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Expert Rating

3.75 (Good)
MPG
17 City / 26 Highway

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2016 Ford Taurus OVERVIEW

Ford's largest sedan continues to offer an abundance of passenger and trunk space along with fluid styling that can rightfully be described as graceful. The Taurus is everything you expect in a full-size American sedan, tailored to contemporary tastes.

What's New for 2016

The Taurus adopts Ford's new Sync 3 infotainment system.

Ford Taurus

Choosing Your Ford Taurus

As expected in a sedan of this size, the interior offers plenty of room for five adults, plus an elevated back seat so everyone enjoys fine visibility. The trunk holds just over 20 cubic feet (tops among passenger cars), and a split-folding rear seat is standard.

The base 3.5-liter V6 produces 288 horsepower and can be paired with front- or all-wheel drive. Efficiency-minded buyers can opt for a 240-horsepower 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which comes exclusively with front-wheel drive and achieves 26 mpg in combined driving (versus 23 mpg with the standard setup).

The sporty SHO receives a turbocharged version of 3.5-liter V6 with 365 horsepower, enough to take the big cruiser from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds. As before, the Taurus is offered in four trim levels:

SE

Comes fully equipped with front power seats, a rearview camera, Bluetooth phone and audio, and a six-speaker sound system. The exterior receives 18-inch alloy wheels, LED taillamps, and integrated blind spot mirrors. Satellite radio is a standalone option.

SEL

Adds a bundle of comfort and convenience features, including upgraded cloth upholstery with leather accents, dual-zone automatic comfort control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and standard satellite radio. The body gets LED accent lighting in front and body-color heated mirrors with puddle lamps. Heated front seats and full leather upholstery are popular individual options. The available Group 201A package adds the Sync 3 infotainment interface, an additional audio speaker, keyless access, and power-adjustable pedals.

Limited

Comes standard with everything mentioned above, plus heated and ventilated front seats with expanded controls, driver memory, a power-adjustable steering wheels with wood trim, a universal garage door opener, ambient interior lighting, and 19-inch wheels. The Limited is eligible for the 301A package with automatic wipers and high beams, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, heated rear seats, a rear power rear sunshade, and a 12-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio. There's also a Driver Assist package featuring adaptive cruise control, front collision warning, lane keeping assist, and an automated parking system. Multicontour front seats with massage are also available. The handful of remaining options are shared with the SEL, namely 20-inch wheels, a sunroof, a rear spoiler, and navigation.

SHO

Gets the turbocharged engine, a sport-tuned suspension, and standard all-wheel drive. Other enhancements include paddle shifters, specific 20-inch wheels, xenon headlamps, and more aggressive interior and exterior trim. For the ultimate in Taurus performance, you can order the SHO Performance package with beefier brakes, an even firmer suspension, quicker steering, and a Track driving mode. Non-performance equipment and options mirror those of the Limited.

CarsDirect Tip

Most buyers prefer the SEL, which delivers a lot of popular content at a reasonable price point. However, upgrading to the Limited is mandatory if you want access to advanced safety technology.

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