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. Read full review
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For 2013, Ford restyled the Taurus, applying its signature hexagonal grille. Read full review
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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. Read full review
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At about 17 feet long, the Taurus fits into the large-sedan segment. Headroom is excellent from front to back. Read full review
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Although this model uses front-wheel drive, the Taurus can also be had with all-wheel drive. The fixed suspension is well-tuned for handling and comfort. Read full review
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Befitting its large sedan status, the trunk volume, measuring 20.1 cubic feet, is huge. Read full review
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New for the Taurus is the MyFord Touch cabin tech suite. While feature-rich, the system suffers from sluggish behavior. Read full review
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Like many automakers, Ford adopted electric power steering for the Taurus. Ford engineers did an excellent job tuning it, keeping a good amount of heft. Read full review
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The instrument cluster, part of the MyFord Touch system, includes LCDs on either side of the speedometer. Read full review
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The right-side display shows cabin tech features, such as phone, navigation, and stereo. Read full review
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These steering-wheel controls make it easy to select different screens from the instrument cluster display. Read full review
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This six-speed automatic is the only type of transmission available in the Taurus. It offers Sport and manual shift modes. Read full review
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The home screen for MyFord Touch shows the four main areas: navigation, phone, stereo, and climate control. Read full review
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Navigation is an additional option, and runs off an SD card. The system can be a little slow, and the GPS locator has a difficult time recovering from interference. Read full review
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The touch screen can be tedious when entering destinations. Voice command works more easily, especially when the car is under way. Read full review
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The cabin tech suite includes gas prices, traffic, weather, and other information brought in through Sirius Satellite Radio. Read full review
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HD Radio comes standard with this system. Read full review
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The car includes two USB ports, and does an excellent job indexing music from digital sources. Read full review
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The car shows full track information, plus album art, for music, courtesy of an onboard Gracenote database. Read full review
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With the optional Sony audio system, 12 speakers create a very flexible soundscape in the cabin, able to handle everything from light acoustic to heavy bass. Read full review
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