The new 2016 Ford Taurus may just prove to be the new flagship sedan model of the Ford company thanks to its comfort offerings and technology that has been provided inside it. The model was actually known for saving the company from financial ruin when it was released in 1980s and reached full potential even in its young age. Today the model gets a modern refresh which is going to keep it afloat for a period to come.
The past Taurus vehicle had a rather radical design to it and was very lean looking. The current model divorces from that design and has a much bigger and fuller concept. This full-sized sedan is much bigger and not as efficient as it was back then, thus the changes for the 2016 model include it being more sharper looking as it was supposed to make its run with the competition which was getting away from it, particularly the Toyota Avalon and Chevy Impala models but the Hyundai Azera as well.
The current generation of the Ford Taurus had its release date in 2010 with the refresh coming in 2013, which is the current look of the car. The model gained some style updates for the front and rear end of the car back then and some changes which managed to improve the driving dynamics of the car as well as fuel efficiency. The changes brought by the 2016 are perhaps minor but still significant for the brand as you will see in the review
The 2016 Ford Taurus features a low profile with a sleek roofline design. Thanks to the longer wheelbase and the substantial overhangs added the car makes it to be really wide and almost 203 inches longer compared to before. These dimensions actually help the car gain a low and powerful look and make it much more appropriate for the car. The main characteristics of the vehicle are the strong rear haunches which combine with the sculptured character lines which all in all make a great looking profile for the car and account for the stylish shape the vehicle ahs gained.
The front side of the Taurus also gets a new SHO which replaces the former horizontal grille design as it now incorporates a new black mesh and has a lower body molding as well. It also adds a new air dim which is substantial in size. Generally speaking, the car does not feature drastic changes compared to the last update but still gains just enough to keep it competitive and appropriate for the market.
The interior of the 2016 Ford Taurus make for a very luxurious and appropriate setting for both the driver and the passengers. The inside is dominated by high quality materials which actually accounts for the luxurious feel that we get when we venture on the inside. The design of the cabin actually suggests more of a coupe-like design that a sedan one as the driver and the passengers feature their own defined space in terms of the interior arrangement. The separate space is actually defined by a very wide console which helps you distinguish and notice the changes.
One of the disadvantages of the 2016 Ford Taurus is actually the back seat area which does not impress us with the offered roominess. The back area does offer limited headroom and legroom which is the only, but absolutely the biggest drawback that the Taurus has.
There is a large wraparound center console which separates the driver area and the passenger zone while the large seats to the front are very big and thus comfortable. You get the option of multi-contour seats which allows you do adjust your seating arrangement and helps to support you through long trips and various drives. The trunk area manages to offer 20 cubic feet of cargo space, which is actually a lot even for a full-size sedan car.
The newest 2016 Ford Taurus is going to be available with a choice of three engine options. This means that the base engine is going to be the 288-horsepower 3.5-liter V-6, which is actually good enough to improve fuel economy and performance of the car. The 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is the second engine option that you get to use and is good enough for 240 hp and 270 pound-feet of torque. This engine is lighter and thus provides faster and more efficient production. Finally we get to the 3.5-liter V-6 engine which is fitted in the Taurus SHO model and has an output of 365 hp and 350 pound-feet of torque from 1,500 rpm all the way up to 5,000 rpm. This allows the car to achieve 0-60 mph performance in 5 seconds.
Release date and price
As the release date is getting closer it was more than necessary to provide a review about the 2016 Ford Taurus. The car is going to be available by June when its respective release date has been assigned. The starting price for the base version is 27,110 USD.