Among the full-size sedans in Lexington, the Ford Taurus stands out with its comfortable interior, spacious trunk, and fuel-efficient options, and it is available at Glenn Ford. Between top safety and an efficient engine, drivers can’t go wrong with this sedan.
Drivers in the Taurus can trust in its excellent safety ratings. The NHTSA awarded this sedan 5 stars out of 5 for overall safety, which includes 5 stars for both side crash and frontal crash protection. In addition, the IIHS awarded this Ford its top rating, “Good,” in its own crash tests. This comes as no surprise with standard airbags throughout, antilock brakes, integrated blind-spot mirrors, antilock disc brakes, a rearview camera, and MyKey. Safety can be enhanced with optional features, including pre-collision warning featuring automatic brake intervention, lane-keeping assist, lane-departure warning, blind-spot warning, and cross-traffic alerts.
Power and Efficiency
The base engine in the Ford Taurus is a powerful 3.5-liter V6 generating 288 horsepower and a torque of 255 pound-feet. It comes standard with front-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic with the ability to upgrade to all-wheel drive, and it achieves up to 23 mpg combined. Drivers can also upgrade to a 2-liter turbocharged engine for 270 pound-feet of torque and 240 horsepower. This engine leads for fuel economy, getting 26 mpg combined. The final engine is a 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 in the Taurus SHO producing 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, but it does decrease the fuel economy slightly to 20 mpg combined.
Comfort and Convenience
Each of the 4 Taurus trims comes with top standard features. Comfort is met with cruise control, keyless entry, 6-way power adjustable front seats, the 60/40 split and folding rear seat, the rearview camera, and the tilting-and-telescoping steering wheel. For entertainment, drivers enjoy a USB/iPod interface, auxiliary audio jack, CD player, Bluetooth, Sync voice controls, and 6 speakers.