It may seem hard to believe that only a few months into 2011, Ford is already rolling out the refreshed 2013 Taurus, and the high performance Taurus SHO.
But that’s the way of the world when it comes to new car introductions, and recently at the New York Auto Show the 2013 Taurus and SHO took to the grand stage.
So what makes the new Taurus better than the old Taurus?
Style wise the refreshed 2013 Taurus is very similar to the old Taurus. It would certainly be difficult to tell two models apart in the parking lot. Check out the video below to see for yourself.
But Ford says that the 2013 Taurus has better driving dynamics, better fuel economy, more standard features and of course improved craftsmanship.
But perhaps the most significant news is that the 2013 Taurus will come with two engine choices:
1) 2.0-liter EcoBoost with 237 horsepower and 250 lb.-ft. of torque.
2) 3.5-liter V6 with 290 horsepower or 27 more than the current V6.
The big news, at least when it comes to the bigger badder Taurus SHO model, is that the engine stays the same. Yes, in a world of $4 dollar per gallon gas we suspect that Ford decided to stick with the current 365 horsepower EcoBoost V6 that produces 350 pound-feet of torque.
If you were hoping for 400 HP, you just have to keeping waiting until 2015 model, which at the rate car manufacturers introduce cars will be sometime next year.