When we compare the Buick LaCrosse's and the Ford Taurus's specifications and ratings, the Buick LaCrosse has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability and overall quality score. The Ford Taurus has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Buick LaCrosse's and the Ford Taurus's specifications and ratings, the Ford Taurus is a better car than the Buick LaCrosse.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Ford Taurus Pricing
A used 2019 Buick LaCrosse ranges from $19,927 to $34,428 while a used 2019 Ford Taurus is priced between $16,498 to $29,995.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Ford Taurus Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Buick LaCrosse loses 54.4 percent of its value and the Ford Taurus loses 52.7 percent of its value. This means the Ford Taurus retains 1.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Buick LaCrosse.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Ford Taurus Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Buick LaCrosse is 8.5 out of 10 while the Ford Taurus' quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Buick LaCrosse being ranked 1 out of 24 Best Luxury Large Cars and the Ford Taurus being ranked 5 out of 8 Best Large Cars.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Ford Taurus Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Buick LaCrosse is 8.2 out of 10. For the Ford Taurus the reliability rating is 8.1 out of 10. This gives the Buick LaCrosse a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Ford Taurus.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Buick LaCrosse’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the Ford Taurus base engine makes 288 horsepower. The LaCrosse is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 553 miles. The Taurus is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 494 miles. This gives the Buick LaCrosse the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Ford Taurus. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are large cars, the Ford Taurus has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Buick LaCrosse and the Ford Taurus have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.