Featuring V6 and 4-cyl. turbo engines with optional all-wheel-drive, the Taurus provides comfortable and save handling, and a spacious cabin for five.
The standard 3.5-liter V6 engine has been updated for 2013 for improved fuel economy, increased power and lower emissions. It's called TI-VCT, for Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing, a system that precisely times the valve openings to increase power, throttle response and fuel mileage, while reducing emissions. As a result, the 2013 Taurus gets an EPA-estimated 19/29 miles per gallon City/Highway with front-wheel drive, 18/26 mpg with all-wheel drive. The 3.5-liter V6 with Ti-VCT now makes 288 horsepower, a boost of 25 horsepower over the previous model.
A new EcoBoost 2.0-liter engine expected to get 31 miles per gallon on the highway is an option, though not initially. The turbocharged, direct-injection 2.0-liter four-cylinder is rated at 240 horsepower, 270 foot-pounds of torque at 3000 rpm. Keeping in mind that the Taurus is a full-sized car, these numbers make a statement about Ford's commitment to improved fuel mileage with increased power.
The twin-turbo EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 that comes in the 2013 Taurus SHO has been pumped up to 365 horsepower and 350 foot-pounds of torque beginning at a super-low 1500 rpm. SHO stands for Super High Output and this engine lives up to the moniker. The 2013 Taurus SHO engine delivers 17/25 mpg, according to the EPA. Premium fuel is recommended. We got 19.4 mpg running it fairly casually in the city, on a freeway, and on two-lanes; and 17.6 mpg running it hard on a twisty two-lane.
The JB car pages provide engine and transmission specs, as well as gas mileage and dimensions for all of the 2013 Ford Taurus. In addition, please find information on the various trims of the 2013 Ford Taurus and their standard equipment and prices below.
The 2013 Ford Taurus Sedan is powered by a base 3.5-liter V6 with 288 hp. Other available engines include a 2.0-liter Inline-4 turbocharged with 240 hp and a 3.5-liter V6 twin-turbocharged with 365 hp.
Standard features on the 2013 Ford Taurus Sedan include cloth seat-upholstery, 8-way front bucket seats, split-folding bench rear seat, AM/FM radio with CD-player, cruise control, tilting and telescoping steering-wheel, power windows, air conditioning, ABS, stability control, front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags and tire-pressure monitor.
2013 Ford Taurus Sedan Specs & Features
The 2013 Ford Taurus Sedan is available in 6 trim levels: