2013 Ford Taurus Limited and SHO models get a revised look


Today, Ford has unveiled the new 2013 Ford Taurus, which will be available in the Limited and the SHO versions. The new 2013 Ford Taurus receives new a styling revision to make it seems more like a luxury sport sedan with an attitude; a sense of aggressiveness that diverts from the old Taurus’ heritage.

Noticeably in the 2013 Ford Taurus is the new hood with two defined grooves to help channel air through the car. And out the rear, we see revised taillamps with LED running lights and a slightly revised rear fascia.

But the major improvements in the new 2013 Ford Taurus are the addition of the a new fuel-efficient engine and the boosted power in the revised V6 engine. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine produces 237 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. Ford claims the EcoBoost four-cylinder engine enables the 2013 Taurus to achieve up to 31 miles per gallon on the highway. As for the revised 3.5-liter V6 engine, its power output got boosted to 290 horsepower, which is about 27 more horsepower than previous model.

And for the interior, the 2013 Ford Taurus receives a new steering wheel along with more soft-touch materials around the dash and center console. Ford also added its MyFord Touch infotainment system to round out the luxury amenities. Other new safety enhancements include the new curve control system along with a larger brake master cylinder to provide firmer braking power.

As for the top-range 2013 Ford Taurus SHO, it will continue to use to 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine. The engine produces the same 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, which is plenty power for this sedan. But there are  a lot of other refinements to the 2013 Taurus SHO.

The new 2013 Taurus SHO gets a few design modifications to the front and rear ends. In the front end, it got a revised front mesh grille that enhances its sporty aggressiveness. While the rear end receives a new rear spoiler along with chrome-tipped exhaust pipes. To finish off the look, Ford added new dark 20-inch rims to the package.

Even though the new 2013 Taurus SHO did not get a power increase, however, it does receive  improvements to the suspension system and a 3.16:1 final drive ratio for a quicker acceleration. The suspension system tuning features new dampers and stiffer springs along with the reprogrammed electronic steering system.

The 2013 Ford Taurus standard model and the SHO model will be available in early 2012, and pricing will be announced near the available date. The 2011 Ford Taurus starts at $25,420 up to and $38,845 for the SHO model, so we expect pricing should be similar in the 2013 model.