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2013 Ford Taurus

Written By Su Hadma on Thursday, August 22, 2013 | 10:11 AM

On Sale: Spring 2012
Foundation Price tag: $ 27,395
Drivetrain: 240-hp, 2.-liter turbo I4/288-hp, three.5-liter V6/365-hp, 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 FWD/AWD, 6-speed automatic
Fuel Financial system: 2.-liter turbo I4: N/A (FWD) three.5-liter: 23 mpg (FWD), 21 mpg (AWD), three.five-liter turbo: twenty mpg (AWD)

Having unveiled the 2013 Fusion at the Detroit automobile present--very hot on the heels of Frankfurt's Evos principle which heralded its styling direction--Ford experienced to do one thing to keep the Taurus from hunting a tad extended in the tooth. Hence this mid-cycle refresh.

The new entrance conclude gets a broader look to mitigate the sedan's tallish stance, although the rear is nicely spruced up with LED taillights bisected by a full-width chrome bar. The overall result is zazzier, sportier and typically more satisfying to the eye. The additional-zoot SHO designs also obtain 5-leaf cyber-clover wheels, new faux fender vents and a blackout mesh-grille treatment method for a evaluate of menace.

Motor choices? Ford's acquired a few. The base motor is a four-cylinder two.-liter turbo. The mid-stage engine is a normally aspirated three.five-liter V6, although the SHO gets a 365-hp, 350-lb-ft twin-turbo 6, attaining ten hp in excess of the prior product.

The interior sees a reasonably complete redo that now incorporates material-wrapped pillars and a new sprint with contact-delicate buttons and a revised variation of MyFord Contact, confirmed to be fairly significantly less aggravating and a fair bit prettier.

By: Davey G. Johnson

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