2014 Ford Taurus vs. 2013 Toyota Avalon
Few name plates have the pedigree of the Ford Taurus. Since its introduction for the 1986 model-year, the Taurus has been in near continuous production and has even spawned a couple of spin-offs like the Ford Five-Hundred and the Ford Freestyle. After over 7.5-million units built, the 2014 Ford Taurus is continuing all of the traditions of performance, reliability and value that have made previous models so incredibly popular. Naturally, this level of success is going to draw a strong response from competitors like Toyota. When we compare the 2014 Ford Taurus vs. the 2013 Toyota Avalon, we see that the Taurus will do almost everything the Avalon will do, but for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price that comes in under that of the Avalon on a trim by trim basis.
While the base engine of the Toyota Avalon is more powerful than the base offering on the new Ford Taurus, the Ford sedan will get better fuel-economy and offer a whisper-quiet highway driving experience that is simply unequaled in almost any car. The Avalon is more or less positioned as an entry-level luxury car, however, with the striking redesigns made to the interior and, especially, the exterior of the 2014 Ford Taurus, luxury can be found here for a price that belies the high quality of the materials in the passenger cabin.