The Taurus offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver\'s house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The 3 Series Sedan doesn’t offer a remote starting system.
The Taurus Limited/SHO’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The 3 Series Sedan doesn’t offer an easy entry system.
In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Taurus’ exterior PIN entry system. The 3 Series Sedan doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system, and its BMW Assist can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.
Consumer Reports rated the Taurus’ headlight performance “Fair” to “Good” (depending on model and options), a higher rating than the 3 Series Sedan’s headlights, which were rated “Poor.”
To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Taurus has standard extendable sun visors. The 3 Series Sedan doesn’t offer extendable visors.
Standard air conditioned seats in the Taurus Limited/SHO keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in Summer. The 3 Series Sedan doesn’t offer air conditioned seats.