It’s really happening. Ford really are leaving sedans behind and going all out for the crossover and SUV. Production officially ceased last week for the Ford Taurus. After 30 years and over eight million models sold, it’s now the end of this popular car.
Released back in 1985, the Taurus showcased big changes in how Ford designed and built cars and sold exceptionally well. Their appearance as the main Nascar didn’t hurt sales and neither did its acceptance by government and law enforcement. It is a sad moment but an inevitable one as Ford shifts production towards what it thinks are more popular cars in line with changing consumer habits.
2019 Ford Taurus
The final Ford Taurus, for a while at least, is still available should you want one. The original Volvo platform is still serving faithfully while updates in design, engines and technology keep things fresh as well as competitive. It may not have the profile of some of the competition but it could be a mistake to count it out altogether.
The design combines the sensibilities of sedans with the modernity of current Ford design. The Ford front end uses all the design cues from the rest of the family. Large grille, angled lights, slightly detailed hood and stylish profile. It is more aero and more rounded than many sedans and looks better on the road for it.
Inside, there is plenty of passenger space and trunk space at the back. Visibility is pretty good too with a large front screen offering an excellent view of the road. Lots of technology means this is a fully featured car with everything you would expect to find in a new Ford.
Engine and drivetrain
Under that hood is either a normally aspirated 3.5-litre V6 that produces 288 hp and 254 lb-ft of torque or a twin turbocharged version that produces 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. The NA version has front wheel drive while the turbo has AWD. Both use an automatic transmission to deliver that drive.
The turbo version also gets tuned suspension for a firm ride. The NA version has standard suspension providing highway comfort at any speed. The seats are supportive, suspension well balanced and while big, the Taurus doesn’t feel ponderous. It is okay around town too.
The 2019 Ford Taurus comes in SE, SEL and SHO trims. The SE and SEL uses the NA engine and offers electric accessories, 18 inch wheels, a 4.2 inch touchscreen and some neat touches. The SEL adds climate control, leather trim, a larger touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The SHO uses the turbo engine, tuned suspension, AWD, heated leather seats and more.
With no more vehicles being made, you won’t have long to buy a 2019 Ford Taurus. Visit Northway Ford Lincoln, 388 King George Road Brantford ON N3S 3N2 before it’s too late!