When Ford launched their latest five-seat Sedan Taurus of 2018 version they made it available with a handful of trim levels like SE, SEL and Limited. Competing with the Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus was successful in scoring a good rank with its high-performance all-wheel-drive option that they call as Taurus SHO. What’s more? To keep an option of Front-wheel drive and all-wheel-drive Ford made their versions available and gave the Taurus model the power of a standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine.
The Power and Performance of the 2018 Ford Taurus
As a full-size Sedan the 2018 Ford Taurus received its power from 3.5-liter V-6 regular gas engine clubbed with a 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual transmission with 288-hp that can deliver a -22 Combined MPG whether you choose for a Front-wheel drive or the all-wheel drive.
As referred by the Columbia Ford dealer the high-performance Taurus SHO that stands for Super High Output, and this model is the luxury and performance leader of the Taurus lineup. The SHO swaps the Taurus’ standard drivetrain for a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine based on a Six-speed automatic transmission controlled by steering-wheel shift paddles. The twin-turbo V-6 engine can make a 365 horsepower and a torque of 350 pounds-feet.
The Taurus has successfully made the most out of its wheelbase in its exterior design, but there is a light struggle for the getting in and out of the vehicle especially from the back seat as the sedan’s roofline is shockingly low. The legroom of the Taurus is 38.1 inches that is neither up for appreciation nor to criticize. As long as it can comfortably place three adults in the rear, there is not much to expect from a Sedan of its class.
The cabin of the Ford 2018 Taurus can boast well about its quality materials and a sophisticated finish, that can undoubtedly ask the price it costs. There is a wide and decently placed center console that consists of an instrument panel wraparound near the front seat that has an easy access for the driver as well as the passenger zones, that reminds of a design that are mostly found in coupes rather than sedans. The seats in the front are quite supportive and are agreeably comfortable for people of average built but could have arranged for some more contour to accommodate taller and oversized passengers. With a trunk space of 20.1 cubic feet.], it has not left any scope to grumble.
Safety and Infotainment
As described by the Ford Columbia dealer, to entertain its occupants the Taurus has fitted in it a Sony premium stereo system that is joined with its Sync 3 multimedia system.
The safety features include a line of equipment that make Taurus one of the safest cars on road. There is as Ford’s Blind Spot Information System, adaptive cruise control, a cross-traffic alert, active park assists, a forward collision warning with brake support with enhanced stability control and a lane-keeping alert system, all well integrated with the Ford MyKey.