Supple, quiet ride; ample trunk space; plenty of available tech; perfect crash-test scores
Snug front seats; surprisingly limited rear space
There are no notable changes for the 2019 Ford Taurus.
The sporty SHO might be tempting to some, but since the regular Taurus makes a virtue of not being sporty, we'd be more inclined to go for an SEL version with a few options like the upgraded infotainment system.
The Ford Taurus is available in the SE, SEL, Limited and SHO trim levels. Prices include factory delivery charge.
The SE ($28,795) has 17-in alloy wheels, a capless fuel filler, LED taillamps, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, remote keyless entry, rear-seat climate control vents, a 6-way power driver's seat (with manual recline and lumbar), automatic headlights, a rearview camera, MyKey, the Sync voice command system, Bluetooth and a CD stereo system with two USB ports and an auxiliary audio input.
The SEL ($31,225) adds 18-in wheels, heated mirrors with courtesy lighting, rear parking sensors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel/shift knob, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote start and satellite radio.
The Limited ($38,305) brings 19-in wheels, auto high beams, rain-sensing wipers, keyless entry/ignition, push-button start, power-adjustable pedals, leather upholstery, heated/ventilated front seats with 10-way adjustment and driver memory function, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, the Sync 3 infotainment system with an 8-in color LCD touchscreen, HD audio, blind spot monitoring, upgraded Sony audio and driver-configurable gauges.
The SHO ($43,970) comes standard with a sport-tuned suspension, 20-in wheels, the twin-turbo V6, AWD, xenon headlights, dual exhausts, a rear spoiler, an auto-dimming side mirror on the driver's side, special leather upholstery, aluminum pedals and steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. A Performance package comes with various pieces of track-ready hardware, including upgraded brake pads, track-tuned stability control and high-performance tires.
Other options (depending on trim level) include a Sony audio system, a navigation system, a power moonroof, active front-seat bolsters, push-button start, a heated steering wheel, leather seating, heated rear seats, a power rear sunshade, a self-parking system, lane-keeping assist, front collision alert with brake assist and adaptive cruise control.
Trunk space is a huge 20.1 cu ft.
|Basic||3 Years/36,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
2019 Toyota Avalon -- Totally redesigned for 2019, the Avalon still offers no option for AWD, but the ride is comfy. The Avalon reaches quality levels that are almost Lexus like. Also available as a hyper-efficient hybrid.