2018 Ford Taurus vs Chevy Impala

For a long time, now, the Ford Taurus has been the heart and soul of the auto maker's sedan lineup, the flagship in the class, and for just as long, other manufacturers have been looking to unseat it as the iconic large sedan. The Chevy Impala may be the vehicle that consistently comes closest to having a similar reputation, offering a solid drive and good technology.

 Unfortunately, try as they might, Chevrolet simply doesn't match up to everything the Taurus brings to the table for drivers in Newtown Square, Glen Mills and Malvern. Learn why the 2018 Ford Taurus maintains its reputation as a mainstay and flagship sedan in the Ford lineup, and how it fares against the new Chevy Impala. Contact us today with any questions! We are happy to assist you.

Ford Taurus vs Chevy Impala

This year the Taurus gets rid of their turbocharged four-cylinder engine and shifts the availability of the power adjust pedals in its options packages. Otherwise it's the same model you've come to know and love.

The Impala, likewise, hits showrooms this year with only a few slight alterations to standard available equipment, and features packages. You now get a rearview camera on all models-though it should be noted that this is the case with every car by every manufacturer due to new laws-and you get keyless entry and ignition, as well as an updated MyLink system availability.

Engine Options

In terms of overall performance, there's no question that the Taurus outshines the Impala. Even at the base level, Ford gives you a 288-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine which also delivers 254 pound-feet. Compare this to the base Impala engine, which is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder that gives you only 197 horsepower and a meager 191 pound-feet.

Even stepping it up, the Impala can't compete. The top engine for the Taurus is a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 rated at 365 horsepower. It also delivers 350 pound-feet in power. The Impala's high-end engine, unfortunately, only delivers 305 horsepower, and doesn't even come close to cracking 300 pound-feet, ringing in at only 264.

Go in the Snow

 Are you looking to make your way in inclement weather, snow or mud? If so, you're going to have to jump for the Taurus, because the Impala is going to leave you stuck. Not only does it lack the engine torque to get you out of tight spots, it's front-wheel drive only. With the Taurus, not only do you get more power, but you can choose available all-wheel drive so you've got even more drive and power. Stop worrying about snow and mud; the Taurus will get you where you need to go.

Options to Customize

Finally, if you're looking to build the precise vehicle you want, choose the Taurus. It comes with four different trim levels and a full range of options packages and individual add-on features. The Impala on the other hand, gives you three trim levels. While there are options packages available, they can't be had until you step up to the higher levels of trim, at higher costs.

The Taurus at Fred Beans Ford of West Chester

The Ford Taurus is clearly the winner in this side-by-side of large sedans. If you'd like to test drive one yourself on the roads of Malvern, Newtown Square and Glen Mills, stop into Fred Beans Ford of West Chester today.

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Fred Beans Ford of West Chester

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