Jones Ford Buckeye - How does a 2016 Ford Taurus compare to its competition in Safety Near Phoenix, AZ?


 
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Compared To Kia Optima 2015



The Taurus Limited/SHO offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The system also pre-charges the brakes to begin deceleration more quickly. The Optima doesn\'t offer a collision warning system.

The Taurus offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Optima doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Optima doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Optima doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

The Taurus SEL/Limited/SHO has standard SYNC ®, which uses a global positioning satellite (GPS) receiver and a cellular system to get turn-by-turn driving directions or send emergency personnel to the scene if any airbags deploy. The Optima doesn’t offer a GPS response system, only a navigation computer with no live response for emergencies, so if you’re involved in an accident and you’re incapacitated help may not come as quickly.

Both the Taurus and the Optima have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The Ford Taurus weighs 496 to 1106 pounds more than the Kia Optima. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Kia Optima:

Taurus

Optima

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Compression

13 lbs.

33 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

68/69 lbs.

60/810 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.5 inches

Neck Injury Risk

32%

41%

Neck Stress

145 lbs.

161 lbs.

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

29 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Kia Optima:

Taurus

Optima

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

103

205

Chest Movement

1.2 inches

1.4 inches

Abdominal Force

173 G’s

342 G’s

Hip Force

337 lbs.

691 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

30 G’s

68 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

743 lbs.

915 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Cadillac ATS Sedan 2016



For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Ford Taurus are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Cadillac ATS Sedan doesn’t offer height-adjustable front seat belts.

The Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The ATS Sedan doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Taurus and the ATS Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Cadillac ATS Sedan:

Taurus

ATS Sedan

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

182

202

Neck Compression

13 lbs.

26 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

68/69 lbs.

202/615 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

218

346

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.5 inches

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

116 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Cadillac ATS Sedan:

Taurus

ATS Sedan

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

103

116

Abdominal Force

173 G’s

210 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

30 G’s

64 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

743 lbs.

776 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Chevrolet Impala Limited 2016



The Taurus Limited/SHO offers an optional collision warning system, which detects an impending crash through forward mounted sensors and flashes a bright light and sounds a loud, distinctive tone to warn the driver to brake or maneuver immediately to avoid a collision. The system also pre-charges the brakes to begin deceleration more quickly. The Impala Limited doesn\'t offer a collision warning system.

The Taurus offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional lane departure warning system alerts a temporarily inattentive driver when the vehicle begins to leave its lane and gently nudges the vehicle back towards its lane. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

The Taurus SEL/Limited/SHO has standard Reverse Sensing System to help warn drivers about vehicles, pedestrians or other obstacles behind their vehicle. The Taurus also has a standard backup monitor to help drivers see any and all obstacles behind their vehicle. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer any parking assist system.

The Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional blind spot warning system uses digital cameras monitored by computer to alert the driver to moving objects in the vehicle’s blind spots where the side view mirrors don’t reveal them. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer a system to reveal objects in the driver’s blind spots.

To help make backing safer, the Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

The Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Impala Limited doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Taurus and the Impala Limited have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control and electronic stability systems to prevent skidding.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Chevrolet Impala Limited:

Taurus

Impala Limited

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

182

223

Neck Compression

13 lbs.

239 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

68/69 lbs.

47/216 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

218

236

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

32%

39%

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

59 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

316/229 lbs.

698/316 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 38.5 MPH side impact tests on new cars. In this test, results indicate that the Taurus is safer than the Impala Limited:

Taurus

Impala Limited

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Head Injury Criteria

131

293

Thoracic Trauma

30

55

Pelvis Deceleration

45 G’s

99 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Head Injury Criteria

199

639

Thoracic Trauma

51

64

Pelvis Deceleration

61 G’s

65 G’s

More stars indicate a better chance of avoiding serious injuries. Lower numbers indicate better actual numeric test results. This test not comparable with those after 2010.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Chevrolet Impala Limited:

Taurus

Impala Limited

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

2 Stars

HIC

103

130

Chest Movement

1.2 inches

1.7 inches

Abdominal Force

173 G’s

238 G’s

Hip Force

337 lbs.

515 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

284

350

Spine Acceleration

30 G’s

58 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

53 G’s

63 G’s

Hip Force

743 lbs.

765 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety ( IIHS) performs roof strength tests. In that test the Taurus earned the top rating of “Good” because its roof supported over four times the Taurus’ weight before being crushed five inches. The Impala Limited was rated lower at “Acceptable.”

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rates the general design of front seat head restraints for their ability to protect front seat occupants from whiplash injuries. The IIHS also performs a dynamic test on those seats with “good” or “acceptable” geometry. In these ratings, the Taurus with leather seats is safer then the Impala Limited:

Taurus

Impala Limited

Overall Evaluation

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Head Restraint Design

GOOD

GOOD

Distance from Back of Head

20 mm

42 mm

Distance Below Top of Head

27 mm

46 mm

Dynamic Test Rating

GOOD

ACCEPTABLE

Seat Design

Pass

Fail

Neck Force Rating

Low

Low

Max Neck Shearing Force

42

57

(Lower numerical results are better in all tests.)

The Ford Taurus has a better fatality history. The Taurus was involved in fatal accidents at a rate 15% lower per vehicle registered than the Impala Limited, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.




Compared To Chevrolet Malibu 2016



The Taurus offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Malibu doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Malibu doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Taurus and the Malibu have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front-wheel drive, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The Ford Taurus weighs 576 to 1257 pounds more than the Chevrolet Malibu. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.




Compared To Mercedes C-Class Sedan 2016



To help make backing safer, the Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional cross-path warning system uses wide-angle radar in the rear bumper to alert the driver to vehicles approaching from the side, helping the driver avoid collisions. The C-Class Sedan doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Taurus and the C-Class Sedan have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and driver alert monitors.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Mercedes C-Class Sedan:

Taurus

C-Class Sedan

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Compression

13 lbs.

62 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

68/69 lbs.

421/449 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

218

246

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

32%

60%

Neck Stress

145 lbs.

147 lbs.

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

219 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Mercedes C-Class Sedan:

Taurus

C-Class Sedan

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

337 lbs.

452 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

284

459

Spine Acceleration

30 G’s

67 G’s

Hip Force

910 lbs.

949 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

743 lbs.

769 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Lexus IS Series 2016



The Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The IS Series doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Taurus and the IS Series have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, available collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Lexus IS Series:

Taurus

IS Series

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

182

274

Neck Injury Risk

31%

36%

Neck Stress

313 lbs.

339 lbs.

Neck Compression

13 lbs.

47 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

68/69 lbs.

271/602 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

218

264

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

32%

55%

Neck Stress

145 lbs.

197 lbs.

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

64 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

316/229 lbs.

426/505 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Lexus IS Series:

Taurus

IS Series

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Abdominal Force

173 G’s

193 G’s

Hip Force

337 lbs.

474 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

30 G’s

33 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

743 lbs.

806 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Infiniti Q50 2015



The Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Q50 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Taurus and the Q50 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Infiniti Q50:

Taurus

Q50

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

182

225

Neck Compression

13 lbs.

45 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

68/69 lbs.

185/312 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

Chest Compression

.5 inches

1 inches

Neck Injury Risk

32%

48%

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

85 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

316/229 lbs.

541/294 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Infiniti Q50:

Taurus

Q50

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Abdominal Force

173 G’s

262 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

30 G’s

46 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

18 inches

19 inches

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.




Compared To Toyota Camry 2016



The Taurus offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The Camry doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

The Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Camry doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Compared to metal, the Taurus’ plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Toyota Camry has a metal gas tank.

Both the Taurus and the Camry have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height-adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.

The Ford Taurus weighs 484 to 1103 pounds more than the Toyota Camry. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Toyota Camry:

Taurus

Camry

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

182

236

Neck Injury Risk

31%

33%

Neck Stress

313 lbs.

462 lbs.

Neck Compression

13 lbs.

93 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

68/69 lbs.

479/545 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

218

240

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

32%

33%

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

81 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

316/229 lbs.

428/419 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Toyota Camry:

Taurus

Camry

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

103

144

Abdominal Force

173 G’s

199 G’s

Hip Force

337 lbs.

543 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

30 G’s

46 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

743 lbs.

975 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The Ford Taurus has a better fatality history. The Taurus was involved in fatal accidents at a rate 15% lower per vehicle registered than the Camry, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.