The 2017 Ford Taurus might not necessarily be known as a sports car, but you certainly wouldn’t know that if you explored the vehicle’s performance specs. The available engine offerings manage to crank out a whole lot power, allowing the owner to zoom past any other drivers on the highway.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine is one of the brand’s more popular offerings, and that probably has to do with the impressive power specs. The unit manages to pump out a respectable 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. Meanwhile, thanks to inclusions like turbocharging and direct injection, drivers can also anticipate a respectable a 24-mile-per-gallon highway fuel efficiency.
The 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine reduces those power specs, but this vicariously has a positive influence on efficiency. Ultimately, drivers can expect the unit to deliver an impressive 27-mile-per-gallon on the highway when the vehicle is equipped with the front-wheel-drive capabilities and a 24-mile-per-gallon highway fuel efficiency when equipped with the all-wheel-drive unit. Of course, when we say power is reduced, we don’t mean it’s completely compromised. Drivers can still expect an impressive 288 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque from this unit.
The 2.0-Liter EcoBoost I4 engine is the smallest of the bunch, and this predictably leads to impressive fuel efficiency specs. Drivers can ultimately anticipate a practically unmatched 29 miles per gallon when traveling on the highway, saving them plenty of money at the gas station. The unit also manages to crank out a solid amount of power at 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Thanks to the inclusion of the six-speed electronic SelectShift automatic transmission, drivers can also expect one of the smoothest rides out there.