Looking for a large sedan with top-notch safety scores? The 2017 Ford Taurus might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.
JOSH SADLIER: This is Edmund's editor Josh Sadlier and here's an expert rundown of the 2017 Ford Taurus. The Taurus used to be Ford's midsize sedan. Recent years it's become Ford's full size sedan. Three engines to choose from, the standard v-6 puts out 288 horsepower. It's pretty robust. There's also a two-liter turbo four cylinder engine, 240 horsepower, not that much more fuel efficient, so I would recommend driving both to see what your preference is. And finally, the SHO performance version has a twin turbo v-6, 365 horsepower. It's quick, but not that quick compared to other high performance large sedans. Around the back you're looking at one of the Taurus's most distinctive features, namely the enormous trunk. One of the largest you'll find in any car. Taurus also offers optional all wheel drive, has a pretty comfortable ride as you'd expect from a large sedan. In back there's enough passenger space by the numbers, but it might feel a little claustrophobic in there. The Taurus's high beltline, swoopy roofline, combine to make it feel slightly cramped, especially if you're on the taller side. Up front the dashboard design continues to be a leader in this segment in terms of style. It's a dual cowl overlay above the panels. Clean layout SYNC 3 infotainment system, is one of the better ones out there. Nice touch screen, easy to use, pretty responsive. The bottom line with the Taurus is that it's not the newest vehicle in this class, but still fully competitive. It's an old fashioned highway cruiser, lots of options to choose from, certainly worth considering. For more Edmond's expert rundowns, click the link to subscribe.
"They don't make 'em like they used to." For those who think this saying applies to cars, we present the 2017 Ford Taurus, a car that delivers the values of a traditional large American sedan: Comfortable ride, roomy interior and a trunk large enough to qualify for its own ZIP code. In a market flooded with small, high-tech, fuel-efficient cars, the Taurus has an old-school vibe that we're sure will resonate with some buyers. Unfortunately, the Taurus is beginning to show its age in ways that aren't so commendable. 2017 marks the eighth year of production for the current-generation Taurus, and there are other large sedans that do a better job with more fuel-efficient powertrains, better driving dynamics, newer technology and better cabin trim.
The Taurus offers two engine choices: A traditional 3.5-liter V6 producing 288 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque and a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder good for 240 hp and 270 lb-ft. V6 models offer all-wheel drive as an option; the four-cylinder is front-wheel drive only. EPA fuel economy estimates range from 23 mpg combined (20 city/29 highway) for the 2.0T, down to 19 mpg combined (17 city/24 highway) for the AWD V6.
Ford also offers a sporty version called the Taurus SHO, powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 that puts out 265 hp and 350 lb-ft and delivers it to all four wheels. Fuel economy is comparable to the non-turbo V6 AWD powertrain. The SHO turned a 5.8-second zero-to-60-mph run in Edmunds testing, which is slower than the high-performance versions of some of its competitors. The SHO is more agile than the regular Taurus on curvy roads, which feels bulky and ponderous in the turns, but again it's simply not up to the standards set by its newer rivals. We like the smooth, quiet ride best, which makes the Taurus a great car for long road trips.
The Taurus' cabin is starting to look dated. Although we like the dual-cowl design and the new Sync 3 touchscreen infotainment system, the poor-quality materials let it down. Space is the Ford Taurus' ace in the hole. There's plenty of stretch-out space for both front- and rear-seat occupants, though the high dash, thick pillars and small windows make the cabin feel more cramped and confined than it really is. They also limit visibility, which further hampers the driving experience. But the trunk is a wonder to behold: With 20.1 cubic feet of space, it's unlikely you can pack enough suitcases to fill it.
Ford offers the Taurus in four trim levels. The SE is the one you'll most likely find on a rental car lot, though it is equipped with all the basics; we prefer the additional creature comforts in the SEL. The leather-lined Limited broaches on luxury car status, especially when equipped with optional advanced driver aids, like adaptive cruise control and automated parking. Let Edmunds help find the perfect 2017 Ford Taurus for you.
2017 Ford Taurus Overview
The 2017 Ford Taurus is offered in the following submodels: Sedan, SHO. Available styles include SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A). Taurus models are available with a 0-liter flex-fuel (FFV) engine or a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2017 Taurus comes with front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2017 Taurus comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What should I pay for a new 2017 Ford Taurus?
2017 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
The 2017 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $45185. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $12052 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $12052 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $33133.
The average savings for the 2017 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) is 26.7% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) 2017 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2017 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
The 2017 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39310. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $10814 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $10814 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $28496.
The average savings for the 2017 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is 27.5% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 2017 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
2017 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
The 2017 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31700. The average price paid for a new 2017 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $11055 below the manufacturer's MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $11055 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $20645.
The average savings for the 2017 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is 34.9% below the MSRP.
We are showing 1 SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) 2017 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.
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Vehicle SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Review I took a rental 2017 Fors Taurus from Avis for a vacation from NJ to NC and Tennessee. We covered 1761 miles in total from start to finish. We wanted a tough car for the journey offering great comfort, power, fuel efficiency / economy and this car met all our expectations through out our journey. I loved driving this car, it was very smooth, peppy and we never got tired. I was also surprised by the fuel efficiency it offered. It gave me 40.4 mi to a gallon which is exceptional. The best I had seen was 34.6 in a Camry. I couldn't imagine a car if this size could offer and with all the reviews I read and the promise what the company made which is 30 mi to a gallon, this went far beyond. I double checked all the receipts which I normally keep track during every vacation whether or not I missed something, but I was spot on.i was also amazed with the features this car offered! Thank you Ford Taurus for making our vacation a memorable one!!
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Is the 2017 Ford Taurus safe? The 2017 Ford Taurus earned a 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.5 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2017 ford taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85) 21 combined MPG 18 city MPG/27 highway MPG
2017 ford taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, flex-fuel (unleaded/e85) 21 combined MPG 18 city MPG/27 highway MPG
2017 ford taurus SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, premium unleaded (recommended) 19 combined MPG 16 city MPG/24 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Ford Taurus?
Available Ford Taurus 2017 Submodel Types: Sedan, SHO, Wagon
Available Ford Taurus 2017 Trims: SEL, Limited, SE, SHO, SES, SE Fleet, GL, LX, SEL Deluxe, SES Deluxe
Exterior Colors: Magnetic Metallic, Shadow Black, Ingot Silver Metallic, Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat, Tuxedo Black Metallic, Blue Metallic, Sterling Gray Metallic, Oxford White, White Gold Metallic, Ebony Black, Merlot Clearcoat Metallic, Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic, Oxford White Clearcoat, Deep Impact Blue, Black Clearcoat, Dark Side Metallic, Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, White Suede, Blue Jeans Metallic, Candy Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Dark Shadow Grey Clearcoat Metallic, Kona Blue Metallic, Caribou Metallic, Dark Ink Blue Clearcoat Metallic, Matador Red Clearcoat Metallic, Smoked Quartz Tinted Clearcoat Metallic, Steel Blue Metallic, Vibrant White Clearcoat, Arizona Beige Clearcoat Metallic, Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat, Chestnut Clearcoat Metallic, Deep Impact Blue Metallic, Gold Ash Clearcoat Metallic, Gold Leaf Metallic, Kodiak Brown Metallic, Spruce Green Clearcoat Metallic, Tuxedo Black Clearcoat Metallic, White Suede Clearcoat, Bordeaux Reserve Red Metallic, Cinnamon Clearcoat Metallic, Dune Pearl Clearcoat Metallic, Green Gem Metallic, Silver Birch Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Frost Pearl Metallic, Sunset Metallic, Titanium Green Clearcoat Metallic, Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic, Vermillion Red, Vermont Green
Interior Colors: Charcoal Black leather, Dune cloth, Charcoal Black premium leather, Charcoal Black cloth, Dune premium leather, Charcoal Black leather/sueded microfiber, Charcoal Black/Mayan Gray leather/sueded microfiber, Dune leather, Medium Parchment, Charcoal Black premium cloth, Light Stone leather, Medium Light Stone leather, Black leather, Camel leather, Light Stone cloth, Light Stone premium leather, Medium/Dark Flint leather, Ebony Black leather, Light Stone premium cloth, Medium/Dark Pebble
Popular Features: Rear Bench Seats, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Power Driver Seat, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Trip Computer, Tire Pressure Warning, Post-collision safety system, Stability Control, Bluetooth, USB Inputs, Auto Climate Control, Alarm, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Back-up camera, Remote Start, Parking sensors, Aux Audio Inputs, Leather Seats, Heated seats, Mobile Internet, Keyless Entry/Start, Cooled Seats, AWD/4WD, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Blind Spot Monitoring, Upgraded Headlights, Navigation, Sunroof/Moonroof, Upgraded Stereo, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Departure Warning, Upgraded Engine, Third-row seating