The 2016 Ford Taurus is the latest version of one of the most popular Ford cars. The Taurus started its production in 1986, and it is one of the oldest Ford’s cars that have been constantly produced and sold in the U.S. This vehicle had a lot of heirs, starting with the high performance Mercury Sable sedan, down to the Taurus based FWD Lincoln Continental but it seems that Ford might pull the plug on it.
Ford also produced the Taurus SHO, which was offered as the sportier version of original Taurus. This popular sedan had a lot of influence on the whole American auto industry and each model has set a certain standard when it comes to mid-size sedan design, features and performances. The Taurus is the fourth best-selling Ford car, after the F 150, Fiesta and Fusion models but this is mostly due to the sales on the foreign markets. During the nineties, it had a 4 year streak of being the best-selling car in the United States, but eventually Taurus lost its position, which was taken over by the Toyota Camry. This was seen as a great loss for the American auto industry, in favor of the big Japanese automaker.
When taking a look at the inside of the 2016 Ford Taurus, you will see that it comes with a superb finish and even the hard-plastic parts are well done. On the other hand, the cabin is not as spacious as you would expect when taking a look at the outside appearance. The front seats have enough leg and head room but the back seats are not that spacious, especially for taller passengers. The 2016 version comes with one of the biggest trunks in the sedan class. One of the most debatable features inside this model’s cabin is the infotainment system, which is known to sometimes be a bit slow and difficult to use in certain situations.
Among the features that we will receive are things like MyFord Touch system with seven inch display, comfortable and fatigue free seats that are great even for longer rides, steering wheel controls and everything else that is positioned to offer best driving experience. One of the things that is still in the rumor mill but could bring changes to this vehicle is related to the engine lineup. Reports say that the 2.3 liter EcoBoost unit from Mustang will be also offered here and in this case it could pump out from 280 to more than 300 hp.
When it comes to engine lineup, there are 3 engine options offered. Under the hood, the base version of the 2016 Ford Taurus comes with the 2.0 l naturally aspired 4-cylinder engine. The second engine option available is the 3.5 l V6, which is capable of producing 288 hp. The third option in the lineup is the 2.0 l turbocharged 4-cylinder unit, capable of delivering 240 hp. This turbocharged version has the best fuel economy, and it is rated at 22/32 mpg, while the base version of the 4-cylinder unit is rated at 19/22 mpg.
As far as the outside appearance goes, this new Taurus is considered to be a quite stylish car. New model comes with a redesigned front fascia and a new grille which brings it slightly closer to the rest of the vehicles in Ford lineup. The overall look of the car comes in the recognizable block shape, which actually looks good, but on the other hand, it causes slight visibility problems. The redesigned front end of the car, makes new Taurus much more attractive to younger customers, new style comes with a very futuristic and modern, but at the same time an elegant design.
2016 Ford Taurus Release Date
With the price of around $28,000 the 2016 Ford Taurus is one of the higher priced cars in its class, but it is quite affordable for the American middle class customers. It is not capable of competing with offerings from German car makers in terms of luxury and even style but it does come with significantly lower price tag. We do not have official release date for this model but we do expect it to come during the next couple of months.