2015 Ford Taurus Overview
The Ford Taurus is available in SE, SEL and Limited trim levels and is offered with front- or all-wheel drive. The Taurus, which seats up to five people, competes with the Chevrolet Impala, Hyundai Azera and Toyota Avalon. It is also available as the high-performance Taurus SHO, which is powered by a twin-turbo V-6 engine. New for 2015
The base SE trim adds Ford's Sync multimedia system and a backup camera. Exterior
- Standard 17-inch wheels, body-colored door handles, chrome grille accents and exhaust, front and rear bumpers.
- Available 18-, 19- or 20-inch wheels and power moonroof.
Under the Hood
- Seats up to five people, with front bucket seats and a three-person rear bench
- Power driver's seat, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, air conditioning, cruise control and a CD stereo.
- Available options include push-button start, MyFord Touch multimedia system, leather seats, power-adjustable pedals with memory feature, and heated and cooled front seats, and heated rear seats.
A 288-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine, and six-speed automatic transmission come standard. Maximum towing capacity is 1,000 pounds when properly equipped. An option as a 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is available. Safety Features
Front, side-impact, and side curtain airbags come standard, as do antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. Available safety options include a backup camera, rear parking sensors, blind sport warning system, collision warning system, and lane departure warning and prevention. Taurus SHO
Ford revived an old name with the Taurus SHO—it stands for Super High Output—which effectively caps the Taurus lineup from a performance and luxury standpoint. The SHO swaps the Taurus' standard drivetrain for a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 which makes 365 hp and 350 pounds-feet of torque. It comes with a six-speed automatic transmission and steering-wheel paddle shifters. It comes standard as an all-wheel drive with sport suspensions for a great handling vehicle.
SHO design cues include a unique grille, SHO badges, 20-inch wheels, dual exhaust tips and a rear spoiler. It also includes beefier brakes, a shorter final drive ratio, 20-inch summer tires and an Off mode for the stability system.
Courtesy of Cars.com