2015 Ford Taurus  -  $32,210


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $32,210
Base Invoice: $29,781
Destination Charge: $875
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: All Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 21 | City: 18 | Hwy: 26
Body Style: 4dr Sdn SEL AWD
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed SelectShift Automatic
Engine: Engine: 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 (FFV)

Pros

Spacious back seat and trunk; ride comfort; fuel-efficiency; available all-wheel drive; high-performance SHO model


Model Highlights

There are two different engines offered on the Taurus sedans; for those who only want front-wheel drive, there's a 237-horsepower, 2.0L EcoBoost turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Then offered with front- or all-wheel drive is a 290-horsepower, 3.5L V6. Both models come with a 6-speed automatic transmission, as well as a relatively smooth ride and electric power steering and excellent brakes.

At the base SE level, the 2015 Ford Taurus is a relatively well-equipped comfortable sedan, including a rearview camera system, cruise control, Sync Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio connectivity, air conditioning, rear-seat heater ducts, power front seats, and a 6-speaker audio system with CD player and aux-in port. SEL models add dual-zone climate control, upgraded upholstery, LED supplemental lamps, remote start, reverse sensors, heated mirrors with puddle lamps, satellite radio compatibility, and 18-inch painted aluminum wheels.

Limited models feel like true luxury cars, as they include features like 10-way power front seats with lumbar, power-adjustable pedals, perforated leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, ambient lighting, Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start, a universal garage-door opener and the full MyFord Touch system which includes an 8-inch touch screen with smaller reconfigurable instrument displays; a media hub with USB in ports, an SD card reader and input jacks, as well as a long list of additional Sync Services.

In addition to a strong, 365-hp, 3.5L EcoBoost turbocharged V6, high-performance Taurus SHO models also add a sport-tuned suspension, steering-wheel paddle-shifters, aluminum pedals, a dual exhaust, HID headlamps, Piano Black (glossy black) mesh grille and lamp bezel details, a rear spoiler, fender vents, special leather upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and badging throughout. A popular equipment package adds a rear window sunshade, automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, second-row heated seats, a heated steering wheel, HD Radio and Sony audio.

An SHO Performance Package adds a stiffer suspension tune, performance brake pads, a sportier steering calibration, a Track Mode (and true off) for the stability control, an Alcantara (suede-like) steering wheel and 20-inch machined-and-painted wheels with summer performance tires.

Other options of interest are the Multicontour Seats, which gently massage the backs of front-seat passengers, helping to prevent fatigue and the available Lane-Keeping System that helps warn the driver when he or she is leaving visible lane markings.


Model News

The Ford Taurus gets only a minor set of feature changes for 2015. A rearview camera system and Sync with MyFord are now standard on the base SE model, while a Reverse Sensing System is newly standard on the SEL. Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start is a new option on the SEL, while power-adjustable pedals with memory settings are now standard on the Taurus Limited. A power moonroof is also now more widely available on the Limited.

Separately, 20-inch wheels are newly standard on the performance-oriented Taurus SHO for 2015, with the previous 19-inch wheels discontinued.

Through the entire model line, there are three new exterior colors, with Bronze Fire Metallic, Magnetic Metallic and Caribou Metallic replacing Sunset Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic and Kodiak Brown Metallic.


Value Writeup

The Taurus is a very spacious 5-passenger sedan, and on a comfort, feature, and safety level is on par with many luxury brands. With its overall length of about 203 inches, there's plenty of back-seat space, legroom and ease of entry. Trunk space as well is more than 20 cubic feet, which makes it one of the largest in this class.

Within the Taurus lineup, you also get plenty of opportunity for choice. From the 2.0L "EcoBoost" engine, which allows up to 32 mpg highway, to all-wheel-drive versions of the standard models, which might be able to replace utility vehicles for some all-weather concerns, to the high-performance SHO model, the Taurus plays a wide range of roles for those needing a large sedan.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4

EPA Classification
Large Cars

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
26 MPG

Cruising Range - City
342.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
494.00 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)
3.39

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
4249 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 Size
P235/55HR18

Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 X 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 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
15V464000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 23, 2015

Component
PARKING BRAKE

Potential Number of Units Affected
7165

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015, Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 21, 2015, and 2015-2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured May 4, 2015, to May 23, 2015. The affected vehicles have a parking brake that may not fully engage when applied. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 135, "Light Vehicle Brake Systems."

Consequence
If the parking brake does not fully engage and the transmission is left in a gear other than 'Park' while on a slope, the vehicle may roll away, increasing the risk of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will test the operation of the parking brake system, and if necessary, replace the parking brake control assembly, free of charge. The recall began on September 4, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15C07.

Dates of Manufacture
MAY 03, 2015 to MAY 22, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
15C07

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V605000

Mfg's Report Date
SEP 27, 2015

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING

Potential Number of Units Affected
203

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2015 Ford Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and 2016 Ford Explorer vehicles manufactured on July 24, 2015. During vehicle production, the fuel tank attachment bolts may not have been properly tightened. As a result, the fuel tank straps may fracture and the fuel tank could separate from the vehicle.

Consequence
If the fuel tank separates from the vehicle, a fuel leak may occur, increasing the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will tighten the fuel tank attachment bolts, as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on October 19, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S26.

Dates of Manufacture
JUL 23, 2015 to JUL 23, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
15S26

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

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

Automatic Full-Time All-Wheel Drive

3.39 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

Permanent Locking Hubs

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: 18" Painted Aluminum

Tires: P235/55R18 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

Body-Colored Power Heated 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, audio input jack and satellite radio w/6-month pre-paid subscription ONLY AVAILABLE in 48 contiguous states. NOT AVAILABLE in Alaska or Hawaii.

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

Window Grid Antenna

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

Selective Service Internet Access

Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Compass

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

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

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

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Leather/Chrome Gear Shift Knob

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

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

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

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

Smart Device Integration

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start

SYNC w/MyFord -inc: Voice-activated communications and entertainment system, 911 Assist and vehicle health reports, 4.2" color LCD display in instrument cluster and center-stack screen and two 5-way steering wheel control switch pads, Note: SYNC Services capable, requires annual subscription available at www.syncmyride.com

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

Outside Temp Gauge

Seats w/Cloth Back Material

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

Perimeter Alarm

3 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Advancetrac w/Curve Control Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Rear Parking Sensors

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

Back-Up Camera

 
ENGINE: 3.5L TI-VCT V6 (FFV)
$0

 
ENGINE: 3.5L TI-VCT V6
$0

 
TRANSMISSION: 6-SPEED SELECTSHIFT AUTOMATIC
$0

 
EQUIPMENT GROUP 200A
$0

 
EQUIPMENT GROUP 201A
$1,050

 
WHEELS: 18" PAINTED ALUMINUM
$0

 
WHEELS: 20" MACHINED FINISH
$695

 
DARK SIDE METALLIC
$0

 
CARIBOU METALLIC
$0

 
DEEP IMPACT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
MAGNETIC METALLIC
$0

 
TUXEDO BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
OXFORD WHITE
$0

 
RUBY RED METALLIC TINTED CLEARCOAT
$395

 
BRONZE FIRE METALLIC TINTED CLEARCOAT
$395

 
WHITE PLATINUM METALLIC TRI-COAT
$595

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
DUNE, UNIQUE CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
CHARCOAL BLACK, UNIQUE CLOTH BUCKET SEATS
$0

 
DUNE, HEATED LEATHER FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$1,495

 
CHARCOAL BLACK, HEATED LEATHER FRONT BUCKET SEATS
$1,495

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSION EXEMPTION
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS SYSTEM NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
FEDERAL-EMISSIONS STATE DEALER ORDER
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$0

 
TIRES: P245/45R20 AS BSW
$0

 
POWER MOONROOF
$995

 
REAR SPOILER
$275

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS (DEALER INSTALLED)
$95

 
CARGO ORGANIZER (DEALER INSTALLED)
$210

 
SMOKER'S PACK W/ASH COIN CUP (DEALER INSTALLED)
$85

 
VOICE-ACTIVATED NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$795


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