The 2013 Ford Taurus is available in SE trim levels, SEL, Limited and Sho, and Sho apart the details of its distinctive styling for a sportier look. The title holds the class-leading 20.1 cubic feet for cargo, according to Ford. 2013 Ford Taurus improved the interior of the Taurus with a new cloth-wrapped roof pillars, soft-touch materials on the sides of the center console, additional sound insulation murder, new seat belts, and a new steering wheel design.
2013 Ford Taurus Optional Features
Ford offers multi-contour massages front seat option for the 2013 Ford Taurus, and Active Park Assist, MyFord Touch technology, premium Sony audio system, heated front and seats, and heated steering wheel. Leather, a power sunroof, entry and key-less push-button start, and power rear window sunshade are also available. The Taurus Sho can be fitted with the Performance package including larger wheels, performance tires and brakes, and steering wheel recalibrated.
2013 Ford Taurus Engine
Taurus standard engine for 2013 is a V-6 3.5-liter with variable valve timing, rated 288 horsepower at 6,500 rpm and 254 lb. ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. The direct-injected, 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is optional for SE, Sel and trims Limited, and produces 240 horsepower at 5,500 rpm, 270 lb. ft. of torque at 3,000 rpm. The Taurus Sho is equipped with a twin-turbocharged, the direct-injected, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine with 365 horsepower for 5,500 rpm and 350 lb. ft. of torque between 1,500 and 5,000 rpm. Requires premium fuel for maximum power, but operate on regular gas.
All 2013 Ford Taurus models are equipped with a Select-shift automatic transmission 6-speed, torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control. Front-wheel drive (FWD) is standard on Taurus SE, Sel and Limited, while Sho features standard all-wheel drive (AWD). AWD system is optional on other trims, the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine.
2013 Ford Taurus Safety
The 2013 Ford Taurus is equipped with six air bags, four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability, MyKey programmable safety features, and Sync connection with 911 Assist. An adaptive cruise control along forward collision warning and support tie is optional, and blind-spot monitoring system with cross-traffic alert. The 2013 Ford Taurus has been named a “Top Safety Pick” by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IHS).