The large sedan may have fallen out of favor, but Ford employs new technology to give it life with the Taurus model.
Ford revived the Taurus model in 2008 based on the sedan's earlier success. This most recent model sits on a completely different platform than the original, although it retains the front-wheel-drive configuration.
The base engine for the Taurus is this naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6, which uses variable timing for the intake and exhaust valves as an efficiency technology. A turbocharged direct-injection 2-liter in-line four, part of Ford's EcoBoost line, is also available.