Their writer has a preschooler and twin infants. Cars.com asked her to test drive cars that wouldn’t be considered “family cars,” so no crossovers, vans or SUV, and then pick her five favorites. The Taurus made the list because plenty of car seats can fit comfortably and there is plenty of room for those cargo needs that come with having kids.
The 2013 Ford Taurus continues the models tradition of combining performance, style and affordability into one model.
For this year, Ford updated the Taurus with new aggressive front and rear styling signals and even higher levels of precision. The Taurus also features two new engines under the hood.
The new standard engine is a 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine that features up to 29 MPG on the highway. In the upgraded SHO Taurus, you’ll get a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that combines turbocharging and direct-injection to deliver V8 performance along with great fuel economy. the 3.5L generates 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. There is also a 2.0L EcoBoost I4 Engine. This engine provides 240 horsepower and 270-lbs ft of torque. This engine gets up to 32 MPG.
Ford is a global leader when it comes to protecting the environment and the people who buy their cars. The ASG awards are just more proof of this.
The Automotive Science Group created the Automotive Performance Index to help consumers better assess value in the automotive marketplace. The Index incorporates social, environmental and economic performance analysis to introduce new performance measures that better differentiate market leaders from mainstream competitors.
Yet again Ford has taken over the U.S News & World Report 2013 ‘Best Cars for the Money’ rankings.
and Fusion Hybrid in the best hybrid vehicle category.
U.S News & World Report base their decisions on the vehicle’s safety and reliability, as well as their editorial staff’s expert opinion.
The Ford Motor Co. announced Thursday it is expanding production and adding new jobs to the EcoBoost Engine Production Plant in Cleveland.
Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas, spoke at the Cleveland, Ohio plant Thursday. Ford will invest nearly $200 million and add 450 jobs at the Cleveland Engine Plant. The workers will build the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, which is in 95 percent of the Ford lineup.
“This is our One Ford plan at its best – giving customers the power of choice to decide which fuel-efficient engine is best tailored to their needs,” said Joe Hinrichs, Ford president of The Americas. “Cleveland Engine Plant was the first to produce EcoBoost engines and will continue to be a cornerstone of Ford’s strategy to deliver affordable fuel economy for millions.”
Two of Ford’s engines have taken home awards from Ward’ s 10 Best Engine’s.
The 2.0 Liter EcoBoost engine from the Ford Focus ST and the Ford Taurus along with the Shelby GT500’s 5.8-liter V8 (the world’s highest-horsepower regular production V8 engine). In the past 5 years no competitor has won more best engine awards than Ford.
Joe Bakaj, Ford’s vice president of Powertrain Engineering, had this to say of the EcoBoost:
Ford’s top models are among the best models in their class.
That’s according to J.D. Power and Associates, who released its annual Initial Quality Study on Tuesday.