|2016 Ford Taurus||2016 Chevy Impala|
|288 @ 6500 RPM||Horsepower||196 @ 6300 RPM|
|254 @ 4000 RPM||Torque||186 @ 4400 RPM|
|3.5L V6||Engine||2.5L I-4|
2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Chevy Impala
Ford completely revolutionized the full size sedan segment back in 1985 when they introduced the first generation of the Taurus. In the more than 25 years following, there have been hundreds of thousands of satisfied customers who absolutely love the Ford Taurus. The blue oval automaker is looking to add to this storied tradition with the all-new 2016 Ford Taurus. They have implemented some exciting new changes and updates to the flagship sedan, and it has been receiving rave reviews from customers so far. With the new 2016 Ford Taurus you will find more room, better visibility and more of a premium feel than the competition.
The full size sedan segment has always been one of the most popular categories in the automotive market. Therefore, there are no shortage of vehicles that compete against the Taurus for market share. However, the biggest competitor to the Taurus has always been Chevy’s Impala model. The Chevy Impala has been on the market since the late 1950s, making it equally as iconic as the Taurus. We wanted to figure out which of these two vehicles is best in the new model year. Therefore, we have decided to conduct a 2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Chevy Impala comparison review.
2016 Ford Taurus: Spacious and Luxurious
When we matched up the specifications of the new 2016 Ford Taurus against the 2016 Chevy Impala, it became very clear that the Taurus was superior in almost every way. One of the most obvious ways that the Taurus is able to outpace the Impala is with its far superior performance characteristics. The new 2016 Ford Taurus is able to produce an outstanding 288 horsepower with 254 pound-feet of torque, which is incredible for a full size car with a base level powertrain. On the other hand, the 2016 Chevy Impala is only able to make 196 horsepower with 186 pound-feet of torque. Also, even though the Taurus boasts better performance than the Impala, it still has a fuel economy rating that is on par with it.
Another way that the new 2016 Ford Taurus is superior to the 2016 Chevy Impala is with its luxurious feel. The Taurus is considered by a lot of experts to be a mid-luxury vehicle without the luxury price tag. It has soft touch materials and offers one of the smoothest rides on the road. On the other hand, the 2016 Chevy Impala feels noticeably cheaper in comparison. Drivers interested in learning more about the new 2016 Ford Taurus are encouraged to stop in and visit us here at Dahl Ford. Our team of expert associates would be more than happy to answer any questions that you have and set you up with a test drive.