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2018 Ford Taurus

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Ford Taurus highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Tons of cargo space
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Smooth ride

Cons

  • Lackluster performance
  • Interior can feel cramped
  • Few standard features

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 24 highway, 19 combined

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What is new for the 2018 Ford Taurus?

  • Taurus trims have been upgraded with Leatherette Seats as standard equipment this year.
  • DVD Video System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SEL trim now comes with Sony Sound System as standard equipment.

2018 Ford Taurus trims

Curious how Ford Taurus trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

SE:

  • 288-hp, 254-lb-ft of torque 3.5L
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seats
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • View our Ford Taurus SE inventory

SEL:

Limited:

  • Includes all features available on the SEL
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • A/C Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • View our Ford Taurus Limited inventory

SHO:

  • Includes all features available on the Limited
  • 365-hp, 350-lb-ft of torque 3.5L
  • Leatherette Seats
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • View our Ford Taurus SHO inventory

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5 reasons to buy the 2018 Ford Taurus

1. Two hefty V6 engines

This sedan exudes powertrain confidence. As standard, the SE, SEL and Limited trims are powered by the base engine but it's no slouch. This 288-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine is paired with standard FWD and a six-speed automatic transmission—look out for the trims with optional AWD if you fancy a little more grip in wet weather. While that's plenty for most, the 2018 Taurus does have one more exciting option. The range-topping Taurus SHO runs on a twin-turbo 3.5L EcoBoost® V6 with a sport-tuned suspension and paddle shifters.

2. A deluxe, sensory interior

The 2018 Taurus is very classy looking, most noticeable in its luxuriously appointed interior. The cloth or leather upholstery comes in shades of classic tan or black, while the swooping center console lends an intimate feel to the front row. The 2018 Taurus has plenty of date-night credentials. The Limited and SHO trims have seven shades of ambient interior lighting to set the mood, and a Sony® audio system equipped with Clear Phase and Live Acoustics technology. 

3. Powered for winding roads

In addition to those regular highway commutes—if you love stunning coastal drives or tracing your way around the lakes on vacation—the 2018 Taurus is up to the task. Deep bends are managed by standard Curve Control; if you're taking them too fast, the system sensors can slow the maneuver to maintain control. Torque Vectoring Control is also standard, applying some modest braking force to the inside front wheel, to keep you planted yet agile on corners.

4. The useful Ford SYNC® 3 system

Hooking up the in-car audio to your favorite playlists, staying connected to friends via voice-command-enabled calling, and finding the best route to avoid congestion—it's all possible with the 2018 Taurus' available SYNC® 3 infotainment system. Controlled through the eight-inch touchscreen, SYNC® 3 adds Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto compatibility as standard, with the option to add voice-activated navigation and SYNC AppLink features such as Spotify® compatibility too.

5. Plenty of trunk space

You don't always need an SUV to get the cargo space you want. The 2018 Taurus always keeps it classy and still delivers on a ginormous trunk, more than suitable for your cargo needs. Open the lid and you've got 20.1 cu-ft of storage, enough for everyone to bring a weekend bag or two, with room for shopping trips too. The 60/40 split-fold rear seat can also be flipped down to reveal space for longer items, such as golf clubs or hiking poles.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.8 out of 5

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Above Average

RepairPal gave the Ford Taurus an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Ford Taurus 10th out of 13 among Fullsize Cars.

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Ford Taurus features and specs

Limited 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Sunshade
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sony Sound System
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

3.5L

Horsepower

288

Torque (ft-lbs)

254

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

19

Wheelbase

112.9"

Overall length

202.9"

Width

76.2"

Height

60.7"

Leg room

F 41.9"/R 38.1"

Head room

F 39"/R 37.8"

Front tires

P255/45VR19

Rear tires

P255/45VR19

Seating capacity

5

Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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