2015 Ford Taurus Among Best Unexpected Family Cars

The 2015 Ford Taurus was voted one of cars.com's best unexpected family cars.

The 2015 Ford Taurus was voted one of cars.com’s best unexpected family cars.

The 2015 Ford Taurus was voted one of the top five “unexpected family cars” by a parent test driver with three children writing for cars.com.

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.

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Review: 2013 Ford Taurus

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.

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Three Fords Take Home Science Awards

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The Ford C-Max Energi, Taurus, and Flex have all earned awards from the Automotive Science Group (ASG).

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.

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Ford Dominates ‘Best Cars for the Money’ Awards

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The 2013 Ford Fusion is one of 6 Ford’s named ‘Best Car for the Money’.

Yet again Ford has taken over the U.S News & World Report 2013 ‘Best Cars for the Money’ rankings.

Topping their categories this year were the 2013 Ford Focus, Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Taurus, Escape, and Edge.

This is the fourth year in a row the Taurus has came out on top in the large car category. This makes two years straight for the Edge in the best midsize SUV category, Fusion in the midsize category,

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.

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Ford Announces New Jobs in Cleveland

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Ford announced it will create 450 new jobs in Cleveland building the 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. The engine is already found in the 2013 Ford Escape.

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.”

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Two of Ford’s Engines Awarded as Ward’s 10 Best Engines

2.0 LIter EcoBoost engine from Ford Taurus named 1 of 10 best engines.

2.0 LIter EcoBoost engine from Ford Taurus named 1 of 10 best engines.

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:

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Ford’s Models are Top Quality

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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.

The Ford Mustang, Ford Taurus, and Ford Expedition finished at the top of their class, while the Ford Fusion finished second in its class.

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