2016 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2016 Ford Taurus
The 2016 Chevrolet Impala and the 2016 Ford Taurus are both large sedans with a long history of offering upscale transportation for drivers in and around Chicagoland. While both of the current models offer comfort, convenience, high tech features, and powerful engines, you’ll find there’s a clear winner when you consider the details below:
- Fuel Economy: If you’re looking for a large car for those long drives, then you’ll appreciate the fuel-sipping EPA rating of the base Impala, which earns 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway from the EPA. The Ford Taurus is rated at 19 mpg city/29 mpg highway in the most efficient configuration. You can count on lower fuel costs with the Chevy Impala.
- Power: While the base Chevy offers a four-cylinder engine, and the base Ford has a V6, the Impala can be had with a V6 that’s more powerful, and just as efficient as the one in the Taurus. The 3.5L V6 in the Taurus is rated at 288 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.6L V6 in the Impala is rated at 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque.
- Interior Space: You probably wouldn’t be shopping for a large car if you didn’t want a spacious interior. The Impala offers more space—a lot more space—than the Ford Taurus. The Impala provides more front head room, leg room, and more rear leg room, with essentially identical measurements in every other direction.
- Safety: The Impala when equipped with the optional Advanced Safety Package and Forward Collision Alert is rated at Superior when it comes to Front Crash Prevention according to the IIHS. This gives the Impala a safety advantage when compared with the Taurus, which is not available with an automatic forward collision prevention braking system. The Taurus earns only a Basic rating in Front Crash Prevention according to the IIHS.
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