The Ford Taurus was introduced to the public in 1986, and it revolutionized the American family car. Since it first became available in 1986, the Ford Taurus has been continuously offered ever model year. The full-size sedan has offered drivers a 3.0-liter V6, or a 3.4-liter V8 starting in the 1998 model year, but has been offering EcoBoost options since 2010.
The Ford Taurus has been one of the automotive brand’s best-selling vehicles since 1998, with over eight million sold. The 2015 model year represents the full-size car’s last production for its sixth generation, and while the sedan did not receive a complete overhaul for 2015, the Taurus has been given plenty of updates.
Thanks to four different trim levels, drivers have plenty of options to choose from when purchasing a 2015 Taurus, and each one offers more standard features than ever before. Innovations in automobile safety has come a long way, and the updated Taurus reflects that with advanced safety technology options and more standard safety features.
The 2015 Ford Taurus offers drivers Best-in-Class fuel economy, saving drivers more money at the pump than any of its competitors.
The base 2015 Taurus starts under $30,000, and the highest trim level, the Taurus SHO, tops out with a starting MSRP of $40,220. The SEL and Limited sit between the lowest and highest Taurus models, offering drivers a wide range of options for their money. Check out each one below, along with their standard equipment highlights.
SE - Starting at $27,055, the Taurus base model offers drivers a great price point, with a lot of standard features. Highlights on the 2015 Taurus SE include:
3.5-liter V6 engine that achieves 29 miles per gallon on the highway
Electronic Power-Assisted steering
AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control
Six-way power driver’s seat with lumbar
Ford’s MyKey system with remote keyless entry
Fold down rear-seat armrest with two beverage holders
SEL - With a starting MSRP of $29,485, the 2015 Taurus SEL packs in standard features for all under $30,000. It includes all of the features listed with the SE, as well as the following standard amenities:
Dual-zone electronic automatic temperature control
SYNC with MyFord
Factory-installed remote start system
Power mirrors featuring: power, body-color, heated, integrated blind spot mirrors, and security approach lamps
Leather-wrapped steering wheel, manual tilt/telescopic with speed and audio controls
Leather-wrapped shift knob with chrome insert
Perimeter anti-theft alarm
Limited - Starting at $34,405, the 2015 Taurus Limited packs a long list of impressive standard features, for a luxury full-size sedan, and advanced driving experience.
Intelligent access with push-button start
SYNC with MyFord Touch
8-inch color LCD touchscreen display
Perforated leather seat trim
60/40 split rear seat
Heated/cooled front seats
Wood and leather trimmed steering wheel
Reverse sensing system
Rear view camera
SHO - This high-performing Taurus starting at just $40,220, and packs in more standard features than any other Taurus model. It also features Ford’s EcoBoost engine, offering drivers more power and better performance. The 2015 SHO Taurus features everything that other trim levels include, as well as the following:
3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine
6-speed SelectShift Automatic with Sport Mode and Paddle Activation
High-intensity discharge headlamps
Power-adjustable pedals with memory
Dual, true split chrome exhaust tips
The 2015 Taurus offers drivers more standard features than any other previous model year. Whether going with the base SE model, or the top-of-the-line SHO model, the 2015 Taurus offers drivers the same high-quality, full-size sedan experience that Ford customers have come to expect.
It should come as no surprise that the 2015 Ford Taurus is one of the safest vehicles in its class. With a 5-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and Good ratings on all crash tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Ford Taurus has a top safety rating from the two organizations that truly matter.
Thanks to new innovative safety technology, and a longer list of standard safety equipment, the 2015 Ford Taurus is ready to protect the people who matter most.
The 2015 Taurus is equipped with standard safety technology such as curve control, torque-vectoring control, back-up camera, and SYNC with 911 assist. Anti-lock brakes, stability control, front-impact airbags, side-impact airbags, overhead airbags, and a security system all come standard on all four models of the 2015 Taurus.
The full-size sedan gains safety points with the available lane-keeping system, and a blind-spot information system with cross-traffic alert. Optional adaptive cruise control with forward-collision warning and brake support, are also offered to help make the 2015 Taurus the safest it can be.
The 2015 Ford Taurus offers drivers Best-In-Class fuel efficiency thanks to the available EcoBoost I-4 engine. Drivers can expect an EPA-estimated rating of 22 miles per gallon in the city, and 32 miles per gallon on the highway, for a combined fuel economy of 26 miles per gallon.
Check out how the 2015 Taurus stacks up to the competition for best fuel economy.
2015 Chrysler 300 - Drivers can expect only 19 miles per gallon in the city, and 31 on the highway.
2015 Chevrolet Malibu - With an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city, and 31 mpg on the highway, the Taurus still has it beat.
2015 Dodge Charger - The Taurus beats out this full-size muscle car that can only deliver 19 mpg in the city, and 31 mpg on the highway.
2015 Nissan Maxima - This full-size sedan tops out at 19 mpg in the city, and 26 on the highway.
2015 Toyota Avalon - Toyota’s full-size car is left behind the Taurus with 21 mpg in the city, and 31 on the highway.
While these numbers may seem like small margins to compare, they mean the difference between making it those extra miles to a gas station, or being stranded on the side of the road.
The 2015 Ford Taurus and it’s Best-In-Class fuel economy will keep drivers and passengers on the road longer than any other full-size sedan.