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Ford Taurus vs. Ford Explorer Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Ford Taurus vs. Ford Explorer Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $47,610

Ford Taurus SHO   
Difference: $7,535

Lowest Total Invoice: $45,060

Ford Taurus SHO   
Difference: $7,647

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year20182018
ModelTaurusExplorer
TrimSHOPlatinum
Body4dr Sedan4dr SUV
Base Price $42,770 $53,940
Base Invoice $40,418 $51,512
Navigation system 795  
Driver Assist Package 1,995  
Ashtray and lighter (optional) 90 90
All-weather floor mats 90 120
Sunroof 995  
Navigation system 755  
Driver Assist Package 1,895  
Ashtray and lighter (optional) 86 86
All-weather floor mats 86 114
Sunroof 945  
Options (change) 3,965 210
Options (change) 3,767 200
Destination 875 995
Total Price $47,610 $55,145
Total Invoice $45,060 $52,707

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Ford Taurus vs. Ford Explorer

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Ford Taurus SHO
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $555
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $976
Model Year20182018
ModelTaurusExplorer
TrimSHOPlatinum
Body4dr Sedan4dr SUV
Engine365hp V6365hp V6
TransmissionT6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)17/25 MPG16/22 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 7500, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/45-20255/50-20
Total Price$47,610$55,145
Adjustments for Features0-6,980
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$47,610$48,165
Total Invoice$45,060$52,707
Adjustments for Features0-6,671
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$45,060$46,036

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Features Comparison: Ford Taurus vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20182018
ModelTaurusExplorer
TrimSHOPlatinum
Body4dr Sedan4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet $100
Active noise reduction $0
Hands-free trunk or liftgate $100
Power liftgate $350
Remote app $25
Remote climate control $25
Remote window/roof operation $15
Sunshade, rear, power$225 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Driver drowsiness monitor$150 
Hill descent control $250
Inflatable rear seat belts $200
Knee airbag, passenger $100
Side curtain airbags$350 
Side curtain airbags, three rows $500
Terrain selector $200
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100 
Trailer sway control $25
Wide-view front camera $150
Cargo Management 
Cargo net$40 
Class III trailer hitch $250
Roof rails $250
Trailering equipment (7 wire) $150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
4G LTE connectivity $50
Rear air vents$100 
Rear air vents with manual controls $150
Rear HVAC unit $400
Rear wiper $175
Wi-Fi hotspot $50
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding (gray/black) $250
Deep-tinted rear windows $275
Panoramic sunroof $1200
Rear bumper protector $40
Sunroof$900 
Tow hook(s), front $40
Wheel-lip moldings $75
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Fog lights $125
LED headlights, single projector or low beam only $750
Power-folding mirrors $50
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25
Xenon HID headlights$500 
Seats and Interior Trim 
Door sill trim plates$100 
Illuminated door sill trim plates $200
Leather door panel trim $250
Leather-wrapped steering wheel$150 
Manual recliner, second row seats $75
Massage, driver seat $100
Massage, passenger seat $100
Metal pedals$75 
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat $150
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, passenger seat $150
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, passenger seat$100 
Power-stowing third row seats $1000
Synthetic suede inserts in leather seating surfaces$0 
Tailgating position, third row seats $50
Upholstered instrument panel, leather $1000
Wood trim $300
Wood/leather-wrapped steering wheel $150
Total Value of Features$5,690$12,670
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$6,980
Value of Feature Adjustments0-6,671

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Specifications Comparison: Ford Taurus vs. Ford Explorer

Model Year20182018
ModelTaurusExplorer
Body4dr Sedan4dr SUV
Wheelbase112.9 in112.6 in
Length202.9 in198.3 in
Width76.2 in78.9 in
Height60.7 in70.0 in
Curb Weight4,343 lb.4,890 lb.
Fuel Capacity20.0 gal.18.6 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.0 in41.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.9 in61.5 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.3 in57.3 in
Row 1 Legroom41.9 in40.6 in
Row 2 Headroom37.8 in40.6 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room56.9 in61.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.8 in56.8 in
Row 2 Legroom38.1 in39.5 in
Row 3 Headroom0.0 in37.8 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room0.0 in50.8 in
Row 3 Hip Room0.0 in40.7 in
Row 3 Legroom0.0 in33.3 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
20.1 ft321.0 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
20.143.9 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
20.181.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Ford Taurus SHO

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic + travel information25Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%
Driver Assist Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Adaptive cruise control500Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Lane departure warning200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Driver drowsiness monitor150No
Forward collision warning200Yes
Lane departure prevention, steering-based200Yes
Total Requested190093%
Total Not Requested1507%

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