2016 Ford Taurus Chicago Illinois

2016 Ford Taurus

2016 Ford Taurus Chicago Illinois

The original, first-generation Ford Taurus, the brand's flagship sedan available in 2016 in in SE, SEL, Limited, and SHO models. The current generation launched in 2010 and in 2013 upgraded styling front and rear, improved driving dynamics, and raised fuel efficiency. Of the three engines available, all with a six-speed automatic transmission, the most fuel-efficient is the turbocharged four-cylinder, 2,000-cubic centimeter (cc), 237-horsepower EcoBoost® that achieves an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) combined city/highway driving estimate of rating of 26 miles per gallon (mpg). Front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive optional with the six-cylinder Taurus SEL model with more than ample acceleration. The Taurus still rides very well, and recent handling enhancements make the suspension even better at damping impacts over bumps. The precise electric power steering provides direct feedback of road conditions. The brakes bite reassuringly on sudden stops. The Taurus SHO model with standard all-wheel drive has the most powerful engine, the six-cylinder, 3,500-cc, 365-horsepower Ti-VCT V6. The is SHO capable in corners with its taut suspension. Inside, the Taurus is a near-luxury, upscale vehicle. The Taurus has a vast trunk for storage, a legacy of its relationship with the Volvo XC90. Safety ratings were very good in the past, but the Taurus has had no substantial update since the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) started its small-overlap front-impact testing. The Taurus still scores five stars overall at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The 2016 Ford Taurus has impressive features and options: multi-contour seats, automatic high-beam headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and a rear-view camera, even an automatic Park Assist feature better than what Lexus offers in its top luxury models. The 2016 Taurus has SYNC 3, Ford's latest connectivity technology.


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Ford Taurus InteriorInside, the 2016 Ford Taurus feels like a luxury car. Fit and finish are excellent. Even the base Taurus SE model reflects attention to quality and detail. The Ford Taurus looks and feels like a large sedan. The large, comfortable seats support long trips, and the optional multi-contour seats adjust for drivers of many body builds. People with lots of luggage will be happy with the Taurus. The trunk has more than 20 cubic feet of storage space they would be hard-pressed to fill. The interior trim looks good and feels wholesome. The ride is firm, quiet, and comfortable.


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Ford Taurus Exterior

The Taurus has crisp lines, a low profile, and a sleek roofline dating back to 2010. The wheelbase is long, the car wide, and its overhangs add up to 203 inches of length, dimensions that make the car look low and powerful. Character lines and sturdy hindquarters with the long, low profile add distinction to the familiar but still stylish design. The SHO replaces the horizontal grille bars of the other three models with black mesh, lower front body molding, and a substantial air dam.

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Ford Taurus Powertrain

The 2016 Ford Taurus presents a choice of three engines, all with a six-speed automatic transmission. The most common choice is the naturally-aspirated six-cylinder, 24-valve, double overhead camshaft, 3,500-cc, 288-horsepower 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine with variable camshaft timing for improved fuel efficiency and quick responsiveness. The calibrated throttle and low first gear feel powerful at low and medium engine speeds. The single-turbocharged, direct-injection, four-cylinder, 2,000-cc, 240-horsepower 2.0L Ti-VCT EcoBoost®I4 engine offers better fuel economy and performance almost as good as that of the V6. The four-cylinder engine is lighter than the V6 as well. The hottest engine is the twin-turbocharged, direct-injection, six-cylinder, 3,500-cc, 365-horsepower 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 of the Taurus SHO. Engine and transmission cooperate to keep power consistent and avoid turbo lag. Acceleration from 0 to 60 miles per hour is just over five seconds. The four-cylinder choice has the best fuel efficiency of the three, EPA-estimated at 22 mpg in city driving, 32 on the highway, and 26 combined.

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Ford Taurus Mechanical

The 2016 Ford Taurus is stoic, competent, and rarely challenged for road grip. Standard SE models ride more firmly than do other large, comfortable sedans, and the ride remains smooth through body leans. The brakes respond quickly and inspire confidence when needed. All-wheel drive is optional on V-6-powered SEL and Limited models, standard on the SHO. All other models are standard front-wheel drive. The all-wheel system is biased toward front-wheel drive, sending power to the rear wheels only when they spin. The SHO suspension uses stiff shock absorbers and springs and large anti-roll bars. The SHO is a well-balanced big sedan that turns in crisply. The body may lean at speed through corners, but the car keeps a good grip on the road, and the steering gives good feedback and precise, direct action.


Ford Taurus Safety

The Ford Taurus has a good reputation for safety, scores well in crash tests undergone, but has yet to undergo the toughest, newest tests. The IIHS has given the Taurus its top crashworthiness rating but not yet on the new small-overlap front-impact test. NHTSA rated the 2016 Taurus at all five stars for overall safety, frontal, and side crash tests and four stars for the rollover. Taurus active and passive safety features help drivers avoid crashes. Curve control monitors reduce engine power when the car enters a turn too quickly to stay on the intended path. A post-crash alert system unlocks all the doors, turns on the hazard flashers, and sounds the horn whenever airbags deploy. Options for all models are rearview cameras, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, cross-traffic alerts, and forward-collision warnings that use sensors to detect and warn drivers of imminent collisions. There are many reasons why so many drivers flock to the Fox Ford showroom. First, Fox is famous as the Chicagoland Ford Taurus dealer with the most superb selection of new Ford models, and love for these cars is itself enough to bring them in. When the time to upgrade comes, many loyal customers return their vehicles for trade-ins. Some of these well-maintained used cars resell quickly as certified and guaranteed for the same performance and quality as when they were new. Helping customers find their next cars is only the beginning for the Fox team that helps them drive home in cars of their dreams on their own terms. After their purchases, the Fox auto repair center staffed by the best technicians and equipped with the latest Ford parts remains at their service at all times. Call today for a quote or to schedule a test drive.

*The above information is regarding the base model
2016 Ford Taurus. Standard specs and features may change from year to year. Contact our dealership with any questions regarding the new or used vehicle you're inquiring about.