The Taurus Limited/SHO’s standard easy entry system raises the steering wheel and glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The S80 doesn’t offer an easy entry system.
On a hot day the Taurus’ driver can lower the front windows from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the S80 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.
In case you lock your keys in your vehicle, or don’t have them with you, you can let yourself in using the Taurus’ exterior PIN entry system. The S80 doesn’t offer an exterior PIN entry system.
To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Taurus has standard extendable sun visors. The S80 doesn’t offer extendable visors.
The Taurus’ available rear sunshade is power operated, allowing the driver to remotely raise and lower it. The sunshade available in the S80 is manual, and has to be raised or lowered in the rear.
The Taurus offers optional automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The S80 has an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.
The Taurus Limited/SHO’s optional Active Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The S80 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.