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2008 Ford Taurus vs. Its Competition

 
2008 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan SEL FWD Open Doors
8.4
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TCC Rating
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Our expert editors build comparisons like this one to make it easy for you to understand the small handful of cars you should compare to whatever car you are already looking at. You get general thoughts on each car you should consider plus an easy way to compare basic information for yourself.

Buick's surprisingly satisfying LaCrosse has V-6 power, a great automatic transmission, and a sophisticated interior.

The Toyota Avalon's somewhat unusual styling is balanced by its vast interior room and the model's exceptional reputation for reliability.

Chevrolet's Impala was greatly improved in a redesign a few years ago, and can be a great bargain--plus, it's the only car in this group with a V-8 option.

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8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
If you’re in the market for a comfortable sedan with lots of space at a reasonable price, the 2009 Chevrolet Impala is a practical but not exciting choice.
8.0
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The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
MSRP From  
$23,635$23,790$27,325
Gas Mileage  
17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6
EPA Class  
LargeLargeLarge
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan SEL FWD4-Door Sedan LS4-Door Sedan XL (Natl)
Drivetrain  
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan LS4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD

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