Among U.S. one of the best selling cars Ford Taurus is one of them, with 2013 upgrade version company is failing to find top slot in mid size car segment, Fusion sells five times more to Taurus. With 2016 update do not kill old version entirely. Being comfortable , handsome look, affordable price remains plus point while Volvo base platform is negative. Despite height and length there is lesser room compare to other large sedans as Chevrolet Impala and Hyundai Azera.
If opting for all wheel drive($1850) it adds 100 pounds more to 4014 pounds. Taurus steering seems without life and is very much slow , like you're handling SUV, driving is prominent, and body roll in corner is notable. 17 and 18 inch wheels provide good ride comfort, opting for 20 inch wheels ($695) gets heavy feeling. Having 13.9 inch and 13.6 inch rotors at front and back respectively, it takes 180 feet to stop from 70 mph , this is mainly due to curb weight. 2.0 liter EcoBoost four cylinder option ($995) in front wheel drive models, producing 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy is 23 mpg, takes 7.4 seconds to touch 60 mph, engine always feel struggling against weight, added factor is sluggishness of six speed automatic transmission requiring haste in downshifts.
With two successive full throttle at 110 mph, engine lost power with no warning lights and drop in thrust.
Front seats are comfortable while considering cooling, heating, massage functions. Sync 3 got much improved, design is aged and low quality material with large gaps inbetween panels and between surfaces.
Base Taurus SE price $27,985, other models are SEL and Limited adds more to pocket. We tested front wheel drive Limited model ($35,335 ) which includes two USB inputs, reverse sensing rearview camera, power tilting and telescoping steering column, automatic climate control.
Its going to reach near around $41k which includes, EcoBoost engine, blind spot monitoring, rain sensing wipers, heated rear seats, heated steering for $2150, Driver assist package ($1995) with adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, park assist, power moonroof($995), navigation system($795), front seats with massage ($595).
Looking at current version, we expect better Taurus for 2017.