2013 Ford Taurus

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The 2013 Ford Taurus delivers more fuel efficiency, technology, design refinement and better driving dynamics. Let’s take a closer look.

Model — 2013 Ford Taurus
MPG — 22 City / 32 Hwy
Engine — 3.5L V6 flex-fuel engine with 365 horsepower
Optional: EcoBoost 2.0-liter with 240 horsepower highway fuel economy of at least 31 mpg.
Price — Starts at $28,800

The 2013 Ford Taurus receives a freshened exterior and added convenience features across all trims. While the standard 3.5-liter V6 is both more efficient and powerful compared to last year, the big news is the addition of an available turbocharged four-cylinder engine promising enhanced fuel economy. The high-performance Taurus SHO model is now available with a new Performance package that includes a firmer suspension, upgraded brakes and stickier tires. Ford has also updated the MyFord Touch electronics interface.

The Taurus is available in all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive formats. The SEL vehicle we test drove offers a Navigation System, Bluetooth, iPod input and more through its SYNC system.

Safety features include: side/curtain airbags, stability control and traction control, to name a few of the standards.

Inside, the 2013 Taurus follows Ford’s trend of incorporating the latest version of the Microsoft-powered Sync and MyFord Touch systems, enhancing infotainment and connectivity. The new heated steering wheel adds to the comfort of the heated and cooled leather-trimmed seats. Ford has also added higher-quality materials and acoustic insulation to enhance interior comfort and refinement.

The Taurus was easy to drive, with plenty of comfort and performance.

Competes with:

• Honda Accord
• Mazda 6
• Toyota Camry
• Nissan Maxima
• Buick LaCrosse
• Chrysler 300

The 2013 Ford Taurus presents quality cabin technology rich in features, from navigation to automatic parallel parking, in an easy-driving large sedan package.

Remember, when shopping for a new car, test drive as many vehicles as you can in the class you are looking in to make sure you find the car that is best for you. For more information, go to www.ford.com.

Courtesy of YNN/Time Warner Cable
Aired: 5/23/2013