• (4.7) 22 reviews
  • MSRP: $27,345–$42,520
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 19-22 See how it ranks
  • Engine: 288-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2017 Ford Taurus

Our Take on the Latest Model 2017 Ford Taurus

What We Don't Like

  • Unresponsive transmission with non-turbo V-6
  • Difficult touch-sensitive controls
  • Undersized cabin for a full-size car
  • Visibility
  • Interior build quality

Notable Features

  • New Sony premium stereo available
  • Five-seat full-size sedan
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Sync 3 multimedia system available
  • Lane departure prevention available
  • High-performance Taurus SHO available

2017 Ford Taurus Reviews

Vehicle Overview 
What it is: The Taurus is Ford's full-size sedan that's available in SE, SEL and Limited trim levels. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and the Taurus is powered by a standard 3.5-liter V-6 or a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It competes with the Chevrolet Impala, Hyundai Azera and Toyota Avalon. Ford also offers a high-performance all-wheel-drive Taurus SHO.
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New for 2017

A new Sony premium stereo is standard on Limited and SHO models.

Significant Standard Features
  • 288-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Chrome grille accents and chrome-tipped exhaust
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Backup camera
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
Significant Available Features
  • 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • 19- or 20-inch wheels
  • Power moonroof
  • Sync 3 multimedia system
  • Push-button start
  • Leather seats
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning and prevention
Taurus SHO
SHO stands for Super High Output, and this model is the luxury and performance leader of the Taurus lineup. The SHO swaps the Taurus' standard drivetrain for a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine.
What's Special
  • Twin-turbo V-6 makes 365 hp and 350 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel shift paddles
  • All-wheel drive
  • 20-inch aluminum wheels
  • Sport suspension
  • SHO design cues include a unique grille, SHO badges and a rear spoiler
  • Available SHO Performance Package includes beefier brakes, unique shocks and springs, a different steering calibration, a shorter final drive ratio, summer tires and a Track mode for the stability system
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Consumer Reviews


Average based on 22 reviews

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Best deal for the buck and excellent quality!

by Rickyboy808 from Honolulu, HI on January 3, 2018

The 2017 Ford Taurus SHO is it!!!! Lots of room, fast, quiet, good looking sedan, great brakes, great sound system, huge trunk, .....what else do you want?

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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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