How does a 2016 Ford Taurus compare to its competition in Safety Near Flowery Branch, GA?


 
  • Greene Ford Journal
  • Aug 6th 2017 - 106 days ago
  • Flowery Branch, GA
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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 Audi A4 2017



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.

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




Compared To Cadillac XTS 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 XTS doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Taurus and the XTS 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 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 XTS:

Taurus

XTS

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

182

206

Neck Stress

313 lbs.

378 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

68/69 lbs.

235/286 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

218

307

Neck Injury Risk

32%

34%

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

56 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 XTS:

Taurus

XTS

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

103

115

Hip Force

337 lbs.

339 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

30 G’s

42 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

376

393

Hip Force

743 lbs.

779 lbs.

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




Compared To Infiniti Q50 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 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 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 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 Volkswagen Passat 2016



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

Both the Taurus and the Passat 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.

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 Volkswagen Passat:

Taurus

Passat

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

182

227

Leg Forces (l/r)

68/69 lbs.

52/418 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

218

302

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.5 inches

Neck Stress

145 lbs.

158 lbs.

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

104 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 Volkswagen Passat:

Taurus

Passat

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

103

160

Chest Movement

1.2 inches

1.4 inches

Abdominal Force

173 G’s

221 G’s

Hip Force

337 lbs.

477 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

30 G’s

58 G’s

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




Compared To Toyota Avalon 2015



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

Both the Taurus and the Avalon 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, 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 Toyota Avalon:

Taurus

Avalon

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Neck Injury Risk

31%

33%

Neck Stress

313 lbs.

354 lbs.

Neck Compression

13 lbs.

16 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

68/69 lbs.

492/592 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

218

269

Chest Compression

.5 inches

.5 inches

Neck Injury Risk

32%

38%

Neck Stress

145 lbs.

188 lbs.

Neck Compression

24 lbs.

108 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

316/229 lbs.

467/455 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 Avalon:

Taurus

Avalon

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

103

124

Abdominal Force

173 G’s

226 G’s

Hip Force

337 lbs.

384 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

30 G’s

47 G’s

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Hip Force

743 lbs.

984 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 17% lower per vehicle registered than the Avalon, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.




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