The 2018 Ford Taurus helps you make bolder moves. Its design features a sophisticated and refined look inside and out, and crisp lines combined with an aerodynamic shape convey motion, even when the vehicle is parked. With its wide stance and on-point design cues, the Taurus makes a powerful statement. The bold grille complements the distinctive front end. LED signature lighting and sculpted lines add a dynamic vibe, from the curb to the interstate. An array of wheel designs complement the sporty look of Taurus, plus full LED taillamps not only are sharp in appearance, but also illuminate faster, are brighter than conventional incandescent bulbs and consume less energy. For that sense of quiet comfort, the Taurus features insulation in the engine compartment as well as the cabin to isolate engine and external noise to provide you and your passengers with an enjoyable ride. Heated and cooled front seats keep you comfortable, while heated outboard rear seats, the heated steering wheel and dual-zone climate control keep you riding cozy everywhere you go. The standard 3.5L Ti-VCT engine delivers an impressive 288hp, plus a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive, electric power-assisted steering, torque vectoring control and curve control. The technology features in the Taurus can enhance your driving experience. You also get FordPass app access and navigation, all conveniently located on the standard touchscreen.
There are two different engine configurations offered on the Taurus sedans. The standard engine on is a 288-hp 3.5L V6. While the output is rated somewhat less than the twin charged V6, the fuel economy improvements are significant. The V6 is estimated at a combined 21 mpg, while the Taurus SHO TT 8-cylinder manages 16 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.
At the base SE level, the Taurus is a relatively well-equipped comfortable sedan, including a rearview camera system, cruise control, Sync Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio connectivity, air conditioning, rear-seat heater ducts, power front seats, and a 6-speaker audio system with CD player and aux-in port. SEL models add dual-zone climate control, upgraded upholstery, LED supplemental lamps, remote start, reverse parking sensors, heated mirrors with puddle lamps, satellite radio compatibility, and 18-inch painted aluminum wheels.
Limited models feel like true luxury cars, as they include features like 10-way power front seats with lumbar, power-adjustable pedals, perforated leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, ambient lighting, Intelligent Access with push-button start, a universal garage-door opener and the full MyFord Touch system which includes an 8-inch touch screen with smaller reconfigurable instrument displays; a media hub with USB in ports, an SD card reader and input jacks, as well as a long list of additional Sync-related services.
The Taurus SHO offersa strong, 365-hp, 3.5L EcoBoost turbocharged V6, as well as a sport-tuned suspension, steering-wheel paddle-shifters, aluminum pedals, a dual exhaust, HID headlamps, Piano Black (glossy black) mesh grille and lamp bezel details, a rear spoiler, fender vents, special leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and badging throughout. A popular equipment package adds a rear window sunshade, automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, second-row heated seats, a heated steering wheel and a Sony stereo that includes HD Radio.
An SHO Performance Package adds a stiffer suspension tune, performance brake pads, a sportier steering calibration, stability control with track mode, an Alcantara steering wheel and 20-inch machined-and-painted wheels with summer performance tires.
Other options include multicontour seats, which gently massage the backs of front-seat passengers, available Lane-Keeping System that helps warn the driver should the vehicle veer from visible lane markings.
Spacious Back Seat And Trunk
Available All-wheel Drive
High-performance SHO Model
The Ford Taurus continues into 2018 with fairly minor changes. The biggest news is the removal of the turbocharged 2.0L engine from the lineup. Two new colors are also available for 2018, Blue Metallic and Smoked Burgundy Velvet Metallic.
The Taurus is a very spacious 5-passenger sedan, and when compared on the basis of comfort, feature and safety features, keeps up with many luxury brands. Ford placed a priority on rear-seat space, legroom and ease of entry. Trunk space as well is more than 20 cubic feet, which makes it one of the largest in this class.
Within the Taurus lineup, there is also plenty of opportunity for choice. The 3.5 L twin-turbo charged SHO engine which makes 365 horsepower, while a more efficient naturally aspirated V6 rounds out the lineup. Taurus offers a wide range of configurations for those looking at large sedans including all-wheel drive.
Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (FFV) -inc: Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) system is standard equipment for vehicles w/the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine shipped to Federal Emissions States or Cross Border State dealers and is only available w/a Federal emissions system
Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic -inc: sport mode and shifter activation button
3.16 Axle Ratio
72-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Radio: AM/FM Stereo/Single-CD/MP3 Capable -inc: premium sound from Sony w/Clear Phase, HD Radio, Additional IP Center Channel Speakers, SiriusXM Radio, a 6-month prepaid subscription, Service is not available in Alaska and Hawaii, Subscriptions to all SiriusXM services are sold by SiriusXM after trial period, If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates, Fees and taxes apply, To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349, See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, All fees and programming subject to change, Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
Window Grid Antenna
SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice recognition, VHR, SYNC Services, Bluetooth, steering wheel control, auxiliary input jack, 8" LCD capacitive touchscreen in center stack w/swipe capability, AppLink, 911 Assist, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 2 smart-charging USB ports, SYNC AppLink lets you control some of your favorite compatible mobile apps w/your voice, It is compatible w/select smartphone platforms, Commands may vary by phone and AppLink software
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