Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 350 than the Ford Taurus, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 350, the Ford Taurus may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Taurus as you will with the Lexus ES 350, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 Lexus ES 350. 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 Lexus ES 350.
Since the Ford Taurus is much wider than the Lexus ES 350, 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 Lexus ES 350.
With similar torque, the Ford Taurus and the Lexus ES 350 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.
The Ford Taurus has a larger turning radius than the Lexus ES 350, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.
When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Taurus is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus ES 350.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Ford Taurus and the Lexus ES 350. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Taurus will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Lexus ES 350.
The basic warranty of the Ford Taurus is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Lexus ES 350.
Compare the 2014 Ford Taurus and the 2014 Lexus ES 350.
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MSRP*: $26,700 - $39,900
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|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $750||Visit Rebate Center|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.00%||--|
|City MPG:||17 - 19||21|
|Highway MPG:||25 - 29||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||4 years/50,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$24,631 - $36,808||$34,162|
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