How does a 2016 Ford Taurus compare to its competition in Safety Near Verde Valley, AZ?


 
  • Jones Ford Verde Valley Journal
  • Aug 13th 2017 - 39 days ago
  • Verde Valley, AZ
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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 Lincoln MKS 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 MKS doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Taurus and the MKS 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, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.




Compared To Chrysler 300 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 300 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Taurus and the 300 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, 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 Chrysler 300:

Taurus

300

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

31%

31%

Leg Forces (l/r)

68/69 lbs.

617/568 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.9 inches

Neck Injury Risk

32%

33%

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

113 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

316/229 lbs.

504/415 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 Chrysler 300:

Taurus

300

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

103

236

Chest Movement

1.2 inches

1.4 inches

Abdominal Force

173 G’s

315 G’s

Hip Force

337 lbs.

433 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

30 G’s

50 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

743 lbs.

910 lbs.

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




Compared To Audi A4 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 A4 doesn\'t offer a collision warning system.

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 A4 doesn’t offer a lane departure warning system.

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 A4 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 A4 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 A4 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 A4 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 and rear parking sensors.

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 Audi A4:

Taurus

A4

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Compression

13 lbs.

16 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

68/69 lbs.

128/269 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

218

252

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.6 inches

Neck Injury Risk

32%

35%

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

64 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 Audi A4:

Taurus

A4

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

103

182

Chest Movement

1.2 inches

1.4 inches

Abdominal Force

173 G’s

253 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

30 G’s

71 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

18 inches

20 inches

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 Kia Cadenza 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 Cadenza 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 Cadenza 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 Cadenza 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 Cadenza 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 Cadenza 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 lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and rear cross-path warning.




Compared To Lincoln MKZ 2016



Both the Taurus and the MKZ 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, rearview cameras, available collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors, rear cross-path warning 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 Lincoln MKZ:

Taurus

MKZ

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Neck Compression

13 lbs.

24 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

68/69 lbs.

167/333 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

218

254

Neck Injury Risk

32%

52%

Neck Stress

145 lbs.

197 lbs.

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

50 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, results indicate that the Ford Taurus is safer than the Lincoln MKZ:

Taurus

MKZ

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

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




Compared To Volvo S80 2016



The Taurus offers all-wheel drive to maximize traction under poor conditions, especially in ice and snow. The S80 doesn’t offer all-wheel drive.

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 S80 doesn’t offer a cross-path warning system.

Both the Taurus and the S80 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 collision warning systems, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rear parking sensors and driver alert monitors.