2018 Ford Taurus

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2018 Ford Taurus
2018 Ford Taurus

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

202.9” x 60.7”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Steering feedback
  • Massive trunk
  • Seating comfort
  • Child-safety seat usability

The bad:

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

4 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

2018 Ford Taurus review: Our expert's take

What it is: The Taurus is Ford's full-size five-seat 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 engine. It competes with the Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Avalon. Ford also offers a high-performance, all-wheel-drive Taurus SHO.

There are no significant changes.

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 horsepower 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, different steering calibration, a shorter final drive ratio, summer tires and a Track mode for the stability system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.6
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


SHO is the Total Package!

The SHO is so good that I bought a second one! This car is the total package. The heart of a Raptor. The durability of a police cruiser. The interior of a luxury sedan. All wrapped in a sporty but sensible exterior.


Unexpected surprise

I own a 2018 ford Taurus se..3.5 lite engine...very comfortable and roomy...this car had more power then I expected..never had it given me a problem...gas mileage is better then expected...I purchased this car brand new with 6 miles on the odometer.....I wish ford never discontinued this car ...


Good but could be better

I have owned many Taurus vehicles, starting back in 1994. They have been great rides, getting better every year. The 2016 was fantastic, best I had, but I leased it and thought the buyout was too much. I now own a 2018, it is probably the second best, I say that because they have taken away some of the minor safety features, (like the ability to choose between 3 or 5 blinks when changing lanes. I think 5 is safer.) another problem is that they haven’t improved the adaptive cruise control, if something were to happen that caused me to pass out, the cruise would slow me to 15 mph, and then goes off. Not very safe, in my opinion. The ride is great, gas mileage is not too bad, and I get compliments on the looks all the time. I don’t understand why they discontinued it.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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