I shopped a variety of sedans with V6 engines before deciding on our 2016 Taurus SE. We could not be happier with the initial quality and features relative to the excellent price. With sedans somewhat out of fashion, we found that it was a great time to get one.
Know exactly what you want in the car, use a service such as Edmunds.com to get a realistic price and shop from your house using the exact car requirements to get your best price before going out to a dealership.
This review is based on renting the car for 5 days. They took a decent, comfortable sedan, and tried to stuff it full of annoying electronic features that do annoying things at inexplicable times. It was always beeping and shrieking for no apparent reason. Never did figure it out. The displays are confusing and too bright. The "keyless" key was equally annoying. You didn't have to put it into a switch, so you toss it somewhere, but you still have to dig it out to lock the car, which winds up being as much or more trouble. It did move along comfortably, as one would expect of an American big car [big by today's standards, anyway.] The trunk was nice and roomy. The seats seemed to be leather, so maybe it was an SEL, I don't know. The cabin temperature was always too hot or too cold, and someone thought it was a good idea for any change to the settings to take place over 5-10 seconds, to confuse people further. Would not own this car.