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Secure. Solid. Spacious. Those are some of the characteristic offered by the 2016 Ford Taurus. Car shoppers who prioritize a full-size cruiser in their choice of the next family sedan should put Ford's car flagship at the top of the list.
The Taurus underwent a major redesign back in 2010. Minor tweaks here and there followed in 2013. For 2016, the four Taurus trims (SE, SEL, Limited and SHO) get more minor upgrades. A rearview camera is now found in all models. The SYNC infotainment system gets more features and there are more exterior colors to choose from (Absolute Black, Blue Jeans and Guard).
Automated headlamps, Bluetooth connectivity and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and column setup are found standard in the base SE. At the top of the trim ladder, the premium Limited comes with leather upholstery, power front seats with both heated and ventilated (i.e., "cooled") capabilities, power adjustable pedals and keyless entry via a fob. The mid-level SEL splits the difference with dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and rear parking sensors.
In terms of equipment, the performance-oriented SHO comes with most of the items found in the Limited. It then adds or replaces them with unique wheels, a sport-tuned suspension system, a trunklid spoiler and xenon headlamps.
The SHO's major difference from the other Taurus trims is its engine. Power is provided by an exclusive 3.5-liter turbo-charged V-6. Output from the potent powerplant is 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. All-wheel drive, which is optional on the trim levels, is standard. Fuel economy is EPA-estimated at 17 mpg in city driving, 25 mpg when cruising along the highway and 20 mpg in mixed driving.*
Most Taurus models are powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 that's good for 288 horsepower and 254 lb.-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is a competitive 19/29/23. These figures dip slightly in AWD models.
Finally, buyers can opt for a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo engine. It comes with front-wheel drive and produces 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is 22/32/26. Unlike the other two engines, this one can only be had in front-wheel drive models.
Transmission for all three engines is a six-speed automatic.
All versions of the 2016 Taurus come with four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, traction and stability controls and plenty of airbags. More advance safety and security equipment like rear parking sensors and blind spot detection are either standard or optional depending on trim.
*All vehicle mileage based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.