Ford has redesigned the Taurus for 2010. The latest iteration of Ford's full-size, 5-passenger family sedan has a marginally longer overall length and wheelbase, while becoming slightly lower and wider.
There are four trims of the Taurus, SE, SEL, Limited, and the high-powered SHO. The SEL model shown here comes standard with dual chrome exhaust tips, Ford's new tri-bar grille, and the optional 19-inch aluminum wheels.
The standard engine is a 263-horsepower 3.5-liter V6. The SHO packs a 365-horsepower, direct-injected twin-turbo V6. Power is sent through a 6-speed automatic transmission with optional paddle shifting, to the front wheels or available all wheel drive- standard on the SHO.
Fuel economy for the Taurus ranges from 17 miles per gallon city, up to 28 miles per gallon highway.
The base MSRP for the 2010 Ford Taurus is $25,170 while a Taurus SHO starts at $37,170. The Taurus is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Built on a wholly-new platform, and exhibiting more athletic styling and an available turbocharged powerplant, the Ford Taurus has reinvented itself as a sporty offering among full-size family sedans.