One car worth mentioning – and berating – is the Ford Taurus SHO. This large four-door is designed to compete with the likes of Chevrolet’s SS and the Chrysler 300 but sadly it fails in so many ways.
The car is massive and very heavy. The SHO’s EcoBoost V6 has plenty of power but in practice it’s not that efficient or smooth. Additionally the Taurus’ cabin is laughably space inefficient. How can such a big sedan have such a tiny interior? The front foot wells are unacceptably narrow and lumpier than resting your feet on a sack of potatoes. On top of all this, reliability is poor according to Consumer Reports.
Appearances can be deceiving. This SHO is fast and looks pretty sporty, but do yourself a favor and stay far away. The trio we mentioned above are much more compelling options.
As always, good luck in your quest for a new family vehicle, Walter, and thanks again for taking the time to Ask AutoGuide.
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