On a hot day the Taurus’ driver can lower the front windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Azera can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.
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 Azera doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system, and its Blue Link can’t unlock the doors if the vehicle doesn’t have cell phone reception or the driver can’t contact the service.
The Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Azera’s intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.
The Taurus offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Azera has an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.
On extremely cold Winter days, the Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the car heater warms up. The Azera doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.
The Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional Active Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Azera doesn’t offer an automated parking system.