Compare 2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Ford Taurus
2016 Nissan Maxima
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 17 24 $34,417 $36,420
Taurus 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 18 27 $32,669 $34,570
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 18 27 $25,723 $27,220
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 17 24 $29,768 $31,500
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 18 27 $28,020 $29,650
Taurus 4-Door Sedan SHO AWD 16 24 $38,164 $40,385
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4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 Platinum 22 30 $37,298 $39,960
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 S 22 30 $30,354 $32,510
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SL 22 30 $34,530 $36,990
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SR 22 30 $35,257 $37,770
Maxima 4-Door Sedan 3.5 SV 22 30 $32,199 $34,490
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,417
$37,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,420
$39,960
Monthly Payment Estimate
$607 / month
$666 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Ford Taurus is the biggest sedan in its lineup, but it's short on rear-seat room, and it's beginning to feel its age. The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 96.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.3 54.2
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 34.2
Front Head Room (in)
39 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
55.8 53.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.9 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 45
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.5 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
112.9 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.2 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
65.3 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.1 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
202.9 192.8
Height, Overall (in)
60.7 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
20.1 14.3
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 12.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 12.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.5 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45VR19 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4140 3593
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 X 8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 150
Engine
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000 261 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
998-1 NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500 300 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22
Transmission
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 2.41 - 0.38
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.39 5.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 -
Trans Type
6 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 1.77
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Nissan Maxima
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3 7.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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