Full-size sedans are a lost art nowadays.
While we're convinced that it should be the answer for many families—they just aren't.
We like the Buick LaCrosse for its sense of style and relative comfort, but it lacks the pizzazz that a high-po powertrain like the SHO can provide.
The Avalon is just as refined as the Taurus, but it too is showing its age.
The Chrysler 300 is a little more upmarket and with a better V-6, but can get expensive in a hurry.
The Nissan Maxima suffers the same bad packaging as the Ford Taurus inside, although its exterior is a little "love it or leave it," if you ask us.
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|2017 Ford TaurusBrowse Used Listings||2017 Buick LacrosseBrowse Used Listings||2017 Chevrolet ImpalaBrowse Used Listings||2017 Chrysler 300Browse Used Listings||2017 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings||2017 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded V-6||Gas V6||Gas I4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6|
|Large Cars||Midsize Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|SE FWD||4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS||Limited RWD||S 3.5L *Ltd Avail*||XLE (SE)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2017 Ford Taurus vs. 2017 Buick Lacrosse||2017 Ford Taurus vs. 2017 Chevrolet Impala||2017 Ford Taurus vs. 2017 Chrysler 300||2017 Ford Taurus vs. 2017 Nissan Maxima||2017 Ford Taurus vs. 2017 Toyota Avalon|