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2013 Ford Taurus

2013 Nissan Maxima

  2013 Ford Taurus SHO 2013 Nissan Maxima 4-door Sedan 3.5 S Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$26,700
$31,000
Invoice $24,631 $28,396
MPG
City/Highway
17/29 19/26
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
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 The 2013 Nissan Maxima offers a lot more flair than the typical larger sedan, along with premium feel inside; but driving enthusiasts should be aware that it isn't quite a serious sport sedan. 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:

  • Stylish interior
  • Quiet cabin
  • Firm yet smooth ride
  • Steering and handling
  • Snug, comfortable seats (Sport)

Dislikes:

  • CVT detracts from sportiness
  • Tight rear headroom
  • Loaded, the price of a luxury-brand model
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