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2015 Ford Taurus vs. 2014 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. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Ford Taurus, drivers may find the Nissan Maxima a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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). The Ford Taurus is somewhat more expensive 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 and the Nissan Maxima have similar Destination Charges.

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. 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 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.

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

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Ford Taurus and the Nissan Maxima.

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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2015 Ford
Taurus

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

2014 Nissan
Maxima

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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.48%
City MPG: 17 - 19 19
Highway MPG: 25 - 29 --
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*: $24,714 - $36,996 $28,988 - $31,845

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