Lincoln MKS EcoBoost/Ford Taurus SHO
Lincoln MKS EcoBoost/Ford Taurus SHO
0 to 60: 5 seconds/5.2 seconds
Top speed: Limted to 134 mph/131 mph

In the sensible-shoes category are these two mechanically-similar sedans. Instead of thirsty V-8s, they are both powered by twin-turbo V-6s, part of Ford's Eco Boost family. As the numbers show, they provide perfectly adequate performance and better than adequate fuel economy. Both cars are rated at 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway. The 2011 Taurus starts at $38, 155; the 2011 Lincoln at $41,500.

Last updated June 09 2011: 9:22 AM ET
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