May 23, 2016
THE LARGE SEDAN IN AMERICA… STILL THERE IF YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH by Jim Corbran, Automotive Columnist It may not be as large as the car you remember growing up with, but the 2016 Ford Taurus is one of the largest sedans still available which is built and sold in North America. Assembled at Ford’s Chicago assembly plant, the Taurus is (probably) noticed more on the road these days as a police cruiser, but the average Joe/Jane can still saunter on up to their local Ford dealer and drive away in a new one — although, if they want one of the less expensive (starting at $27,110) SE models they’d better be prepared to choose from a rather drab color palette consisting of seven colors, the most exciting of which may be the new-for-2016 Blue Jeans. I logged in to the build-your-own Taurus web page and decided to move a bit more upscale and built my own Taurus Limited (stating at $34,460) in Ruby Red. The Limited is loaded with such niceties as 10-way power driver’s seat, heated/cooled front seats, leather, woodgrain interior trim, power adjustable pedals, remote start, rearview camera… you get the idea (see the whole shebang at the link below). To all of this I added Ford’s 2.0L EcoBoost engine ($995), which is turbocharged and has direct inject injection, combining to put out 240 hp; and the exterior package ($1,995) which includes the always amusing-to-watch active park assist feature (hands-free parallel parking!). My total price came to $38,815 which netted me a very well-equipped somewhat large family sedan with seating for five in comfort. I considered the high-performance Taurus SHO (starting at $40,275), but, silly me, I abhor family-type cars with silly-looking rear spoilers. You can build your own Taurus, and read more about them here. ### The post THE LARGE SEDAN IN AMERICA… STILL THERE IF YOU LOOK HARD ENOUGH appeared first on Buffalo Cars.