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 |  Apr 20 2011, 8:56 AM

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What you’re looking at is the updated 2013 Ford Taurus SHO and while this model might be the most attractive version of the new car, the big news is with the vehicle’s smallest engine.

As a part of a rather significant mid-cycle refresh, the 3.5-liter V6 gets a boost in power to 290-hp, making room for yet another model in the lineup… a 4-cylinder. As shocking as it may seem that a full sized sedan like the Taurus could be capably powered by a 4-cylinder, this is no regular 4-banger, but a turbocharged EcoBoost mill. Power is rated at a models 237-hp and 250 lb-ft of torque, which seems drastically underpowered by V6 standards, but might be adequate for the Taurus (only a test drive will tell). Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, the car is protected to achieve 31-mpg on the highway.

The two other major changes for 2013 are with the car’s style, sporting a Mustang-inspired front end, while inside the Taurus gets Ford’s
MyFord Touch telematics system with easy to use controls and a high-gloss finish that adds plenty of value to this package.

GALLERY: 2013 Ford Taurus SHO

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