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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|2009 Ford TaurusBrowse Used Listings||2008 Hyundai AzeraBrowse Used Listings||2008 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|4-Door Sedan SE FWD||4-Door Sedan GLS||4-Door Sedan XL (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||NA||Automatic w/OD|
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|2009 Ford Taurus vs. 2008 Hyundai Azera||2009 Ford Taurus vs. 2008 Toyota Avalon|