2018 Ford Taurus

Rating6.0

Ranked #9 in Fullsize Sedan

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Starting MSRP 

$27,690 - $39,050

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Key Spec of 2018 Ford Taurus
fuel economy

18/21/27

fuel type

Flex-fuel (unleaded/e85)

horsepower

288 hp @ 6500 rpm

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Smooth and quiet ride out on highways

Lethargic handling

Turbocharged I-4 engine dropped for 2018 MY

Cavernous trunk

Standard powertrain leaves wanting for more

Optional SYNC3 infotainment system is both intuitive and user-friendly

Sub-par fuel economy figures

2018 Ford Taurus Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 24, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Ford Taurus was the first product from the Blue Oval after it decided to turn around its affair due to the hefty losses around 1979. After its launch, the mid-size sedan gradually grew into a full-size sedan and helped the American auto giant achieve one of the several milestones under its wings. With the Taurus, Ford brought in new trends in the segment such as a grille-less bottom-breathing intake for the engine and a more streamlined and aerodynamic design. However, the sedan is all set to be phased out soon and has been neglected by the brand for over 5 years in a row now. Yet, it still looks handsome and offers a silent and comfortable cabin.

The 2018 Ford Taurus comes with no significant changes except for the deletion of the turbo four-pot motor. Powering the sedan is a standard 3.5-liter V6 motor that puts out a maximum of 288 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque. On the inside, the car feels quite dated with an aging design and it doesn’t like being pushed too hard. Also, the performance-focused SHO model does get a twin-turbo V6 but it still lacks the excitement that its peers have to offer. With a base price tag of $27,690, the sedan rivals the Honda Accord, the Toyota Camry, and the Chrysler 300 Touring sedan.



Over All Rating

6.0

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Notable Rankings

#9 in Fullsize Sedan

#31 in Sedan


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Trims

SE$27,690 onwards

  • 18-inch painted aluminum Wheels
  • AM/FM stereo
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Manual front air conditioning

SEL$30,120 onwards

  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Parking assist
  • Premium cloth Seat trim
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite

Limited$37,200 onwards

  • 3 - 1st row LCD monitor
  • Rain Sensing Windshield wipers


Colors and Styles

Build Car
Blue Metallic

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$30120

body style

4dr Sedan

engine type
displacement

213 cu in

horse power

288 hp @ 6500 rpm

torque

254 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

203 in

wheelbase

113 in

width

76 in

curb weight

3969 lbs

Height

61 in

Ground Clearance

5 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

102.2 cu ft

cargo volume

20.1 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

18/21/29 mpg

highway range

513.0 mi

warranty
basic warranty

3 yr./ 36000 mi.


Ford Taurus 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$27,205
5 Year Cost To Own
$46,768
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $46,768
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$7,029$1,288$1,220$1,430$1,354$12,321
Insurance$1,389$1,438$1,488$1,540$1,594$7,449
Fuel$2,699$2,780$2,863$2,949$3,038$14,329
Maintenance$288$771$539$1,135$1,786$4,519
RepairsNANA$134$318$465$917
Financing Interest$1,463$1,177$871$545$197$4,253
Taxes and Fees$2,289$185$177$169$160$2,980
Total Cost-To-Own$15,157$7,639$7,292$8,086$8,594$46,768
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