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2014 Ford Taurus vs. 2014 Acura TSX Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Taurus than the Acura TSX. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura TSX, the Ford Taurus may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Taurus as you will with the Acura TSX, 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 Ford Taurus is somewhat more expensive than the Acura TSX. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Ford Taurus will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Acura TSX.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Taurus is much wider than the Acura TSX, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Ford Taurus, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Acura TSX.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Ford Taurus does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Acura TSX.

Handling
The Ford Taurus has a larger turning radius than the Acura TSX, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Taurus has a much more powerful engine than the Acura TSX. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Taurus and the Acura TSX. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Taurus will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Acura TSX.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Taurus is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Acura TSX.


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2014 Ford
Taurus

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MSRP*: $26,780 - $39,980
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2014 Acura
TSX

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MSRP*: $30,635 - $39,275
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 5.63% As low as 2.09%
City MPG: 17 - 19 19 - 22
Highway MPG: 25 - 29 28 - 31
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $24,705 - $36,882 $28,835 - $36,831

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