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: Taurus EcoBoost Achieves 32 MPG Rating

06-26-2012, 12:03 AM
Ford's flagship sedan achieves best-in-class fuel economy rating.
June 26, 2012
By: Nick Saporito


For 2013 Ford performed a respectable list of upgrades to their flagship Taurus sedan, including the addition of the company’s 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. The new engine has now been EPA-certified for an impressive 32-MPG highway.

The 32-MPG figure makes the Taurus the most fuel-efficient large sedan on the market; just barely out-classing the Chrysler 300 V-6 with its eight-speed automatic. The Chevrolet Impala, down to one V-6 offering, is also bested by two mpg’s.

Taurus with EcoBoost is utilizing the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder that was recently added to the Edge and Explorer crossovers. In the Taurus the engine generates a respectable 240 horsepower and 270 foot-pounds of torque – more than the car’s V-6 offering.

The EcoBoost four-cylinder joins the newly refreshed 3.5-liter V-6 in increasing fuel economy across the Taurus lineup for 2013. The 3.5-liter gained twin-independent variable camshaft timing, bringing the horsepower up to 288 while gaining one mpg on the city figure and two on the highway. The 2013 Taurus V-6 is rated at 19/29 in front-wheel drive formation, while the all-wheel drive is rated 18/26.

Naturally, the beefy Taurus SHO continues on for 2013 with the same—but also respectable—EPA ratings of 17/25 from it’s EcoBoost V-6.

Among the list of upgrades for 2013 includes the addition of active grille shutters to the Taurus. The mini-blind-like shutters close during specific conditions to increase the aerodynamics of the car, thus increasing fuel economy. For claims the technology is a class-exclusive for the Taurus, which is true, though the upcoming 2014 Chevrolet Impala will also sport shutters.

The 2013 Taurus with 2.0-liter EcoBoost is slated to arrive in dealerships later this summer.

06-26-2012, 12:15 AM
32MPG for the Taurus 2.0EB and 29 for the nat.asp 3.5 are a nice choice to have!!
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I'd really like to know how different they feel - both acceleration AND handling...
...I'm amazed how close they are in torque.

Andrew L
06-26-2012, 08:35 PM
Still the 300 has more power and 31 highway and its a V6 with the 8 speed auto.