Comparison - BMW M3 4dr 2018 - vs - Ford Taurus Limited 2019

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
66,500
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
$
39,160
Updated: 
08 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Manual
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.80gals
19.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Burgundy Velvet
#612626
Magnetic
#676657
Ruby Red
#AC1115
White Platinum
#D5CEC8
Ingot Silver
#BEBFC1
Agate Black
#FAFAFA
Blue
#406A9A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 BMW M3 Is a sport sedan icon that offers track-ready performance and relatively comfortable seating for four, but it is losing its lead to a group of hungry contenders.

Pros
Superlative performance
Four (relatively) useful seats
Menacing looks
Available carbon ceramic brakes are great...

Cons
...but very expensive
Everything costs more, unless you like white and black cloth
Not fuel efficient
A somewhat digital feel

By: 
thecarconnection.com

What we really love about the M3, though, is that it retains its civility in spite of the performance upgrades. The ride quality remains comfortable thanks to adaptive dampers, the seats are supportive yet comfortable enough for long road trips, and the back seat and trunk are spacious. While there are higher-performing competitors, and more luxurious ones, few blend both traits with the fluidity of the 2018 BMW M3.

PROS
Agile handling without a penalizing ride quality
Upscale, well-equipped interior with room for four adults
Powerful brakes

CONS
Steering is less lively than in competitors
Other sport sedans sound better, go faster

By: 
edmunds.com

"The BMW M3 is a legendary name among supersaloons, but while the latest version is good, its rivals have caught up"

PROS
Practical four-door body
Aggressive looks
Fun to drive

CONS
Pricey to buy and run
No longer sounds as exciting
Some rivals are better to drive

By: 
carbuyer.co.uk

The 2019 Ford Taurus is a dead car driving. Look closely at its rivals.

Pros
Rides softly
Comfortable front seats
Advanced optional infotainment
Discounts readily available

Cons
Tight rear seat
Hard to see out of
Lacks key features
Will be dropped from lineup

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Pros
Steering feedback
Massive trunk
Seating comfort
Child-safety seat usability

Cons
Unresponsive transmission with non-turbo V-6
Undersized cabin for a full-size car
Visibility
Interior build quality

By: 
cars.com

The 2019 Ford Taurus Sedan comes with all wheel drive, and front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic.

Pros
Rides comfortably and quietly on the highway
The giant trunk is one of the roomiest in the large sedan class
Available all-wheel drive for enhanced wet-weather traction

Cons
Skimpy list of standard features on base SE model
Performance SHO model lacks the punch of big-engine rivals
Feels slow and ponderous when driving around turns
The interior doesn't seem as airy or spacious as it should

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Flexible
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
17.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.00L
3.50L
Torque: 
406ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
254ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
425hp
at 5 500rpm
288hp
at 6 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
40.00Feet
39.50Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
no
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Control
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather And Simulated Wood Steering Wheel
Adjustable Pedals
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.60in
203.00in
Width: 
73.90in
76.20in
Height: 
56.10in
60.70in
Ground Clearance: 
4.70in
Wheel Base: 
110.70in
113.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.30
39.00
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
44.20in
Rear leg room: 
35.10in
38.10in
Front Hip Room: 
56.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.10in
57.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
56.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
20.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.00cu.ft
20.10cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3575.00lbs
3917.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
Reverse Tilt Passenger Mirror Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Front Leg Room 42.0 in.
Front Head Room 40.3 in.
Front Shoulder Room 55.1 in.
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Passenger Seat With Manual Adjustable Lumbar Support
Leather/Cloth
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Driver Cooled Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Passenger Cooled Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Head Room 37.7 in.
Rear Leg Room 35.1 in.
Rear Shoulder Room 55.1 in.
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Multi-Level Heating

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
yes
More Entertainment: 
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
16 Total Speakers
600 Watts Stereo Output
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
2 Subwoofer(s)
USB Connection
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection
7 Total Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Sony Premium Brand Speakers
Memory Card Slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 10.0
19 In
Wheels more: 
Performance Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Cornering Lights
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
LED Headlamp
Post-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt

Options

Packages: 
M Driver's Package
Driving Assistance Package
Executive Package
Competition Package
Driver Assist Package
Equipment Group 301A
Exterior Options: 
19" M Forged Black Double-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
19" M Forged Double-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
20" M Forged Black Star-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
20" M Forged Star-Spoke Wheels W/Mixed Performance Tires
Moonroof
Daytime Running Lamps (Fleet)
Front License Plate Bracket
20" Polished Aluminum Wheels
Rear Spoiler
Power Moonroof
Interior Options: 
Power Rear Sunshade
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Wireless Charging
Merino Leather Dashboard
Smoker's Pack
Voice-Activated Navigation System
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Organizer

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Dune, leather
#A09B87
Charcoal Black, leather
#3D3D3D