2008 Ford Taurus vs. Its Competition

2008 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan SEL FWD Open Doors
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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.

2008 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan SEL FWD Open Doors2008 Ford Taurus
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Quick Specs
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.
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.
The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
MSRP From  
Gas Mileage  
17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6
EPA Class  
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan SEL FWD4-Door Sedan LS4-Door Sedan XL (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
Passenger Doors  
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan LS4 Door Sedan
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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