When you see a large sedan drive down the road you might first think it’s a model that’s been left behind by the days of the land yacht. Much like the dinosaurs that didn’t all die at one time, large sedans are looked at with a bit of a sideways glance these days, but they really shouldn’t be. One of the most impressive examples of a large sedan that’s still strong and in its prime is the Ford Taurus. The name alone strikes the fear of a bull charging at you and this car can certainly charge in and take over.
The Ford Taurus enters the 2018 model year as a car that has a name we’ve admired and adored and a practicality that puts a smile on your face. This car starts at a reasonable price and allows you to have the benefits you need when you’re ready to head out on the road for a drive. This car is large and comfortable with a large trunk for plenty of gear. What you’ll really love about the Taurus is how easy it is to maneuver wherever you need to go when you take it for a ride.
Moving to the 2018 model year, the Ford Taurus is not offered with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine any longer, but this car does bring you a pair of new colors to choose which are Blue Metallic and Burgundy Velvet Metallic. You won’t find adjustable pedals in the Taurus any longer either, this was an option that most buyers didn’t feel they needed and Ford was able to reduce the cost of the car by deleting these pedals for the lineup. Otherwise, you’ll notice the Ford Taurus continues to be a strong and large sedan that has the drive and comfort you want on the road.
Quality Features for a Comfortable Cruise
Step inside the base model, SE trim, of the Taurus and you’re going to be pleasantly surprised by the incredible amount of features you’ll find. This car offers you a rearview camera, the Ford Sync infotainment system, 18-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40 split folding rear seat, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, a power driver’s seat, steering wheel controls for the audio and the cruise, power windows, the programmable MyKey system, auxiliary ports, and the safety systems you need to make this an impressive family sedan that you can drive and enjoy out on the road.
Turn to the options of the Taurus and you’ll be able to experience the Limited model with a power moonroof, the keyless entry, and push-button start system in the SEL model, and the upgraded Sync 3 infotainment system with a large eight-inch touchscreen. Other items you can add to this impressive car include massaging front seats, a heated steering wheel, rain-sensing windshield wipers, adaptive cruise control, collision warning, a 12-speaker premium Sony audio system, blind spot information, and cross traffic alerts to make this car one that has everything you want for the comfort and the cruise.
Looking Under the Hood
There are now only two engines you can choose for the Ford Taurus and both of them start out as 3.5-liter V6 engines. Both engines are attached to an excellent six-speed automatic transmission to give you the shifting you need. For most models, this engine is naturally aspirated and offers you 288 horsepower and 254 lb.-ft. of torque. For the SHO trim, the engine added twin-turbocharging to pump up the power numbers to 365 ponies and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, giving you a powerful Taurus model that can certainly impress those that ride along with you.
The full-size sedan is one that has been admired for many years as the right choice for families to enjoy the ride on the road. The Ford Taurus you see for the 2018 model year is a sensible, practical, and comfortable sedan that has the roominess you want, the comfort you desire, and the ride that will make you smile. Take a ride to your nearby Ford dealer and let this become the car that gives you the driving experience you want when it’s time to head out on the road and enjoy the drive.