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15 of 51 people found this review helpful
2014 Limited 2.0 Ecoboost Turbo 4cyl - Do not buy a Taurus!
By mkz2 on
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2014 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
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2.0 Ecoboost I4. Rated at 32 mpg. Car averages 23-25 mpg highway on premium after 8240 miles. I commute 110 mi/day. Driver assist package is the worst. 15 menu clicks to turn on std cruise control instead of adaptive - defaults to adaptive when the car is shut off. Sony stereo sounds tinny, no bass. Many Sync issues. Can't use it on accessory power. It shuts off automatically and sends a message to start the engine if you want to use the system. Phone doesnt connect consistently after paired. This after new update. Only 2/3 of the heated steering wheel is heated, not the top 1/3. Can't use any climate button on console wearing gloves! Exhaust smell in stop/go traffic sucked in by the heater.
Favorite Features
None really. Poor design and many of the irritating features associated with the driver assist package can't be discerned during standard test drives. Ecoboost 4 cyl drivability OK, but gas mileage is terrible compared to published ratings. Dealer claims recent update should help - nope. 6 speed auto shifts are vague and mushy. I can't rate the car above poor for performance, value, design or fun to drive given the Sync issues' impact on so many functions and the poor fuel economy. Sticker price on this vehicle was $43,070. Paid a little over $40,000. A huge mistake and only time will tell if this becomes a lemon law case. Dealer attempts at correction have failed to produce results.
Suggested Improvements
Ford should kill Sync and use control buttons that work with gloves, heat the entire steering wheel. All driver assist settings should not default to nanny settings every time the car is shut off. I am loyal to Ford, but really hate this car and feel it is poorly engineered and the quality is abysmal.
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By shalabylaw
on 01/22/14 21:46 PM (PST)

Kidding, right? Mine is the best, quietest, smoothest, most comfortable car I've ever owned or ridden in, bar none! And NO, I DON'T work for ford. I have the 6 cyl SEL.

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By aeroengr1
on 04/28/14 05:26 AM (PDT)

Question the validity of this review, some statements are incorrect related to Sync. I have a 2.0 ecoboost and get 31 on the highway, my wife get 28. A little energy management goes a long way. Who drives with gloves anyway?

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By jamieb58
on 08/02/14 08:44 AM (PDT)

I have a 2015 SLE I it is one of the best cars I have owned do not trust what this person says so not true! Sync is Great,also maybe u should check your manual it's not suppose to heat complete wheel !

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