At the recent Shanghai Motor Show, Ford unveiled plans for the new generation Ford Taurus USA 2017.
2017 Ford Taurus Configurations
The Taurus is available with 5 trim levels and with three powertrain options, one of which is exclusive for SHO trim. The car is well-equipped for its price and size; making its a good competitor to Camry. However, it feels a bit old-fashioned in every aspect, except the engine and transmission.
2017 Ford Taurus SE
SE is the basic trim level for Taurus – too simple for many, but cheap indeed. For those who need more space for affordable price. The standard equipment list for Taurus SE include air conditioning, power windows, vents for rear seats, remote keyless entry, rear view camera, FM/CD Ford SYNC multimedia, power driver’s and passenger seat, LED taillamps, folding power mirrors with integrated blind spot segments. In terms of safety equipment, there are traction control, stability control, front and side airbags for the front row.
2017 Ford Taurus SEL
SEL is an intermediate trim level which brings more equipment to Taurus. It adds dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors; alarm system; MyKey system; power-adjustable pedals; leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel; remote powered trunk; navigation system; satellite radio; parking lamps; 18-inch alloy wheels.
2017 Ford Taurus Limited
Limited is a top trim for standard engine Taurus, features EcoBoost engine (optional) and lots of equipment for comfort and entertainment. Interior wise, Taurus Limited has ventilated and heated front seats; push-button start; ambient lighting; 12V outlets for front and rear passengers; power rear window shade; rain sensors. Safety features include blind spot monitoring with cross traffic alert. Exterior has some unique features especially for Limited trim – fender badges, grille and side mirrors; 19-inch rims with premium design.
2017 Ford Taurus SHO
SHO means Sport High Output edition, which traditionally for Taurus brand means a bigger more powerful engine and sporty appearance. You could divide SHO from any other Taurus by chrome plated dual exhaust pipes; rear spoiler; side mirrors and SHO badges. In the interior you could find aluminum pedals; paddle shifters mounted on a steering column; floor shifter; universal garage door opener; driver’s seat with memory settings.
2017 Ford Taurus SHO release date will be in the same period of time as the standard modifications of the car.
2017 Ford Taurus Colors
2017 model year Taurus is available with 7 colors: Ingot Silver, Blue Jeans, Magnetic, Guard, Caribou, Oxford White, Shadow Black.
2017 Ford Taurus release date
The release of the new 2017 Taurus is expected to be in the early part of 2017.
Release date: early 2017
2017 Ford Taurus redesign
The appearance of the updated sedan, which is suitable for the Chinese market, has quite a lot of similarities with the model of Ford Mondeo 2016, as well as with the American version of the model Ford Taurus.
The first thing that catches the eye is the modified radiator grille with chromed frame. No less catchy is the fender, which became bigger and is color coded to the body.
Further updates include headlights and tail lights and a new exhaust system featuring twin, chromed tail pipes.
2017 Ford Taurus price
According to information, the restyled Ford Taurus will go on sale later this year, and the competition will be fierce; the Dodge Charger and the Chrysler 300 are two very strong competitors.
The base model is expected to start at around $27,000 and the fully-loaded version will cost approximately $41,000.
Here is the full price list for the current Taurus models:
2017 Ford Taurus interior
The updated Ford Taurus sedan will comfortably fit 5 adult passengers, the interior is well-sized and well appointed.
There is a leather covered steering wheel and an 8” color touchscreen which controls the media system and the twin-zone climate control system.
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2017 Ford Taurus video review
2017 Ford Taurus dimensions:
- Length — 202.7” (5150 mm)
- Width — 75.9” (1930 mm)
- Height — 60.6” (1540 mm)
- Other features:
- Weight — 1.8 tons;
- Rims — 17” or 20”
- Wheelbase — 112.5” (2860 mm)
2017 Ford Taurus spy shots
2017 Ford Taurus equipment
There will be four levels of trim offered, including one sports version, which will differ significantly from the other three.
There are some neat features built into all of the models, one such feature is an automatic door opener; as the owner approaches (with keys), a sensor detects them and opens the door automatically.
2017 Ford Taurus engines and specs
The new 2017 Taurus will be available with three different engine options, all coupled to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Available following engines:
2.0 liter 4-cylinder, 240 BHP with good gas mileage; approximately 32 MPG
3.5 liter V6, 288 BHP, capable of approximately 29 MPG
3.5 liter V6 which has been modified to give 365 BHP and still retain reasonable gas consumption; 25 MPG. The last option dedicated to 2017 Ford Taurus SHO – traditional designation of the high-output modifications of the full-size sedan.
2017 Ford Taurus pictures
|2017 Ford Taurus 2.0L EcoBoost|
|Engine type||DOHC 16V I4, direct fuel injection, turbocharged|
|Power/torque||240 HP; 270 lb-ft|
|Passenger volume||102 cu ft|
|Cargo volume||20 cu ft|
|Top speed||111 mph|
|PRICE RANGE: $28,000-$42,000 (est)|
|Competitors: Chrysler 300, Buick LaCrosse, Chevrolet Impala|