2016 Ford Taurus 2.0L EcoBoost

2016 Ford Taurus 2.0L EcoBoost
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.

Starting Price $28,980
Vehicle Type 4 door sedan, front engine, front wheel drive
Engine turbocharged, intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, direct fuel injection
Transmission 6-speed automatic, manual shifting mode
Horsepower 240 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 270 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm
Displacement 122 cu in
Wheelbase 112 in
Length 202.9 in
Width 76.2 in
Height 60.7 in
Curb weight 4014 lb
Passenger volume 102 cu ft
Cargo volume 20 cu ft
0-60 mph 7.4 secs.
0-100 mph 18.9 secs.
Top speed 111 mph
Rolling start (5-60 mph) 7.8 secs.
Top gear(30-50 mph) 3.9 secs.
Top gear(50-70 mph) 5.1 secs.
Braking (70-0 mph) 180 ft
Fuel economy (city/highway) 20/29 mpg
C/D observed 23 mpg
Pros front seat comfort, Sync 3 interface, bigger trunk
Cons poor brake, small back seat, heavy