Finding the perfect combination of the right car and right price can be a challenge. Reviewers and consumers are praising the 2014 Ford Taurus for accomplishing both of those tasks.
The 2014 Ford Taurus is now available at Hillcrest Ford in Huntsville, TX (Serving College Station, Conroe, Madisonville and greater Houston area.) We understand that there is a lot of options and it’s difficult to know what is the best car for you. To help make your life easier, we put together a short comparison video of the top competitors in the affordable large car category. The Ford Taurus faces off with 2014 Chevrolet Impala LTZ, and the 2013 Toyota Avalon XLE because the 2014 model is not yet available.
The Ford Taurus leads the pack in engine performance with a 2.0 liter EcoBoost I-4 engine that packs the power of a V-6 engine and the efficiency of a 4 cylinder engine. The Taurus touts the best in class fuel economy for full size sedans with 22 city 32 highway and 26 combined miles per gallon.
The Avalon and Impala fall short with the Avalon’s 25 combined miles per gallon and the Impala with only 22 combined miles per gallon.
When you are looking for a new car you want the latest and greatest technology right? Once again the Ford Taurus takes charge in this area including BLIS® with Cross Traffic Alert, Push-Button Start, and SYNC® with MyFord Touch® including an 8-inch color LCD touch screen. The Toyota Avalon has Entune with a 6.1-inch touch-screen and an 8 speaker sound system. The worst of the bunch is the Impala with Chevrolet MyLink and optional navigation system with some reviewers say the rearview camera resolution is poor.
When you take a step inside these full-size cars you will notice ample interior features. The Ford Taurus has standard heated and cooled seats, optional rear heated seats, more front and rear hip room, and class exclusive Multi-contour Active Motion front seats that have a 6-way lumbar and subtle rolling-pattern massage providing a more relaxed drive.
Reviewers say the Avalon’s cabin boasts an attractive interior design and premium materials, which gives it an upscale feel. The redesigned interior of the Chevy Impala has gained positive reviews but some have noted some shortcomings, such as flimsy plastics on the center console, which detract from the premium feel.
All three cars were crash tested and given a 5 Star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Toyota Avalon and Chevrolet Impala put up a good fight but it looks like The Ford Taurus will be taking home the championship belt. So when you’re ready for your test-drive, take the short drive to 737 I-45 South, Huntsville, TX 77340