2017 Ford Taurus vs. 2017 Nissan Altima

2017 Ford Taurus

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Shopping for a full-size sedan can be difficult when the market is flooded with so many options, but the 2017 Ford Taurus makes itself a strong contender with impressive standard performance and innovative technology inside of a plush cabin with ample cargo space. When you put it against the 2017 Nissan Altima, it becomes even clearer what a strong choice this vehicle is. Compare the two below to see which one is better for your Peotone or Bradley commutes, then visit Terry's Ford to take the Taurus for a test drive today!


When you're cruising in the new Ford sedan, you'll be surprised at the impressive power that's standard on even the base model. A riveting 3.5L V6 engine gives you 288 hp, or you can upgrade to the Taurus SHO for a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine that makes a powerful 356 hp. There's also an ultra-efficient 2.0L EcoBoost engine that will give you up to an EPA-estimated 29 mpg highway.

The standard engine on the 2017 Nissan Altima, on the other hand, is a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that only produces 179 hp. Even if you upgrade to the available V6 engine on the Altima, you'll only see 270 hp, which means even if you pay a premium you won't get the same level of power.

Interior Features

Inside of the 2017 Ford Taurus, you'll enjoy the smart technology of SYNC®3, Ford's refreshed infotainment system that comes with voice recognition, smartphone syncing, and more on a touchscreen display for ease of use. There's 20.1 cubic feet of trunk space in the rear, and leather-appointed seating keeps everyone comfortable. The Nissan Altima does not offer a touchscreen infotainment system until high up in the lineup, but a 5-inch LCD screen allows you to see audio playback information. There's not as much storage space with the Altima, either, as there's only 15.4 cu. ft. of trunk space.

Test-drive the 2017 Ford Taurus Today

The new Ford Taurus has received strong reviews from publications like U.S. News, and it's here at Terry's Ford for you to take on the road today. Our showroom is located at 363 N. Harlem Avenue in Peotone, near Bradley shoppers. You can give our sales department a call to schedule a test drive at (888) 832-3250. Feel free to fill out our online contact form with any questions you have to receive more information, too!

Compare the 2018 Taurus with the 2018 Altima