Ford is renowned for its luxury cars and the Ford Taurus is one of its flagship full-size sedans. The 2016 Ford Taurus is bigger, better and loaded with advance technology for a better driving experience. As the competition is high, Ford is trying to manufacture the most upgraded modern day cars and maintain its reputation as a reliable car brand among people.
What’s New in 2016 Taurus?
The current model of Taurus was launched in 2010 and it got an upgrade for 2013. Finally, it has been launched in 2016 with some minor updates. From new styling on front and rear to boosted fuel efficiency are some of the dynamic features of this full-size sedan by Ford. The Taurus is in seventh year of its production and despite having strong competitors in market, i.e. Toyota Avalon, Hyundai Azera and Chevy Impala, it thrives well for its luxury, class and performance. The SYNC 3 (in-car connectivity technology) is the new thing introduced by Ford in this luxury sedan.
Trims and Performance
The redesigned 2016 Ford Taurus comes in four trims, with three engine versions. The standard engine is a 3.5 liter V6 which can produce 288hp and 254lb-ft of torque. All engines have 6-speed automatic transmission, while the most fuel efficient engine is turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder that produces 240hp and has front wheel-drive. SEL and Limited versions have 2.0L EcoBoost engine while L-4 engine is optional in both trims. The highest–output engine is in the SHO version of Ford Taurus that comes with 3.5liter EcoBoost V6 engine, which also makes it the most expensive model among all.
You can enjoy all-wheel drive on SEL and Limited trims; and in combine it also drops fuel economy to 21mpg which is indeed a treat for Ford lovers.
Safety and Other Special Features
All models of 2016 Ford Taurus have standard features of traction and stability control, antilock brakes, integrated blond-spot mirrors, full-length side-curtain airbags, emergency telematics via paired cell phones, rearview camera and front-seat side airbags. Another advance safety feature “MyKey” system; lets you monitor and set alerts for some thresholds for teen drivers and valets. The 2016 Taurus also has automatic Park Assist feature which other brands only provide in their expensive models. Other than that it has rain-sensing wipers, SYNC 3 (in-car connectivity technology), integrated blind-spot mirrors, LED taillights, and an exterior-access keypad.
The flagship Ford Taurus offers luxury and technology in one place, thus the Ford Taurus has a long list of impressive features. The interior of this sedan is luxurious just like exterior. It has multi-contour seats, heated steering wheel, six-way power front seats, manual recline, 60/40 split folding rear seatbacks, cloth upholstery and all the comfort that a luxury car could have. Being a full-size, it has lots of space i.e. three adults can sit on back seats but the low roof lefts lessens the legroom and headroom.
Pricing Details of 2016 Ford Taurus
Price range of Ford Taurus SE starts at $27,110 for base version. The 2016 Taurus SEL trim is priced at $29,540 and the Taurus Limited sells at $34,460. The Taurus SHO has the price of $40,275.