2017 Ford TaurusSE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan

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13.1

Litres / 100 Kms
HWY

8.7

Dashboard and interior door panels are thickly padded, as in the Lincoln MKS, and the ambient lighting in the interior door pockets and footwells, available in seven colors, is as trick as in any German luxury car. The Taurus' center stack expands out from a deep dash, cocooning the driver almost like a sporty car with a "cockpit"-style driver's seat.
- Motor Trend
The driver's seat is stingy with bolstering though, and it feels as if you're sitting on it, not in it.
- Motor Trend

The Taurus is Ford's flagship that offers full-size car interior dimensions, luxury car interior quietness, a top safety rating as well as advanced technology, to give it's owners confidence on the road.

The front-wheel or all-wheel drive Taurus is powered by a 288-hp 3.5-liter direct injection V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift manual gear control. A 240-hp 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo four-cylinder engine is optional on front-wheel drive models as well. The high performance SHO is powered by a twin-turbo version of the 3.5-liter V6, it produces 365-hp and channels that through standard all-wheel drive and a paddle-shifted six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features include electronic stability and traction control, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, six airbags, rearview camera, ignition disable and post-crash SOS alert. There are many kinds of technology features available such as Cross Traffic Alert, Collision Warning, active park assistance, MyKey parental features, SYNC, capless refueling, touch-pad keyless entry, adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection, rain-sensing wipers and intelligent keyless entry.

For 2017, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now standard on Limited and SHO trims. Heated rear seats, heated steering wheel, auto-high beams, rain sensing wipers, BLIS blind spot warning and Sony Clear Phase premium sound are all now standard on the Limited and SHO trims as well.

Introduction

Over thirty-some years, the Ford Taurus has become an icon.In the beginning it was lean and radical, but today it's a full-size front-wheel-drive sedan is on the brink of collapse.That's not entirely through fault of its own, but it does have issues that stem from its age and weight, in particular a dated exterior, interior, and packaging.The Taurus is based on a relatively old design shared with Volvo.

The current model was launched for 2010 and received minor updates for 2013; for 2017 there's nothing new.Bigger optional wheels and upgrades to the optional Sony sound system aren't enough to keep up with the competition, including the Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300, and Chevrolet Impala.

Base engine is a 3.5-liter V6 making 288 horsepower, and, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, it works well for daily driving.There's also a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 240 horsepower and gets two more miles per gallon, but that's on premium fuel, and it costs $995 more, so you're left with less power and no savings.It's also not available with all-wheel drive like the V6.It uses the same 6-speed automatic.

The 365-horsepower turbocharged V6 in the all-wheel-drive SHO model is more like it; in fact it's a blast.It accelerates from zero to sixty in about five seconds, using a 6-speed paddle-shifting transmission and riding on a tuned suspension.

The V6 gets 18 city, 27 highway and 21 combined miles per gallon with front-wheel drive, 2 less mpg with all-wheel drive.We drove more than 250 miles in an all-wheel-drive model and got nearly 20 mpg combined.The turbo four gets 20/29/23 mpg, while the SHO gets 16/24/19.

The NHTSA gives the Taurus five stars overall in crash testing, with four stars in rollover.The IIHS gives it top Good scores in every test, although they haven't performed the difficult small-overlap frontal test that most cars can't achieve a Good score on.And probably won't, because the car is so old.

A rearview camera is standard.Active safety features like adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, forward collision warning, and active lane control are available on SEL and higher models.

Lineup

Taurus models are SE ($27,345), SEL ($29,775), Limited ($36,855), and SHO ($42,520).The turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine costs $995 more, and adding all-wheel drive is $1850.

The SE comes with fabric upholstery, rearview camera, frustrating Ford Sync with Bluetooth connectivity and a 4.2-inch screen, six-speaker stereo, 18-inch wheels, and power adjustable front seats.

SEL includes dual climate control, and leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.Options include the better SYNC3 infotainment with 8.0-inch touchscreen ($1050), 20-inch wheels and sunroof.

Limited models get SYNC3, leather seats that are heated and ventilated in front, keyless ignition, and wood trim.Options include Sony premium audio, heated steering wheel, and advanced safety features such as blind-spot monitors with cross-traffic alert.

The SHO is fully loaded.

Walkaround

The Ford Taurus makes the most of its 112-inch wheelbase, adding 80 inches of front and rear overhang to try to make it look sleek.That might add character, but not sleekness, just bulk.Its sharp lines and strong haunches aren't unattractive, but they are old.

Interior

The Taurus cabin boasts quality materials and a good finish, to help justify its price, but you still have to add more to get the SEL and up, for the acceptable SYNC3 infotainment system.The standard simply-SYNC is difficult to use.

A wide center console and a wraparound instrument panel divide the front seat into driver and passenger zones, a design found more often in coupes than sedans.The front seats are supportive and generally comfortable for average sizes, but despite being large, they could use more contour.So the option of multi-contour seats adds welcome adjustment if you're big or small.

The Taurus might make the most of its wheelbase with the exterior design, but not inside.Passengers might struggle to get in and out of the back seat because of the sedan's low roofline; and the smaller Ford Fusion actually has a fraction of an inch more legroom than the Taurus's 38.1 inches.Three adults can fit in the rear, but not for long, at least not happily.

Trunk space is huge, 20.1 cubic feet.

It's good that a rearview camera is standard.Rearward visibility is particularly poor, with wide pillars and a small rear window.

Driving Impression

The standard V6, with its 288 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, moves the Taurus with relative ease.It's responsive and ready to roll at lower rpm, and the 6-speed automatic transmission is geared low in first gear to improve the takeoff.The Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger have a bit more horsepower, but respond slower.

The ride is relatively quiet and comfortable.In previous models, we've found that the optional bigger wheels make it slightly less comfortable.With those tires carrying 4000 pounds, the Taurus feels its weight.

The V6 can be mated to all-wheel drive, but not the 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder EcoBoost, which makes 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque, using the same 6-speed automatic.

The SHO, with its turbocharged V6, makes 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque over an impressively wide range, from 1500 rpm to 5000 rpm.Having no turbo lag, the strong acceleration is always there.

With stiffer shocks and springs, and larger anti-roll bars, it turns in crisply, especially for a big sedan.The steering delivers good feedback and a precise, direct action.It feels nicely balanced and grips the road well, although the body leans when driven hard in corners.

Summary

It's hard to find a reason to recommend the aging and backseat-impaired Taurus, except for the turbocharged V6 SHO, but even there, the competition is stiff, especially for the price.

Sam Moses contributed to this report.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningManual
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeWindow grid
Digital Audio InputYes
In-Dash CDSingle
Memory Card SlotSYNC
MP3 playerYes
RadioAM/FM stereo
Radio Data SystemYes
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Total Number of Speakers6
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Colors
Fabric TypeCloth
Fabric Type 2Cloth
Fabric Type 3Cloth
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Dash trimMetal-look
Door trimMetal-look
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Reading lightsFront and rear
Shift knob trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet3
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver, passenger and rear
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate
Overhead consoleMini with storage
Power steeringSpeed-proportional electric power steering
Remote trunk releasePower
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage2
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Dimensions
Front Head Room991 mm
Front Hip Room1,430 mm
Front Leg Room1,064 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,471 mm
Front track1,658 mm
Overall height1,542 mm
Overall Length5,154 mm
Overall Width1,936 mm
Rear Head Room960 mm
Rear Hip Room1,417 mm
Rear Leg Room968 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,445 mm
Rear track1,664 mm
Wheelbase2,868 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeTrunk
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
Adjustable lumbar supportManual
Height AdjustablePower
Manual Adjustments8
Power Adjustments6
Drivetrain
Axle ratio3.07
Axle ratio2.77
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Limited slip differentialBrake actuated
Engine
Alternate Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Alternate Horse Power231 hp
Block HeaterRegular duty
Compression Ratio9.30 : 1
Compression Ratio10.80 : 1
Compressor TypeIntercooled turbo
Cylinders4
Cylinders6
Displacement122 cm^3
Displacement213 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationV
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypePremium unleaded
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power288 hp
Horse Power240 hp
Max RPM6,500 RPM
Max RPM5,500 RPM
Max Torque RPM3,000 RPM
Max Torque RPM4,000 RPM
Size3.5 L
Size2.0 L
Torque367 Nm
Torque345 Nm
Total Valves24
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
TypePremium unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsULEV II
Exterior Features
GrilleChrome
Tailpipe finisherChrome
Fuel Consumption
City13.1 L/100 km
Combined11.1L/100 km
Highway8.7 L/100 km
Header
CompressorIntercooled turbo
Compressor Type - VAIntercooled turbo
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size2.0 L
Engine Size3.5 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Fuel TypePremium unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Number of CylindersV-6
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Type - VAAutomatic
Trans Type - VAAutomatic
TransmissionAutomatic
TransmissionAutomatic
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual w/tilt
Adjustable rear headrestsFixed
Number of rear headrests3
Instrumentation
ClockIn-radio display
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
Trip computerTrip computer
Lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Exterior entry lightsRemote activated
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Headlights dusk sensorDusk sensing
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote, digital keypad power door locks
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Vanity mirrorsDual illuminated vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
Height adjustablePower
Lumbar supportManual
Manual Adjustments8
Power adjustments6
Rear Seats
Center armrestYes
FoldingFold forward seatback
TypeBench
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryCloth
Security
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationInside under cargo
SizeCompact
Spare Wheel
Rim typeAluminum
Stability and Traction
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFour-wheel
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeMulti-link
stabilizer barFront and rear
Telematics
Satellite communications911 Assist
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Tires
Diameter18.0"
PrefixP
Profile55
Speed RatingH
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemYes
TypeAS
Width235 mm
Transmission
Automatic typeAutomatic
Automatic typeAutomatic
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Number of speeds6
Number of speeds6
Truck Features
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size4.2"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance60,000 km
basic months36 months
drivetrain distance100,000 km
drivetrain months60 months
roadside distance100,000 km
roadside months60 months
rust distanceUnlimited km
rust months60 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place569 L
Curb weight1,810 kg
Curb weight1,830 kg
EPA interior volume2,894 L
Fuel Capacity72 L
Max cargo capacity569 L
Towing Capacity454 kg
Turning radius6 m
Wheels
Diameter18
Rim TypePainted aluminum
Width7.5
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
One-touch windows1
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassLight
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Power door mirrors
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Emergency communication system
Front beverage holders
Illuminated entry
Overhead console
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Rear door bins
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
AM/FM radio
CD player
MP3 decoder
Radio data system
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Configurable
Delay-off headlights
Exterior parking camera rear
Front reading lights
Fully automatic headlights
Low tire pressure warning
Rear reading lights
Rear window defroster
Tachometer
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Block heater
Limited slip differential
Mode select transmission
Sequential multi-point fuel injection
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Perimeter/approach lights
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Front centre armrest
Manual driver lumbar support
Manual passenger lumbar support
Power driver seat
Power passenger seat
Rear seat centre armrest
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Alloy wheels
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar
Speed-sensing steering

2017 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan, Kingston, Ontario

Petrie Ford, 1388 Bath Road, Kingston, Ontario K7L-4Z1

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