- Ford Taurus specifications
Ford Taurus became the favorite of American drivers the year it was first produced (1986). Consumers, as well as car critics, greatly appreciated the spacious and comfy cabin, stylish look and firm construction of this midsize sedan. It was a perfect choice for family use! And its affordable price served as a trigger for customers to purchase the model. The first ten years of production were fabulous for the model, yet its fame slowly faded with more attractive and effective competitors appearing on the arena.
Today's Ford Taurus is definitely based on its ancestor on the mechanical basis, yet features great improvements that make the car modern. Anyway, it does not have the fame it used to when first produced.
Taurus is quite a large sedan that can easily accommodate a small or medium-size family. It provides a quiet and plush ride and comes in four trim levels. These are the base SE, plush Limited, mid-level SEL and sporty SHO. The latter has an advanced four-cylinder engine type for a unique performance - a V6 twin-turbo 3.5-liter for making 365 horsepower and accelerating 0-60mph in only six seconds. The standard engine is a V6 3.5-liter one for making 288hp. A 4-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that releases 240hp is an optional variant just as an all-wheel-drive system. In spite of this diversity of engines available for Taurus, it comes with only a 6-speed automatic yet with a manual shift control transmission.
Among standard amenities, we can count the alloy wheels, a premium sound system (with six speakers), a power driver seat, etc.