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2013 Ford Taurus SE

2013 Ford Taurus Review

(0 Stars)  A face-lift and a new engine.

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New For 2013
A face-lifted 2013 Taurus debuted in the first half of 2012. A few months later, Ford announced a new engine option, the turbocharged four-cylinder EcoBoost, with which the Taurus gets up to 32 mpg on the highway. The already high-performance Taurus SHO has a new performance package with a firmer suspension and larger brakes.
The Taurus was redesigned just a few years ago, but it has already received a makeover. The 2013 model gets an exterior update that includes a wider front grille, narrower headlights, a restyled hood, and LED taillights. The interior has a nicely designed center stack, improved soft-touch materials, and an updated version of the oft-criticized MyFord Touch. New high-tech features for 2013 are a curve-control system, which applies the brakes if the car enters a sharp turn too quickly; active park assist; and torque-vectoring control, which is newly standard across the line. Under the hood, the standard 3.5-liter V-6 carries over, but it receives a bump to 288 hp and 254 lb-ft. A 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder is a new engine option, and it ups fuel economy to 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway—quite impressive for a full-size sedan. Front-wheel drive is standard; all-wheel drive is optional on the SEL and the Limited. The most aggressive Taurus is the all-wheel-drive SHO, which sports a 365-hp, twin-turbo, direct-injection V-6. The SHO benefits this year from larger brake rotors and a new booster and master brake cylinder, which provides strong, fade-free deceleration. There is an optional performance package for the SHO that includes twenty-inch wheels, performance tires and brake pads, and a specially tuned suspension.

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2013 Taurus SE Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 3.5L Duramax V 6 DOHC and variable valve timing
Unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 19 MPG city, 29 MPG highway, 23 MPG combined and 437 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
19.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 285 hp @ 6,500 rpm; 253 ft lb of torque @ 4,000 rpm

'13 Ford SE Reviews

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First Drive: 2013 Ford Taurus 2.0L EcoBoost First Drive: 2013 Ford Taurus 2.0L EcoBoost
First Drive: 2013 Ford Taurus SHO Performance Package First Drive: 2013 Ford Taurus SHO Performance Package

'13 Ford SE Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
Front Air Conditioning
Auto On Headlights
Cruise Control
Keyless Entry
Power Locks
Power Trunk/Liftgate
Power Windows
Steering Wheel Scope
Trip Computer
Brake Assist
Driver Air Bag
Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
Passenger Air Bag
Side Air Bag(s)
Stability Control
Traction Control
Folding Rear Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
Compact Disc MP3 Capable
  Tires and Wheels  
Alloy Wheels
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