American-made family sedans get side-by-side comparison

2014 Chevy Impala

2014 Chevy Impala

2014 Ford Taurus

2014 Ford Taurus

 

 

 

 

 

2014 Chevy Impala vs. 2014 Ford Taurus

Full-size sedans are staples of the automotive industry and the Impala and Taurus have been mainstays in their respective vehicle lineups for years. While these American-made sedans face plenty of competition from overseas automakers, many sedan shoppers that step on our Harbin Automotive lot have narrowed their searches down to the 2014 Chevy Impala and the 2014 Ford Taurus. While both vehicles are outstanding choices, one or the other may better fit the needs of any particular customer. That’s why we’re putting the 2014 Chevy Impala vs. 2014 Ford Taurus to help you decide which full-size sedan is right for you.

The 2014 Chevy Impala is redesigned for the 2014 model year and is powered by a standard 2.5-liter four cylinder engine that generates 195 horsepower and 187 pound-feet of torque. If you are looking for a more traditional full-size sedan powertrain, you can replace the four-cylinder with a 305-horsepower V-6 on the LT and LTZ trims. The EPA estimates the Impala fitted with the four-cylinder engine will achieve 25 miles per gallon combined while the V-6 Impalas offers up to 29 mpg on the highway.

The Impala’s American-made rival, the 2014 Ford Taurus, comes standard with a 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 288 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque. While the V-6 is standard in the Taurus, it does offer a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 240 horsepower. That turbocharged powertrain is the best choice for fuel-economy-focused drivers as it achieves 26 mpg combined. The V-6 engine gets 23 mpg combined.

2014 Chevy Impala Interior

2014 Chevy Impala Interior

2014 Ford Taurus Interior

2014 Ford Taurus Interior

 

 

 

 

 

For drivers that often carry golf clubs or will be using their sedan for trips to the grocery store, the Taurus offers a little more trunk space with a cargo capacity of 20 cubic feet. The 2014 Chevy Impala is not far behind, however, as it offers 19 cubic feet. Both sedans are near the top of the class in this area.

While both full-size sedans offer similar equipment throughout their trim lineups, it’s a good idea to get a feel for the infotainment interfaces and to weigh your preferences so you can find out which sedan you can equip with your favorites for the best value.

The best way to compare the 2014 Chevy Impala vs. 2014 Ford Taurus is to visit Harbin Automotive in Scottsboro, AL and schedule a test drive in both models. We’ll help you through the shopping process so you can drive off the lot in a new full-size sedan without the stress you’d experience at other dealerships.