The 2013 Ford Taurus is a full-size sedan available with optional AWD. Available engines include a standard 3.5-liter V6 (288 hp/254 lb-ft of torque) and optional 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged (270 hp/270 lb-ft of torque). A 6-speed automatic transmission enables fuel mileage within an EPA estimated range of 17 mpg city to 29 mpg highway, depending on drivetrain selection (standard FWD or optional AWD). For increased performance Ford offers the revived SHO trim level, equipping the Taurus with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle activation, fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 17 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. Features include 20-inch wheels, twin chrome exhaust tips, navigation system, push-button start, rear-view camera, and heated front seats. Safety is comprised of adaptive cruise control, collision warning with brake support, blind spot information system (BLIS) with cross traffic alert, front-impact airbags, side-impact airbags, overhead airbags, anti-lock brakes (ABS), and stability control. The Taurus is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Ford has given the Taurus a significant update for 2013. The most notable changes come in the form of a pair of new engines. A 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is now available that improves fuel economy significantly. The standard 3.5L V6 has also been given a redesign so it makes more power more efficiently. A new front fascia and other updated styling tweaks change up the exterior of the car, while a new torque vectoring system and electronic power steering round out the mechanical changes for the 2013 Taurus. The high-performance SHO is now offered with a Performance Package that offers 20-inch wheels, bigger brakes, a better cooling system and a shorter final drive ratio for increased acceleration.
Stylish design inside and out; roomy, luxurious interior; range of high-tech options; strong performance from SHO model
Clean, attractive packaging makes the 2013 Taurus one of the most appealing big sedans on the market. With a roomy interior, a smooth ride and striking interior styling, the Taurus now offers a luxury-car feel at a family sedan price. The Taurus is packed with high-tech features, offering many that aren't available on any other non-luxury-brand sedans. What's more, the high-performance Taurus SHO makes a solidly performing and stylish alternative to sport sedans from Germany--at a fraction of the price.