Ford is introducing their new 2018 Ford Taurus SHO model in the upcoming season. This model is known as one of the best in the game and one of the more performance-ready cars. It belongs to the Ford Taurus lineup and is the strongest and most powerful Taurus version within the full-size sedan family of Taurus vehicles. Also it is considered to be one of the more technologically advanced ones.
Ford Taurus was once considered to be the flagship model of Ford. But things did not pane out as everybody expected them to be. It is needless to say that the car was good but not as spectacular as we would hope it to be. This made way for other versions to be brought in. One of them is of course the Taurus SHO, which in a way managed to bring the popularity that the base model was expected to gain.
With the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO model, we are expecting to get a continuation of what we are already familiar with. The model is quite capable of performing great feats and they will certainly not back up on them. Once the pictures of the car were released we immediately started devising our review and now when the release date is getting closer and closer, it was time to release it.
When is the Release Date of the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO?
The latest predictions about the release date of the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO state that we might expect the car for the start of the 2018 model year. The car is being labeled as a 2018 product and it will be released for the start of the year, with the official showcasing happening a little bit before that at an auto show which will be determined.
What is the Price of the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO?
The newest price rating for the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO has yet to be confirmed, but as things go it will be similarly priced as the previous model. The car will ultimately be valued at around 40,000 dollars, which is a big price boost compared to the regular Taurus which costs 27,000 dollars. You can see how much attention they give to the SHO version and how much more powerful it actually is.
2018 Ford Taurus Exterior Redesign
The new 2018 Ford Taurus SHO will take a similar approach as it always had for its outer appearance. It will use the current design of the Taurus model as a basis and build up upon it and make it more aggressive. Since the base version has gone through a redesign recently, with the latest one coming in 2016, this is a perfect basis on which we are going to make our new SHO model.
In fact the most noticeable parts is the ultimately aggressive looking front fascia that comes with a hexagonally designed grille. The front end will be characterized by a mesh grille trim and high-intensity discharge headlamps. It also will be using 19-inch wheels and add a rear lip spoiler for better handling. You will also be able to distinguish the car through its SHO badges which are placed on fender-mounted scallops.
2018 Ford Taurus Interior Additions and Design
The inside of the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO adds some more interesting changes. The dash will be using a dual-cowl layout and better materials for it as well. The recent update also meant getting rid of all the hard surfaces that were present on the dash and substituting them with softer materials. We also get a leather wrapped steering wheel and aluminum trims across the cabin additionally. Bu the inside will also benefit from a combination of eco-friendly materials and advanced technology which will also upgrade the inside in a massive way.
Standard systems include SYNC, Ford’s Bluetooth-based connectivity system, which you can connect to your phone and perform a number of features through it. Another standard piece of equipment includes a MyFord Touch infotainment system which allows you to control everything from navigation to climate control. Finally there is a center-mounted eight-inch touchscreen, with dual 4.2-inch displays seen in the instrument cluster part.
The 2018 Ford Taurus SHO will continue to be one of the strongest versions of the Taurus cars on the road. This is mostly possible thanks to the type of engine it uses. The mounted piece is a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V6 engine that can develop an output of 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 350 pound-feet of torque at 3,500 rpm, which marks an increase in power compared to the last Taurus SHOwhich managed to develop 235 horsepower. It will also use a six-speed 6F55 SelectShift transmission with standard torque-sensing all-wheel-drive.
2018 Ford Taurus 0-60 mph Ability of the Car
The new 2018 Ford Taurus SHO model will be capable of making better speeding ability than the last one. Thanks to the improvements made for the engine and the changes it has brought to the carm it is able to go under 6 seconds this time. In fact the time needed to reach 0-60 mph is 5.2 seconds and it also offers a top speed of 160 mph.
2018 Ford Taurus Fuel Economy Statistics
Thanks to some improvements made to the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO, the fuel economy is not so bad, when you look at the power it displays. First of all, the engine uses twin turbocharges instead of a single one and also adopts direct injection which offers more response for the engine. This makes the EPA stats better as they come to 17 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
Dimensions of the Car
The dimensions and the size of the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO is not going to differ that much compared to the base version of the car. It will most likely have the same characteristics and the SHO is essentially a more aggressively redesigned version of the base Taurus model. In fact the numbers are what confirm it and the Taurus SHO is 202.9 inches long and has a wheelbase of 112.9 inches. The height is 60.7 inches and the width of the car remains 76.2 inches. The curb weight amounts to 4.343 lb.
Safety for the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO
There is going to be a high regard for safety for the 2018 Ford Taurus SHO models. It will keep the car at very suitable levels when it comes to protection of the passengers. Since the car is capable of summoning great power it is just as likely to have the kind of protection that it has been given. All models come standard with dual front and side airbags and dual front and rear head airbags. Parts of other safety features include stability control systems and electronic brakeforce distribution. Optional pieces of equipment are Collision Warning with Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning and a Blind Spot Information System.
The new 2018 Ford Taurus SHO will come with a unique offer from Ford cars, but other car makers will manage to rival the car in performance and output. One of the key competitors here is the Dodge Charger model which will be capable of making the same kind of output as it utilizes its power form a HEMI V-8 engine.