2013 Ford Taurus Manchester
An all-new 2013 Ford Taurus, revealed at the April 2011 New York International Auto Show, aims to build on that success. The 2013 Taurus is expected to go on sale in the spring of 2012. The 2013 Ford Taurus will be available in SE, SEL, and Limited models. All will have the updated and upgraded 290-horsepower, 255-foot-pound 3.5-liter V6 engine as standard equipment. A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost engine featuring direct fuel injection and variable valve timing will be available for improved fuel economy. The 2.0-liter engine will be rated at 237 horsepower and 250 foot-pounds of torque. All Taurus models will use a 6-speed double overdrive automatic transmission. The 2013 Ford Taurus SHO will feature the 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo direct-injection V6 engine, rated at 365 horsepower and 350 foot-pounds of torque, coupled to Ford's computer-controlled part-time all-wheel-drive system. The SHO uses the same 6-speed automatic transmission as the other models but gets paddle shifters on the steering wheel.
Driving Impressions of the '13 Ford Taurus
Taurus SHO features a suspension with unique sport-tuned shock absorbers, springs, stabilizer bars and strut mount bushings. These components were specifically engineered to deliver impressive road holding, cornering agility and steering responsiveness. The rear suspension is a multilink SR1 design that increases suspension travel for enhanced dynamic control and ride quality. An optional SHO Performance Pack will include upgraded suspension, upgraded cooling, upgraded brakes, 20-inch wheels with Goodyear F1 245/45YR20 tires, a lower final-drive ratio, and a Track mode for the traction-control system that turns it off completely for racetrack running.
Interior Features of the '13 Ford Taurus
All Taurus interiors will have more and better luxury materials and quieter cabins due to the inclusion of more sound-deadening materials in the roof and cowl. Thje center conosl will have controls that will be extremely easy to reach and operate. The sweeping design of the center console in the Ford Taurus flows into a stylish center stack to maximize space and enhance convenience. There will also be heated.cooled driver and passengar seats. This is espcially useful on a hot or cold day when you want to warm up or cool down. Not only are their heated seats, but there is also a heated steering wheel so the driver does not have to grabd on to a cold steering wheel when they enter the car. Perforated leather trim helpsprovide comfort no matter what the outside temperature is. A cool new feature available on the new Taurus is MultiContour Seats with Active Motion. The multicontour driver and front-passenger seats, optional in Taurus Limited and SHO models, feature 6-way lumbar and subtle rolling-pattern massage. The bottom cushion features Active Motion®, which provides a therapeutic lower back and upper leg massage, helping reduce fatigue and making your ride more relaxing.
Exterior Features of the '13 Ford Taurus
The 2013 Taurus gets a major facelift, with a new grille panel, incorporating the same kind of inverted trapezoid at the bottom center of the nose as the Fiesta and Focus. The hood has been reshaped with a larger power dome, and the headlights redesigned. Like the Chevrolet Volt and Malibu, the new Taurus will have shutters built into the grille that close for highway fuel economy improvement at higher speeds and open for engine cooling at lower speeds. The LED taillamps and rear spoiler have been restyled as well, with more wraparound red lens showing up on the rear fender than the taillamps on the 2009 model. The Taurus SHO version has its own black mesh upper and lower grilles, without the shutters, a new front-fender SHO badge that replaces the tiny C-pillar badge on the existing model, and black mirror housings. A dual exhaust system with chrome tips adds a sporty flair to the sculpted rear lines of the Taurus SE, SEL and Limited models. The Taurus SHO is engineered with a true dual exhaust system, meaning that each of the engine's two exhaust manifolds has its own exhaust pipe, reducing back pressure and enhancing horsepower.
Ford says the 2013 Taurus will feature better braking performance, electric power steering, torque vectoring and cornering control, active park assist, adaptive cruise control. Options will include MyFordTouch vehicle control systems, a heated steering wheel, multi-contour front seats with massage, automatic high-beams, rain-sensing wipers, a rear-window sunshade, and a rearview camera. A cool new feaure that will be added to the 2013 Ford Taurus is Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision warning with brake control. This type of cruise control detects slowing traffic in front of you and also detects when the traffic clears, it modifies the speed of the car to flow with traffic as to avoid a collision. Furthermore, the system will increase responsiveness when braking if a collision is imminent. If a collision is going to happen no matter what, a collision warning will flash on the windshield. The 2013 Ford Taurus will be available in SE, SEL, and Limited models. All will have the updated and upgraded 290-horsepower, 255-foot-pound 3.5-liter V6 engine as standard equipment. The 2013 Ford Taurus SHO will feature the 3.5-liter EcoBoost twin-turbo direct-injection V6 engine, rated at 365 horsepower and 350 foot-pounds of torque, coupled to Ford's computer-controlled part-time all-wheel-drive system.
The 2013 is sure to be a crowd pleaser due to its new and improved technology, its sleek and stylish exterior, and its fancy array of sound deadening materials and new interior features. This is a car that should definitely be on your shopping list. For more information on the 2013 Ford Taurus, click here.
Some of the information in this review was obtained through newcartestdrive.com