Although the new 2017 Ford Taurus is an appealing rendition of the classic full-size American sedan, there are better alternatives the market that can give you a better capability. Some of its strengths include an available all-wheel-drive system, a humongous trunk, excellent crash scores, fuel-sipping four cylinder engine, and comfortable and serene ride. Its release according to our mule should be expected in May 2017 at least for the U.S.A market.
The Taurus now enters its eighth year of production in 2017, and some areas are starting to show their age. And with the cut-throat competition known in the segment, it is likely to face an uphill task trying to remain relevant in the segment. However, Ford says the new vehicle comes with added luxury, better driving dynamics, and is feature laden.
The outgoing model’s MyFord Touch system has been phased out and in its place comes the updated Sync 3 infotainment system. According to Ford, the new systems is intuitive and more responsive. And just like the model before it, the redesigned 2017 Taurus benefits from a powerful SHO model, a massive trunk, a spacious cabin, and an available AWD option.
When it comes to its liabilities, though, it comes short in terms of high price tag particularly for the SHO model; may of its rivals outdone it; and the cabin is confining. That in mind, it would be vital to consider other options within its price range. They include the 2017 Kia Cadenza, 2017 Chrysler 300, 2017 Toyota Avalon, and the 2017 Chevrolet Impala. Those penchant on performance can consider the 2017 Chevrolet SS model.
Available Trims – Ford Taurus
The five-passenger 2017 Ford Taurus sedan is offered in four trims: SE, SEL, Limited, and SHO trims. The RS is reviewed separately, as is the Ford police Interceptor Utility.
Interior Colors & Exterior Pictures – 2017 Ford Taurus
The SE’s list of standard features includes LED taillights, 18-inch alloy wheels, an exterior-access keypad, automatic headlights, a six-speaker premium sound system, a 4.2-inch display, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, cloth upholstery, integrated blind-spot monitoring system, a rearview camera, a CD player, two USB ports, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, cruise control, integrated blind-spot mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a CD player, Sync voice controls, and manually reclining and lumbar six-way power front seats.
Upgrading to the SEL trim gets you automatic climate control (dual-zone), satellite and HD radio, rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, upgraded cloth upholstery, front lower fascia, puddle lamps, auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start, satellite radio, and upgraded interior trim.
The SEL adds a Sync 3 infotainment system, keyless entry and ignition, heated front seats, leather upholstery, an additional center speaker, power adjustable pedals, and an 8-inch touchscreen display.
The Limited trim further includes ventilated and heated power front seats (10-way), ambient interior lighting, leather upholstery, 19-inch wheels, a power-adjustable steering wheel, driver memory settings, and a universal garage opener.
Both the Limited and SEL trims are qualified for high beams and automatic wipers, auto-dimming driver-side mirrors, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, HD radio, a power rear sunshade, heated rear seats, a blind-spot monitor, a navigation system, a rear spoiler, and 20-inch wheels.
The sport-themed SHO trim gets most of the lower trim’s features plus a sport-tuned suspension system, black exterior trim, unique leather upholstery, the auto-dimming driver-side mirror, a more powerful turbocharged engine, 20-inch wheels, xenon headlights, and steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.
2017 Ford Taurus Engine Specifications
Three engines come under the hood of the 2017 Ford Taurus. The power – 288 hp and 254 lbs. ft. of torque produced by the 3.5L V6 engine gets sent to the front wheels via the six-speed automatic transmission system.
Next up is the 240 hp and 270 lbs. ft. of torque rated four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0L engine. Front wheel drive is also standard, as is the six-speed auto. Ford puts its EPA fuel consumption stats at 22/32/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined.
Finally, the performance-and sport-themed SHO employs a 3.5L V6 engine good for 365 horsepower and 350 lbs. ft. of torque. Here, the power is sent to all the wheels via the shift manual control paddles.
A time of 5.8 seconds is what you require to zoom from 0-60 mph with the SHO trim model.
Price & 2017 Ford Taurus SHO Release Date
The U.S market should expect the brand new 2017 Ford Taurus in MAY 2017. The Sedan will cost you a base MSRP of $27,110, and up to $40,275 for the Taurus SHO model.