2013 Ford Taurus

The Good The big, comfortable 2013 Ford Taurus features a well-tuned and fuel-efficient electric power-steering system, along with a host of driver assistance features that help prevent collisions, and automatically park. An advanced voice command system gives control over navigation, phone, and stereo.

The Bad The MyFord Touch cabin tech suite reacts sluggishly to touch controls, and the navigation system is prone to poor GPS reception.

The Bottom Line The 2013 Ford Taurus presents cabin technology rich in features, from navigation to automatic parallel parking, in an easy-driving large sedan package, but the sluggish touch-screen response can be aggravating.

Editors' Rating
  • Cabin tech 9.0
  • Performance tech 7.0
  • Design 7.0
7.8 Overall

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Review

Ford builds a big sedan for the 21st century

The big sedan, that icon of American roads, became an endangered species as gasoline prices climbed, and drivers were not so keen on dumping the entire contents of their wallets in the tank. The 2013 Ford Taurus looks like an attempt to save the big sedan, modernizing the vehicle to fit our current economic and ecological circumstances.

Although almost 17 feet long and featuring slablike sides, the Taurus' front-wheel-drive platform and independent suspension mark a big departure from its massive, road-crushing forebearers. A V-8 does not appear on the menu, but the Taurus' V-6 produces more than equivalent horsepower compared with those old behemoths.

As a further slap at the past, Ford offers the Taurus with a four-cylinder engine. However, with direct injection and a turbocharger giving it 240 horsepower, Ford's EcoBoost engine puts much of the past big iron to shame.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $26,700
  • Brand Ford
  • Trim levels Limited Sedan
  • Available Engine Gas
  • Body style Sedan
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