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2013 Ford Taurus: Video Road Test & Review

Benjamin Hunting
by Benjamin Hunting
June 5, 2012

The Ford Taurus is the Blue Oval brand's flagship full-size sedan.  The Ford Taurus offers sizable interior room, eye-catching styling for its segment, and an impressive number of available features.  The four-door, five-passenger Taurus also comes with a list of safety gear that includes side curtain airbags, seat-mounted side impact airbags for those riding up front, and forward airbags.  Electronic stability control and traction control are additionally included with the sedan.

The Ford Taurus is motivated by a 3.5-liter V-6 that offers up 290 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque, sent to either the front or all four wheels (if optional all-wheel drive is selected) via a six-speed automatic transmission.  Fuel mileage for the Taurus checks in at 19-mpg in city driving and 29-mpg on the highway.

The Ford Taurus starts out in SE trim (MSRP $26,600), which brings with it LED tail lights, a power driver's seat, air conditioning, 17-inch wheels, cruise control, a CD player, and a folding rear seat.  The Taurus SEL (MSRP $28,800) upgrades to a leather-wrapped steering wheel, the SYNC entertainment and communications interface, 18-inch rims, dual automatic climate control, nicer upholstery, satellite radio, and a remote starter, while the Taurus Limited (MSRP $33,000) includes heated leather seats with a memory feature for the driver, wood trim, the MyFord Touch display system, a rearview camera, parking assistance, and a number of other comfort and convenience features.

It is also possible to further customize the Ford Taurus with options packages.  The Group 201A package adds MyFord Touch, parking assistance, an upgraded SYNC system and an additional stereo speaker to the SEL trim, while the Group 202A package installs keyless entry and ignition, power adjustable pedals, and 19-inch rims.  The 301A package (exclusively for the Taurus Limited) provides a blind spot warning system, heated and ventilated seats, a Sony stereo, and power adjustments for the steering wheel, while the 302A package loads the Taurus Limited up with a heated steering wheel, heaters for the rear seats, and a system that will automatically parallel park the car.

A list of cars similar to the Taurus includes the 2013 Chevrolet Impala, 2012 Dodge Charger and 2012 Hyundai Azera.

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