The 2017 Ford Taurus is available in four trim levels, with prices starting at $28,220 (all prices listed here include an $875 destination charge) for a base SE. Most customers, though, will likely gravitate towards the well-equipped Taurus SEL for $30,650. Standard equipment includes:
- Rear-view camera
- Sync infotainment with SiriusXM satellite radio
- Dual-zone climate control
- Remote start
- Rear parking sensors
- Ford's MyKey system, which allows parents to program speed/volume limits for teen drivers
The Limited includes a few upgrades – push-button start, leather upholstery, heated/cooled front seats, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, 19-inch alloys, and blind-spot monitoring – for a base price of $37,730. Buyers can select between the standard 3.5-liter V6 – 288 horsepower, 254 pound-feet of torque, and up to 27 miles per gallon on the highway – or an optional, $995, 2.0-liter, turbocharged inline-four with 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque, but up to 29 mpg highway. All-wheel drive is available on V6-powered SEL and Limited models for an additional $1,850.
And then there's the Taurus SHO, for those that need a bit more. Its twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter V6 puts 365 horsepower through a standard all-wheel-drive system to 20-inch wheels held in place by an appropriately upgraded suspension. The SHO also looks the part with a more menacing front fascia and a more stylish rear, while sporty upgrades carry through to the cabin's seats and steering wheel. Standard comfort and convenience equipment is essentially the same as the Limited with a few detail changes (aluminum pedals, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for the transmission) for an asking price of $43,395.