The 2019 Ford Taurus is coming back with its legendary SHO version. With this Super High Output sedan, there is no need for RS model. Buyers in the US will find out the release date soon, as well as other details about the redesign of interior and exterior. The Limited edition will be top of the class model, and the 2019 Taurus is going to appear as SEL version as well.
The first generation of Taurus is used as a base for the Lincoln Continental. A full-size sedan is larger than its siblings, Mondeo and Fusion. The 2019 Ford Taurus could suffer a big redesign, since last significant changes we saw in 2013. Current generation dates from 2010. It is not likely to see the seventh edition in next couple of years.
2019 Ford Taurus Engines
Well, the 2019 Ford Taurus will get two versions of the same 3.5-liter V-6 engine. One of them is using a turbocharger to deliver more power and torque. However, the regular version will be capable to deliver 290 horses and 250 lb-ft. It pairs a 6-speed automatic gearbox that sends power to front wheels. An all-wheel drive is optional, but it hits the gas mileage. The base unit could return more than 28 mpg on the highway, while all-wheel drive drops it to 25 miles per gallon.
2019 Ford Taurus SHO – the Performance-Oriented Sedan Better Than RS
On the other hand, there is a performance-oriented SHO version of the 2019 Ford Taurus. Buyers that purchase this sedan can count on 80 additional horses and about 100 pound-feet of extra torque. So, SHO specs are better than RS version would do, so there is no need for the team to develop new engines and parts.
Nevertheless, that means more parts and higher price. But, if you ask old fans of this version, all will say it is worthy of investment. The feeling 2019 Ford Taurus SHO could bring tops the performance of RS model. That would be enough for some to say. Special tuning and parts, such as suspensions, shocks, and probably superchargers, will make Taurus very close to pony cars. However, SHO is great, but it still can’t be compared to Mustang.
2019 Ford Taurus Hybrid
Ford has big plans for future. The carmaker will electrify almost entire lineup of sedans and hatchbacks, as well as most crossovers and trucks. The 2019 Ford Taurus is not getting any electric version, either hybrid or EV model. In future, we will definitely see it, probably with a new generation. But, it is not happening before 2020 or 2021.
2019 Ford Taurus Redesign
The 2019 Ford Taurus will bring some significant changes. The redesign will include exterior modifications. New bumper and headlights will refresh front fascia. Bumper and taillights are parts that should suffer the most on the back. Dimensions of the 2019 Taurus will remain the same, and the sedan is holding the same position in the full-size segment.
Trim Levels and Interior
Even the base SE trim of 2019 Ford Taurus will have a nice level of equipment. There, the sedan includes a rearview camera, keyless entry, and power-remote trunk. SEL is the next trim that includes dual-zone climate and reverses sensing system. The steering wheel is wrapped with leather. Sync3 infotainment system is available with 2019 Taurus Limited edition. Leather seats come with power adjustment system, heating, and ventilation. Top of the class Taurus SHO focusses more on performance than the premium accessories.
2019 Ford Taurus Release Date in USA
The 2019 Ford Taurus will be available on the US market on the closure of 2018. Buyers are going to be able to purchase first models, while some trim levels will be launched next year. Pricing probably starts from $28,000. The SHO is adding some value to the previous edition and price tag raises to $45,000. With all parts it brings, there is no surprise why the gap is so huge. Some experts predict it could cost even over $50,000. Nevertheless, it will all depend of features list and all equipment.