and 19 mpg within the city which is a breath of fresh air in the American Sedan market.

The 2014 Toyota Avalon has the best handling of any car within the $31,000 price range. The 3.5 Liter V6 engine generates 268 horses and 248 lb./ft. of torque. The six-speed automatic transmission can hardly be detected as it seamlessly changes gears. As expected, the foreign sedan is slightly more fuel efficient, getting 31 miles per gallon on the highway and 21 mpg in the city. The Avalon wins the driving challenge and the overall competition. The Japanese sedan is just in a different class to the Taurus. Anyone looking to test drive the Avalon would be wise to visit Dayton Toyota. From sale to service, this South Brunswick dealership handles every aspect of the sale with class and unrivaled customer service.



Dayton Toyota

2291 US Route 130
Directions South Brunswick, NJ 08810

  • Sales: 732-997-1979
  • Service: 732-329-2080
  • Parts: 732-329-3075
  • Body Shop: 732-997-1891


  • Monday 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Tuesday 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Wednesday 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Thursday 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Friday 7:00am - 9:00pm
  • Saturday 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed