Ford Taurus 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but Ford Taurus 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Taurus zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Taurus 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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2019 Ford Taurus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SHO 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
365 Hp, 350 Lb-Ft., 4327 Weight, 16 City / 24 Hwy mpg
5.2 sec, 13.8 @ 102
SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 3917 Weight, 18 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7 sec, 15.4 @ 93
SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 4140 Weight, 17 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7 sec, 15.4 @ 93
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 4140 Weight, 17 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7 sec, 15.4 @ 93
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 3917 Weight, 18 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.4 sec, 15.6 @ 91
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 3917 Weight, 18 City / 26 Hwy mpg
7.4 sec, 15.6 @ 91

2018 Ford Taurus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SHO 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
365 Hp, 350 Lb-Ft., 4327 Weight, 16 City / 24 Hwy mpg
5.2 sec, 13.8 @ 102
SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 3917 Weight, 18 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7 sec, 15.4 @ 93
SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 4140 Weight, 17 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7 sec, 15.4 @ 93
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 4140 Weight, 17 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7 sec, 15.4 @ 93
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 3917 Weight, 18 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.4 sec, 15.6 @ 91
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 3917 Weight, 18 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.4 sec, 15.6 @ 91

Car And Driver Results

2017 Ford Taurus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SHO 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
5.2 sec, 13.8 @ 102
SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
7 sec, 15.4 @ 93
SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
7 sec, 15.4 @ 93
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
7 sec, 15.4 @ 93
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
7.4 sec, 15.6 @ 91
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
7.4 sec, 15.6 @ 91

2016 Ford Taurus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 4140 Weight, 17 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7 sec, 15.4 @ 93
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 4140 Weight, 17 City / 24 Hwy mpg
7 sec, 15.4 @ 93
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 3917 Weight, 18 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.4 sec, 15.6 @ 91
SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 3917 Weight, 18 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.4 sec, 15.6 @ 91
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 3917 Weight, 18 City / 27 Hwy mpg
7.4 sec, 15.6 @ 91

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.4 sec
Zero to 100 mph 18.9 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 7.8 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.9 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.1 sec
Standing ¼-mile 15.6 sec @ 91 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 180 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.84 g
Source: С&D

2015 Ford Taurus 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SHO 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
365 Hp, 350 Lb-Ft., 4341 Weight
5.2 sec, 13.8 @ 102
SEL 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 4249 Weight
7 sec, 15.4 @ 93
Limited 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 4249 Weight
7 sec, 15.4 @ 93
SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 4035 Weight
7.4 sec, 15.6 @ 91
SEL 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 4035 Weight
7.4 sec, 15.6 @ 91
Limited 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan
288 Hp, 254 Lb-Ft., 4035 Weight
7.4 sec, 15.6 @ 91


Ford Taurus 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2019

5.2 - 7.4 sec

13.8 @ 102 - 15.6 @ 91 mph
2018

5.2 - 7.4 sec

13.8 @ 102 - 15.6 @ 91 mph
2017

5.2 - 7.4 sec

13.8 @ 102 - 15.6 @ 91 mph
2016

7 - 7.4 sec

15.4 @ 93 - 15.6 @ 91 mph
2015

5.2 - 7.4 sec

13.8 @ 102 - 15.6 @ 91 mph
2014

5.7 - 6.9 sec

14.3 @ 97 - 15.2 @ 95 mph
2013

5.7 - 6.9 sec

14.3 @ 97 - 15.2 @ 95 mph
2012

5.1 - 7.2 sec

13.7 @ 102 - 15.4 @ 92 mph
2011

5.1 - 7.2 sec

13.7 @ 102 - 15.4 @ 92 mph
2010

5.1 - 7.2 sec

13.7 @ 102 - 15.4 @ 92 mph
2009

5.8 - 6.5 sec

14.3 @ 98 - 14.9 @ 95 mph
2008

5.8 - 6.5 sec

14.3 @ 98 - 14.9 @ 95 mph
2006

9.6 sec

17.2 @ 79 mph
2005

9.7 - 10.1 sec

17.3 @ 79 - 17.6 @ 77 mph
2004

8.4 - 10 sec

16.3 @ 86 - 17.6 @ 77 mph
2003

8 - 10 sec

16.7 @ 0 - 18.5 @ 0 mph
2002

8.15 - 10.1 sec

16.7 @ 0 - 18.7 @ 0 mph
2001

8.2 - 10.1 sec

16.7 @ 0 - 18.6 @ 0 mph
2000

8 - 10.1 sec

16.5 @ 0 - 18.6 @ 0 mph
1999

7.5 - 10.5 sec

16 @ 0 - 19 @ 0 mph

The Taurus is one of the best-known nameplates in the automotive industry. Unfortunately, much of the renown derives from previous acts rather than today's success. The Ford Taurus generation, represented by the 2019 edition, is ten years old. Neither have several changes been received; however, a facelift in 2013 and a Sync 3 infotainment system in 2016.

For many factors, the Taurus appears to be persuasive. Also, in the high-octane SHO variant, with broader wheels and a sport adjustable suspension, the driving is very easy. We like interior features and good materials of high quality, a quiet drive, and a simple entrance and exit. The Sync 3 system is the other peculiarity. We assume that this is one of the market's most intuitive user interfaces.

The Taurus has several inconveniences, though adding up to the vehicle not ideal for everyone. For a large car, particularly on the rear seat, the cabin feels exceptionally small. There's not much legroom, a tall backbench, and a short roof limit room for the head. Even at his lowest position, the driver sits unusually high and stares down at the dashboard or out the window. The decision by Ford in 2019 to drop functionalities — the power-adjustable steering wheel and power rear sunshade — is puzzling as cars get old and naturally lose ground to newer, bigger sedans.

The Ford Taurus 2019 is not a bad car, but almost all of its opponents are newer and more qualified. The redesigned Toyota Avalon and upgraded Kia Cadenza are convenient cruisers with more space. In contrast, the Dodge Charger is always a good option for those who desire some muscle-car flair.

If Ford hadn't named it the SHO, the Taurus's combination of power, braking, and decent driveability would have justified it. However, as an SHO and a sport sedan, it appears flat with inactive steering and handling and much too tall gearing.

If you're beginning from a standing start or a roll, thrust on tap is fine. However, tall gear dulls the edge of the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 and lets them sound more like a V8 in the mid-1990s than a new V6. It does pull hard enough in 5.4 seconds to hit 60 mph, but then it starts to lose steam.

The SHO brakes also appeared to be more than sufficient in everyday use to cope with the vehicle's substantial weight. Indeed, the pedal sounded a little flabby, but modulation was strong enough to allow smooth and consistent halts. Our panic stop test was performed from 60 mph at 124 feet, not a super outcome.

Its narrow rim allows the wheel to grab difficultly. The steering is rewarding in heft. However, it is artificial, and it does not give the feeling that you have to evaluate a corner accurately. That said, the Taurus is simple to drive on back roads as it is around town, as long as you don't move too fast.

For a massive vehicle, the Taurus SHO can make fun of as long as you don't try to outrun it. It remains relatively flat and even composed at some point through the transitions. The tires still have proper traction, but even before that, you'll run out of seat support.

The six-speed automatic is a little outdating but straightforward, never second-thinking or tripping over one too many gears. The vehicle will be woken up by a shorter ratio and brought more to life. However, also in sports mode, the SHO is an able and relaxed cruiser.

The Ford Taurus, a large sedan with five-passenger seating, is available in four editions. The base SE is humbly fitted; that is why the next trim, SEL, should be considered by consumers searching for 21st-century technology. Included in the enhancements are rear Parktronic, climate control with two zones, and puddle lamps. The Limited trim comes with items that are optional for the SEL as well as additional luxurious features. The SHO is a different beast, with a V6 of high performance and a sports suspension incorporating much of the Limited trim's features.

The SE is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine (288 horsepower, 254 pound-feet of torque) matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. Among the regular features, it comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, an exterior keypad with keyless access, six-way power-adjustable front seats (with manual recline and lumbar adjustment), 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a monitor for driver information, a rearview camera, Sync voice controls, Bluetooth, a 4.2-inch central screen, and a sound system with six speakers, a CD player, and two USB ports.

Choosing the SEL trim, you will get LED daytime running lights, heated mirrors of body-color with puddle lamps, rear Parktronic, remote engine start, automatic climate control with two zones, advanced cloth upholstery and interior trim, a steering wheel and shift knob wrapped in leather, and satellite radio. Also, you can add leather upholstery and front seats with heating as a stand-alone option.

To the SEL, the Equipment Group 201A option kit can be installed, which offers entry and ignition without a key, an extra center speaker for the audio system, and the Sync 3 infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen and smartphone connection through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Limited trim, the most luxurious in the Taurus line, comes with all the Equipment Group 201A elements, including 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic high-beam control, automatic wipers, a rearview mirror with auto-dimming and driver-side mirror, power-adjustable pedals, leather upholstery, 10-way power front seats with heating and ventilation, memory functions of the driver seat, second-row seats and steering wheel with heating, ambient interior lighting, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and an exclusive Sony stereo system with HD radio.

You can also add the Driver Assist option kit to the Limited model, which offers adaptive cruise control, an automated parallel parking system, a forward collision warning system, and lane departure warning and intervention. As for additional features for the SEL and Limited trims, there are 20-inch alloy wheels, a sunroof, a rear spoiler, and a navigation setup.

The sporty SHO comes with most of the Limited's regular features plus and all-wheel drive, a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine (365 horsepower, 350 pound-feet of torque), a sport-tuned suspension, premium 20-inch wheels, xenon headlights, exterior trim of black color, a rear spoiler, dual exhaust tips, exclusive leather upholstery and interior trim, and steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

To the SHO trim, you can add most options of the Limited trim plus the SHO Performance kit that includes a revised final-drive ratio for faster acceleration, summer performance tires, stiffer suspension tuning, improved brake pads, exclusive steering tuning, and an advanced system of stability control with a Track mode, and simulated-suede trim on the steering wheel.

The Taurus is moderately priced and has trims and options that more or less correspond to the Chevrolet Impala and costs thousands less than the Avalon Toyota and Kia Cadenza Toyota. Though, the Taurus's full-sized rivals have a greater interior look; they are more spacious and do not feel heavy. The top of the line, the SHO is exceptional in the range, with sport adjustable suspension and a powerful engine that overcomes the otherwise wallowy and slow driving experience of the Taurus. However, enthusiasts can opt for two V8s in the Dodge Charger for the same money.



Ford Taurus specs