Cars Similar to the Ford Taurusby Catherine Copeland
The Ford Taurus is a popular American-made sedan. There are many other vehicles available that are similar to the Taurus. These cars are moderately affordable with a touch of luxury features, depending on the options chosen when the vehicle is purchased. The cars are designed to be functional and fuel-efficient, while being sleek and stylish at the same time.
Mercury, a branch of the Ford Motor Company, offers a vehicle similar to the Ford Taurus named the Mercury Milan. The Milan, which also is available in a hybrid version, can get up to 33 mpg when driving on the highway. This spacious sedan offers several luxury upgrades, including SYNC radio technology and the option to have Sirius radio service. There are nine exterior color options and three interior color options.
The Chevrolet Impala also is similar to the Ford Taurus, and is considered a direct competitor. The 2011 Impala can achieve up to 29 mpg on the highway, and is capable of running on E85 Flex Fuel, which helps cut down on carbon emissions. It can seat up to six passengers, making it a roomy sedan. It also comes equipped with OnStar and XM radio capabilities. There are eight exterior color options.
Although a luxurious step above the Ford Taurus, the Buick LaCrosse is a very similar style vehicle. The 2011 Buick LaCrosse can achieve up to 30 mpg on the highway, and has the option of a V-6 engine. It comes equipped with OnStar, Bluetooth technology as well as XM radio capabilities. One of its finer features is the ice-blue ambient light technology that is installed in the interior.
Catherine Copeland has been writing professionally since 2005. Her articles have been published in newspapers such as "The Jackson Citizen Patriot" and "The State News." Copeland holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Michigan State University.