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2012 Ford Taurus

2012 Chevrolet Malibu

  2012 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door Sedan LTZ w/1LZ Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$25,555
$22,110
Invoice $23,685 $21,115
MPG
City/Highway
17/28 17/33
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
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 It's one of GM's best-executed products of the past few years, and even in its final year on sale, the 2012 Chevy Malibu still ranks highly for its spacious cabin, smooth performance and handsome silhouette. 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:

  • Nicely underplayed look
  • Powertrains are smooth
  • Four-cylinder's good fuel economy
  • Refined ride quality

Dislikes:

  • Navigation isn't on-board
  • Even V-6 lacks sporty feel
  • V-6 gas mileage lags
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