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2018 Ford Taurus

The 2018 Ford Taurus is a large sedan that offers a premium on both comfort and spaciousness. Its mighty V6 engine coupled with a SelectShift® automatic transmission with sport mode makes handling a breeze, and with all the modern touches found throughout the ultra-quiet cabin, makes this an exceptionally well-designed cruiser.

If you’re a driver in the Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny region in search of a new sedan, the team at Charles Gabus Ford is here to help. Continue reading our helpful car review to find out if the 2018 Ford Taurus is the perfect vehicle for you.

Performance and Handling

The standard 2018 Taurus SE trim is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that packs 288 horsepower with 254 lb-ft of torque. A 3.5-liter EcoBoost® V6 engine is also available and provides 365 horsepower with 350 lb-ft of torque for those looking for some extra highway power. Front-wheel drivetrain comes standard on all Taurus trims with available 4-wheel-drivetrain that provides extra stability during the snowy winter months.

A Torque Vectoring Control system along with Curve Control makes handling this large sedan feel smooth whether in stop-and-go traffic or out on a long drive down winding prairie roads.

Interior Design and Available Technology

With comfortable seating for up to five passengers you’ll have no problem feeling right at home inside the 102.2 cubic feet of interior volume. The 20.1 cubic feet of trunk space is extra-large compared to some of its competitors. Add in the 60/40 split-rear seats and you’ll have no problem loading up a week’s worth of groceries or helping your friends move across town. Features like rear seat vents, multiple power points, and dual-zone climate control make the Ford Taurus feel like a luxury model.

A 4.2-inch touchscreen infotainment display comes standard, while an 8-inch display is available. The 2018 Taurus comes loaded with the SYNC® Enhanced Voice Recognition Communications and Entertainment system that can connect your favorite music and streaming services through your mobile device. It also includes Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ functionality, which is sure to keep you and the entire family connected and entertained.

Available Safety on the 2018 Ford Taurus

Above all, your safety is what’s most important when it comes to deciding on a vehicle, and the 2018 Ford Taurus comes standard with some of the most advanced safety features on the market. Active safety features include: Safety Canopy® System, AdvanceTrac® with Electronic Stability Control, Personal Safety System™, and SOS Post-Crash Alert System™.

Test Drive the 2018 Ford Taurus

For drivers in Des Moines, West Des Moines, and Ankeny in search of a modern sedan that’s both fun to drive and comes loaded with the best available tech and safety features, the 2018 Ford Taurus is worth taking a closer look. If you’ve found that our informative car review has piqued your interest in this great vehicle, head over to our showroom or schedule a test drive today!