2018 Ford Taurus vs 2018 Chevrolet Impala
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but you sure can teach an old Ford sedan lineup new tricks. All you need to do is look at the 2018 Ford Taurus lineup – which we’ve got right here at Brandon Ford in Tampa, FL – to know that.
It’s no secret that the Ford Taurus has been around for a long, long time, which means it’s had to reinvent and revitalize its lineup over and over again to keep up with all of the advancements of the automotive industry. And it’s done just that – time and time again – to ensure it keeps its spot at the head of the large sedan class, as you’ll see in this 2018 Ford Taurus versus 2018 Chevrolet Impala head-to-head model comparison.
2018 Ford Taurus
2018 Chevrolet Impala
|288 Horsepower and 254 lb-ft. Torque||Standard Engine Power Ratings||197 Horsepower and 191 lb-ft. Torque|
|365 Horsepower and 350 lb-ft. Torque||Available Engine Power Ratings||305 Horsepower and 264 lb-ft. Torque|
|18/27 MPG||Max Fuel Efficiency Ratings (City/Highway)||22/30 MPG|
|20.1 ft.3||Cargo Capacity||18.8 ft.3|
2018 Ford Taurus Lineup vs 2018 Chevy Impala Lineup: Power Ratings, Gas Mileage Ratings and Trunk Capacity
There are many places we could start this comparison, but we’re going to begin under the hood. The 2018 Ford Taurus lineup and the 2018 Chevy Impala lineup each feature the choice between a standard engine and an optional engine. Those engines couldn’t be more different from each other, however. That’s because the base engine of the new Ford Taurus lineup can pump out 288 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, and its more powerful available engine can pump out 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Conversely, the base engine of the new Chevy Impala lineup produces only 197 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque, and its available engine produces only 305 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque.
Thanks to its impressive power advantage, you’d expect the 2018 Ford Taurus lineup to get lower gas mileage than the 2018 Chevrolet Impala lineup – and it does, just not by as much as you’d think. In fact, the difference in fuel efficiency is so minimal, that you won’t even notice at the pump, even while enjoying all that extra horsepower and torque.
What you will notice is all the additional trunk space you’re getting with your new Ford Taurus thanks to its 20.1 cubic-feet of cargo capacity, which is significantly larger than the new Chevrolet Impala’s 18.8 cubic-feet of cargo capacity.
To learn more about the 2018 Ford Taurus, please reach out to our friendly Brandon Ford staff in Tampa, FL.