From Ford press: Ford Taurus, one of America ’s favorite midsize family cars, is available in two sedan trims for 2006.
Taurus was founded on safety, comfort, value and reliability – and continues to deliver in every one of these areas for 2006.
A simplified series strategy, new paint color and flexible-fuel version for fleet customers highlight the changes for 2006.
Taurus is available as a four-door sedan that seats five or six passengers in two trim series: SE and SEL.
The egg-crate grille and front and rear styling clearly represent the Ford brand image. These aerodynamic styling cues demonstrate the Taurus team’s commitment to craftsmanship and quality. Tungsten Clearcoat Metallic joins the list of paint choices this year.
The 2006 Taurus is powered by a rugged overhead-valve engine with 153 horsepower and 186 pound-feet of torque. A flexible fuel version of this engine is available for fleet customers.
A four-speed automatic transmission with adaptive shift control programming is standard equipment. 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. The front suspension is an independent MacPherson-strut design. Taurus uses an independent quadralink rear suspension