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2015 Ford Taurus vs. 2015 Buick LaCrosse Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick LaCrosse than the Ford Taurus, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Buick LaCrosse, 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 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. The Ford Taurus carries a much lower Destination Charge 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.

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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2015 Ford
Taurus

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MSRP*: $26,790 - $40,105

2015 Buick
LaCrosse

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MSRP*: $33,635 - $40,500
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City MPG: 17 - 19 17 - 25
Highway MPG: 25 - 29 26 - 36
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
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,714 - $36,996 $32,290 - $38,880

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