Originally Posted by AllAWD
I also would think a lot more of an LS weight comes from luxury items, sound deadening, leather, electronics etc. than on a Ford. So it is a teenzy bit plump.
Separate the apples from the oranges -- the regular Taurus is ~4000 pounds, which means the Lexus has 200+ pounds more sound deadening. The SHO is AWD, and the comparable Lexus is 4600 pounds.
Either car is too large to interest me. I agree that a lightweight Regal with power could be fun.