2016 Ford Taurus vs. Its Competition

2015 Ford Taurus

The Ford Taurus is not as roomy inside as other full-size sedans.

The base Taurus SE can compete on price with smaller cars such as the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.

The Taurus is the technology and luxury flagship for Ford, but it faces stiff competition from the excellent Toyota Avalon and Chevrolet Impala.

The Avalon is more stylish.

The Impala matches the Taurus for cabin quality.

The Buick Lacrosse, with its quiet cabin and smooth ride, compares favorably with upper-level Taurus models.

The Buick and Chevrolet have more rear-seat space than the Taurus.

The Hyundai Azera is a competitor as well, with a refined powertrain and a roomy, stylish cabin.

The Taurus SHO competes most closely with the Chrysler 300C.

The 300C is brasher, louder, and edgier, the Taurus Ford is more soothing for long drives.

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Quick Specs
7.4
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.
7.8
In any trim, the Buick LaCrosse is comfortable and well-appointed, but serious buyers should consider Premium versions.
8.0
The 2016 Chevrolet Impala scores big wins in styling, handling, connectivity, and safety.
8.2
Capable and confident, the 2016 Chrysler 300 is decidedly American large family sedan with plenty of room, lots of luxury, and available V-8 power.
8.6
The 2016 Nissan Maxima locks in an arresting shape and charming front-drive road manners, in its quest to distance itself from the Altima.
8.2
The 2016 Toyota Avalon gets some minor fillips as it vies again for our top rating among large sedans.
MSRP From     
$27,220$31,065$27,095$32,260$32,510$32,650
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas V6Gas I4Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan SE FWD4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door Sedan Anniversary Edition RWD4-Door Sedan 3.5 S4-Door Sedan XLE (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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