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2013 Ford Taurus

  • 2013 Ford Taurus Limited Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      285/253
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $33,100
  • 2013 Ford Taurus SEL Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      285/253
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $28,900
  • 2013 Ford Taurus SE Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      29
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      285/253
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $26,700
  • 2013 Ford Taurus SHO Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      365/350
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $39,300
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2013 Ford Taurus Review

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Vehicle Overview

The 2013 Ford Taurus full-size sedan makes a comeback featuring new styling and added features. Powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, the Ford Taurus produces 288 horsepower and 19/29 mpg city highway. Offered in four models, the SE, SEL, Limited, and SHO, the 2013 Ford Taurus now offers true manual-shifting capabilities with the six-speed transmission.

In an early 2013 test drive, the Ford Taurus SHO model set out to put a premium spin on the full-size sedan. It offered great acceleration and handled all road situations in a composed manner. Although the Taurus may have been quick off the line, its weight and bulk put a damper on what otherwise would have been a more enjoyable driving experience. "The Ford Taurus features a premium interior, and is a dramatic leap forward in terms of design and appeal from the previous generation."

Standard features on the 2013 Ford Taurus include automatic headlights, integrated blind spot mirrors, LED taillights exterior access keypad, six-way power driver seat, and a tilt and telescopic steering wheel. The SEL models add heated mirrors, remote ignition, upgraded cloth upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, satellite radio, and Ford's Sync. The Limited models feature leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats with power lumbar, and a wood-trimmed steering wheel. The top of the line SHO offers a more powerful V-6 engine, all-wheel drive, sport-tuned suspension, paddle shifters, xenon headlamps, and a unique leather upholstery with faux-suede inserts.

New for 2013

The 2013 Ford Taurus gets an updated exterior and new features for all models. Also new for 2013 is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine offering better fuel economy than the standard engine. The SHO now offers a Performance package, and MyFord Touch has been updated for the new model year.

You'll Like:

  • Many available features
  • Available four-wheel drive
  • Large trunk

You Won't Like:

  • Heavy and large
  • Expensive models
  • Cramped cabin

Key Competitors:

  • Buick LaCrosse
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Dodge Charger
  • Nissan Maxima

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