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2018 Ford Taurus Limited AWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
MSRP
$39,050
Invoice
$36,903
Average Price Paid
$37,006
233 listings nationwide

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2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE
MSRP
$26,340
Invoice
$24,891
Average Price Paid
$24,862
3,048 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
Fair Price
$38,227
Good Price
$36,235
Great Price
$35,097
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE
Fair Price
$25,471
Good Price
$23,623
Great Price
$22,566

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$37,454
2 listings nationwide

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2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$25,223
280 listings nationwide
13 GREAT deals
36 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
Nicole Wakelin Preview:

The 2018 Ford Taurus is a carryover from last year’s model with no major changes. This full-size sedan has ample room for five people and a spacious 20.1-cubic foot trunk. The four dif...

2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Want a basic but stylish car? How about a hybrid, or even a plug-in hybrid? What about an undeniably luxurious sedan, or a genuine sports sedan? The 2018 Ford Fusion lineup has them al...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 9
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
10
writes:
nice style, good power,cdplayer,, a comfortable front but kinda close ibn the back seat
Handling Ranked 2018 Chevrolet Impala Premier FWD better.
"the Taurus was a little slow"
Front Seats Ranked 2018 Chevrolet Impala Premier FWD better.
"the lumbar seats,firm but comfortable"
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE
10
writes:
I love the gas mileage and the smoothe ride and road control
45
writes:
What an awesome car! With 325 hp, this car is an absolute must drive if your looking for a family sedan with a...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport worse.
"Its a close call in my opinion, but Im giving it to the ford for the aggressive front end and quad exhaust tips."
Back Seats Ranked 2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sport better.
"More interior room and very comfortable seating position."
writes:
luxury family car

Specs

2018 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
AWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
43 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
41 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19 gal 14 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Hybrid
Power
288 hp @ 6,500 RPM
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Torque
254 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
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Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.3:1
12.3:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.64 in x 3.41 in
3.44 in x 3.27 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars 3 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 44.2 in 44.3 in
Back Legroom 38.1 in 38.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 20.1 cu ft 12 cu ft
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 202.9 in 191.8 in
Width 85.7 in 83.5 in
Height 60.7 in 58 in
Wheelbase 112.9 in 112.2 in

Available Options

2018 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Blue Metallic
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Shadow Black
  • White Gold Metallic
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

Option Packages

  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
  • Driver Assist Package
  • Power Moonroof
  • Wheels: 20" Polished Aluminum
2018 Ford Fusion
Hybrid SE

Exterior Colors

  • Blue Metallic
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Lightning Blue
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Shadow Black
  • White Gold Metallic
  • White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

Option Packages

  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
  • Fusion SE Hybrid Luxury Driver Assist Package
  • Fusion SE Hybrid Technology Package
  • Equipment Group 601A
  • Equipment Group 602A
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Enhanced Active Park Assist with Parallel Parking
  • Power Moonroof
  • Wheels: 18" Machine-Face Aluminum

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