Ford Taurus is a premium full-size sedan for a long time now. Blue oval’s flagship car is entering its seventh generation in 2016 and it will receive a full facelift and will have different driving dynamics as well. 2016 Ford Taurus continues with a batch of powerful powertrains which should be a little bit more fuel efficient from now on, thanks to the new rotary 9-speed shifter. If you desire comfort and performance to match, Ford Taurus 2016 is the car which you shouldn’t overlook.
2016 Ford Taurus redesign
Exterior design of the new 2016 Ford Taurus will be the focal point in Taurus’ redesign and next-gen models will be built upon a lighter platform and will be wider as well. New smaller hexagonal grille will have colored stripes for a more closed look and small rectangular headlights which fit in rather well. Angular finish out back will also remain, but new set of tail-lights will break it up a little bit.
Only base models will have cloth seats, while the rest of the lineup will benefit from a perforated leather upholstery and optional multicontour front seats with active motion. Color arrangements will be rather limited for the initial year, but these things will change in the near future. Heated and cooled front seats will also be standard throughout the most of the lineup and so will be the heated rear seats. Wood or metallic coated dashboard should keep its contemporary lines through the most part and 8-inch LCD touch screen display will yet again find its spot there. Sony will be responsible for audio system and its 12 speakers will give Taurus some of the best possible surround sound enjoyments. All advanced electronic safety features will be either standard or optional depending on a trim level. Adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, collision warning and brake support are just a taste of these modern safety options.
2016 Ford Taurus engine
As for powertrain options, they will remain unchanged. Base engine will remain a 3.5L V6 which develops 288 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque, while couple of EcoBoost engines will round up the remainder of the lineup. 3.5L EcoBoost V6 will put up 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, while smaller 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine will make 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. However, there’s still enough time to incorporate turbo 2.3L I-4 engine found in new Mustang which could replace its 2.0L counterpart. 9-speed automatic transmission should help with fuel economy which is yet another segment in which Ford Taurus 2016 will do a better job.
Currently, the most efficient engine in Taurus’ lineup is 2.0L EcoBooster which is rated at 26 mpg combined, but these figures should rise to at least 27 mpg combined. Same thing goes for V6 engines which are currently rated at 20 and 23 mpg combined.
2016 Ford Taurus price and release date
Prices should be kept intact and base Ford Taurus 2016 will be available from some $27,000. On the other end, Limited versions of Ford’s flagship sedan should cost $35,000, while SHO model most likely won’t feature for the initial year. 2016 Ford Taurus should hit the market in the second half of 2015.