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2018 Ford Taurus Overview

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This sleek and sophisticated sedan is back for the 2018 model year. The Ford Taurus offers everyday commuters a stylish and affordable option, with enough cargo space to accommodate your longer trips, too.

The 2018 Ford Taurus is available in four trims: SE, SEL, Limited, and SHO.


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2018 Ford Taurus

What’s New for the 2018 Ford Taurus?

This large, five-passenger sedan remains largely unchanged for the 2018 model year. In fact, the 2017 model year didn’t have very many changes, either – except the addition of the SHO trim. The design of the Ford Taurus seems to be well received by consumers as is.

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2018 Ford Taurus Exterior

Styling on the 2018 Ford Taurus exterior is largely carried over from the 2017 model year. Conveniences are incorporated into the exterior design, with features like power-folding side mirrors, integrated blind spot mirrors, and an available Blind Spot Information System (BLIS).

The 2018 Ford Taurus is available in nine exterior colors: Burgundy Velvet, Magnetic, Shadow Black, Ruby Red, White Platinum, Ingot Silver, Oxford White, White Gold, and Blue.

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Exterior features available on the 2018 Ford Taurus SE

  • Dual chrome exhaust tips, Body-color door handles, Black-accented power-folding side view mirrors with integrated blind spot mirror, 18-inch sparkle silver-painted aluminum wheels

Exterior features available on the 2018 Ford Taurus SEL
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  • Heated power-folding side view mirrors with security approach lamps and integrated blind spot mirror

Exterior features available on the 2018 Ford Taurus Limited
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  • 19-inch premium luster nickel painted aluminum wheels, Chrome power-folding side view mirrors with security approach lamps and memory, BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic alert, Auto high beam headlamps

Exterior features available on the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO
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  • Unique sport-tuned suspension, 20-inch ebony black-painted machine aluminum with painted pocket wheels, High-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, Dual exhaust system with chrome exhaust tips, All-wheel drive, SHO mirrors

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2018 Ford Taurus Performance

The Ford Taurus SE is equipped with a 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine and a six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, producing 288 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. This powertrain is standard across all trim levels except the range-topping SHO. The SHO comes with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine, paired to the same six-speed transmission, that produces 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

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2018 Ford Taurus Efficiency

The standard V6 engine provides you with the best fuel economy, earning an estimated 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. If you decide to opt for the EcoBoost, you can expect an estimated 16 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.

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2018 Ford Taurus Interior

Your Taurus’ interior styling can be customized based on your choice of trim. At the base level, you’ll find cloth seating materials, single-zone climate control, and an AM/FM stereo. Upgraded trim levels offer features like perforated leather-trimmed seats, ambient lighting, heated and cooled front seats, and a Sony audio system with Clear Phase and Live Acoustic.

The 2018 Ford Taurus is available in two interior colors: Mayan Gray and Charcoal Black.

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Interior features available on the 2018 Ford Taurus SE

  • Interior: Power door locks with auto lock, Cloth seating surfaces, Six-way power driver and front passenger seats with manual recline and lumbar, Single zone climate control, Front center floor console with armrest, Particulate air filtration system
  • Radio and Technology: MyKey, AM/FM stereo with single CD player with clock and MP3 capability, Remote Keyless Entry System, SYNC

Interior features available on the 2018 Ford Taurus SEL
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  • Interior: Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control (DEATC), Unique cloth seating surfaces, Leather-wrapped steering wheel with manual tilt and telescopic, Auto-dimming rearview mirror, Leather-wrapped shift knob with chrome insert
  • Radio and Technology: Integrated remote start system, Outside temperature display

Interior features available on the 2018 Ford Taurus Limited
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  • Interior: Perforated leather-trimmed seats, Ambient lighting, Second-row heated seats, Branded floor mats, Storage cargo net, Heated/cooled front seats, Wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel with power tilt/telescopic, Power rear window sunshade, Power-adjustable pedals with memory, 10-way power driver and passenger seats
  • Radio and Technology: Audio system from Sony with Clear Phase and Live Acoustic, Universal garage door opener, SYNC 3, Intelligent Access with push-button start, HD Radio technology

Interior features available on the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO
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  • Interior: SHO interior, Leather-wrapped steering wheel with power tilt and telescopic, Aluminum pedals, Perforated leather-trimmed seats with SHO graphics

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2018 Ford Taurus Safety

On higher trim levels, the Ford Taurus incorporates driver-assist technologies into its design to help create a safer driving environment for you and others on the road. the SE and SEL offer remote and keyless entry and remote start, while the Limited comes with a BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross-Traffic alert.

Standard Safety Features on the 2018 Ford Taurus

  • Individual Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
  • Personal Safety System
  • AdvanceTrac with Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Safety Canopy System
  • Seat belt pretensioners
  • Front seat side-impact airbags
  • Brake Assist
  • Child safety rear door locks

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