2014 Ford Taurus

SE FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 auto trans

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2014 Ford Taurus
2014 Ford Taurus

New For 2014

The 2014 Ford Taurus offers a new lane-keeping system that is packaged with the active park assist feature. There are two new colors, sunset metallic and dark side metallic.

Vehicle Summary

The Ford Taurus made its debut in 1985 and was an immediate success for the company. In fact, the Taurus was the best-selling car in America in 1989-90 and 1992-96. It also twice received an Automobile Magazine All-Star award, in 1991 (Taurus SHO) and 1996. With the new millennium, however, Taurus sales steadily declined, to the point that Ford decided to kill the Taurus nameplate. The Taurus’s replacement, the Five Hundred, debuted at the 2004 Detroit auto show. Ford reversed itself a few years later with the 2008 model, which once again wore the Taurus nameplate. Once a midsize sedan, the 2014 Ford Taurus is now a full-size model, and the Fusion has replaced it as Ford's more affordable midsize offering. The current version of the Taurus debuted for 2011 and was heavily refreshed in 2013, so there are no major changes this year.

Overview

The 2014 Ford Taurus is a big, heavy, full-size sedan that offers plenty of interior and cargo space. The ample back seat and deep trunk are two reasons that a buyer might choose the Taurus instead of the less expensive, more fuel-efficient Ford Fusion. The Taurus was refreshed for the 2013 model year, adding skinny headlights, a wider front grille, LED taillights, and various other sheetmetal changes. New technologies included electric power steering; a self-park function; Curve Control, which applies the brakes when the car enters a corner too fast; and Torque Vectoring Control, which applies the front brakes to counter wheelspin. Larger brakes addressed one of our biggest complaints about the pre-2013 Taurus, and soft-touch materials make the cabin look and feel more upmarket. MyFord Touch, a backup camera, a blind-spot warning system, push-button start, and adaptive cruise control are among the options. For the 2014 Ford Taurus, a new lane-keeping system is available. It sends a vibration through the steering wheel to warn the driver when the car threatens to veer out of the current lane, and it can steer the car back on course if the driver doesn't heed the warning.

Despite all these tweaks, the 2014 Ford Taurus is only average to drive. Like many of its rivals in the full-size sedan class, it is aimed more at comfort and style than driving fun. The standard 288-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 is smooth and responsive and returns up to 19/29 mpg (city/highway) with front-wheel drive or 18/26 mpg with all-wheel drive. Buyers can spend more for a 240-hp, 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbocharged four-cylinder engine that manages 22/32 mpg, which is impressive full-size sedan. That engine can't be had with all-wheel drive, however.

Enthusiasts can spring for the 2014 Ford Taurus SHO and its 365 hp, 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 engine. All-wheel drive is standard on the 2014 Ford Taurus SHO, which also comes with with nineteen-inch wheels, unique body styling, and a stiffer suspension. The 2014 Ford Taurus SHO is very quick and performs very well overall, but it's not as rewarding to drive as a true sport sedan. A new performance package that was introduced for 2013 includes twenty-inch wheels with high-performance tires, more aggressive brake pads, and special suspension tuning.

You'll like:

  • Roomy interior and trunk
  • All-wheel drive available
  • Powerful SHO model

You won't like:

  • Feels big and heavy to drive
  • Fuel-sipping engine costs extra
  • High beltline reduces outward visibility

Key Competitors

  • Buick LaCrosse
  • Chevrolet Impala
  • Nissan Maxima
  • Toyota Avalon
2013 Ford Police Interceptor Utility
Ford had an ever-present grasp on the police vehicle market’s outgoing generation, with its ubiquitous and iconic Crown Victoria police interceptor. Just two years after bringing two new Ford Police Interceptor sedan and crossover vehicles to the market, Ford is ahead of its competition with nearly 50 percent market share.
Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Sedan Front Three Quarter Motion
The Ford Taurus-based Special Service Police model will now be offered with a 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine, Ford announced today in a statement. The move is designed to offer police departments improved fuel economy for non-pursuit vehicles.
2014 Ford Police Interceptor Sedan Rear Driving
The perception and experience among many of us of law enforcement officers are nanny killjoys writing us up for rolling through stop signs or driving 10 mph over the limit. For most of us, it's a fair trade quid pro quo for having freedom of motorized mobility. But traffic tickets are but one aspect of police officers' jobs, which can also include hazardous situations in which their personal safety is under potential threat. Working to make officers' jobs a little safer, Ford is introducing a new rear surveillance feature in the 2014 model Police Interceptor Sedan and Utility models.

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$24,778
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$26,780
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Certified Pre-Owned 2014 Ford Taurus Pricing

Certified Pre Owned Price
$20,300

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$26,780

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2014 Ford Taurus Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
19 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
29 MPG
Horsepower:
288 hp @ 6500rpm
Torque:
254 ft lb of torque @ 4000rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Taurus vehicles manufactured November 24, 2008, through February 28, 2014, originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. When used in areas that use road salt, the license plate lamp assembly may experience an electro-chemical reaction and corrosion as a result of water intrusion.
Consequences
This corrosion may result in a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the license plate lamp assemblies, free of charge. The recall began on July 26, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S08. Note: Under program 14R01, Ford will notify owners in non-corrosion states, and, at the customer's request, dealers will replace the license plate lamp assembly.
Potential Units Affected
183,425
Notes
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Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
POWER TRAIN:AXLE ASSEMBLY:AXLE SHAFT
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles manufactured September 2, 2010, to November 30, 2013; 2013-2014 Ford Taurus and Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured August 25, 2011, to November 30, 2013; and 2013-2014 Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT vehicles manufactured September 12, 2011, to November 30, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the halfshaft retention circlip may not have been properly installed, and as a result, the halfshaft may move outward and disengage from the linkshaft while driving and without prior warning.
Consequences
If the halfshaft and linkshaft become disengaged while driving, power will no longer be transmitted to the wheels, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash. Additionally, if the parking brake is not applied before exiting the vehicle, the vehicle may roll away despite the transmission being placed in 'Park', increasing the risk of injury to exiting occupants and bystanders.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicles to make sure that the halfshaft is properly retained. If it is not, dealers will replace the linkshaft and also replace the halfshaft if it shows evidence of spline damage, free of charge. The recall began on August 4, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S10.
Potential Units Affected
83,250
Notes
Ford Motor Company


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
5
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2014 Ford Taurus

Depreciation
39.6%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$15,005
39.6%
Insurance
$6,410
16.9%
Fuel Cost
$10,499
27.7%
Financing
$2,861
7.5%
Maintenance
$2,072
5.5%
Repair Costs
$641
1.7%
State Fees
$430
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $37,918 What's This?
Value Rating: Above Average