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2009 Ford Taurus vs. Its Competition

 
2009 Ford Taurus SE
8.4
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TCC Rating
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Don’t be scared away by the very conservative styling of the Ford Taurus; if you’re willing—or prefer—to live with a little anonymity, it might be a better choice versus many flashy but less practical sedans.

However, these competing models are also very roomy, conservative models.

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
The 2009 Ford Taurus still runs at the head of the class in terms of space, practicality, and safety features, but driving enthusiasts and those wanting to be seen should probably steer clear.
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2008 Hyundai Azera gives the Korean automaker a legitimate full-size sedan, with plenty of power, features, and room, but not much excitement.
8.0
/ 10
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The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
MSRP From  
$25,170$24,600$27,325
Gas Mileage  
17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class  
LargeLargeLarge
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan SE FWD4-Door Sedan GLS4-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 Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
Automatic w/ODNAAutomatic w/OD
 
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