Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Ford Taurus
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When Ford released the Taurus back in 1986, they probably had no idea that they would change the automobile market forever. 

As import-branded sedans were piling into the American market during the late half of the 20th-century, Ford developed the Taurus to turn the American market around. Over three decades later and the Taurus is still rolling.

A Condensed History of the Ford Taurus

The Ford Taurus was first introduced to the market back in 1986. It was a major milestone for the Ford company, as well as the entire automobile industry, as this was the first-ever car that used statistical process control. 

The Latest Technology of the Ford Taurus

The most popular engine for the 2019 Ford Taurus is a 3.5L V-6 engine that puts out 288 horsepower. It utilizes a six-speed automatic transmission and either front or four-wheel-drive. Ford also developed an SHO Model for high-performance lovers, which uses a twin-turbocharged 3.5L V-6 engine with 365 horsepower. 

Though fairly large from the outside, the interior is a bit small. The car doesn’t come with your modern infotainment system or other tech-savvy features, though it does have a few driver-assistance features including adaptive cruise control, self-parking, and lane-keeping assist. As of 2019, the Ford Taurus will be going out of production, so get one while you can!

A Brief Timeline of the Ford Taurus

  • First Generation Ford Taurus (1986-1991)

The first-generation Ford Taurus was a major departure from Ford’s standard full-size family sedans. It was a mid-size sedan that used a unitized body and front-wheel-drive. Ford gave drivers the choice of four-cylinder or V-6 engines that could either be paired with automatic or manual transmission. The Taurus could be purchased in a station wagon or sedan configuration.

  • Second Generation Ford Taurus (1992-1995)

The second-generation Ford Taurus had smaller headlights and taillights, as well as more glass. While the manual transmission and four-cylinder engine were dropped from the Taurus, the SHO model kept it. It was the first mid-size sedan with dual front airbags in 1994.

  • Third Generation Ford Taurus (1996-1999)

The third-generation Taurus was much rounder and heavier, and used a 3.0L V-6 dual overhead camshaft 24-valve engine. The SHO model was upgraded with a V-8 engine.

  • Fourth Generation Ford Taurus (2000-2007)

The car was given a more formal look for the fourth generation and the SHO version was dropped from the lineup. The car was cut from Ford’s lineup until…

  • Fifth Generation Ford Taurus (2008-2009)

The fifth-generation only saw 500 cars named the Taurus and Taurus X respectively. Not much had been changed during this generation.

  • Sixth Generation Ford Taurus (2010-2019)

In 2010, Ford released the sixth and final-generation Taurus with a new grille, taillights, and Ford’s MyTouch Infotainment System. Ford is no longer manufacturing the Ford Taurus now.

The Ford Taurus In the News

According to recent news, the decision to cut the Ford Taurus from production has been finalized. 

Celebrity Endorsements of the Ford Taurus

Though the Ford Taurus was a pretty big deal back in the day, we never thought of it as a celebrity car. With that said, there is probably no Ford Taurus owner as proud as Conan O’Brien, who is constantly showing off his 1992 Ford Taurus.

Best Ford Taurus Groups

If you’re looking for a community that is dedicated to all Taurus and SHO models throughout history, there is no better place to go than the Taurus Car Club of America.

Remembering the Ford Taurus 

The Ford Taurus will finally be going out of production, though whether it is for good, we’re not totally sure. All we can say is that the car had an incredible run and will be a gem in the scrap-heap of past automobiles.

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