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2016 Ford Taurus vs. 2017 Nissan Maxima 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 Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Ford Taurus.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Taurus as you will with the Nissan Maxima, 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 Nissan Maxima. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Taurus is much wider than the Nissan Maxima, 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 Nissan Maxima.

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

Performance
The Ford Taurus has less horsepower than the Nissan Maxima, 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 Nissan Maxima. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Ford Taurus will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Nissan Maxima.

Warranty
The Ford Taurus comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Nissan Maxima.

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2016 Ford
Taurus

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MSRP*: $27,110 - $40,275

2017 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $32,560 - $39,990
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,950 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.48%
City MPG: 16 - 18 22
Highway MPG: 24 - 27 --
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $25,619 - $38,060 $30,401 - $37,326

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.