The base engine offered on the 2018 Ford Taurus is a 3.5-liter Gas V-6 that makes 288 hp @ 6500 rpm and 254 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm. It is mated to a 6-Speed Automatic. Equipped with this engine, the 2018 Ford Taurus takes 6.7 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and achieves the quarter-mile in - seconds.

Another engine available here is a 3.5-liter Flex-fuel (FFV) that makes 288 hp @ 6500 rpm and 254 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm. It is mated to a 6 speed Automatic. Powered by this engine, the 2018 Ford Taurus takes only 6.7 seconds to reach 60 mph from a standstill and covers the quarter-mile run in - seconds.

2018 Ford Taurus 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPH
Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
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6.7 sec

2018 Ford Taurus vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (70 - 0 MPH)
2018 Ford Fusion5.3 sec---
2018 Nissan Maxima6.1 sec---
2018 Chevrolet Impala6.1 - 6.2 sec---
2018 Ford Taurus6.7 sec---
2018 Toyota Camry5.8 - 7.9 sec---
2018 Buick LaCrosse7 sec15.6 sec141 mph170 ft.
2018 Volkswagen Passat5.9 - 8.4 sec---
2018 Nissan Altima8 sec---
2018 Subaru Legacy8.6 - 8.8 sec---
2018 Toyota Avalon9 sec---

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2017 Ford Taurus 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPH
Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
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6.7 sec

2017 Ford Taurus vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2017 Ford Fusion5.1 - 5.3 sec---
2017 Nissan Maxima5.7 - 6.1 sec---
2017 Lincoln Continental5.4 sec---
2017 Ford Fusion Energi Sedan7.8 - 8 sec---
2017 Nissan Altima8 sec---
2017 Toyota Camry5.8 - 8.5 sec---
2017 Ford Taurus6.7 sec---
2017 Subaru Legacy8.8 - 9.1 sec---
2017 Honda Accord5.7 sec14.7 sec155 mph135 ft.
2017 Dodge Charger3.7 sec---
2017 Toyota Avalon9 sec---
2017 Chevrolet Impala6.2 sec---
2017 Ford Taurus SHO Sedan5.2 sec---
2017 Volkswagen Passat8.4 sec---

2016 Ford Taurus 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPH
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
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9.4 sec
Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
7.4 sec

2016 Ford Taurus vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileTop SpeedBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2016 Hyundai Genesis7.6 sec---
2016 Ford Taurus7.4 - 9.4 sec---
2016 Buick LaCrosse6.5 sec14.9 sec140 mph120 ft.
2016 Dodge Charger6.2 - 6.8 sec---
2016 Toyota Avalon7.3 sec---
2016 Chevrolet Impala6.3 - 8.7 sec14.9 - 16.4 sec155 mph120 ft.
2016 Nissan Maxima5.7 - 7 sec---
2016 Chrysler 3005.3 sec---
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