2013 Ford Taurus EPA-Certified at Class-Leading 32 MPG with New
2.0-Liter EcoBoost Engine
• EPA fuel economy ratings confirm the 2013 Ford Taurus 2.0-liter
EcoBoost® delivers a class-leading 32 mpg on the highway
• Highly efficient new 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine helps Taurus top
competitors including Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300 and Toyota
• Across segments and powertrain alternatives, Taurus 2.0-liter
EcoBoost achieves a higher combined fuel economy rating than
Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec diesel and Porsche Panamera S Hybrid. It
also beats V6 versions of Honda Accord and Toyota Camry while
delivering comparable power
• Three Taurus engine offerings provide customers the power of choice
in selecting the full-size sedan that best suits their needs – without
sacrificing performance for fuel economy
DEARBORN, Mich., June 26, 2012 – 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.
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
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.
Power of choice
The Taurus base 3.5-liter V6 engine also has been updated for 2013
with twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT), adding 25
horsepower plus 1 mpg city and 2 mpg highway in EPA estimates –
compared to the previous Taurus base V6.
The 2013 Taurus SHO (Super High Output) high-performance sport sedan
continues to feature a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine producing 365
horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque, while still delivering 25 mpg on
EcoBoost engines are fundamental to Ford's strategy of providing
technologically advanced, high-output, smaller-displacement
powertrains that deliver exceptional fuel economy and uncompromised
performance for millions of drivers around the world.
The 2013 Taurus demonstrates to consumers there is no need to trade
power, performance, comfort or convenience to achieve savings at the
Each Taurus powertrain features additional technologies to help
conserve fuel, such as:
• Low-tension front-end accessory drive belt
• Smart battery management
• Aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff
• Variable-displacement air conditioning compressor
• Reduced friction lubricants
• Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS)
All new Taurus models now come with EPAS, helping improve steering
response by rigidly mounting the steering rack to the subframe. The
EPAS system allows for a high degree of tuning by Ford vehicle
dynamics engineers to optimize steering feel, plus it saves fuel and
provides drivers with enhanced feedback.
Additionally, fuel economy in the 2013 Taurus is enhanced by a
class-exclusive Active Grille Shutter System. Positioned between the
grille opening and radiator, the shutters are controlled by the
engine's control module. Shutter slats automatically open and close to
maintain the ideal operating temperatures and optimize vehicle
The 2013 Taurus range is built at Ford's Chicago Assembly facility and
will begin arriving in dealerships later this summer.