2018 Ford Taurus

With enough passenger and cargo space for the whole family and a smooth, comfortable highway ride, the 2018 Ford Taurus is ready for your next full-size adventure.

Why Buy the 2018 Ford Taurus?

This full-size sedan has ample head and leg room for up to five passengers, making it the go-to choice for families who crave comfortable road trips. With 20.1 cubic feet of cargo space, the Taurus boasts one of the biggest trunks in a segment full of big trunks. Stack a couple of golf bags and your weekend gear inside, and you're ready to hit the road in style. The Taurus also specializes in mobile comfort, with a smooth ride in any setting, from jagged city streets to wide-open highway.

Which Ford Taurus Should I Buy?

Which Taurus you buy depends on what equipment you crave and how much you're willing to spend on your new ride. The 2018 Ford Taurus is a large, five-passenger sedan that comes in four trims: the base SE, mid-range SEL, stylish Limited, and high-performance SHO. Whatever kind of driver you are, there's a model to perfectly suit your needs.

The base SE supplies a smooth, roomy ride with minimal effect on your savings account. As you cruise through your list of errands, you can use Bluetooth connectivity to stream music from your smartphone or make the occasional call home. Voice controls come in handy when you need to access infotainment options, but you can't take your hands off the wheel because you're careening through heavy highway traffic.

If you want a little more technology in your daily ride, check out the mid-grade SEL. This Taurus comes with remote engine start, so, on a frosty morning, you can warm up the cabin from your cozy living room. The dual-zone automatic climate controls let you set two different temperatures for driver and front passenger, giving you both a nicer ride across town. The SEL also offers a number of options - like leather upholstery and the Sync 3 infotainment system - so you can tailor this model to your liking without spending more on a higher trim.

When you choose the upscale Limited, you get the SEL's optional features as standard equipment. This includes the aforementioned Sync 3 infotainment system as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, offering smartphone connectivity that displays apps like Maps, Messages, and Music on your central touchscreen for safe, easy access. The Limited is also decked out in high-end features, like leather upholstery and heated and ventilated front seats, all of which makes for a luxurious ride to work. You can add the Driver Assist package to this model, boosting driver vigilance with safety aids like forward collision warning and lane departure intervention.

If you're looking for a family sedan that moonlights as a hot rod, check out the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO. This model upgrades your ride with a turbocharged engine and 365 horsepower, giving you a whole new take on highway merging. The SHO also includes sport-tuned suspension for sharper handling in a tight spot.

Is the 2018 Ford Taurus All-Wheel Drive?

Only the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO comes with all-wheel drive. This performance-oriented model is sportier than the rest, with a specially tuned suspension, upgraded turbocharged engine, and traction-enhancing all-wheel drive. If you live in a wet or icy climate, the SHO's all-wheel drive offers more than just an athletic performance, helping you maintain a grip on slippery pavement.

What Features Does the Taurus Have?

You can outfit the 2018 Ford Taurus with just about any imaginable feature, from the latest in smartphone integration infotainment technology to high-tech driver safety aids. Starting with the mid-grade SEL, the Taurus comes with remote start technology, so you can impress your friends by sparking your engine from afar. Ford's Sync 3 infotainment system is easy to use, with large onscreen buttons and intuitive menus. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity lets you use your phone's voice controls to switch music playlists or reroute your phone's Maps app - and there's no need to take your hands off the wheel.