2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Nissan Maxima
2016 Ford Taurus 2016 Nissan Maxima
$27,110 Base MSRP $32,510
20.1 cu. ft. Luggage Volume 14.3 cu. ft.
Three Engine Options One
6-speed automatic Transmission Continuously Variable Transmission

2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Nissan Maxima

View of the 2016 Ford Taurus interior seating comfort

An ideal family sedan is designed to offer spacious accommodations while leaving room for all the details of daily life. The ideal such vehicle comes well-equipped with comfort features, a spacious interior for passengers and possessions, and plenty of power. Both the vehicles in this 2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Nissan Maxima comparison can deliver on these points. The 2016 Ford Taurus is a full-size family sedan, while the 2016 Nissan Maxima is a midsize sedan that flirts with the larger designation.

That size difference is apparent when you slide inside these two vehicles. The Ford Taurus is longer, wider, and higher than the 2016 Nissan Maxima, and it offers three extra cubic feet of interior space compared to its rival. That extra capacity is most obvious when it comes to the 2016 Taurus' extra front and rear hip room and rear leg room. Taurus rear passengers get almost four more inches of space compared to folks riding in the back of the Nisssan Maxima. That can made a pretty significant difference for folks pushing the six-foot range. It also offers plenty of space where growing kids can stretch out without being cramped.

2016 Ford Taurus luggage space advantages

Families tend to need to transport a lot of luggage and materials, whether on a family vacation or to hockey practice. When comparing cargo space on the 2016 Ford Taurus vs 2016 Nissan Maxima, the Ford shines once again. The 2016 Ford Taurus has 20.1 cubic feet of space (that's about what you would see in an average refrigerator). That is a great number in its own right and is 5.8 cubic feet more than is available in the Nissan Maxima. Both sedans come standard with 60/40 split folding rear seats, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth connectivity.

In addition to spaciousness, the 2016 Ford Taurus is also available with a variety of engine options to meet multiple driver needs. Two standard engines (the 3.5-liter V6 and 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder) are available on most trims The elite SHO trim comes standard with an advanced 3.5-liter V6 that offers an impressive 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, which is significantly more than the 2016 Maxima's single 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine option. For more information on the 2016 Ford Taurus near Atlanta GA, contact an Akins Ford sales representative at (866) 625-1965.

2016 Ford Taurus Akins Ford steering wheel and speedometer view