The 2013 Ford Taurus Gets an EcoBoost Engine


One of the most significant moves that Ford had implemented this year was their decision to use the EcoBoost engine in some of the existing trims of the 2013 Ford Taurus. This policy was actually intended to boost the sales of the Taurus since the number of buyers who are after for fuel-efficient yet powerful mid-size sedan continues to grow.

Based on the information released by Ford, one of the models included on the 2013 Ford Taurus lineup will be powered by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine which is capable of producing a maximum power output of up to 240 horsepower. Despite of its powerful nature, the EcoBoost-equipped version of the Taurus was produced to provide an impressive running performance without the need to consume higher amounts of fuel.

Ford estimates that the EcoBoost-powered Taurus will have an estimated fuel-economy rating of 32 miles per gallon on the highway. Given this figure, the Taurus is expected to be more fuel-efficient compared to some of its closest competitors in the segment such as the 2012 Chevrolet Impala and the 2012 Chrysler 300.

Ford is quite confident that the EcoBoost Taurus will surely beat the Impala and the 300 in terms of fuel-efficiency in the highway since the EPA-estimated rating of the two models were already released.

The 2012 Chrysler 300 is powered by a larger 3.6-liter V-6 engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission obtained the ratings of 19 miles per gallon in the city and 31 miles per gallon on the highway.

The 2012 Chevrolet Impala which is propelled by the similar 3.6-liter V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission got the mileage ratings of 18 miles per gallon in the city and 30 miles per gallon on the highway.

Considering that the current highway mileage ratings of the Impala is 30 miles per gallon and that of the Chrysler 300 is 31 miles per gallon, it is quite obvious that the Taurus

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