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2016 Ford Taurus SHO

At a Glance

Pricing $27,595 - $42,770
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6, 3.5l V6 T
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 16-18 (city), 24-27 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 63
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Overview Information

After twenty plus years on the market, the Taurus has clearly reached legendary status. The Taurus was once the best seller in its segment and remained a top seller for Ford even as Ford neglected the model for many years. In 2008, the underappreciated Ford Five Hundred was renamed Taurus setting the stage for the best Taurus in many years. The Taurus is a large sedan with plentiful legroom and headroom in the first and second rows. A 288-bhp V6 has sufficient power for quick acceleration with respectable fuel economy. The Taurus is FWD, but also offers AWD for increased traction. The latest model features a lengthy list of safety, technology and luxury features, many of which are standard equipment. The Taurus once again offers a high-performance SHO model. The Taurus SHO equips a 365-bhp turbocharged V6 for more power and AWD to put it to the road.

What Changed:

The 2.0l four-cylinder has been dropped.

Official Word:

The 2014 Ford Taurus delivers more of what large sedan customers really want: fuel economy, more technology, design refinement, improved craftsmanship and enhanced driving dynamics. A choice of engines offers customers increased fuel economy without compromising the responsive performance they want. Taurus was the first car in Ford's North American lineup to offer the advanced 2.0-liter EcoBoost(R) engine. Ideal for full-size sedan buyers seeking maximum fuel economy without sacrificing performance, this advanced engine combines direct injection...Read.

Model/Trim/Package EL Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Taurus SE 2 3.5l V6 (288-bhp) A6 FWD 18/27/22 60 $27,595
Taurus SEL 2 3.5l V6 (288-bhp) A6 FWD 18/27/22 60 $30,025
Taurus SEL Leather 3 3.5l V6 (288-bhp) A6 FWD 18/27/22 60 $31,520
Taurus SEL 2 3.5l V6 (288-bhp) A6 AWD 17/24/20 54 $31,875
Taurus SEL Leather 3 3.5l V6 (288-bhp) A6 AWD 17/24/20 54 $33,370
Taurus Limited 3 3.5l V6 (288-bhp) A6 FWD 18/27/22 63 $37,105
Taurus Limited 3 3.5l V6 (288-bhp) A6 AWD 17/24/20 57 $38,955
Taurus SHO 3 3.5l V6 T (365-bhp) A6 AWD 16/24/20 61 $42,770

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