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 Legacy doesn’t offer an easy entry system.
The power windows standard on both the Taurus and the Legacy have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Taurus is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Legacy prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.
On a hot day the Taurus’ driver can lower the front windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Legacy can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.
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 Legacy’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.
While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Taurus Limited/SHO detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Legacy doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.
A power rear sunshade is optional in the Taurus Limited/SHO to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Legacy doesn’t offer a rear sunshade.
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 Legacy doesn’t offer air conditioned seats.
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 Legacy doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.
Both the Taurus and the Legacy offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Taurus has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Legacy Base doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.
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 Legacy doesn’t offer an automated parking system.