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2012 Ford Taurus

2012 Buick Lacrosse

  2012 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Buick LaCrosse 4-door Sedan CX Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$25,555
$30,170
Invoice $23,685 $28,963
MPG
City/Highway
17/28 16/36
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2012 Ford Taurus is handsome, safe, and well-equipped, but it's not as big inside as its big-car exterior suggests. Read Full Review As a sophisticated, roomy, tech-savvy premium sedan—now with up to 36 mpg—the 2012 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for a lot of shoppers who want luxury on a limited budget. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Comfortable but not too soft
  • Top-quality cabin appointments
  • Safety-tech features
  • Available all-wheel drive

Dislikes:

  • Drives like a big car
  • Back seat surprisingly tight
  • SHO is fast but not fun

Likes:

  • New 36-mpg eAssist powertrain
  • Spacious, nicely trimmed interior
  • Absorbent but not pillowy ride
  • Top-notch safety

Dislikes:

  • Still not a sophisticated driving experience (4-cyl)
  • Luxury-brand price when loaded
  • Cheaper look and feel for Base model
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