New 2017 Ford Taurus is Available Now at Park Rapids Ford

The 2017 Ford Taurus is a large, comfortable full-size sedan, with a spacious trunk for luggage or other cargo, and Ford's excellent new infotainment system, known as Sync 3, which is available on all but the base model.  This land cruiser also has plenty of power, including an available turbocharged V6, and can also be ordered with all-wheel drive, which can come in handy in state like Minnesota that experiences rough winter weather.

Power and Performance

The standard engine in the 2017 Ford Taurus is a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 288 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque; it's paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Also available, on front-wheel drive models only, is a 2.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that puts out 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. For performance-minded drivers, there's the top of the top-of-the-line 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 that generates 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque, and comes standard with all-wheel drive.

Features and Options

The 2017 Taurus is available with four trim packages: SE, SEL, Limited and SHO.

  • Taurus SE. Features on the base SE include 18-inch wheels, integrated blind spot mirrors, LED taillights, six-way power-adjustable front seats, a rearview camera, Sync voice controls, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 4.2-inch information display and a six-speaker sound system, along with an auxiliary audio input jack and two USB ports.
  • Taurus SEL. The next trim up, the SEL, adds LED accent lights in the front fascia, body-color heated mirrors, rear parking sensors, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and satellite radio. Optional on the SEL is the Equipment Group 201A package, which includes keyless entry and ignition, power-adjustable pedals, an additional center speaker for the audio system, and the Sync 3 infotainment system - with an 8.0-inch touchscreen.
  • Taurus Limited. The Limited edition of the Taurus has some very nice features. The Equipment Group 201A is included, along with upgraded 19-inch wheels, automatic high beams, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated power front seats, heated second-row seats, a power-adjustable heated steering wheel, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert and a premium Sony audio system. Also available on the Limited is the Driver Assist option package, with adaptive cruise control, an automated parallel parking system, a forward collision warning system, and lane-departure warning and intervention. Additional options that can be ordered include 20-inch wheels and a sunroof.
  • Taurus SHO. And for the performance enthusiast who still wants the comfort of a large sedan, there's the SHO edition of the Ford Taurus. The SHO includes most of the Limited's standard equipment, but adds all-wheel drive, the powerful 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 and a sport-tuned suspension,, along with xenon headlights, black exterior trim, a rear spoiler and steering-wheel mounted shift paddles. An available SHO Performance package brings summer tires, a stiffer suspension, upgraded brake pads, unique steering tuning, an enhanced stability control system and a revised final-drive ratio for quicker acceleration.

We have a great selection of new 2017 Taurus sedans in stock here at Park Rapids Ford, as well as all other new Ford models, and our sales professionals are ready to help you configure a Ford to suit your needs and lifestyle. Our Park Rapids, MN showroom is located at 1205 Park Avenue South, and we're also convenient to the communities of Detroit Lakes, Perham, Wadena and Staples, as well as New York Mills, Sebeka, Menahga and Bemidji. Stop by today, or give us a call at (88) 476-9774 to set up time for test drive.

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