Comparison of the 2017 Ford Taurus to the Toyota Camry and Chevy Impala


At Avis Ford, we are extremely proud to offer our customers near Detroit, MI, the new and pre-owned vehicles that make up America's Best Selling Brand. In order to prove this point, we will often compare our outstanding new and pre-owned Ford vehicles with those from competitors. This time around we thought it would be helpful to put the 2017 Ford Taurus up against full sized sedans from Toyota and Chevy.

2017 Ford Taurus

Available in nine exterior colors, four trims, front and all-wheel drive, the 2017 Ford Taurus is easily one of the best full-sized sedan on the market today. Because versatility is important to modern drivers, the 2017 Ford Taurus is available with three powerful engines. Depending on the trim, you get a standard 3.5-liter Ti-VCT 24-valve DOHC V6 that produces 288 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 254 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm and the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that puts out an impressive 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,500-5,000 rpm. The six-speed electronically controlled SelectShift automatic transmission with paddle shifter activation and the 19-gallon fuel tank allows you go get up to 29-mpg highway.* Your ride and handling are smooth and impressive thanks to the unique Sport-Tuned Suspension and the four-wheel disc brakes with ABS. Thanks to the Personal Safety System and the Safety Canopy System, the 2017 Ford Taurus gets an Overall 5-Star Crash Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. On top of being one of the safest full sized sedan available, you also get a great deal of comfort and technology thanks to the standard 10-way power driver and passenger seats, heated and cooled front seats, Audio System from Sony with Clear Phase and Live Acoustic, distinctive rear spoiler, and SYNC 3 depending on the trim level.

2017 Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry comes with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder DOHC 16-Valve Dual VVT-I that produces 178 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 170 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,100 rpm. You get a six-speed automatic ECT-I transmission and front-wheel drive that help you get 27-mpg in combined fuel efficiency. This sedan is also equipped with the Star Safety System, a standard six-speaker AM/FM Stereo, back-up camera, cruise control, and 60/40 split fold-down rear seat.

2017 Chevy Impala

Under the hood of most trims of the Chevy Impala, you will find a standard 2.5-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine that 197 horsepower at 6,300 rpm and 191 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,400 rpm. There is a six-speed automatic transmission, 18.5-gallon fuel tank, front-wheel drive, and MacPherson-strut front suspension. Most of the three trims come with 10 airbags, brake assist, and a basic six-speaker audio system.

While clearly, this is only a quick look at all three vehicles, it should be fairly clear that the 2017 Ford Taurus excels in a number of critical ways including offering the Best Performance in a Full Sized Sedan and impressive safety ratings. To learn more about the 2017 Ford Taurus or any of our new Ford vehicles, we suggest contacting the sales experts at Avis Ford or visiting our showroom at 29200 Telegraph Rd. Southfield, MI.


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