2012 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
The new SHO is a replacement vehicle for a '08 Lexus ES350.
This car is a kick to drive.
The car is lightning fast, with no turbo lag.
The SHO is much more fun to drive than the Lexus ES series sedan.
The steering is quicker and the car handles like a true sports sedan.
I took delivery of the car three weeks ago and have logged 1700 miles on the odometer.
The car averaged 27 MPG on a road trip from Denver to Albuquerque, NM.
In town milage has been around 17 MPG.
The SHO has a very quiet cabin, quick acceleration and nimble steering.
I love the built-in drivers seat and back massage function.
The adaptive cruise control, blind spot information system and cross traffic radar warning features all work very well.
The six speed transmission shifts flawlessly and works very well in the "manual" mode using the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters.
Add a second stalk for the wiper washer and turn signal control.
There is too many features packed into the single stalk.
It is too easy to activate the "flash to pass" headlight feature when activating the turn signal and wiper control.
Soften the material on the inside door panel trim.
The hard plastic on these panels looks cheap.
Put a full size spare tire in the trunk.
A $45K car warrants a full size spare.
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