2017 Ford Taurus: Providing Luxury Without Compromising Safety

Full-size sedans are a dime a dozen nowadays, but few of them stand out like the 2017 Taurus. This sedan is modeled by the same principles of the Taurus astrological sign, making it stable, secure, confident, and full of earthly pleasures. This year’s release stands out with numerous security features, a remarkably steady engine, and unrivaled luxury features, so everyone who steps foot into it is sure to have a pleasurable experience.

Still not convinced the 2017 Taurus is down-to-earth enough for your tastes? See how smooth it is for yourself at your nearby Bloomington Ford dealership.

Security Features

2017 Ford Taurus

Safety is one of the most important vehicle purchasing features for many Americans. This year’s Taurus has a few key features to protect you and your passengers and should assuage even the strictest drivers.

The 2017 Taurus possesses high levels of traction and stability, antilock brake systems, airbags from the front and sides, parking sensors, and a rearview camera to prevent accidents when backing out of the driveway (or any other parking spot). Additionally, every 2017 Taurus comes with built-in key security to limit access to valet drivers and those dreaded teens. Optional driver assist functions are available for added safety and convenience.

Speaking of safety, stability and reliability also matter, and the 2017 Taurus lives up to its name by being as stable as a bull. It receives the top safety scores of any test thrown its way from multiple agencies. Even our own government gives it a 5-star rating for every direction a collision may happen (including the dreaded sideswipe collisions).

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also granted the Taurus a “good” rating in every facet of their tests—the highest rating any vehicle can receive.


Ford’s EcoBoost engine technology inhabits the 2017 Taurus, allowing it to contend with and surpass other similar full-sized sedans. The Taurus’ EcoBoost 3.5-liter V6 engine sports 288 horsepower and 254 lb-ft of torque, giving you all the power you need to get through rough weather or mucky roads.

Mileage statistics for the Taurus haven’t come in just yet, but last year’s release achieved 18 city mpg and 27 highway mpg. You can expect the same or better this year.

If you’re looking for extra power and fuel efficiency, you’ll enjoy the turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 engine option with 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque. This engine puts the Taurus on par with the Dodge Charger R/T by accelerating the Taurus from 0 to 60 in 5.8 seconds.

Luxurious Interior

Sitting in the driver’s seat of a 2017 Taurus feels like something straight out of a science fiction movie. Every section of the Taurus provides generous amounts of space for the driver and their passengers, and there’s more than enough trunk space for road trips. Its steering wheel contains ergonomically placed buttons and directional controls for the side mirrors, letting you adjust without taking your hands off the wheel.

The Taurus’ speedometer design is elegant and reminiscent of a spacecraft cockpit, yet surrounded by polished, rich wooden texture reminding you you’re still on Earth. A smooth and fluid suspension makes you feel like you’re gliding, rather than driving.

Features of the 2017 Ford Taurus

The Taurus’ high-tech capabilities match its sleek and futuristic interior design with built-in Sync 3 technology that supports Apple and Android smartphone integration. Bring your favorite mobile services along for the ride and get lost in the smooth, effortless navigation of this year’s release.

Your nearby Bloomington Community Ford Lincoln dealers have the new 2017 Taurus in stock. Give them a visit to experience just how safe and stable this vehicle is first-hand.