Ford Motor Company is one the famous American multinational car manufacturer. And they started manufacturing Ford Taurus SHO from the year 1990.
During its launch in 1990, Taurus has been popular for its looks and Yamaha 6 powered engine and 5-speed manual gear box fitted in body shell. After a stint of decade and half, it is back with a bang resembling BMW-3, but it is better. It is way ahead than the first generation car.
Under the Bonnet
Taurus SHO, the top of line version is much different than other models. It is fitted with a 3.5L twin turbo V6 engine which can generate 365 hp of horse power paired to 6-speed automatic transmission. The V6 power plants are not really very popular but its 3.5L EcoBoost is very impressive.
When trying from transition to full throttle there is a lag. Having 4346lb mass is no disadvantage for SHO as it can gain speed up to 0 to 60 in just 5 seconds. For sure statistic enthusiasts and critics argue that this is not the fastest car. For persons who enjoy fast driving, all you have to do is hit the gas and speed away as others are left behind.
Because of its design, the SHO is clumsy when it comes to twists and turns. You feel as if you are driving an American Acura TL rather than Americanized Audi S4. The SHO compromises its performance and its handling is exemplary. Its interiors are good and its controls are easy to operate. Whether you are a car lover or not, the multi-colored cabin is a super hit. The quality of sound from Sony stereo is extreme. For the non-technical persons, it is difficult to understand the various menus of the electronic steering.
Among the affordable cars, 2012 Ford Taurus ranks first because of its beauty and performance, excellent cabin designs and stylish design. Its strong cash test ratings and MyKey system enables parents to set speed limits when children are in car. For the critics 2012 Ford Taurus is quiet, refined and strong and the critics love it.
Fuel Economy & Pricing
This car offers a decent mileage of 17 miles per gallon in city limits and 25 miles per gallon on super highways. The base edition is priced around $25,500 whereas the fully loaded edition would cost around $38,100.