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2018 Ford Taurus

A powerful engine lineup.

Taurus brings an engine lineup designed for the driving enthusiast. The standard 3.5L Ti-VCT engine delivers an impressive 288 horsepower. A six-speed SelectShift®  automatic transmission is standard on all Taurus models and lets you override automatic operation and enjoy the energetic feel of a manual with control over gear selection. For an extra dose of power, opt for the 365-horsepower* 3.5L EcoBoost®  engine, standard on SHO.
*Horsepower ratings achieved with 93-octane fuel.
2018 Ford Taurus

All-Wheel Drive

Intelligent AWD sensors balance torque between the front and rear wheels to enhance handling and maximize traction, typically before wheelslip can even occur. Standard on SHO and available on SEL and Limited.
3.5L EcoBoost V6 Engine

3.5L EcoBoost® V6 Engine

Taurus SHO is equipped with a standard 3.5L EcoBoost engine. It combines two different technologies – turbocharging and direct injection. It generates 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque across a wide 1,500-5,000 rpm range.*
*Horsepower and torque ratings achieved with 93-octane fuel.
2018 Ford Taurus 3.5L V6 engine

3.5L V6 Engine

The standard 3.5L engine delivers both a robust 288 horsepower* and an EPA-estimated rating of 27 hwy mpg.** Twin independent variable camshaft timing controls when the valves open and close to enhance overall performance, while also enabling variable valve overlap for improved fuel economy.

*Horsepower ratings achieved with 93-octane fuel.

**EPA-estimated rating of 18 city/27 hwy/21 combined mpg, FWD. Actual mileage will vary.

2018 Ford Taurus SHO

SHO Sport-Tuned Suspension

Taurus SHO features a suspension with unique sport-tuned shock absorbers, springs, stabilizer bars and strut mount bushings. These components are engineered to deliver impressive road holding, cornering agility and steering responsiveness. The rear suspension increases suspension travel for enhanced dynamic control and ride quality.
Six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission with shifter button activation

6-speed SelectShift® Automatic Transmission Sport Mode

Taurus SE, SEL and Limited models feature the 6-speed SelectShift Automatic Transmission with Shifter Button Activation. This feature lets you override automatic operation and enjoy the performance feel of a manual with control over gear selection. Taurus SHO has race-inspired, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for changing gears easily and quickly.
Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control

Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control

Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control,39 standard on all Taurus models, are two components of AdvanceTrac® electronic stability control (ESC). Torque Vectoring Control uses the braking system to imitate the effect of a torque vectoring differential. In particular, when accelerating through corners, it applies braking to the front inside wheel, so more of the engine torque goes to the outside wheel, which has more grip. Curve Control will slow your vehicle when it senses that you’re going too fast into a particular curve. Employing throttle reduction and four-wheel braking intervention, it’s always active in helping you maintain control.
Electric power assisted steering

Electric Power-Assisted Steering

EPAS39 is powered by an electric motor instead of a hydraulic pump that draws power from the engine. What’s more, since it is speed-sensitive, EPAS can help correct for road irregularities and improve steering feel. EPAS also features pull-drift compensation, technology that helps you offset vehicle pulling or drifting that can occur in crosswinds or on uneven roads.