The 2015 Ford Taurus offers owners some nice amenities, a spacious interior and a large trunk. Crash test scores are excellent, and reviewers have noted the cabin is quiet at freeway speeds.
Ford offers the Taurus in four trim levels: base SE, mid-level SEL, premium Limited, and the sporty SHO. Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, child seat anchors, front seatbelt pretensioners, and integrated blind spot mirrors. For 2015, a rearview camera is now standard.
Stability and traction control systems are also standard. The Taurus uses AdvanceTrac with electronic stability control which comes with Torque Vectoring Control. This helps the car corner with greater stability by using the brakes to simulate a torque vectoring differential. Also standard is Curve Control, a feature which provides additional safety by slowing down the vehicle automatically if it enters a turn too quickly.
The Ford Taurus comes with the requisite front seat side airbags and side curtain airbags. The latter uses a unique roll-fold technology to avoid injuries if a passenger is leaning against the car window.
Finally, Ford's MyKey comes standard. This exclusive system allows owners to limit some of the sedan's functionality. Parents, for example, can limit the driving speed and even the volume of the audio system for their teen drivers.
Additional safety systems like blind-spot detection can be found standard in higher trim levels or as part of option packages.
Some of the exterior features found standard on the 2015 Ford Taurus include chrome dual exhaust pipes, body-color door handles, solar-tinted glass, power-adjustable side mirrors, LED taillamps and a capless fuel filler system. Inside, passengers will find the above mentioned rearview camera, automated door locks, a six-speaker audio system, an auxiliary audio jack, and the voice-activated SYNC system, which includes a USB port and Bluetooth connectivity. Step up to the SEL and you get standard side mirrors that have integrated turn signals, security approach lamps, an outside temperature display and a remote start system. Finally, the Limited comes with everything from the lower trim levels plus leather upholstery, rear parking sensors and memory settings for those side mirrors just to name a few. Desirable features like a power moonroof, a 12-speaker Sony audio system, a navigation system, and automated high beams are available via option packages.
The base engine for the 2015 Ford Taurus is a 3.5-liter V-6 good for 288 horsepower and 254 lb.-ft. of torque. A turbocharged four-cylinder is available for all three trim levels. It’s rated at 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s the fuel efficient champ in the lineup with an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined. Finally, the Taurus SHO gets a 3.5-liter V-6 turbo underneath its brawny hood for 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque
All Taurus engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.