Compare 2011 Buick Lucerne vs 2011 Ford Taurus

2011 Buick Lucerne
2011 Ford Taurus
Add Vehicle
Select style
4-Door Sedan CX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CX 17 27 $28,540 $29,730
4-Door Sedan CXL 17 27 $31,804 $33,130
4-Door Sedan CXL Premium 17 27 $34,248 $35,675
4-Door Sedan Super 15 23 $42,681 $44,460
Select style
4-Door Sedan FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 18 28 $23,573 $25,420
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 18 28 $25,553 $27,620
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $27,218 $29,470
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 18 28 $29,513 $32,020
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 17 25 $31,178 $33,870
4-Door Sedan AWD SHO 17 25 $34,913 $38,020
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,540
$23,573
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,730
$25,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$496 / month
$424 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Car Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
41.4 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.0
Second Hip Room (in)
57.0 55.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.0 102.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.1 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 85.7
Track Width, Front (in)
63.0 65.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
203.2 202.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 60.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 65.5
Wheelbase (in)
115.6 112.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
17.0 20.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.2 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x 0.5 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 19.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.1 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.2 41.0
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH TCK
Front Tire Size
P235/55R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH TCK
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3735 4015
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
800 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
237 @ 3200 249 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LGD 99W
Displacement
3.9L/237 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
227 @ 5700 263 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.93 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.84
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 2.87
Trans Order Code
MX0 44J
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Lucerne Ford Taurus
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.83
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 1.10
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue