2015 Ford Taurus SHO drivetrain continues to make use of the award-winning and gasoline-efficient 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, delivering 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a six-pace high-capacity 6F55 SelectShift® Automated transmission. Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters allow Taurus SHO to match revs for clean, quick, manually chosen downshifts.
The newest Taurus has been round in its current type because the 2010 mannequin yr, and we typically prefer it, however every accolade we’d dole out comes with a “but”-it’s a horny car, but the rear seat is comically cramped; it’s a comfy cruiser, but its heft and soft suspension preclude any athleticism. And one may say that the 2010-2012 Taurus’s naturally aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 had a bit of a consuming drawback, at least in keeping with the EPA estimates of 18 mpg metropolis and 27 highway.
EcoBoost to the rescue! An intensive 2013 refresh saw a 2.zero-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder introduced to the lineup, bringing with it EPA marks of twenty-two/32. That turns the Taurus right into a veritable Texas tea-totaler, proper? Well, not exactly. The mid-cycle replace didn’t trim much heft from the Taurus, partially a legacy of its security-at-any-value Volvo S80-based mostly architecture. Even with the lighter 2.zero-liter turbo four rather than the 3.5-liter V-6, our SEL take a look at example still tipped the scales at 3933 pounds. (A Limited trim FWD V-6 we examined weighed 4068.)
The poundage makes itself most known throughout spirited drives, with methodical responses to steering inputs and heavy doses of body pitch and roll. These tendencies are exacerbated within the 2.0-liter automotive, the place the spring charges and damper settings have been softened because of the slighter decrease curb weight. The Taurus does ship a pleasant, plush ride over craggy pavement and on the freeway, the latter a place the place the automobile is more at house anyway.
SHO dynamics are enhanced over different Taurus models with bigger brakes, Torque Vectoring Management – using slight braking to offer the effect of a limited-slip differential – and distinctive sport-tuned suspension.
Inside, Taurus SHO communicates its sporty traits with a perforated leather-based-wrapped steering wheel, leather-trimmed sport seats with embroidered SHO graphics, distinctive woven aluminum trim and adjustable aluminum pedals with memory.
For 2015 Ford Taurus SHO is accessible in three new shade choices – Bronze Fireplace, Magnetic and Caribou.tags: Ford, Ford Taurus, Sedan