What Is the 2015 Ford Taurus?
The 2015 Ford Taurus is a full-size sedan with front- or all-wheel drive that seats five and competes with vehicles like the Toyota Avalon, Chevrolet Impala and Hyundai Azera. It comes in three trim levels: SE, SEL and Limited. A high-performance Taurus SHO model is also available, featuring a twin-turbo V-6 engine.
What's New on the 2015 Ford Taurus?
For 2015, Ford added the Sync multimedia system to the base SE trim of the Taurus, as well as a backup camera.
How Does the 2015 Ford Taurus Compare to Other Large Sedans?
The Taurus has a spacious, comfortable backseat that makes it good for families. But when it comes to modern performance, technology and handling, it falls well behind competitors like the Avalon, Impala and Azera.
What Features in the 2015 Ford Taurus Are Most Important?
The 2015 Taurus comes standard with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, rated at 288 horsepower, and a six-speed automatic transmission. The available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 240 hp. When properly equipped, the 2015 Taurus can tow 1,000 pounds. The SHO's twin-turbo V-6 makes 365 hp and 350 pounds-feet of torque and powers all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel shift paddles. It also has a sport suspension.
The Taurus seats five and features front bucket seats and a three-person rear bench. It gets a standard power driver's seat, air conditioning, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cruise control and a CD stereo. It also includes standard body-colored door handles and front and rear bumpers, chrome grille accents, a chrome-tipped exhaust and 17-inch wheels. Available features include leather seats, a power moonroof, push-button start, the MyFord Touch multimedia system, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, power-adjustable pedals with memory feature and 18-, 19- or 20-inch wheels.
The Taurus comes with the required front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. It also comes standard with a backup camera, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side-curtain airbags. Available safety features include lane departure warning and prevention, a blind spot warning system, a collision warning system and rear parking sensors.
Should I Buy the 2015 Ford Taurus?
If you're looking for a large sedan for your family, the seating comfort, child-safety seat configurability and massive trunk of the 2015 Ford Taurus make it an appealing option that's worth a test drive. But know that you'll be cramped in the front seat of this full-size car with limited visibility – and that the general interior build quality isn't great. Other 2015 large sedans may serve you better with more features and higher quality.
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