2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Nissan Maxima
2016 Ford Taurus 2016 Nissan Maxima
$27,110 MSRP


29 MPG HWY Fuel Economy Rating 30 MPG
288 @ 6500 RPM Horsepower 300 @ 6400 RPM
254 @ 4,000 RPM Torque 261 @ 4400 RPM

2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

The Ford Taurus is by far the biggest sedan in the brand's lineup and has always been very popular. The Taurus has been a very important part of the history of the Ford Motor Company. In fact, at one given time the Taurus was actually credited with helping to save the brand during some troublesome years. The Ford Taurus originally debuted back in the mid 1980s to rave reviews. In the years following, the Taurus has continued to be a mainstay in the blue oval automaker's lineup. The new 2016 Ford Taurus takes the level of innovation and excitement surrounding this model to a whole new level, and it has already become one of the best-selling models at our dealership this year.

The new 2016 model year sees some exciting new changes and updates for the Ford Taurus model. They have taken the level of excitement surrounding the Taurus to all-new heights because of the new updates. There is no shortage of competition in the full-size sedan segment, and the new 2016 model year is no exception to that. One of the biggest competitors to the Taurus has always been Nissan’s Maxima model. The Nissan Maxima originally went on sale way back 1981, making it equally as iconic as the Taurus. Therefore, we have matched up the new 2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Nissan Maxima in order to find out which vehicle is best for the new model year.

2016 Ford Taurus: Luxury and Style

Now, when you match up the base 2016 Ford Taurus with the base 2016 Nissan Maxima, the Maxima is superior in a lot of categories. However, that does not mean that the Maxima is the better vehicle, in fact, we would argue the opposite.

Ford offers the Taurus in four different unique trim levels and the Maxima is only offered in three trims. Whether you are looking for excellent fuel economy, or great performance, Ford offers a Taurus trim that is perfect for you. If you are looking for performance that rivals a sports car, Ford makes the 2016 Ford Taurus SHO trim level. The 2016 Ford Taurus SHO comes equipped with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost six-cylinder engine that is able to produce 365 horsepower with 350 pound-feet of torque, which is very impressive. Nissan does not offer a Maxima model that even gets close to matching the performance of the new 2016 Ford Taurus SHO. Ford has called the Taurus SHO the perfect marriage of performance and refinement, which we think is the perfect description for this vehicle.

On the other hand, if you are looking for an excellent fuel economy rating, Ford offers the Taurus SEL and Taurus Limited. Those trim levels come with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. This powertrain boasts an incredible 32 highway miles per gallon with 22 miles per gallon in the city, which is better than the Maxima.

Feel free to stop in and visit us here at Matt Ford if you would like to learn more about the 2016 Ford Taurus or take a test drive so that you can experience it for yourself.

2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Nissan Maxima