2017 Ford Taurus

 
2017 Ford Taurus
 
2017 Ford Taurus
 

2017 Ford Taurus

MSRP 
$37,730
Invoice 
$36,400
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 18 mpg City, 27 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 3.5 L Regular Unleaded V-6, 288 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Taurus is a very spacious 5-passenger sedan, and on a comfort, feature, and safety level is on par with many luxury brands. Ford placed a priority on rear-seat space, legroom and ease of entry. Trunk space as well is more than 20 cubic feet, which makes it one of the largest in this class.

Within the Taurus lineup, there is also plenty of opportunity for choice. From the 2.0L "EcoBoost" engine, which allows up to 32 mpg highway, to all-wheel-drive, to the high-performance SHO model, the Taurus offers a wide range of configurations for those looking at large sedans.

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What's New For 2017

The Ford Taurus continues into 2017 with fairly minor changes. The biggest news is a new premium stereo, which is available on the Taurus SE and standard on the Limited and SHO trims. The new unit is supplied by Sony and uses their Clear Phase and Live Acoustics technology to bring unparalleled sound quality to the Taurus' interior. Two new colors are also available for 2017, White Gold and Smoked Quartz Metallic paint.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 5 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2017 Ford Taurus

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Advancetrac w/Curve Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Rear Parking Sensors
    • BLIS Blind Spot Sensor
    • and Cross Traffic Alert Rear Collision
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • SYNC 3 -inc: enhanced voice recognition communications and entertainment system, 8" LCD capacitive touchscreen in center stack w/swipe capability, AppLink, 911 assist, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 2 smart charging USB ports, Sync AppLink lets you control some of your favorite compatible mobile apps w/your voice, It is compatible w/select smartphone platforms, Commands may vary by phone and AppLink software
    • Digital Signal Processor
    • Automatic Equalizer
    • Regular Amplifier
    • 12 Speakers
    • Window Grid Antenna
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Radio: AM/FM Stereo/Single CD/MP3 Capable -inc: premium sound from Sony w/Clear Phase, HD Radio, Additional IP Center Channel Speaker, SiriusXM Radio, a 6-month prepaid subscription, Service is not available in Alaska and Hawaii, Subscriptions to all SiriusXM services are sold by SiriusXM after trial period, If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates, Fees and taxes apply, To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349, See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, All fees and programming subject to change, Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc
  • Exterior Features
    • Speed Sensitive Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Chrome Grille
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Auto High-Beam Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Laminated Glass
    • Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster and Power Blind
    • Chrome Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming and Manual Folding
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Aluminum Spare Wheel
    • Tires: P255/45R19 A/S BSW
    • Wheels: 19" Premium Painted Aluminum
  • Interior Features
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Heated Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Power Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Heated Leather/Genuine Wood Steering Wheel w/Auto Tilt-Away
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Keypad
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
    • Valet Function
    • HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
    • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob
    • Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Simulated Carbon Fiber Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
    • Leatherette Door Trim Insert
    • Heated & Cooled Perforated Leather Fr Bucket Seats -inc: 10-way power driver and passenger seat (fore/aft, up/down, tilt, lumbar, recline) w/driver seat memory
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Air Filtration
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
    • Seats w/Leatherette Back Material
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
    • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Trip Computer
    • Systems Monitor
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver And Passenger 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Power Adjustable Pedals
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Remote Engine Start
    • Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat, Door Mirrors, Steering Wheel and Pedals
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • Cargo Net
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (FFV) -inc: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) system is standard equipment for vehicles w/the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine shipped to Federal Emissions States or Cross Border State dealers and is only available w/a Federal emissions system, (FFV system not available w/code 422 and requires code 936 or 423 if applicable for California Emissions State dealer destinations), Cross border states include AZ, DC, ID, NH, NV, OH, VA, WV Not Standard Equipment in CA Emissions States.
    • Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic -inc: sport mode and shifter button activation
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 3.16 Axle Ratio
    • 72-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 19 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist
    • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.9
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 13.6
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 20.1
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 650
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - 998-1
    • Engine Order Code - 999
    • Engine Order Code - 998
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded V-6
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 3.5 L/213
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/122
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 288 @ 6500
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 240 @ 5500
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 254 @ 4000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 270 @ 3000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 112.9
    • Length, Overall (in) - 202.9
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 76.2
    • Height, Overall (in) - 60.7
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 65.3
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 65.5
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.1
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 19
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 102.2
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 41.9
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.9
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 56.3
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 38.1
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.9
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 55.8
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 21
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 23
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 18
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 20
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 27
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 29
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 39.5
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Ford Taurus
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P255/45VR19
    • Front Tire Size - P245/45VR20
    • Rear Tire Size - P255/45VR19
    • Rear Tire Size - P245/45VR20
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - 44J
    • Trans Order Code - 446
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.48
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.58
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.87
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.96
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.84
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.41
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.45
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.74
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.75
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.88
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.94
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.16
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.07
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Large Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 8.4
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.7
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3917
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 19 X 8
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 20 X 8
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Aluminum

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Introduction

Over thirty-some years, the Ford Taurus has become an icon. In the beginning it was lean and radical, but today it’s a full-size front-wheel-drive sedan is on the brink of collapse. That’s not entirely through fault of its own, but it does have issues that stem from its age and weight, in particular a dated exterior, interior, and packaging. The Taurus is based on a relatively old design shared with Volvo.

The current model was launched for 2010 and received minor updates for 2013; for 2017 there’s nothing new. Bigger optional wheels and upgrades to the optional Sony sound system aren’t enough to keep up with the competition, including the Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, and Chevrolet Impala.

Base engine is a 3.5-liter V6 making 288 horsepower, and, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, it works well for daily driving. There’s also a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 240 horsepower and gets two more miles per gallon, but that’s on premium fuel, and it costs $995 more, so you’re left with less power and no savings. It’s also not available with all-wheel drive like the V6. It uses the same 6-speed automatic.

The 365-horsepower turbocharged V6 in the all-wheel-drive SHO model is more like it; in fact it’s a blast. It accelerates from zero to sixty in about five seconds, using a 6-speed paddle-shifting transmission and riding on a tuned suspension.

The V6 gets 18 city, 27 highway and 21 combined miles per gallon with front-wheel drive, 2 less mpg with all-wheel drive. We drove more than 250 miles in an all-wheel-drive model and got nearly 20 mpg combined. The turbo four gets 20/29/23 mpg, while the SHO gets 16/24/19.

The NHTSA gives the Taurus five stars overall in crash testing, with four stars in rollover. The IIHS gives it top Good scores in every test, although they haven’t performed the difficult small-overlap frontal test that most cars can’t achieve a Good score on. And probably won’t, because the car is so old.

A rearview camera is standard. Active safety features like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, forward collision warning, and active lane control are available on SEL and higher models.

Lineup

Taurus models are SE ($27,345), SEL ($29,775), Limited ($36,855), and SHO ($42,520). The turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine costs $995 more, and adding all-wheel drive is $1850.

The SE comes with fabric upholstery, rearview camera, frustrating Ford Sync with Bluetooth connectivity and a 4.2-inch screen, six-speaker stereo, 18-inch wheels, and power adjustable front seats.

SEL includes dual climate control, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. Options include the better SYNC3 infotainment with 8.0-inch touchscreen ($1050), 20-inch wheels and sunroof.

Limited models get SYNC3, leather seats that are heated and ventilated in front, keyless ignition, and wood trim. Options include Sony premium audio, heated steering wheel, and advanced safety features such as blind-spot monitors with cross-traffic alert.

The SHO is fully loaded.

Walkaround

The Ford Taurus makes the most of its 112-inch wheelbase, adding 80 inches of front and rear overhang to try to make it look sleek. That might add character, but not sleekness, just bulk. Its sharp lines and strong haunches aren’t unattractive, but they are old.

Interior

The Taurus cabin boasts quality materials and a good finish, to help justify its price, but you still have to add more to get the SEL and up, for the acceptable SYNC3 infotainment system. The standard simply-SYNC is difficult to use.

A wide center console and a wraparound instrument panel divide the front seat into driver and passenger zones, a design found more often in coupes than sedans. The front seats are supportive and generally comfortable for average sizes, but despite being large, they could use more contour. So the option of multi-contour seats adds welcome adjustment if you’re big or small.

The Taurus might make the most of its wheelbase with the exterior design, but not inside. Passengers might struggle to get in and out of the back seat because of the sedan’s low roofline; and the smaller Ford Fusion actually has a fraction of an inch more legroom than the Taurus’s 38.1 inches. Three adults can fit in the rear, but not for long, at least not happily.

Trunk space is huge, 20.1 cubic feet.

It’s good that a rearview camera is standard. Rearward visibility is particularly poor, with wide pillars and a small rear window.

Driving Impressions

The standard V6, with its 288 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, moves the Taurus with relative ease. It’s responsive and ready to roll at lower rpm, and the 6-speed automatic transmission is geared low in first gear to improve the takeoff. The Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger have a bit more horsepower, but respond slower.

The ride is relatively quiet and comfortable. In previous models, we’ve found that the optional bigger wheels make it slightly less comfortable. With those tires carrying 4000 pounds, the Taurus feels its weight.

The V6 can be mated to all-wheel drive, but not the 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder EcoBoost, which makes 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, using the same 6-speed automatic.

The SHO, with its turbocharged V6, makes 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque over an impressively wide range, from 1500 rpm to 5000 rpm. Having no turbo lag, the strong acceleration is always there.

With stiffer shocks and springs, and larger anti-roll bars, it turns in crisply, especially for a big sedan. The steering delivers good feedback and a precise, direct action. It feels nicely balanced and grips the road well, although the body leans when driven hard in corners.

Summary

It’s hard to find a reason to recommend the aging and backseat-impaired Taurus, except for the turbocharged V6 SHO, but even there, the competition is stiff, especially for the price.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

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