2016 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

CG Says: The 2016 Ford Taurus replaces its finicky MyFord Touch media control system with a new SYNC 3 interface that is said to be more user friendly. 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 link is¬†disappointing rear-seat space. 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: $27,110
2WD SEL: $29,540
AWD SEL: $31,390
2WD Limited: $34,460
AWD Limited: $36,310
AWD SHO: $40,275

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
288
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17-18
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24-27

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
20
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
365
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
16
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
24

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2016 Ford Taurus SHO