2016 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Ford Taurus

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2016 Honda Accord

2016 Ford Taurus

Drivers in the market for a high-quality sedan may compare the 2016 Honda Accord Sedan vs. the 2016 Ford Taurus over the course of their search.

Which of these vehicles is the superior choice for drivers? Keep reading, and we’ll compare these two nameplates side by side.

Safety Stats

In the realm of safety, both the 2016 Accord Sedan and the Taurus have received 5-Star Safety Ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration*, with the Taurus being determined to be 1.1 percent less likely to be involved in a rollover than the Taurus. The Accord Sedan has further been named a 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick, while the Taurus did not make the IIHS list.

There are various safety features found onboard the Accord that are not offered in the Taurus, including:

  • Active head restraints to prevent whiplash
  • Available Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Daytime running lights
  • Available parking sensors to help prevent collisions while parking

Efficiency Expertise

In terms of fuel economy, the Accord achieves up to 27 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway**, while the Taurus achieves only up to 20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway.

The Accord EX-L V-6 and Touring trims feature Variable Cylinder Management, which is an engine control system that shuts down half of the engine’s cylinders in certain driving conditions, helping boost fuel efficiency—an amenity not found in the Taurus models.

The Accord additionally excels in environmental friendliness, having been rated as a Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (SULEV) by the EPA while the Taurus is rated as just an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV).

Ride Quality

The Accord’s impressive efficiency, along with its exceptional handling and acceleration, are bolstered by its lightweight construction, as it weighs approximately 750 to 800 pounds less than the Taurus.

The Accord is also 10.4 inches shorter than the Taurus, which helps boosts its handling and maneuverability.

The Accord additionally offers a much quieter ride than the Taurus thanks to Active Noise Cancellation, which comes standard in each Accord Sedan model. The Taurus does not offer such a feature.


Various convenience-related features are offered onboard the Accord models but not the Taurus, including the ability to lower or raise the car’s windows from outside the vehicle, which is handy on a hot day or in stormy weather. The Taurus’ windows can only be operated from within the car with the ignition on.

Other features found in the Accord but not the Taurus include:

  • Standard locking fuel door with remote release.
  • Speed-sensitive windshield wipers.
  • Standard dual-zone air conditioning (only available in certain Taurus models).
  • Standard Bluetooth wireless connectivity (only offered in certain Taurus models).

Try It Out in Person

Drivers can further explore the 2016 Honda Accord Sedan at Tamaroff Honda. Visit our showroom, or contact us today to learn more about this impressive vehicle, and take a test drive.

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

**23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 27 city/37 highway/31 combined mpg rating for CVT models. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT models. 21 city/34 highway/26 combined mpg rating for V-6 models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.