2015 Ford Taurus

Pros: Acceleration with SHO model; unique technology features; good ride quality; large trunk

Cons: Disappointing rear-seat room; thick roof pillars and high door sills inhibit visibility and cause a closed-in feel; many drivers find MyFord Touch tedious

CG Says: The 2015 Ford Taurus sees a few minor updates–mainly the addition of standard features such as a rearview camera and Ford’s Sync system on SE models, and a backup warning system and keyless access/starting on SEL models. Limited models get standard power-adjustable pedals with memory and an available power sunroof. Overall, the Taurus is smooth, refined, and quite enjoyable to drive. We’ve been impressed with the standard V6 and the optional turbocharged 4-cylinder engines too. The Taurus’ weakest links are disappointing rear-seat space and the MyFord Touch system. Overall it’s worth a look, but we think anyone looking at large sedans needs to shop the Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Avalon before making a decision.

The Facts
Class Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices 2WD SE: $26,790
2WD SEL: $29,370
AWD SEL: $31,220
2WD Limited: $34,290
AWD Limited: $36,140
AWD SHO: $40,105

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
288
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-29

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
32

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
365
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

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2015 Ford Taurus SHO