2014 Ford Taurus  -  $27,605


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,605
Base Invoice: $25,530
Destination Charge: $825
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: Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic
Engine: Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (FFV)

Pros

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


Model Highlights

Most Taurus models are front-wheel drive, and all-wheel drive is optional. Standard power comes from Ford's 288-horsepower, 3.5L V6, coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. A 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder is optional and makes 240 hp and 270 ft-lb 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 push-button start, power leather heated and cooled 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 standard, 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, as is a lane departure warning system.

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 gave the Taurus a significant update for 2013, so changes for 2014 are minimal. Limited and SHO sedans now have standard push-button start and heated and cooled front seats, as well as an optional lane departure warning system.


Value Writeup

Clean, attractive packaging makes the 2014 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 (Est)

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
998-1

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement
3.5 L/213

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 6500

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
44J

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
102.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.9 in

Front Hip Room
56.3 in

Second Head Room
37.8 in

Second Leg Room
38.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Second Hip Room
55.8 in

Wheelbase
112.9 in

Length, Overall
202.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
76.2 in

Height, Overall
60.7 in

Track Width, Front
65.3 in

Track Width, Rear
65.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.1 in

Trunk Volume
20.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4035 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.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Order Code
TCK

Rear Tire Order Code
TCK

Front Tire Size
P235/60TR17

Rear Tire Size
P235/60TR17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
39.7 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.9 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.6 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19 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
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 began on July 26, 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
16V621000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 24, 2016

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP

Potential Number of Units Affected
77502

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2013-2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with 3.5L GTDI Ecoboost engines and 2013-2015 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor vehicles. A component within the fuel pump electric module (PEM) may overheat causing a loss of electrical power to the fuel pump.

Consequence
A loss of power to the fuel pump will cause the engine to stall or prevent the vehicle from starting, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel PEM part number and replace the fuel PEM, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on December 1, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16S31.

Dates of Manufacture
AUG 24, 2011 to MAY 30, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
16S31

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
AUG 24, 2011 to NOV 29, 2013

Manufacturer Recall No.
14S10

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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 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

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (FFV) -inc: Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) system is standard equipment for vehicles w/the 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine shipped to Federal Emissions States or Cross Border State dealers and is only available w/a Federal emissions system, (FFV system not available w/code 422 and requires code 936 or 423 if applicable for California Emissions State dealer destinations), Cross border states include AZ, DC, ID, NH, NV, OH, VA, WV Not Standard Equipment in CA Emissions States.

Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic -inc: sport mode and shifter button activation

Front-Wheel Drive

2.77 Axle Ratio

72-Amp/Hr 650CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

19 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs and Brake Assist

Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Wheels: 17" Painted Aluminum

Tires: P235/60R17 A/S BSW

Aluminum Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Black Rub Strip/Fascia Accent

Chrome Side Windows Trim and Black Front Windshield Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Black Power Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers

Front Windshield -inc: Sun Visor Strip

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Chrome Grille

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Perimeter/Approach Lights

LED Brakelights

Laminated Glass

Radio: AM/FM Stereo/Single CD/MP3 Capable -inc: 6 speakers and audio input jack

Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System

Window Grid Antenna

2 LCD Monitors In The Front

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Keypad

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Cloth Bucket Seats -inc: 6-way power driver and passenger seat (fore/aft, up/down, tilt) w/manual lumbar and recline

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Chrome Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Urethane Gear Shift Knob

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets

Front And Rear Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim

Cargo Space Lights

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Driver 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Systems Monitor

Trip Computer

Analog Display

Seats w/Cloth Back Material

Includes Manual Lumbar Support

Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Fixed Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer

3 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Safety Canopy System Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

 
ENGINE: 3.5L TI-VCT V6 (FFV)
$0

 
ENGINE: 3.5L TI-VCT V6
$0

 
ENGINE: 2.0L I4 ECOBOOST
$995

 
TRANSMISSION: 6-SPEED SELECTSHIFT AUTOMATIC
$0

 
TRANSMISSION: 6-SPEED 6F35 SELECTSHIFT AUTOMATIC
$0

 
EQUIPMENT GROUP 100A
$0

 
TIRES: P235/60R17 A/S BSW
$0

 
DARK SIDE METALLIC
$0

 
SUNSET METALLIC
$0

 
KODIAK BROWN METALLIC
$0

 
DEEP IMPACT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
TUXEDO BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
STERLING GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
OXFORD WHITE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DUNE, CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSION EXEMPTION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
FEDERAL-EMISSIONS STATE DEALER ORDER
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$0

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS (DEALER INSTALLED)
$85

 
CARGO ORGANIZER (DEALER INSTALLED)
$160

 
SMOKER'S PACK W/ASH COIN CUP (DEALER INSTALLED)
$100


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