2013 Ford Taurus  -  $27,495


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,495
Base Invoice: $25,426
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn SE FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 19 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 4dr Sdn SE FWD
Transmission: 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 FFV engine

Pros

Stylish design inside and out; roomy, luxurious interior; range of high-tech options; strong performance from SHO model


Model Highlights

Most Taurus models are front-wheel drive; all-wheel drive is optional. Standard power comes from Ford's 288-horsepower, 3.5L V6, coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. A new 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder is optional that makes 240hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. With this engine the Taurus is capable of 31 mpg on the highway.

The Taurus is offered in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Limited and SHO. SEL models get painted aluminum wheels and chrome exhaust tips; they also get supplemental parking lamps and heated exterior mirrors. The Limited adds power leather seats, a reverse sensing system and a premium sound system that includes the Sync voice-driven interface for phones and portable music devices. Limited models also get showy 19-inch chromed aluminum wheels.

The high-performance Taurus SHO is powered by a 3.5L, turbocharged and direct-injected "EcoBoost" V6, which makes 365 horsepower and 350 ft-lb of torque. The engine's two small turbos permit it to make peak torque just above idle, and direct injection technology claims to deliver "the power of a V8 with the efficiency of a V6," according to Ford.

The SHO's powerful engine is coupled to a 6-speed automatic "SelectShift" transmission with paddle shifters, which allow the driver to shift manually to suit the driving conditions. Torque-sensing all-wheel-drive is standard on the SHO and it employs electromechanical clutches to send torque to the wheels with the most grip. Electronic power steering works with the sport-tuned suspension to handle the power and bring an agile feel.

The SHO rides on Eagle F1 summer performance tires on unique painted wheels. Inside, the SHO gets "Miko Suede" seat inserts made from recycled materials, plus aluminum-trimmed pedals and aluminum trim throughout. Multi-contour heated-and-cooled seats are available, and there's also a 12-speaker Sony surround sound audio system.

The Taurus is one of the top-rated vehicles in its class in crash tests and comes with a long list of safety features, including stability control, anti-lock brakes, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags, a Post-Crash Alert System and crash severity sensing.

Across the Taurus line, Ford's emphasis is on technology. Several systems utilize front and rear sensors and cameras to improve safety. Cross Traffic Alert warns the driver of vehicles to the rear that may be obscured when backing out of a driveway or parking spot. Collision Warning will warn a distracted driver of impending contact with another car and even employ the brakes if necessary. Adaptive cruise control, a system that monitors traffic ahead and will follow at a predetermined distance is also available. Intelligent Access and a MyKey entry system give parents control over who has access to the car and what happens when they give young drivers the keys. SIRIUS Travel Link, a set of features for the navigation system that brings live traffic information, weather forecasts, gas prices and other info, is also available.


Model News

Ford has given the Taurus a significant update for 2013. The most notable changes come in the form of a pair of new engines. A 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is now available that improves fuel economy significantly. The standard 3.5L V6 has also been given a redesign so it makes more power more efficiently. A new front fascia and other updated styling tweaks change up the exterior of the car, while a new torque vectoring system and electronic power steering round out the mechanical changes for the 2013 Taurus. The high-performance SHO is now offered with a Performance Package that offers 20-inch wheels, bigger brakes, a better cooling system and a shorter final drive ratio for increased acceleration.


Value Writeup

Clean, attractive packaging makes the 2013 Taurus one of the most appealing big sedans on the market. With a roomy interior, a smooth ride and striking interior styling, the Taurus now offers a luxury-car feel at a family sedan price. The Taurus is packed with high-tech features, offering many that aren't available on any other non-luxury-brand sedans. What's more, the high-performance Taurus SHO makes a solidly performing and stylish alternative to sport sedans from Germany--at a fraction of the price.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0

EPA Classification
Large Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
361.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
551.00 mi

Engine Order Code
998

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/213

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
44J

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.484

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.872

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.842

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.414

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.742

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.882

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.770

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
102.200 ft³

Front Head Room
39.000 in

Front Leg Room
41.900 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.900 in

Front Hip Room
56.300 in

Second Head Room
37.800 in

Second Leg Room
38.100 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.900 in

Second Hip Room
55.800 in

Wheelbase
112.900 in

Length, Overall
202.900 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.200 in

Height, Overall
60.700 in

Track Width, Front
65.300 in

Track Width, Rear
65.500 in

Liftover Height
30.400 in

Trunk Volume
20.100 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4037 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.102 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.827 in

Front Tire Order Code
TCK

Rear Tire Order Code
TCK

Front Tire Size
P235/60R17

Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.000

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.500 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.860 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.860 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.000 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V813000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 01, 2015

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
9017

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 Escape vehicles manufactured January 11, 2012, to April 1, 2013, and 2013-2014 Focus ST vehicles manufactured May 03, 2012, to October 14, 2013. Insufficient compression in the engine wiring harness splices to the Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor may provide incorrect signals to the powertrain control module (PCM).

Consequence
The incorrect signals could cause the vehicle to hesitate or the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the current crimped splices with new splices, free of charge. The recall began on January 7, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 14S17-S1.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V812000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 02, 2015

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
868

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer, Explorer Police Utility, Taurus, Taurus Police Interceptor, Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may crack, allowing fuel to leak.

Consequence
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall began on December 21, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 13S04-S1.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V393000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 01, 2014

Component
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT

Potential Number of Units Affected
83250

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 2, 2010, to November 30, 2013; 2013-2014 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured August 25, 2011, to November 30, 2013; and 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured September 12, 2011, to November 30, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed, and as a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning.

Consequence
If the halfshaft and linkshaft become disengaged while driving, power will no longer be transmitted to the wheels, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park', increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage, free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S10.

Dates of Manufacture
SEP 11, 2011 to NOV 29, 2013

Manufacturer Recall No.
14S10

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V285000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 28, 2014

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected
183425

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Taurus vehicles manufactured November 24, 2008, through February 28, 2014, originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. When used in areas that use road salt, the license plate lamp assembly may experience an electro-chemical reaction and corrosion as a result of water intrusion.

Consequence
This corrosion may result in a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the license plate lamp assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 25, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S08. Note: Under program 14R01, Ford will notify owners in non-corrosion states, and, at the customer's request, dealers will replace the license plate lamp assembly.

Dates of Manufacture
NOV 23, 2008 to FEB 27, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
14S08

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V227000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 31, 2013

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
390,783

Summary
Ford is recalling certain model year 2013 Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion, Police Interceptor Sedan and Police Interceptor Utility vehicles; and certain model year 2013 Lincoln MKS, MKT, and MKZ vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the fuel delivery module may develop a crack, allowing fuel to leak.

Consequence
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel delivery module, free of charge. The recall began on July 20, 2013. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's recall campaign number is 13S04.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V270000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 26, 2013

Component
LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

Potential Number of Units Affected
12,569

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus, and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured November 29, 2012, through December 12, 2012. In the affected vehicles, with sufficient door openings and closings, the child safety locks may change from an activated position to a deactivated position without notice.

Consequence
If the child lock is deactivated, the door could be unlocked and opened from the inside which could lead to personal injury to an unrestrained child.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will test the safety locks. If necessary, the locks will be replaced free of charge. The recall is expected to begin August 5, 2013. Ford's recall number is 13S07. Owners may contact the Ford customer relationship center at 1-866-436-7332.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V340000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 02, 2015

Component
STEERING

Potential Number of Units Affected
393,623

Summary
Ford Moor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine and Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L GTDI engine and 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with any available engine. The affected vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result of a steering motor sensor fault.

Consequence
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will check the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). If dealers find any loss of steering assist DTCs, the steering gear will be replaced, free of charge. If, no codes are found during the PSCM inspection, the PSCM software will be updated, free of charge. Interim notices were mailed to owners on July 20, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S18.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V040000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 28, 2015

Component
STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected
194,889

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Ford Taurus vehicles manufactured December 1, 2009, to July 31, 2010, and 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured June 1, 2011, to October 31, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation.

Consequence
If the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the door may unlatch in the event of a side impact crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all four of the interior door handles and either repair or replace them, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 16, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S02.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
11.3%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

3.5L Ti-VCT V6 FFV engine

6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission -inc: sport mode, shifter button activation

2.77 final drive ratio

Front wheel drive

Torque vectoring control

Battery management system

Electronic pwr assist steering (EPAS)

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Easy Fuel capless refueling

Quasi-dual exhaust w/dual chrome tips

17" painted aluminum wheels

P235/60R17 all-season BSW tires

Automatic wiper-activated halogen headlamps

Remote perimeter lighting

LED tail lamps

Black pwr mirrors -inc: integrated spotter mirror

Solar tinted glass

Body-color door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, aux audio input

Front cloth bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver/front passenger seats w/manual lumbar/recline, 4-way adjustable headrests

60/40 split fold-flat rear seat -inc: fold down armrest w/cupholders, adjustable center head restraint

Vinyl-wrapped front center console -inc: armrest, storage bin, removable trinket tray

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: cruise controls, audio controls

MyFord w/4.2" display

Instrument cluster -inc: message center w/trip computer

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down

Delayed accessory lighting

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/SecuriCode entry keypad -inc: integrated key-head transmitter

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

Cruise control

Air conditioning w/particulate air filter

Rear seat heat ducts

Rear window defroster

Lockable glove box w/damped door

(2) aux pwr points

Sliding front sunvisors w/illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front dome/map lamp

Rear seat reading lamps

Front seatback map pockets

Brake & engine actuated traction control

AdvanceTrac w/electronic stability control

Curve control

Dual-stage front airbags w/front passenger sensing system

Front side-impact airbags

Safety Canopy front/rear curtain airbags -inc: rollover sensor

SOS Post-Crash Alert System

MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable speed alert chimes, BeltMinder w/audio mute

Child safety rear door locks

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS EXEMPTION FOR PUBLIC SERVICE/EMERGENCY VEHICLES
$0

 
FEDERAL EMISSIONS STATE DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA EMISSION STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
3.5L TI-VCT V6 FFV ENGINE
$0

 
2.0L ECOBOOST I4 ENGINE
$995

 
6-SPEED SELECTSHIFT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
100A EQUIPMENT GROUP ORDER CODE
$0

 
KODIAK BROWN METALLIC
$0

 
DEEP IMPACT BLUE
$0

 
STERLING GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
TUXEDO BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
OXFORD WHITE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DUNE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$75

 
SMOKERS PACK W/ASH/COIN CUP
$95

 
CARGO ORGANIZER
$160

 
PRICED DORA
$0


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