The 2015 Ford Taurus delivers more of what large sedan buyers really want –technology, design refinement, craftsmanship and great driving dynamics.

2015 Ford Taurus

This year, Taurus features several new appearance and technology updates:

  • Three new exterior colors are available – Bronze Fire, Magnetic and Caribou
  • Power moonroof is available on Taurus Limited
  • Power-Adjustable Pedals with Memory standard on Taurus Limited
  • Rearview camera is standard on Taurus SE
  • Ford SYNC® is standard on Taurus SE
  • Reverse Sensing System standard on Taurus SEL
  • Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start available on Taurus SEL

The 2015 Taurus is the most fuel-efficient gasoline-powered, full-size sedan in America, with an EPA-estimated rating of 32 mpg on the highway with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine, while producing horsepower comparable to competitive, normally aspirated V6 offerings.

Even smarter
Every 2015 Taurus gets the award-winning SYNC® connectivity system with AppLink. Drivers can use simple voice commands to take control of more than 60 available apps that run on connected smartphones, while keeping hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. The list of compatible apps includes programs for entertainment, news, traffic, navigation and more.

This innovative full-size sedan is also available with MyFord Touch®, which replaces many traditional buttons, knobs and gauges with clear, colorful LCD screens and steering wheel-mounted five-way toggles. These screens can be personalized to display information relevant to each driver by using voice commands, keeping the driver’s eyes on the road and hands on the wheel.

Ford makes backing up a little easier with a standard rear view camera for the 2015 Taurus. Taurus SEL adds standard ultrasonic reverse sensing system and available Intelligent Access with push-button start. Standard power-adjustable pedals with memory enables Taurus Limited buyers to optimize their driving position.

Taurus Limited and Taurus SHO are available with Ford’s lane-keeping system, which helps notify drivers if they drift from their lane. This feature is bundled with Ford’s intuitive active park assist technology, making life simpler and more convenient for customers.

Power of choice
A choice of engines offers customers efficiency, without compromising the responsive performance they want.

Taurus is available with the advanced 2.0-liter EcoBoost® engine. Ideal for full-size sedan buyers seeking maximum fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance, this advanced engine combines direct injection of gasoline and a turbocharger to provide performance comparable to normally aspirated V6 engines offered by competitors.

The 2.0-liter EcoBoost produces 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque with an EPA-estimated rating of 32 mpg highway. A relatively high compression ratio is enabled by the use of direct injection of gasoline, operating at fuel pressures from 2,200 psi to 2,800 psi. The unique turbocharger is optimally matched to the 2.0-liter EcoBoost and direct injection system, providing precise fuel pressure control to deliver boosted power at low rpm without annoying turbo lag.

The 2.0-liter EcoBoost uses 5W30 oil to reduce internal friction, and enables 10,000-mile oil change intervals representing a potential reduction in cost of ownership. In addition, fuel economy is optimized with a low-tension accessory drive belt and one-way alternator clutch.

Ti-VCT 3.5-liter V6
The 3.5-liter V6 is offered as standard equipment in Taurus SE, SEL and Limited series models.

In Taurus, this engine benefits from the twin independent variable camshaft timing for enhanced fuel economy and drivability. The engine has been engineered for durability with chain-driven camshafts, high-strength forged metal connecting rods with floating pins, a fully counterweighted forged steel crankshaft, die-cast aluminum deep-sump oil pan and four-bolt main bearing caps with side bolts through the engine block.

Noise, vibration and harshness characteristics are controlled and reduced through employment of a tuned composite upper and lower manifold, a silent-chain camshaft drive and an acoustic engine cover.

3.5-liter EcoBoost V6
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 – standard equipment in the high-performance Taurus SHO – is Ford’s most powerful EcoBoost offering, delivering 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque.

Like all Ford EcoBoost engines, this 3.5-liter produces peak torque across a broad plateau from 1,500 rpm to 5,250 rpm. Peak torque building quickly off idle ensures responsive acceleration. From the driver’s seat, the result is linear power delivery.

Combining direct injection and a pair of turbochargers, the EcoBoost V6 avoids lag by employing impellers that spool up quickly for swift response. This Taurus SHO combination of power, consistent torque delivery, all-wheel drive and up to EPA-estimated rating of 25 mpg on the highway is unmatched by competitors.

Taurus is manufactured at Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant.

Source/Credits: Ford.com

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