2018 Ford Taurus

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2018 Ford Taurus
2018 Ford Taurus

Key specs

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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 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


My 5th Ford Taurus. Sad that Ford has cancelled it

The 2018 Limited has all of the comfort and convenience extras, good power with the standard V6, handles well. Previous models owned '93, '99, '04, '17 and '18. Next car will have to be someone else's sedan. I'm no SUV or truck guy.


Absolutely Love My Taurus !

I bought this 2018 Taurus Limited brand new in 2019, it was left over. I received a great deal. It only has 13,120 miles on it. I am a Loyal Ford Man, take care of them they will serve you well.



Transmission problems... Electrical system issues. Not a reliable car. This car is definitely not a recommended type of vehicle. These cars are definitely heading to the junkyard sooner than later.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Gold
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Gold Certified: Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-Month/12,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Blue Certified: 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
7-Year/100,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Powertrain Limited Warranty Blue Certified: Available Disclaimer: See your dealer for warranty coverage details.
Dealer certification required
Certified 172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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