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2016 Ford Taurus vs. 2017 Buick LaCrosse Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Ford Taurus than in the Buick LaCrosse, due to the Ford Taurus's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Ford Taurus and the Buick LaCrosse in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Taurus as you will with the Buick LaCrosse, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Ford Taurus will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Buick LaCrosse. 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 Buick LaCrosse.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Taurus is much wider than the Buick LaCrosse, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Taurus, which is slightly longer than the Buick LaCrosse.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Ford Taurus doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Buick LaCrosse.

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

Performance
The Ford Taurus has less horsepower than the Buick LaCrosse, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Taurus is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Buick LaCrosse.

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2016 Ford
Taurus

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MSRP*: $27,220 - $40,385

2017 Buick
LaCrosse

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MSRP*: $32,065 - $43,265
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City MPG: 16 - 18 20 - 21
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 29 - 31
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $25,723 - $38,164 $31,905 - $41,534

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.