Ford Taurus 6 Sedan (2009-2012)
Ford Taurus 6 is full-size sedan in production from 2009 to 2012, whereupon it received a facelift. It is available with two Duratec V6 engines that displaced 3.5 liters.
The standard model paired the naturally-aspirated variant of the V6 with a 6F50 6-speed automatic transmission, sending power to either front wheels only or to all four wheels.
The SHO model added two turbochargers and an uprated 6F55 automatic transmission to power all four wheels.
Ford clearly meant the Taurus to go upmarket, giving it finer appointments and more tech than ever. However, it still used MacPherson strut suspensions.
It should be noted that the Cyclone engines fitted in this vehicle had an internal water pump driven by the timing chain. This made maintenance difficult, and any coolant leak can result in catastrophic engine failure without warning.
What we found**
Neofiliac score 21% (not directly comparable across industries)
- Increased power output
- Better interior appointments
- More imposing exterior design
- Limited by its basic suspension setup
- Uninspiring handling
- Unreliable engines (internal water pump)
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|Cargo Capacity||569 L / 20.1 cu-ft|
|Engine Oil Capacity||5.2 L / 5.5 qt|
|Fuel Capacity||72.0 L / 19.0 gal||76.0 L / 20.1 gal||72.0 L / 19.0 gal|
|Brakes | Front||Ventilated discs|
|Brakes | Rear||Disc|
|Tire Size||255/45 R19|
|Turning Circle||12.1 m / 39.5 ft|
|Body Style||4-door Sedan|
|Size | Height||1542 mm / 60.7 in|
|Size | Length||5154 mm / 202.9 in|
|Size | Width||1935 mm / 76.2 in | 2177 mm / 85.7 in (mirror unfolded)|
|Track Width | Front||1659.0 mm / 65.3 in|
|Track Width | Rear||1664.0 mm / 65.5 in|
|Weight||1916.0 kg / 4224.1 lbs||1821.0 kg / 4014.6 lbs||1981.0 kg / 4367.4 lbs|
|Wheel Size||19 in|
|Wheelbase||2868 mm / 112.9 in|
|Coefficient Of Drag||0.3|
|Fuel Economy||13.8 L/100km / 17.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)||13.0 L/100km / 18.1 MPG (urban) | 8.4 L/100km / 28.0 MPG (highway)||13.8 L/100km / 17.0 MPG (urban) | 9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (highway)|
|Drivetrain Layout||All-wheel drive||Front-wheel drive||All-wheel drive|
|Engine||Duratec 35 (Cyclone)|
|Engine | Bore||92.5 mm / 3.6 in|
|Engine | Compression Ratio||10.3:1||10.3:1||10.0:1|
|Engine | Displacement||3.5 L / 213.3 cu-in / 3496.0 cc|
|Engine | Power||263.0 hp / 196.1 kW @ 6250 rpm||263.0 hp / 196.1 kW @ 6250 rpm||365.0 hp / 272.2 kW @ 5500 rpm|
|Engine | Redline||6700 rpm||6700 rpm||6200 rpm|
|Engine | Specific Output||75.2 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in||75.2 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in||104.4 hp/L / 1.7 hp/cu-in|
|Engine | Stroke||86.7 mm / 3.4 in|
|Engine | Torque||338 Nm / 249.3 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm||338 Nm / 249.3 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm||475 Nm / 350.3 lb-ft @ 1500-5250 rpm|
|Engine | Type||Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder||Naturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder||Bi-turbocharged direct-injected petrol V6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder|
|Transmission | Gears||6-speed|
|Transmission | Type||Automatic 6F50|
|Availability||2009 ~ 2012|
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