2013 Ford Taurus Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$26,700-$39,300
$24,631-$36,254
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What's New for 2013:

  • Revised exterior styling
  • New 4- and 6-cylinder engines
  • New fuel-efficiency, handling, infotainment and safety technology

Exterior Features
The restyled 2013 Ford Taurus is available in SE, SEL, Limited and SHO trim levels, with the SHO set apart by its unique styling details for a sportier look. The trunk holds a class-leading 20.1 cubic feet of cargo, according to Ford.

Interior Features
For 2013, Ford upgraded the Taurus's interior with new cloth-wrapped roof pillars, soft-touch materials on the sides of the center console, additional sound-deadening insulation, new seat cushions, and a new steering wheel design.

Optional Features
Ford offers a multi-contour massaging front seat option for the 2013 Taurus, as well as Active Park Assist, MyFord Touch technology, premium Sony audio system, heated and ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. Leather, a power sunroof, keyless entry and push-button start, and a power rear window sunshade are also available. The Taurus SHO can be equipped with a Performance package including bigger wheels, performance tires and brakes, and recalibrated steering.

Under the Hood
The standard Taurus engine for 2013 is a 3.5-liter V-6 with variable valve timing, rated for 288 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 254 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. A direct-injected, turbocharged, 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine is optional for SE, SEL and Limited trims, and produces 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm.

The Taurus SHO is equipped with a direct-injected, twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine with 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,500 and 5,000 rpm. It requires premium fuel for maximum power, but can operate on regular gas as well.

All Taurus models are equipped with a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard on Taurus SE, SEL and Limited, while the SHO features standard all-wheel drive (AWD). The AWD system is optional on other trims, except with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine.

Fuel Economy
Active grille shutters improve efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag for SE, SEL and Limited models. As this overview is written, the EPA has only rated the V-6 versions of the 2013 Ford Taurus:
  • Taurus 3.5L V-6 FWD: 19/29/23 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Taurus 3.5L V-6 AWD: 18/26/21 mpg
  • Taurus 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 AWD: 17/25/20 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Taurus is equipped with 6 air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, MyKey programmable safety features, and Sync connectivity with 911 Assist. An adaptive cruise control with forward-collision warning and brake support is optional, along with a blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert.

The 2013 Taurus has been named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

What's New for 2013:

  • Revised exterior styling
  • New 4- and 6-cylinder engines
  • New fuel-efficiency, handling, infotainment and safety technology

Exterior Features
The restyled 2013 Ford Taurus is available in SE, SEL, Limited and SHO trim levels, with the SHO set apart by its unique styling details for a sportier look. The trunk holds a class-leading 20.1 cubic feet of cargo, according to Ford.

Interior Features
For 2013, Ford upgraded the Taurus's interior with new cloth-wrapped roof pillars, soft-touch materials on the sides of the center console, additional sound-deadening insulation, new seat cushions, and a new steering wheel design.

Optional Features
Ford offers a multi-contour massaging front seat option for the 2013 Taurus, as well as Active Park Assist, MyFord Touch technology, premium Sony audio system, heated and ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. Leather, a power sunroof, keyless entry and push-button start, and a power rear window sunshade are also available. The Taurus SHO can be equipped with a Performance package including bigger wheels, performance tires and brakes, and recalibrated steering.

Under the Hood
The standard Taurus engine for 2013 is a 3.5-liter V-6 with variable valve timing, rated for 288 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 254 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. A direct-injected, turbocharged, 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine is optional for SE, SEL and Limited trims, and produces 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 270 lb.-ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm.

The Taurus SHO is equipped with a direct-injected, twin-turbocharged, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine with 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 lb.-ft. of torque between 1,500 and 5,000 rpm. It requires premium fuel for maximum power, but can operate on regular gas as well.

All Taurus models are equipped with a 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard on Taurus SE, SEL and Limited, while the SHO features standard all-wheel drive (AWD). The AWD system is optional on other trims, except with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine.

Fuel Economy
Active grille shutters improve efficiency by reducing aerodynamic drag for SE, SEL and Limited models. As this overview is written, the EPA has only rated the V-6 versions of the 2013 Ford Taurus:
  • Taurus 3.5L V-6 FWD: 19/29/23 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Taurus 3.5L V-6 AWD: 18/26/21 mpg
  • Taurus 3.5L EcoBoost V-6 AWD: 17/25/20 mpg

Safety
The 2013 Taurus is equipped with 6 air bags, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control, MyKey programmable safety features, and Sync connectivity with 911 Assist. An adaptive cruise control with forward-collision warning and brake support is optional, along with a blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert.

The 2013 Taurus has been named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

Available Trims for the 2013 Ford Taurus
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SE (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 26700.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/32
Name SEL (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 28900.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/32
Name SEL (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30750.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name Limited (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 33100.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/32
Name Limited (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 34950.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name SHO (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 39300.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
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INTERIOR
  • Front cloth bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver/front passenger seats w/manual lumbar/recline, 4-way adjustable headrests
  • 60/40 split fold-flat rear seat -inc: fold down armrest w/cupholders, adjustable center head restraint
  • Vinyl-wrapped front center console -inc: armrest, storage bin, removable trinket tray
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: cruise controls, audio controls
  • MyFord w/4.2" display
  • Instrument cluster -inc: message center w/trip computer
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down
  • Delayed accessory lighting
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/SecuriCode entry keypad -inc: integrated key-head transmitter
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Cruise control
  • Air conditioning w/particulate air filter
  • Rear seat heat ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • Lockable glove box w/damped door
  • (2) aux pwr points
  • Sliding front sunvisors w/illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front dome/map lamp
  • Rear seat reading lamps
  • Front seatback map pockets
  • Front unique cloth bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver/front passenger seats w/manual lumbar/recline, 4-way adjustable headrests
  • Vinyl-wrapped front center console -inc: armrest, front covered cupholders/storage bin, removable trinket tray, painted appliques
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: cruise controls, audio controls
  • Instrument cluster -inc: message center w/trip computer, outside temp display
  • Remote keyless entry w/SecuriCode entry keypad -inc: integrated key-head transmitter, remote start
  • Perimeter anti-theft alarm
  • Dual-zone air conditioning w/automatic temp control -inc: particulate air filter
  • Painted interior trim
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Perforated leather 10-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: driver seat memory, driver pwr lumbar
  • Front sill plates w/bright metal insert
  • Leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel w/wood trim -inc: cruise controls, audio controls
  • MyFord Touch -inc: 8" center-stack touch screen, 2 cluster screens, media hub w/(2) USB ports, SD card reader, audio/video input jacks
  • Pwr windows w/driver & front passenger one-touch up/down -inc: driver/passenger global-open controls
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Ambient lighting
  • Cargo net
  • Leather 10-way pwr front bucket seats -inc: driver seat memory, driver pwr lumbar, SHO graphics
  • Vinyl-wrapped front center console -inc: armrest, front covered cupholders/storage bin, removable trinket tray
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats -inc: SHO branded front floor mats
  • Top grain leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: cruise controls, audio controls
  • Adjustable aluminum pedals w/memory
  • Intelligent access w/push button start
  • Woven aluminum interior trim
EXTERIOR
  • 17" painted aluminum wheels
  • P235/60R17 all-season BSW tires
  • Automatic wiper-activated halogen headlamps
  • Remote perimeter lighting
  • LED tail lamps
  • Black pwr mirrors -inc: integrated spotter mirror
  • Solar tinted glass
  • Body-color door handles
  • 18" painted aluminum wheels
  • P235/55R18 all-season BSW tires
  • Supplemental park lamps
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors -inc: puddle lamps, integrated spotter mirror
  • 19" premium luster nickel painted aluminum wheels
  • P255/45R19 all-season BSW tires
  • Chrome heated pwr mirrors -inc: memory, puddle lamps, integrated spotter mirror
  • SHO branded side fender vents
  • Rear spoiler
  • Piano black mesh grille
  • Automatic wiper-activated HID headlamps
  • Piano black park lamp bezels
  • Piano black heated pwr mirrors -inc: memory, puddle lamps, auto-dimming driver mirror, integrated spotter mirror
MECHANICAL
  • 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 FFV engine
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission -inc: sport mode, shifter button activation
  • 2.77 final drive ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Torque vectoring control
  • Battery management system
  • Electronic pwr assist steering (EPAS)
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Easy Fuel capless refueling
  • Quasi-dual exhaust w/dual chrome tips
  • 3.39 final drive ratio
  • All-wheel drive
  • 3.16 final drive ratio
  • 3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine
  • 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission -inc: sport mode, paddle activation
  • Unique sport-tuned suspension
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Brake & engine actuated traction control
    • AdvanceTrac w/electronic stability control
    • Curve control
    • Dual-stage front airbags w/front passenger sensing system
    • Front side-impact airbags
    • Safety Canopy front/rear curtain airbags -inc: rollover sensor
    • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
    • MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable speed alert chimes, BeltMinder w/audio mute
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Reverse sensing system
    • Rear view camera *Camera displays in MyFord Touch screen*
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, aux audio input
    • Satellite radio -inc: 6-month pre-paid subscription *N/A in AK or HI*
    • SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 assist, vehicle health report *Additional SYNC services available w/annual subscription fee*
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, additional IP center speaker, aux audio input
    • SYNC voice-activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel audio controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 assist, vehicle health report, SYNC services 3-year prepaid subscription w/GPS based turn-by-turn driving directions & traffic reports & info services

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