Projected to be within dealership showrooms by the fall of 2015, the 2016 Ford Taurus strives for greater fuel economy, a lighter weight and increased swiftness. The Taurus has been deemed the sedan that has become “too big” due to it being one of the most spacious sedans on the road as well as one of the heaviest. Previous models weighed in at approximately 4,050 pounds (closer to 4,500 in regards to the SHO trim level.
2016 Ford Taurus Engine Specs
As a measure to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle, the 2016 Ford Taurus will receive a wider and longer version of the chassis currently used via the Fusin sedan. According to chatter, the latest full sized sedan offering from Ford will be powered by a 2.3 liter turbocharged four cylinder engine that is currently offered within the all new Mustang. An additional power train option is also said to be turbocharged V-6 engine, and it will more than likely be paired with the line’s base model. As a measure intended to increase the sedan’s fuel efficiency, the engine options are to be intelligently mated with a nine speed transmission. The current V6 engine option of the Taurus is able to return a combine 23mpg (19city/29highway).
2016 Ford Taurus Interior and Exterior Redesign
Per industry analysts, the American automaker needs to address the design of the interior and make needed improvements for the 2016 model year version. The cabin does give a feel of comfortable class as the MyFord Touch systems lend it an edge within the area of technology. The tall doors of the sedan, the thickness of the roof pillars and the heightened center console may cause the cabin to feel like a confining cockpit with poor visibility.
Ford’s flagship sedan will have a limited array of color options; but the options are expected to increase as 2016 renders itself more near. The cabin of this new model year will host heated seats in the front and rear and the dash will have the options of wither metallic or wooden coating and within the dash, consumers will find an 8 inch LCD screen. Sony will be providing the audio system for the roomy sedan and the 12 speakers that will accompany will give the Taurus a highly enjoyable entertainment experience.
The focal point of the redesign of the next generation 2016 Ford Taurus will be the exterior according to insiders within the industry. The latest models will be constructed upon a lighter platform and will play hosts to a grille that is reduced in size. The angular finish that has become a staple of the full sized sedan will remain as it becomes accented with new tail lights that are intended to break things up in the rear.
2016 Ford Taurus Release Date, Competitors and Price
It is predicted that the pricing of the vehicle will be on average in the neighborhood of $35,000 for the base trim level model. As the trim levels increase, so will the pricing and there is speculation that the SHO trim level will not making a showing within the 2016 model year. On average, the 2016 Ford Taurus has outweighed its closest competitors, the Kia Cadenza and the Chevrolet Impala, by 200 to 300 pounds.
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