2017 Ford Taurus SHO

#111
in Midsize sedans
2017 MODEL

$42,520

6.2

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Overview

The 2017 Ford Taurus SHO is a full-estimate vehicle. Its advanced plan, streamlined body with etched lines and striking grille complimented with chrome will pull in your consideration from far away. This simple to deal with and enjoyable to drive vehicle is presently Ford's leader car and is furnished with Ford's most recent highlights.

With the sticker price of $42,865, this vehicle includes a 288 hp motor with a six-speed select move programmed transmission. The game tuned transmission with all-wheel drive and programmed/manual transmission offers energetic drive while highlights like SYNC 3 and Ford pass makes it fun.

The Ford Taurus SHO is contending with Buick Lacrosse substance, Chevrolet Impala LS and Kia Cadenza Premium. These contenders are giving an intense rivalry to Ford Taurus.

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Pros

Great volume

Supple ride quality

Cons

Not so punchy song

Questionable cabin quality

What's New?

Not much changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$42520

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

213 cu. in.

horsepower

365 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

350 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

6-speed automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13.6 in. ventilated front disc/13.9 in. solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

112.9 in.

length

202.9 in.

width

76.2 in.

height

60.7 in.

curb weight

3969 lbs.

ground clearance

5.1 in.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.2 sec.

standing ¼-mile

13.8 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

180 ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/19/24 mpg

highway range

444 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

5 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

No



Styles

 2017 Ford Taurus SHO in Shadow Black color  2017 Ford Taurus SHO in Magnetic Metallic color  2017 Ford Taurus SHO in Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat color  2017 Ford Taurus SHO in Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat color  2017 Ford Taurus SHO in Blue Metallic color
Shadow Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Safety

6.0

Exterior

4.8

Engine

6.3

Interior

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Features

6.3

6.2

OVERALL RATING

Variant Name

MSRP


 2017 Ford Taurus SHO SHO

SHO

Fuel: Premium unleaded (recommended), Transmission: Automatic, Seats: 5

$42,520

Configurations
SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
Transmission: 6A MPG: (16/19/24)

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial Last updated 23 days ago

6.2

Overall Rating


6.3/10
Features

 

6.3/10
Engine

 

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.0/10
Interior

 

4.8/10
Exterior

 

6.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

The Ford Taurus SHO is contending with Buick Lacrosse substance, Chevrolet Impala LS and Kia Cadenza Premium. These contenders are giving an intense rivalry to Ford Taurus.

Features

6.3/10

The Ford Taurus SHO has no additional variation and there are very few discretionary highlights for altering either. All things considered, you probably won't be baffled by that is since Ford Taurus SHO comes standard with every one of the highlights which were discretionary in others clarifying the story behind no trim or couple of discretionary highlights.

Passage offers updates like Power Moon-rooftop, Cargo enhancer, Voice– Activated Navigation System, Wheels and shades decisions.

Trim

Ford Taurus SHO

MSRP

$42,865

Key

Features

Battery Management System

Unique Sport-Tuned Suspension

Torque Vectoring Control 

Engine Block Heater

Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control (DEATC)

Remote Keyless Entry System

Intelligent Access with push-button start

AM/FM stereo with single CD player with clock & MP3 capability

Audio System from Sony® with Clear Phase® and Live Acoustic 

Navigation with SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link

Map pockets – front seat back 

Perforated Leather-Trimmed Seats with SHO graphics

We recommend

There are no extra variants, or many trim options or packages simply put there is nothing worth recommending. The wheels, shades or other little upgrades are not much to recommend. So, it simply comes down to customer’s liking, requirements or choices.

Engine

6.3/10
“The 2017 Ford Taurus is the full-sizer that Ford once called its flagship. Times change—and so do tastes—and the Taurus struggles to keep up with others in its class.” –The Car Connection

The 2017 Passage Taurus SHO comes standard with a 288 hp 3.5L I6 motor delivering 254 lb.- ft. of torque. The six-speed select move programmed transmission offers programmed move for open to riding and manual move for lively rides. Well you are not wrong in the event that you are suspecting that the motor ought to be all the more amazing at this sticker price.

Hypothetically the Kia Cadenza Premium exceeds expectations the Taurus SHO and leads the portion with marginally ground-breaking motor, however they are similarly incredible except if you consider the value hole. The Chevrolet Impala LS being the least expensive still beats the Buick lacrosse and anchors third position.

Models

Ford Taurus SHO

Buick Lacrosse Essence

Chevrolet Impala LS

Kia Cadenza Premium

MSRP

$42,865

$37,295

$28,770

$32,290

Engine

3.5L l6

2.5L l4

2.5L l4

3.3L l6

Transmission

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

288 hp @ 6500 rpm

194 hp @ 6300 rpm

197 hp @ 6300 rpm

290 hp @ 6400 rpm

Torque

254 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

187 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

191 lb-ft @ 4400 rpm

253 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm

Acceleration

The Ford Taurus SHO reaches 0-60 mph in 5.5 sec hitting quarter mile margin in 14.2 sec. For a heavy fullsize sedan with a 288 hp engine it’s not bad at all for 0-60 mph.

Ironically, the Buick Lacrosse Essence featuring least powerful 194 hp engine has the best in class acceleration whereas the Kia Cadenza Premium featuring the most powerful engine is way behind, talk about disappointment. And, Chevrolet Impala LS is still the last.

Models

Ford Taurus SHO

Buick Lacrosse Essence

Chevrolet Impala LS

Kia Cadenza Premium

0-60 MPH

5.5

5.4

8.2

6.5

Quarter mile

14.2

13.9

16.1

14.8

Engine

3.5 L

2.5 L

2.5 L

3.3 L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

9.3

6.1

7.1

7.6

Handling and Steering

The 2017 Ford Taurus SHO is a heavy full-size sedan but still it handles great, the smooth and comfortable soft ride sure wins over driver’s heart. The electric power-assisted steering with automatic transmission and 4-wheel independent suspension makes driving fun and comfortable.

The Taurus SHO sure is easy to handle unless you keep away from sharp corners because this bulky sedan loses it groove out there, well the Torque vectoring control and Curve Control is there to you aid.

Braking

The Ford Taurus SHO features 13.9 /13.6 inch front/rear four-wheel disc brakes. Featuring such huge brakes for a bulky-full size sedan was a good choice. The Taurus SHO comes equipped with anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control and brake assist for better and safer braking.

The Curve Control and Torque Vectoring Control ensure safe and precise cornering. Since, there is no data on barking distance so we can’t compare the braking power but keeping the size and weight in mind the competitors features less powerful small brakes.

Model

Ford Taurus SHO

Buick Lacrosse Essence

Chevrolet Impala LS

Kia Cadenza Premium

Brake Front (in.)

13.9

11.8

12.6

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

13.6

11.3

12.4

11.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4,327

3,490

3,701

3,633

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Fuel Economy

7.0/10

Fuel efficiency is not its style at all. The Taurus SHO has an average mileage of 16/24 mpg in city/highway with a combined mileage of 19 mpg having the worst fuel efficiency in the whole class. Their sure is a huge gap between the city and highway’s fuel efficiency.

The Buick Lacrosse Essence again leads the segment with best in class fuel efficiency followed by Chevrolet Impala and Kia Cadenza.

Model

Ford Taurus SHO

Buick Lacrosse Essence

Chevrolet Impala LS

Kia Cadenza Premium

MPG (city)

16

25

22

20

MPG (highway)

24

35

30

28

MPG (combined)

19

29

25

23

Interior

7.0/10
“You're never short on space in the Taurus—at least in the trunk, that is.” –The Car Connection

 Seating and Comfort

The Taurus SHO is a two-push vehicle which can suit 5 man. It beyond any doubt is a major full size vehicle however its not a similar story inside. Lamentably, Portage Taurus does not as extensive lodge as its rivals and it is the greatest disadvantage this vehicle has. It has Punctured Calfskin seats with SHO designs.

It features a 10-way power driver and passenger seats with two memory settings. The 2nd row has 60/40 split fold rear seats with fold down arm-rest and head restraint.

Model

Ford Taurus SHO

Buick Lacrosse Essence

Chevrolet Impala LS

Kia Cadenza Premium

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.0/57.9/44.2

38.4/57.7/42.0

39.9/57.9/45.8

40.2/58.3/45.5

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.8/56.9/38.1

37.2/56.6/38.0

37.4/56.9/39.8

37.9/56.5/37.2

Interior Features

  • Ambient Lightning
  • Power Windows
  • Rear-seat Vents
  • Remote Keyless Entry System
  • Intelligent access with Push button start
  • Power-adjustable Pedals with Memory
  • Power Rear-window Sunshade
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Remote Start system
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Power Points
  • Dual Zone temperature control
  • Particulate Air Filtration System

 2017 Ford Taurus SHO Infotainment System

 The 2017 Ford Taurus SHO has all a voice-activated infotainment system. The capacitive touchscreen display with SYNC 3 provides a user friendly interface. The SYNC 3 also enables compatibility with several other features like Apple Car-play or Android Auto.

It has a multi-function steering wheels which provides easy access to infotainment system while driving. The FordPass mobile app helps you find parking areas, compare fuel prices and have some other interesting features.

Infotainment Features

  • SYNC 3
  • HD Radio
  • Sirius XM Radio Satellite
  • Sony Audio System
  • Ford Pass
  • AM/FM Stereo with CD Player

Cargo Volume

The Taurus SHO has the best in class cargo space, its might be the maximum cargo capacity offered by any sedan. It has a 20.1 cubic foot of cargo space which can be upgraded thanks to the rear folding seats. The Buick Lacrosse offers the least cargo space in this segment.

Model

Ford Taurus SHO

Buick Lacrosse Essence

Chevrolet Impala LS

Kia Cadenza Premium

Cargo Volume with 2nd row up (ft.3)

20.1

14.3

18.8

16.0

Exterior

4.8/10
“The Taurus is a big sedan from Ford, but hardly its flagship for design anymore.” –The Car Connection

Dimension and weight

The 2017 Passage Taurus SHO is a full size car. It beyond any doubt is enormous and massive however its streamlined body and current structuring gives it a staggering sportier look. It is 202.9 inch long and 72.6 inch wide with a stature of 72.2 inch. The 4,327 lbs weight adheres it to the ground while the 112.9 inch wheelbase keeps it stable. Well the 5.1 inch of ground freedom stays under the radar and versatility.

Contrasted with the Taurus SHO every one of its rivals are way lighter and has little measurements, the Chevrolet is second greatest vehicle in this opposition and its monstrous 7.1 inch ground leeway is flawless to get some soil under its wheels.

Model

Ford Taurus SHO

Buick Lacrosse Essence

Chevrolet Impala LS

Kia Cadenza Premium

Curb weight (lbs.)

4,327

3,490

3,701

3,633

Length(in)

202.9

197.5

201.3

195.7

Width(in)

72.6

73.5

73.0

73.6

Height(in)

76.2

57.5

58.9

57.9

Ground clearance (in)

5.1

6.5

7.1

6.4

Wheelbase (in)

112.9

114.4

111.7

112.4

Track width (in) F/R

65.3/65.5

62.9/63.1

62.2/62.0

63.3/63.6

Exterior Feature

  • High Intensity Discharge Headlamps
  • LED tail lamps
  • Supplemental Parking Lamps
  • Power-folding side Mirrors
  • Auto-dimming Driver Side Mirror
  • Rain Sensing Wiper
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Dual Exhaust system
  • Body Colored Door Handles

Safety

6.0/10

The Taurus SHO comes loaded with Ford’s safety features. Ford has equipped it with standard features only with nothing extra or there are no optional features offered as well. The standard safety features includes Tire pressure monitor, Belt reminder, Perimeter alarm, SOS post crash alert, anti-lock braking system, electronic stability control, with some hi-end features like Adaptive cruise control, Lane keeping system, BLIS with Cross traffic alert.

Taurus SHO’s safety system has already been rated by IIHS with satisfactory results. There are no ratings provides by NHTSA.

  • Personal Safety System
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Front seat side-impact airbags
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) System
  • Safety Canopy System
  • Seat belt Pretensioners

Competition

Buick Lacrosse Essence

The Buick Lacrosse Essence is a full size affordable sedan. It is stylish, has top-notch features, smooth handling, and spacious cabin and is pretty safer. Priced at $37,295 this car features a 194 hp 2.5L I4 engine with 6-speed automatic transmission. In terms of power this car is no match for Ford Taurus SHO. But, when it comes to performance this vehicle beats its competitors for good.

It has the best in class acceleration, is way lighter from all. This car has the best in class fuel efficiency. Comparing head on, this vehicle overpowers ford in several aspect and still is quite cheaper than ford.

Chevrolet Impala LS

The Chevrolet Impala LS features a 197 hp engine producing 191 lb.-ft. of torque with a 6-speed automatic transmission. This sedan has quite a status in the car market but comparing to the competitors in this class it get totally out performed. It has the slowest acceleration but impressive fuel efficiency and cargo space. This sedan sure gets out performed but compare the prices and you will get the reason.

Kia Cadenza Premium

The Kia Cadenza Premium has a price tag of $32,290. It is the only sedan that can rival Ford Taurus in terms of power. Both Taurus and Cadenza offers equal challenge to each other going neck to neck on each aspects. If the Taurus has better acceleration than Cadenza has better fuel efficiency. They have quite identical dimensions as well. The Cadenza gets huge advantage over Taurus thanks to its low price tag.

Final Verdict

The Ford Taurus SHO sure is a unique car. The smooth rides, elegant body design, hi-end features it has everything to brag about but on the same time it is the most overpriced underperformed car out here. It has the most powerful engine but has low performance, has a huge body but less spacious cabin, offers huge cargo space but least fuel efficiency.

The select shift for sporty rides, sport tuned suspension, features like SYNC 3 and FordPass and high-end safety system wins the heart but less stable cornering , lack of space, low fuel efficiency the Ford Taurus SHO disappoints us and impress us at the same time. Overall, it is a good car but at this price you can make better choices.

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