Sweeping Center Console
The center console, an integral component of the instrument panel, needs to be not only attractive but also highly functional, with controls that are easy to reach and operate. The sweeping design of the center console in Taurus flows into a stylish center stack to maximize space and enhance ergonomic convenience.
Available Heated/Cooled Front Seats
Both you and your front passenger can enjoy year-round comfort in the available heated or cooled front seats* with three comfort settings. On those cold winter days, you’ll appreciate the available heated steering wheel. To turn it on, simply click the icon on the eight-inch touch screen. The final touch – an available power-tilt/-telescoping steering column* can be adjusted to accommodate your optimal driving position. *Standard on the Limited and SHO models.
The SHO is all about performance. That theme is reflected inside the vehicle as well. Features include:
• Leather-trimmed seats with Miko® suede inserts and SHO embroidery
• Aluminum pedals
• Woven aluminum appliqué
• Floor mats with SHO embroidery
• Leather-wrapped sterring wheel
• SHO and EcoBoost® badging Miko is a registered trademark of Miko s.r.l.
Available Ambient Lighting
Ambient lighting features light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that illuminate the front and rear footwells, door handles and two front cupholders. Scroll through and select the color you want – Ice Blue,® orange, soft blue, red, green, blue or purple. There are also five dimmer levels to adjust the intensity of the light. Standard on the Limited and SHO models.
3.5L V6 Engine
The standard 288-horsepower 3.5L V6 features advanced technology to deliver the performance you expect as well as an EPA-estimated rating of 29 highway mpg.* Twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) controls when the valves open and close to enhance overall performance. Ti-VCT also enables variable valve overlap for improved fuel economy. *EPA-estimated rating of 19 city/29 hwy/23 combined mpg, FWD. Actual mileage will vary.
Six-Speed SelectShift® Automatic with Shifter Button Activation
The Taurus SE, SEL and Limited models feature the six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission lets you override automatic operation and enjoy the sporty performance feel of a manual with total control over gear selection. The Taurus SHO has race-inspired steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters for changing gears easily and quickly.
Unique Sport-Tuned Suspension
The 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 is a multilink design that increases suspension travel for enhanced dynamic control and ride quality.
Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control
Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control,* standard on all Taurus models, are two innovative enhancements to AdvanceTrac® with 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. *Remember that even advanced technology cannot overcome the laws of physics. It’s always possible to lose control of a vehicle due to inappropriate driver input for the conditions.
Exclusive to the Taurus SHO, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps last longer and use less energy than conventional halogen bulbs. In the automatic position, when you turn on your windshield wipers, the headlamps are activated. Lamps automatically come on when ambient light is low enough. Projector-beam halogen headlamps help provide a focused beam, providing excellent brightness and range of visibility. With the standard autolamp on/off delay controls, you can set the switch to the automatic mode and the headlamps come on when the lighting diminishes. Also available on the Limited and SHO models are auto high-beam headlamps that detect vehicle light sources. When lights are sensed, the system returns to the low-beam setting.
Chrome-Tipped Dual Exhaust
A chrome-tipped dual exhaust system adds a sporty flair to the sculpted rear lines of the Taurus SE, SEL and Limited models. SHO is engineered with a true dual exhaust system, meaning that each of the engine’s two exhaust manifolds has its own exhaust pipe, reducing back pressure and enhancing horsepower.
These 20-inch wheels complement the sporty look of the Taurus.
• 20-inch machined aluminum low gloss wheels, optional on Taurus SEL, Limited and SHO (shown)
• 20-inch polished aluminum, optional on Taurus Limited
• 20-inch machined aluminum with painted pockets, standard on Taurus SHO
Available Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link
The available Navigation System with SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link34 combines Global Positioning System (GPS) technology with 3-D mapping and provides voice-guided turn-by-turn directions. With SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link, you’ll get detailed traffic information, plus current and forecast weather, gas station locations and prices, sports scores and schedules, and theater locations with movie listings and times.
Available Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start
Starting your Taurus is a breeze, thanks to available Intelligent Access with push-button start. With the key fob in your pocket or handbag, simply open the driver’s door — no key is needed. Once inside, press the brake pedal and then the start button, shift into gear and go. Intelligent Access with push-button start is standard on the Taurus Limited and SHO and available on the Taurus SEL.
Important safety features stay activated, such as the Belt-Minder® warning chime, until the safety belts are buckled. The audio system sound volume also remains muted. MyKey can be set to place limits on maximum speed and audio volume. Low-fuel warnings are displayed in the message center, followed by a chime when fuel level reaches an eighth of a tank of fuel.
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