Best Full-Size Sedans

4) Ford Taurus

2017 FordTaurus Sedan
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The Taurus was launched in 1986 and has remained in much demand in the US market ever since. It has been among Ford’s bestselling cars and has gone through several changes and improvements through its six generations.

The standard engine in the US version of the 2017 Taurus is a 3.5 litre Ti-VCT, which delivers 288 hp. A 365 hp 3.5 litre turbocharged direct injection EcoBoost® V6 engine is also available as an option. The car is fitted with a six speed automatic transmission, although it lets the driver override automatic operation in favor of a completely manual shift. In the SHO variant, this is done by using the race-inspired, steering mounted paddle shifters.

Torque vectoring is a component of the car’s electronic stability control (ESC) and is available in all variants. All wheel drive is standard on the Taurus SHO and optional with the other models. The SHO sport tuned suspension improves cornering agility and steering responsiveness.

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