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2012 Ford Taurus

2012 Toyota Avalon

  2012 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Toyota Avalon
MSRP
$25,555
$33,195
Invoice $23,685 $29,876
MPG
City/Highway
17/28 19/28
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 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 A classy, comfortable near-luxury sedan, the 2012 Toyota Avalon has a more modern look but traditional big-car handling and smooth performance. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

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:

  • Cushy ride
  • Quick in a straight line
  • Confident, light steering
  • Very comfortable seats
  • Luxury equipment list

Dislikes:

  • Lots of body roll
  • Conservative looks
  • Some glitzy interior trim
  • Overlaps Lexus pricing
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