The FINANCIAL -- The 2013 Ford Taurus, the Blue Oval’s technology and
performance flagship sedan, is now certified by the EPA as the class
leader in large sedan city and highway fuel economy.
The Taurus’ new 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine is certified at 32 mpg highway – better than the 2012 Chrysler 300, Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Charger and Toyota Avalon.
According to Ford Motor Company, the all-new Taurus demonstrates fuel economy isn’t limited to compact car sizes. All three engine options for the 2013 model have now been certified at 25 mpg or higher in EPA highway estimates.
“Ford understands people want fuel-efficient vehicles but don’t want to sacrifice power, cargo space or convenience preferences to get them,” said Raj Nair, vice president of Engineering for Global Product Development. “Taurus fuel economy showcases Ford’s success in developing smaller yet more powerful engines for its larger vehicles.”
Taurus offers comfort, convenience and technology comparable to premium German sport sedans, while beating their diesel and hybrid variants for fuel economy. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost helps Taurus deliver a 26-mpg combined EPA rating, higher than Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec diesel and Porsche Panamera S Hybrid.
Compared to smaller vehicles, Taurus 2.0-liter bests V6 models of Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, with comparable power.