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2014 Acura TL vs. 2015 Ford Taurus Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Taurus than the Acura TL, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Acura TL and the Ford Taurus in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura TL as you will with the Ford Taurus, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Acura TL is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Taurus. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura TL will cost more in transportation costs than the Ford Taurus.

Dimensions
Since the Acura TL is much slimmer than the Ford Taurus, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Acura TL is slightly shorter than the Ford Taurus, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Acura TL and the Ford Taurus do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Acura TL has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Taurus, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Acura TL and the Ford Taurus.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura TL and the Ford Taurus. The Acura TL has significantly less cargo room than the Ford Taurus, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Acura TL than that of the Ford Taurus.

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2014 Acura
TL

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MSRP*: $36,030 - $39,580

2015 Ford
Taurus

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MSRP*: $26,790 - $40,105
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.50% --
City MPG: 18 - 20 17 - 19
Highway MPG: 26 - 29 25 - 29
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $33,828 - $37,113 $24,714 - $36,996

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