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2013 Ford Taurus

2013 Chevrolet Malibu

  2013 Ford Taurus SHO 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco
MSRP
$26,700
$21,995
Invoice $24,631 $21,225
MPG
City/Highway
17/29 21/37
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
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Bottom Line The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal. Read Full Review Thinking small makes the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu a more sporty sedan, but doesn't help its rear-seat space at all. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Improved ride quality
  • Attractive interior
  • Top-notch safety
  • A true tech-loaded flagship

Dislikes:

  • Surprisingly tight back seat
  • Drives like a large car
  • SHO is fast but not fun
  • Harshness with 20-inch wheels

Likes:

  • More nimble than ever
  • Four-cylinder fuel economy
  • Smooth six-speed automatic
  • Stylish cockpit
  • MyLink's simple connectivity

Dislikes:

  • Back-seat space and comfort
  • Eco mileage lags hybrids--and regular sedans
  • Exterior styling isn't cohesive
  • Ride impacts over rough roads
  • Premium price in a cheapskate class
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