Angles and Attitude.
With chiseled good looks from
angle, the new Taurus appears more aggressive and assertive than ever.
Sharp, clean lines accentuate the new hood design, drawing your eye to
the bold new grille. You can sense immediately from the design of a
great car what you're about to experience at the wheel. The new Ford
Wide and Assertive Stance
Ford engineers have given the new Taurus a wide stance and refined the suspension tuning, delivering stable, confident handling on the corner.
Unique SHO Seats
The choice is yours in the high-performance Taurus SHO: leather-trimmed seats in Charcoal Black with Mayan Grey Miko® suede inserts (shown) or in Charcoal Black with embroidered SHO logo on the front seats. This year, the thigh support cushion is extended and the bolster contour upgraded for added comfort. The soy-based seat cushions, seat backs and the 4-way adjustable (up/down/tilt) headrests are supportive and comfortable as well as environmentally friendly.
The new Taurus has a wider, lower and more aggressive appearance than before, thanks in part to a new set of wheels. Two 20" options are now available, including 20" machined aluminum wheels with black painted pockets on SHO and 20" polished aluminum wheels on Limited. SHO and Limited both come standard with 19" premium painted aluminum wheels. 18" painted aluminum wheels come standard on SEL, while 17" painted aluminum are standard on SE.
The Power of Advanced Technology.
Advanced Ford powertrain technology comes in not two, but three Taurus engine choices for 2013. The new 2.0L EcoBoost® option delivers high 4-cylinder fuel efficiency* while generating V6 power. The standard 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 is now equipped with the performance and efficiency benefits of direct injection and twin-independent variable camshaft timing. And there's the Taurus SHO with its 3.5L EcoBoost engine and unique sport-tuned suspension system ? an exhilarating experience for the driving enthusiast who craves V8 power but desires V6 economy.** Advanced engineering also improves steering and braking to make Taurus agile and easy to control.
3.5L Ti-VCT and 3.5L EcoBoost® Engines
The 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 features advancements in technology to deliver excellent performance as well as a 29 mpg highway fuel economy rating.* The direct injection system not only injects precise amounts of fuel into each cylinder, but also produces a cooler, denser charge that generates optimum power per every drop of fuel. Twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) controls when the valves open and close to improve overall performance. Ti-VCT also enables variable valve overlap for improved fuel economy.
Taurus SHO is powered by the 3.5L EcoBoost® V6. EcoBoost combines two different technologies ? turbocharging and direct-injection ? to deliver V8 performance along with excellent fuel economy.** It generates 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque across a wide 1,500-5,000 rpm range.
Available Intelligent AWD uses sensors to constantly monitor traction. It balances torque between the front and rear wheels to enhance handling and maximize traction, typically before wheel slip can even occur. AWD is standard on Taurus SHO; optional on SEL and Limited; and not available with the 2.0L EcoBoost® engine.
Evolution in driving intelligence.
SYNC® with MyFord Touch®* lets you customize systems like climate controls and available voice-activated Navigation System, your mobile phone and music library in a way you've never before experienced. BLIS® (Blind Spot Information System) with cross-traffic alert* lets you know when a vehicle is in your blind spot or is approaching when you're slowly backing out of a parking space. Adaptive cruise control* automatically slows your Taurus when traffic ahead slows down. And there's active park assist* that takes the dread out of parallel parking. Innovative Ford technology. Making life on the road easier.
Adaptive Cruise Control
Available adaptive cruise control (ACC) functions just like normal cruise control, but with one exception: When the system is activated and its sensors detect traffic slowing ahead, your vehicle automatically slows to maintain the distance you've set. And when traffic has cleared, your vehicle resumes at the preset speed. Collision warning with brake support (included with ACC) can alert you if it senses a potential collision with the car in front of you. A heads-up display, which simulates brake lights, flashes on the windshield. If you don't react in time, the brakes will precharge and increase brake-assist sensitivity to provide full responsiveness when you brake. Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support are optional on Taurus Limited and SHO models.
Whatever it takes to be world-class
What does it take to create an interior with outstanding craftsmanship? It's having an obsessive attention to the generous level of amenities you expect, as well as an exceptional level of quality. It's going the extra mile ? and beyond whenever possible ? to exceed your expectations. This is the price of admission to producing a premium-class car. Now step inside the new 2013 Ford Taurus.
No detail has gone unnoticed, or untouched, in the interior design of the new Taurus. Craftsmanship is evident in the use of soft-touch, high-quality materials throughout the cabin, with especially noticeable improvements such as the cloth-wrapped front, center and rear pillars. Even the inside of the luggage compartment is completely trimmed. And for that sense of quiet comfort, every Taurus model comes with an upgraded sound insulation package that helps keep unwanted noise out, so you can fully enjoy the pleasant sounds you want to hear.