2018 Ford Taurus

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2018 Ford Taurus
Save up to $11,469
MSRP range
$27,690 - $42,865

Pros

  • Rides comfortably and quietly on the highway
  • Giant trunk is one of the roomiest in the large sedan class
  • Available all-wheel drive for enhanced wet-weather traction

Cons

  • Skimpy list of standard features on base SE model
  • Performance SHO model lacks the punch of big engine rivals
  • Feels slow and ponderous when driving around turns
  • Interior doesn't seem as airy or spacious as it should
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$30,120
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
288 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$27,690
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
288 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$37,200
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
288 hp @ 6500 rpm
MSRP
$42,865
MPG
16 city / 24 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
365 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Taurus safety features:

Active Park Assist
Guides the Taurus into an adjacent parallel parking spot using proximity sensors and automated steering.
Collision Warning with Brake Support
Warns the driver and automatically applies the brakes if advanced safety systems determine a front collision is imminent.
Blind-Spot Information System
Illuminates a light on the side mirrors when a vehicle enters the vehicle's blind spot. Sounds an alert if the turn signal is activated.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.3%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

2018 Ford Taurus for Sale

Ford Taurus 2018 Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
New 2018
Ford Taurus
Limited
Edmunds Suggested Price$34,201
Est.Loan: $702/mo
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Dealer Notes
Equipment Group 301A, Navigation System, Power Moonroof, Wheels: 19 Premium Luster Nickel-Painted Aluminum. Shadow Black 2018 Ford Taurus Limited FWD 6-Speed Automatic 3.5L V6 Ti-VCT 27/18 Highway/City MPG

MSRP: $39,865

Ford Taurus 2018 SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
New 2018
Ford Taurus
SHO
Edmunds Suggested Price$40,819
Est.Loan: $825/mo
Great Deal!
Great Deal!
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Dealer Notes
2018 Ford Taurus SHO AWD Magnetic Gray Metallic w/ Charcoal Black Leather... Call Koons Sterling Ford at 1-800-796-2075... NOT AVAILABLE FOR TRANSFER... Call us about Additional Rebates that may be available to reduce your price even further! Some examples of Additional rebates that you may qualify for include Active Military, Recent College Grad Competitive Lease Conquest Rebates... WOW prices include some available rebates and incentives that may not be compatible with special rate programs and may require Ford Financing on select models! Financing is subject to approved credit. All prices are special internet prices only and do exclude freight, tax, tags, and processing. WOW prices are valid based on manufacturer incentive program time periods and may vary based on zip code. Please let us verify all rebates that you qualify for... We are a full-service Ford Dealership. We have an Excellent Finance Department and secure financing for the majority of our customers. WE WANT YOUR CAR and are offering top dollar on nice trades. Be sure to call for availability. With our Best Deal WOW Price up front on all In Stock vehicles, our vehicles have been selling very quickly. If you are not local, no worries. We have been selling vehicles throughout the U.S. for many years. We will gladly handle everything for you to ensure that this is an exceptional car buying experience. Give us a Call and let us WOW you with our Great Prices, Excellent Service and Top Quality vehicles!

MSRP: $47,735

Ford Taurus 2018 SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
New 2018
Ford Taurus
SEL
MSRP$31,570
Est.Loan: $552/mo
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More about the 2018 Ford Taurus

"They don't make 'em like they used to." For those who think this saying applies to cars, we present the 2018 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. This marks the ninth 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. Most trims are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 producing 288 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, matched to a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard with this engine; all-wheel drive is optional on all but the base model. If you want a bit more pep in your step, the Taurus SHO abides. As its Super High Output designation suggests, the Taurus SHO is the performance-centric model in the lineup, boasting a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 producing a rousing 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive is standard on this beast.

The more sedate Taurus variants start with the SE model. Standard features include automatic headlights, power front seats and a pair of USB ports. As you might have gathered, the SE is fairly basic, and shoppers looking for a large sedan with a dash of luxury should step up to the next level SEL. It doesn't cost much to upgrade to the SEL, but a considerable number of features are added, including dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and satellite radio. SEL models can be ordered with the Equipment Group 201A package, which counts the Sync 3 infotainment system among its perks.

For the ultimate in passenger comfort, consider the high-end Limited model. Perforated leather upholstery, a blind-spot monitor and heated and ventilated front seats are all on the table here. Although the Taurus SHO is pricier, its sporty additions transform the character of this car from highway cruiser to bruiser. In addition to the previously mentioned performance motor, the SHO adds larger wheels, a sport-tuned suspension and paddle shifters.

The Taurus SHO is certainly more fun to drive than its rest of the lineup, but it isn't quite as thrilling as high-performance versions of some of its competitors. Standard models fit the Taurus' stately character a little better, with a comfortable ride, roomy cabin and low noise levels. Overall, it's not quite as high-tech and splashy as newer rivals, but that might be a benefit for its customer base. If you decide the 2018 Ford Taurus is the large sedan for you, make sure to use Edmunds' unequaled pricing and inventory tools to find a perfect match.

2018 Ford Taurus Overview

The 2018 Ford Taurus is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), and Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2018 Ford Taurus?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Ford Taurus and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Taurus.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2018 Ford Taurus?
2018 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,075. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $10,888 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,888 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$27,187.

The average savings for the 2018 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is28.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2018 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,995. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $10,723 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $10,723 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$20,272.

The average savings for the 2018 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is34.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2018 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,565. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $7,884 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,884 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$20,682.

The average savings for the 2018 Ford Taurus SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is27.6% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2018 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)

The 2018 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 $43,740. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $11,450 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $11,450 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$32,290.

The average savings for the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A) is26.2% below the MSRP.

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2018 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)

The 2018 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $39,925. The average price paid for a new 2018 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is trending $11,469 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $11,469 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$28,456.

The average savings for the 2018 Ford Taurus Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) is28.7% below the MSRP.

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2018 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Available Inventory:

We are showing 2 2018 Ford Taurus SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburnarea.

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