Last post on Feb 28, 2010 at 4:57 PM
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Infiniti G37, Ford Taurus, Car Comparisons, Sedan
Comparison Test: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO vs. 2009 Infiniti G37 Journey - Put the spec charts of the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO and 2009 Infiniti G37 Journey next to one another, and there are good reasons to believe these two sport sedans are peers ó on paper, at least.(more)
Jul 30, 2009 (12:11 am)
How could you comapre Ford Taurus to G37?
I am not a G37 fan but Ford Taurus is comparative to Camry or Sonata, or Altima, not G37. I know Ford wants their reputation compelling to be as G37 but Ford is just Ford. And Edmunds also knows it,
Jul 30, 2009 (4:57 am)
I relies I am not a "professional" car reviewer. But neither is Mark Phelan from the Detroit FreePress , who couldnít figure out what a grab handle was in a 2009 Tahoe. But nothing disappoints me more than reading an article about two dissimilarly equipped cars. The whole article ends up sounding like an apology.
If you have a sport package on one car and not on the other itís not really a performance comparison test. Youíre more or less comparing two target markets, not cars. One group likes an easy riding car with a little bit of go under the hood in case they need to pass someone on a 55mph two lane road and a sport performance car. If the sport package falls short on the SHO then take the big stick to Ford for putting out a sub-par package.
I mostly like Edmunds.com you guys usually have your act together, I guess with the downturn in the auto market you have got to find something to write about, even if it is drab.
#28 of 35 Amateur Hour
Jul 30, 2009 (10:32 am)
Americans will pay for a premium product w. premium materials. Why else do we pay for Acura's, Lexus, Mercedes and BMW...Rather than paying out bonuses we need to hire away talent from the forementioned companies to get back up to speed. We have been asleep at the wheel and are competing at least a decade behind.
#29 of 35 SHO sales won't determine success of 2010 Taurus
Jul 30, 2009 (1:27 pm)
I think Ford anticipates that the sales numbers of the SHO will not be large. The key is whether it gives a boost to the lesser Tauruses. They, too, have a bigger price tag (by $4-5K) than prior models. Now in the high twenties and low thirties rather than the former low twenties and high twenties. The markings of the SHO are subtle and it will not easily be distinguished from the non-SHO tauruses.
Still, I think the overall taurus line will have trouble getting a reception at these prices since it has previously been a value purchase (reliable, inexpensive, extensive options included in higher end models, abundant generous rebates and discounts, ...).
I drive a 2000 Sable which has been a trouble free performer for ten years and 135K miles and I paid 20K. It gets 28 mpg in my commute. I would be concerned about service costs for the newer models after warranty. They have more expensive parts (e.g. 20" tires, lots of electronics in their first year, ...). I am still more interested in a practical, value-priced car than one with side view cameras, etc.
I hoep they do well but am skeptical.
#30 of 35 Re: Here is an idea [nmuwildcat65]
Jul 31, 2009 (6:37 am)
Completely agree - Edmunds was biased in this review. They speced up the Taurus with stuff you don`t need but kept the "G" with a lesser spec to keep the price down.
Just compare a Taurus with performance pack and maybe a couple of other options ($41 tops) against an equivalent specification Infinit and I think we would see different results.
Anyway comparing Ford to Infiniti is a plus for Ford, because Infiniti have Nissan for mainstream cars.
Jul 31, 2009 (9:30 am)
Why didn't chris use a G37x allwheel drive in the comparison? Oh thats right, they don't want to compare apples to apples. why not the g35 4door infinity instead of a coupe? Oh thats right...repeat.
#32 of 35 Does anyone have any real information on the SHO's AWD system?
Aug 11, 2009 (4:42 am)
The review I read on Edmunds.com indicated the AWD system is a Haldex with a rear bias--although it wasn't mentioned what the Front/Rear bias ratio is. In the Motor Trend review, I thought it said the AWD system is front-biased. Does anyone know anything about it?
With more and more cars, cross-overs, trucks, etc getting AWD (and there being so many different types of AWD systems out there), it's becoming more and more frustrating that practically no one who does car/truck reviews bothers to mention the specifics of the AWD system. Hell, even the manufacturers' websites don't tell you anything about how them--or how they work.
#33 of 35 Just Drive the EcoBoost SHO
Aug 12, 2009 (12:03 pm)
Too many people complain before they have even seen in person or driven the SHO. Just wait until buyers get to experience the awesome performance (and economy) of EcoBoost and they will be sold.
The SHO at $38K is ONLY $200 more (with Inflation) vs. the last SHO and loaded with more content (EB, AWD, 6-speed, etc.) and technology for the price.
Note: The 2010 Taurus starts at $25K just like the '09 Taurus = Value!
Edmunds comparison of the SHO to G37 was in error, too different size and class of cars, no wonder the G37 was more nimble, its SMALLER. Its foolish to compare the SHO to anything below its size, so stop with the 3-series, A4, G's, etc. you need to move up to full size - Infinity M45, GS450, 5-Series and bigger and then you WILL SEE the SHO is a standout!
Plus, the SHO has (10) exclusive features not offered in ANY car in its class, that will add value and low volume sales will keep resale and residuals high.
#34 of 35 Re: Does anyone have any real information on the SHO's AWD system? [tgoodell]
Feb 21, 2010 (8:27 am)
The type of AWD system drastically affects how the vehicle handles (both in daily driving--and in adverse conditions/situations), so I would've thought this to be a concern which others might have, too.
Guess this isn't important to anyone else
#35 of 35 Re: Just Drive the EcoBoost SHO [grega]
Feb 28, 2010 (4:57 pm)
Let's remember that we could have read a comparison between Taurus and Toyota Avalon and Chrysler full size products....instead of G37, or other smaller foreign exotic models.
Go ahead and drive one before badmouthing it.
I'd rather purchase more 'domesticly produced' vehicles myself. It's better for USA overall.
IMO, many of the posting whinners and phoo-phoop'ers couldn't pay cash for any car (or secure a loan even)... especially for recent model used G37's or Taurus anything. These are poseurs ready for an Aveo, Yaris, Kia, Hyundia minimobile, or PT Cruiser payments..get real, grow up. Aahahaha.