From Ford press: Ford Taurus, one of America’s favorite midsize family cars, continues to be available in sedan and station wagon body styles for 2005.
Taurus was founded on safety, comfort, value and reliability and for 2005, continues to deliver in every one of these areas.
Taurus is built in Atlanta, Ga.
All Taurus models have V-6 power. The 3.0-liter Vulcan V-6 is a rugged overhead-valve engine with 153 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. A flexible fuel version of this engine is available for SE and will be available later in the model year for SEL. The optional 3.0-liter Duratec 30 V-6 uses dual overhead cams to produce 201 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.
A four-speed automatic transmission with adaptive shift control programming is standard on all models. Taurus is front-wheel-drive, with variable-assist power rack-and-pinion steering.
The ride from Taurus’ suspension system is secure, confident and well-controlled. Sedan models use an independent MacPherson strut front suspension and quadralink rear suspension; wagons have a short- and long-arm rear suspension with nitrogen-pressurized shocks and progressive-rate springs, which help maintain comfort through a range of loading levels. Wagon models also have four-wheel disc brakes.