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.
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:
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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