Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Ford engineers have given the Taurus a wide stance and advanced suspension tuning, delivering confident handling on the corners.Dynamic design begins right up front.Exclusive to the Taurus SHO, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps last longer and use less energy than conventional halogen bulbs. In the automatic position, when you turn on your windshield wipers, the headlamps are activated. Lamps automatically come on when ambient light is low enough. Projector-beam halogen headlamps help provide a focused beam, providing excellent brightness and range of visibility. With the standard autolamp on/off delay controls, you can set the switch to the automatic mode and the headlamps come on when the lighting diminishes. 

Also available on the Limited and SHO models are auto high-beam headlamps that detect vehicle light sources. When lights are sensed, the system returns to the low-beam setting.The choice is yours in the high-performance Taurus SHO: leather-trimmed seats in Charcoal Black with Mayan Gray Miko suede inserts or in Charcoal Black with embroidered SHO logo on the front seats. An extended thigh support cushion and the bolster contour help provide added comfort. 

The soy-based seat cushions, seat backs and the four-way adjustable (up/down/tilt) headrests are supportive and comfortable as well as environmentally friendly.These 20-inch wheels complement the sporty look of the Taurus.

Powered by its standard V6 engine, reviewers say the 2015 Ford Taurus has a good amount of power and accelerates quickly enough to appease most drivers. Still, they are even more impressed with both available engines. An available turbocharged four-cylinder engine wows reviewers with its brisk acceleration and improved fuel economy, and they say the available turbocharged V6 engine delivers excellent power and the fastest acceleration in the lineup. Models with the standard V6 engine earn 19/29 mpg city/highway, which is about average for a V6-powered large car. 

However, models with the turbo four earn 22/32 mpg city/highway, which is one of the best fuel economy estimates in the class. Automotive writers are also happy with the Ford Taurus’ silky six-speed automatic transmission, which comes standard with all three engines. While some critics say the 2015 Taurus offers stable handling and sharp steering, others say the Taurus' large size makes for ponderous handling.

The 2015 Taurus comes standard with a rearview camera, a six-speaker audio system, an auxiliary audio jack, MyKey and Ford’s voice-activated SYNC system, which includes Bluetooth and a USB port. Available features include a 12-speaker Sony audio system, the MyFord Touch infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, a power moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, navigation, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, active park assist, remote start, push-button start and proximity key. The available MyFord Touch infotainment system, which controls audio, navigation and climate settings, is confusing and slow. With 20.1 cubic feet of room, the Taurus has more trunk space than that of nearly every rival, and reviewers report that the Taurus' deep trunk floor and wide opening makes cargo-loading a breeze.

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