Check out the 2017 Ford Taurus: A Family Sedan with plenty of room
February 12 2020
Ford is once again going against the grain to bring you the more traditional 2017 Ford Taurus that keeps it old school to appease those clients who still don’t want to switch over to the less roomy albeit more fuel-efficient cars of today. Some people just want the extra trunk room, that classic smooth ride, and a slightly larger sedan body. While it may be lacking on some up-to-date technology, there’s a ton of other great features to love about the Ford Taurus. If you’re in the market for a spacious sedan with plenty of room to accommodate your family and all your required belongs from sports games to traveling, you’ll be happy with the new Taurus.
If a family sized sedan is what you’re after, you’ll be happy to know that the Taurus fairs well on safety ratings and features. If you’ve got young drivers who might be sharing the vehicle then Ford’s MyKey system will peak your interest, allowing limitations to be set along with alerts to the owner. Other features include side-curtain airbags, front-seat side airbags, antilock brakes, traction and stability control, as well as a rear-view camera. If you spring for the SEL trim or higher, rear parking sensors are thrown in for added luxury.
The 2017 Ford Taurus comes stocked with an interior that’s a little less than satisfying for those more used to modern luxury and top-tier trims, but you won’t be missing out on much. The interior features a standard design for comfort and ease of use that will appease even the toughest of critics. To help offset some of the lower marks this car receives, Ford throws in the Sync 3 system featuring a 203.2mm touch screen that comes paired up with the latest Android Auto and Apple CarPlay app systems for optimal use across users.
Whether you’re riding as a front passenger or a rear passenger, you’ll be happy with the head and foot room you’re afforded either way. If cargo space is what you’re after, the Taurus won’t let you down. Featuring a 60/40 rear seat split, you’ll beef up the cargo space with ease.
As far as family cars go, commuting to and from work as well as back and forth with kids shouldn’t be too much of a problem with 13.1L/100km you’ll get in the city or 8.7 L/100km that you’ll get while on the highway. Although it’s not at the top of its’ class, it’s not too far behind if the other features of the car such as space and design make up your top priorities.
The 6-speed automatic transmission comes in with various options at different trim levels including the 2.0-litre EcoBoost and the 3.5-litre V6. At the Se, SEL, and the Limited trim levels, you’ll have the option for the SHO-equipped 3.5-litre EcoBoost engines.
All in all, if you’re looking for a great, spacious, family car you can’t go wrong with the Ford Taurus 2017 model. What the Taurus lacks in modern amenities it more than makes up for with space and style.