Some people like their nimble commuter cars—agile, narrow, and parking lot-friendly. We can definitely see the appeal. But there is another class of car that is stately, spacious, comfortable, and strong. Large cars, like the 2019 Ford Taurus, get you where you want to go in style and with a straightforward confidence and prowess that smaller cars can’t hope to match. What’s more, the Ford Taurus is eminently affordable, especially for a car this size.
For the Cost of a Much Smaller Car
This is the part where you smile. You get a whole lot of car for only $27,800. That’s thousands of dollars less than the average large sedan. You can step all the way up to the mid-level Taurus SEL to approach the base cost of the Ford Taurus’s rivals. Truly, the Taurus is one of the most affordable cars in its class.
What does the base Taurus SE get you? We’re talking a 288-horsepower V6 engine, remote keyless entry, aluminum wheels, cloth seats, rearview camera, SYNC smartphone system on a 4.2-inch display, six-speaker stereo, USB port, Bluetooth, and Ford’s MyKey for parents of teen drivers. That’s tech that’s worth a lot of scratch for not much money.
Two Powerful Engines
Speaking of the 288-horsepower engine, this powerhouse delivers 254 pound-feet of torque and is more than enough to power up canyon passes and move confidently into the passing lane. Every Taurus, except the upper-tier Taurus SHO, comes with the same engine, along with six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. But if you’re looking at the cream of the crop, consider the twin-turbocharged V6, good for 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. This little engine that can goes zero to 60 in just 5.2 seconds, no small feat for a car this large.
All About that Space
Another huge perk of driving a large car is all the space. With 20.1 cubic feet of cargo space, the 2019 Ford Taurus has almost the largest trunk in its class. Because of its width, you’ll never fight for elbow room in the Taurus, which comfortably seats five.
Tech Options Galore
Whatever technology you want to see on the 2019 Ford Taurus, you can probably get it. If the SE doesn’t have enough, consider stepping up to the SEL trim level for dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, satellite radio, and rear parking sensors. We also recommend the 201A package for just $1,050 more. This package is bursting at the seams with push-button start, proximity keyless entry, and the SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. All-wheel drive is available for $1,850 and a moonroof is only $995.
If all that is not enough, grab the Limited trim level for $37,310 and gain this bonanza of options: heated leather seats and steering wheel, ventilated and 10-way power-adjustable front seats, 12-speaker Sony sound system, HD Radio, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, rain-sensing windshield wipers, automatic high beams, and larger aluminum wheels. The only thing missing is the kitchen sink.