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2015 Ford Taurus SHO Review

January 23, 2015

Returning for the model year 2015 is the high performance, low volume variant of Ford’s sedan, the Taurus SHO. Although the Ford Fusion, a mid-sized sedan, has predominately taken over the traditional and historic role of the Ford Taurus, the higher trim level SHO remains able to stand as a staid and solid full sized sedan. Upon its original debut onto the market within the 1990’s, the Taurus line has become more conservative and has increased in size. Since its last overall redesign in 2010, the American made sedan has not seen many eye catching alterations.

2015 Ford Taurus SHO rear

2015 Ford Taurus SHO Engine

The 2015 Ford Taurus SHO is powered by the lines largest option regarding EcoBoost. The 3.5 liter V-6 turbocharged engine is capable of a maximum output of 365 horsepower and is mated with the automaker’s standard six speed automatic transmission. The staple vehicle of Ford is a standard all-wheel drive as it remains a vehicle that does not viscerally connect with its driver.

2015 Ford Taurus SHO Specs

The resurgent Taurus SHO is able to maintain a calm cabin when pushed hard while also quite capable in corners. The vehicle’s available features and options are quite expansive as well as quite suitable within the vehicle’s role as the luxury and technical flagship for the American automaker. The technology list for the higher end model of the Taurus line includes the following: Ford’s Park Assist (this feature has been said to me much better than a similar system that is offered by Lexus), rear view camera system, rain sensing windshield wipers, and automatic high beams.

2015 Ford Taurus SHO front

The 2015 Ford Taurus SHO, according to industry insiders, holds its very own niche within the line; and is the only trim level within the line that is unable to hold the option of the fuel efficient EcoBoost engine that is 2.0 liters. The standard features of the SHO include all of the Limited trim level’s major supplements and equipment. Features include: simulated suede inserts for the leather upholstery, aluminum pedals, steering wheel mounted paddle shifters, xenon headlamps, and sport tuned steering and suspension.

2015 Ford Taurus SHO Design

The performance package for the Taurus high trim sedan adds the following: simulated suede trim over the steering wheel, a defeat function for the stability control, a different final drive ratio, performance brake pads, even sportier state of tune for steering and suspension components, summer tires and 20 inch alloy wheels.

2015 Ford Taurus SHO interior

The interior cabin of the 2015 Ford Taurus SHO sedan features a cabin with an upscale feel and aesthetic that is enhanced by way of available options that include: massaging front seats, MyFord Touch system (which is paired with a large touchscreen), voice controls and more. Per industry insiders and a variant of consumers, the most comfortable person within this vehicle is the driver, while passengers lack an appropriate amount of space for optimal comfort.

2015 Ford Taurus SHO Price and Trim Levels

As compared to its competitors, such as the Buick LaCrosse, the 2015 large sedan is priced at $40,105. The fuel efficiency, or lack thereof according to a variant of industry insiders, delivers consumers 17/25 city/highway. The Taurus line does offer additional trim levels that are much more fuel and budget conscious than the SHO, its highest trim level. The line pricing begins at a comfortable base of $26,790.

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