The 2018 Ford Taurus comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 288 hp @ 6500 rpm horsepower and 254 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm of torque. The car takes 6.7 seconds to reach 60 MPH from a standstill while it is able to run a quarter-mile in 15.3 seconds. All the trims are powered by the same engine, hence, there is no change in the performance figures as you go up the trims.

2018 Ford Taurus 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.3 sec112 ft.
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.3 sec112 ft.
SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.3 sec112 ft.
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.3 sec112 ft.
SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.3 sec112 ft.
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Considering the acceleration figures, the 2018 Ford Taurus isn't the best performer amongst the competitors and takes its time to reach 60MPH from naught. Even in the quarter-mile run, the car is an average performer and won't pin any excitement meter around. The fastest car of the lot is 2018 Ford Fusion which is just a tad bit quicker than the 2018 Ford Taurus and does the 0-60 MPH run in 5.3 seconds. It also reaches the quarter-mile mark faster than the 2018 Ford Taurus.
The braking on the 2018 Ford Taurus is quite sure-footed and has an evident bite to it. Although it is not the best braking car in its segment it's not the worst either. The ride takes some time to come to a complete halt but it does so with composure and the car doesn't sway away from its path. During the emergency braking test, the car decelerates from 60MPH to zero in 112 feet which is a little slower than 2018 Ford Fusion.

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

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2018 Ford Taurus6.7 sec15.3 sec-112 ft.
2018 Toyota Camry5.8 - 7.9 sec14.3 - 16.2 sec-122 - 123 ft.
2018 Volkswagen Passat5.9 - 8.4 sec14.3 - 16.4 sec-122 ft.
2018 Buick LaCrosse7 sec15.6 sec170 ft.-
2018 Ford Fusion5.3 sec13.9 sec-109 ft.
2018 Nissan Altima8 sec16.2 sec-116 ft.
2018 Nissan Maxima6.1 sec14.6 sec-125 ft.
2018 Subaru Legacy8.6 - 8.8 sec16.7 sec174 ft.-
2018 Chevrolet Impala6.1 - 6.2 sec14.7 - 14.9 sec-132 ft.
2018 Toyota Avalon9 sec14.6 sec180 ft.-

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2017 Ford Taurus 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.3 sec112 ft.
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.3 sec112 ft.
SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.3 sec112 ft.
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.3 sec112 ft.
SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.7 sec15.3 sec112 ft.

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

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2017 Ford Fusion5.1 - 5.3 sec13.7 - 13.9 sec-109 ft.
2017 Nissan Maxima5.7 - 6.1 sec14.2 - 14.6 sec-125 ft.
2017 Subaru Legacy8.8 - 9.1 sec16.7 - 17 sec174 ft.-
2017 Lincoln Continental5.4 sec14.9 sec-111 ft.
2017 Chevrolet Impala6.2 sec14.7 sec-132 ft.
2017 Ford Taurus SHO Sedan5.2 sec13.8 sec180 ft.-
2017 Toyota Avalon9 sec14.6 sec180 ft.-
2017 Honda Accord5.7 sec14.2 - 14.7 sec-135 ft.
2017 Toyota Camry5.8 - 8.5 sec14.3 - 16.5 sec-122 - 123 ft.
2017 Volkswagen Passat8.4 sec16.4 sec-122 ft.
2017 Dodge Charger3.7 sec11.4 sec-107 ft.
2017 Ford Fusion Energi Sedan7.8 - 8 sec16.2 sec185 ft.-
2017 Ford Taurus6.7 sec15.3 sec-112 ft.
2017 Nissan Altima8 sec16.2 sec-116 ft.

2016 Ford Taurus 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mile
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)9.4 sec17 sec
Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7.4 sec15.6 sec
SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)9.4 sec17 sec
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)9.4 sec17 sec
SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)9.4 sec17 sec

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

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2016 Dodge Charger6.2 - 6.8 sec14.7 - 15.5 sec111 ft.
2016 Chrysler 3005.3 sec13.9 sec119 - 133 ft.
2016 Ford Taurus7.4 - 9.4 sec15.6 - 17 sec-
2016 Nissan Maxima5.7 - 7 sec14.2 - 15.4 sec122 ft.
2016 Buick LaCrosse6.5 sec14.9 sec120 ft.
2016 Hyundai Genesis7.6 sec15.9 sec109 - 112 ft.
2016 Chevrolet Impala6.3 - 8.7 sec14.9 - 16.4 sec120 ft.
2016 Toyota Avalon7.3 sec16 sec127 ft.

2015 Ford Taurus 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mile
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.5 sec15.3 sec
Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7.1 sec15.3 sec
SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.5 sec15.3 sec
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7.1 sec15.3 sec
SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7.1 sec15.3 sec

2015 Ford Taurus vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2015 Chevrolet SS7.7 sec15.9 sec110 ft.
2015 Buick LaCrosse6.6 - 8.3 sec15 - 16.5 sec120 ft.
2015 Hyundai Genesis5 - 6.2 sec13.6 - 14.6 sec109 - 112 ft.
2015 Chevrolet Impala6.4 - 9 sec14.7 - 16.8 sec120 ft.
2015 Toyota Avalon6.1 sec14.5 sec127 ft.
2015 Dodge Charger6.3 - 6.4 sec15.1 sec111 ft.
2015 Chrysler 3006.3 - 6.4 sec14.8 - 15.2 sec119 - 133 ft.
2015 Ford Taurus6.5 - 7.1 sec15.3 sec-
2015 Kia Cadenza6.1 sec14.5 sec122 ft.

2014 Ford Taurus 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7 sec15.3 sec131 ft.
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec15.3 sec131 ft.
SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.4 sec15.3 sec131 ft.
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7 sec15.3 sec131 ft.
SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7 sec15.3 sec131 ft.

2014 Ford Taurus vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2014 Nissan Maxima5.8 sec14.2 sec122 ft.
2014 Hyundai Sonata6.4 - 8.5 sec14.7 - 16.5 sec120 ft.
2014 Chrysler 3004.4 - 6.4 sec12.9 - 15.2 sec111 - 118 ft.
2014 Ford Taurus6.4 - 7 sec15.3 sec131 ft.
2014 Kia Cadenza6.2 - 7 sec14.8 - 15.5 sec122 ft.
2014 Dodge Charger6.3 - 7 sec15.1 sec113 ft.
2014 Buick LaCrosse6.1 - 7.4 sec14.4 - 15.7 sec120 ft.
2014 Hyundai Genesis7.8 sec16.1 sec133 ft.
2014 Chevrolet Impala6 - 8.8 sec14.8 - 17.3 sec115 ft.
2014 Toyota Avalon6.1 sec14.5 sec133 ft.
2014 Dodge Charger SRT8 Sedan4.8 sec13 sec108 ft.

2013 Ford Taurus 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7.2 sec15.5 sec131 ft.
Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7 sec15.1 sec131 ft.
SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7 sec15.4 sec131 ft.
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.6 sec15.1 sec131 ft.
SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7 sec15.1 sec131 ft.

2013 Ford Taurus vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (70 - 0 MPH)Braking (60 - 0 MPH)
2013 Buick LaCrosse6.6 - 8.6 sec14.4 - 16.7 sec170 ft.127 ft.
2013 Hyundai Genesis5.3 - 6.4 sec14.2 - 15.5 sec-112 - 133 ft.
2013 Chevrolet Impala6.2 - 6.3 sec14.7 sec-115 ft.
2013 Toyota Avalon6.1 sec14.5 sec-133 ft.
2013 Dodge Charger6.4 - 7.1 sec15 - 15.2 sec-113 ft.
2013 Nissan Maxima5.8 sec14.2 - 14.3 sec-128 ft.
2013 Chevrolet Malibu6.3 - 8.5 sec15 - 16.1 sec-119 ft.
2013 Hyundai Sonata6.5 sec14.5 sec-113 ft.
2013 Chrysler 3004.3 - 6.9 sec12.7 - 15.7 sec-111 - 118 ft.
2013 Ford Taurus6.6 - 7.2 sec15.1 - 15.5 sec-131 ft.
2013 Dodge Charger SRT8 Sedan4.2 - 4.6 sec12.6 - 13.2 sec-108 ft.

2012 Ford Taurus 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.9 sec15.4 sec131 ft.
Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7.5 sec15.6 sec131 ft.
SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.9 sec15.4 sec131 ft.
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7.5 sec15.6 sec131 ft.
SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7.5 sec15.6 sec131 ft.

2012 Ford Taurus vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2012 Chevrolet Malibu6.9 - 9.7 sec15.4 - 16.8 sec134 ft.
2012 Hyundai Sonata6.5 - 8.2 sec14.5 - 16.4 sec113 ft.
2012 Chrysler 3004.4 - 6.9 sec12.8 - 15.7 sec111 - 118 ft.
2012 Ford Taurus6.9 - 7.5 sec15.4 - 15.6 sec131 ft.
2012 Dodge Charger6.7 - 7.1 sec15.2 - 15.3 sec113 ft.
2012 Buick LaCrosse6.9 - 8.6 sec15.4 - 16.7 sec127 ft.
2012 Hyundai Azera6.6 sec15.1 sec126 ft.
2012 Hyundai Genesis5.1 - 6.4 sec13.7 - 15.5 sec112 - 133 ft.
2012 Chevrolet Impala6.2 - 6.3 sec14.7 sec115 ft.
2012 Toyota Avalon6.6 sec14.9 sec133 ft.
2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 Sedan4.2 - 4.6 sec12.6 - 13.1 sec108 ft.
2012 Nissan Maxima5.8 sec14.2 sec128 ft.

2011 Ford Taurus 0-60 and Quarter Mile all Trims

Trim Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.9 sec15.4 sec131 ft.
Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7.5 sec15.6 sec131 ft.
SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)6.9 sec15.4 sec131 ft.
SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7.5 sec15.6 sec131 ft.
SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)7.5 sec15.6 sec127 ft.

2011 Ford Taurus vs. Competitor's 0-60 and Quarter Mile

Car Name0-60 MPHStanding 1/4-mileBraking (60 - 0 MPH)
2011 Hyundai Genesis5.8 - 6.4 sec14.2 - 15.5 sec133 ft.
2011 Chevrolet Impala7.7 - 8.1 sec17.3 sec115 ft.
2011 Toyota Avalon6.6 sec14.9 - 15 sec133 ft.
2011 Chevrolet Malibu9.3 - 9.7 sec16.8 sec134 ft.
2011 Hyundai Sonata6.1 - 7.8 sec14.5 - 16.1 sec113 ft.
2011 Chrysler 3006.9 - 7.2 sec15.4 - 15.7 sec118 ft.
2011 Mercury Grand Marquis8 sec17.3 sec-
2011 Buick Lucerne7.3 sec15.3 sec-
2011 Ford Taurus6.9 - 7.5 sec15.4 - 15.6 sec131 ft.
2011 Dodge Charger7.1 - 7.2 sec15.2 - 15.7 sec113 ft.
2011 Buick LaCrosse8.6 sec16.7 sec127 ft.

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