Ford Taurus vs. Volkswagen Arteon

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Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$27,800
$35,845 - $37,645

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
Not Available

Horsepower

Horsepower
288 hp
268 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L Ti
2.0L TSI DOHC 16V Turbocharged 4

Interior Features

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 in.
37.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.1 in.
40.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/55HR18
P245/45HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.9 in.
111.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
39.5 ft.
39 ft.

Length

Length
202.9 in.
191.4 in.

Width

Width
76.2 in.
73.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3917 lbs.
3655 - 3854 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
288 hp
268 hp

Torque

Torque
254 ft. lbs.
258 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 gal.
17.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 mpg
24 - 27 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
20 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
26 mpg
27 - 31 mpg

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus
Volkswagen Arteon

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
4MOTION Sedan - Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Large Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
102.2 ft³.
96.2 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3917 lbs.
3655 - 3854 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 mpg.
23 - 25 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 mpg.
20 - 22 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 mpg.
27 - 31 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Displacement

Displacement
3.5 L/213
2.0 L/121

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
8

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48
5.59

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87
3.14

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84
1.95

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41
1.43

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
1.21

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74
1.00

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88
3.99

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77
3.53

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4
7.1 - 7.7

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/55HR18
P245/45HR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18
P245/45HR18

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in.
18 X 8 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in.
18 X 8 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.5 ft.
39 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.9 in.
13.4 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 in.
12.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19 gal.
17.4 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39 in.
37.7 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.9 in.
41.2 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57.9 in.
56.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38.1 in.
40.2 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.9 in.
54.7 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.9 in.
111.9 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
202.9 in.
191.4 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.2 in.
73.7 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
60.7 in.
56.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
65.3 in.
62.5 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
65.5 in.
62.1 in.

Model Group

Model Group
Taurus
Arteon

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
Intermediate

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.5
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4