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2016 Ford Taurus Trim Comparison in Garland, TX

Find the Right Taurus Trim at Prestige Ford

You did all the research. You went on tons of test drives. And the full-size sedan that won your heart is the 2016 Ford Taurus.  You can’t wait to drive it home, but first, you have to decide which of the four trim levels has everything you need. To help you decide, we at Prestige Ford have compiled a 2016 Ford Taurus trim comparison in Garland, TX.

Taurus SE

The base trim of the Ford Taurus is the SE, which kicks things off with 18-inch Sparkle Silver-painted aluminum wheels, wiper-activated halogen headlamps, and the Remote Keyless Entry System. The power side mirrors have integrated blind spot mirrors, and the solar-tinted glass helps to keep you and your passengers cool. On the inside, you’ll find cloth seats, 6-way power front seats, and the 4.2-inch touchscreen, which boasts SYNC®1 Enhanced Voice Recognition with Bluetooth®2 audio and hands-free calling, a 6-speaker sound system, and a USB port. There’s also 60/40 split-folding rear seats and 20.1 cubic ft. of trunk space.

In terms of power, the 3.5L V6 engine produces 288 horsepower and 254 lb.-ft. of torque, and is extremely efficient with a rating of 27 MPG hwy3. While this is the standard engine, you also have the choice of the 2.0L EcoBoost® engine that is capable of generating 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque while still maintaining a fuel efficiency of 29 MPG hwy4.

Taurus SEL

The next trim level for the 2016 Taurus is the SEL, which kicks visibility up a notch with LED accent lights. The SEL also adds remote start so you can be on the road quicker, and there are luxuries like a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. To help you cool down after a day at Lake Ray Hubbard, there’s dual-zone automatic temperature control. And, to make traffic jams seem less terrible, enjoy SiriusXM® Satellite Radio6 on your way to work.

There are also a variety of additonal features you can add to the SEL trim level. With the SYNC® 3 Convenience Package, you now have SYNC® 31 on an 8-inch touchscreen. You can also equip the SEL with 20-inch 10-spoke wheels, AWD, leather-trimmed seats, and a sunroof. For those always looking to explore, add the Navigation System with SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link6.

Taurus Limited

The Limited trim is the next option in our 2016 Ford Taurus trim comparison in Garland, TX. You’ll take corners on 19-inch premium Luster Nickel-painted wheels, and fight the hot Texas sun with cooled front seats. There are also 10-way power front seats and wood accents on the leather-wrapped steering wheel. SYNC® 31 on the 8-inch screen is now a standard feature.

Many of the add on features in the SEL can be added to the Limited as well, but there are new packages like Equipment Group 301A, which bundles BLIS® with Cross-Traffic Alert7 and the Sony®8 Audio System with 12 speakers.

Taurus SHO

The top trim level is the SHO, which has its own unique piano black grille, 20-inch wheels, and high-intensity discharge headlamps. Inside, the exclusive leather-trimmed seats boast the SHO logo, as do the floor mats.

Performance is taken up a notch with the 3.5L EcoBoost® engine, producing a dynamic 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of torque. AWD is standard in the Taurus SHO.

We at Prestige Ford hope that this 2016 Ford Taurus trim comparison in Garland, TX, has helped you decide which trim level is right for you. Visit us today to take one, or all four trims, for a test drive. We are located at 3601 South Shiloh Road in Garland, TX. 

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1 SYNC® is an optional feature. Don’t drive while distracted. Use voice-operated systems when possible; don’t use handheld devices while driving. Some features may be locked out while the vehicle is in gear. Not all features are compatible with all phones. Message and data rates may apply. Optional Navigation System map updates cannot be received via Wi-fi® and require a separate update.

2 You must have a Bluetooth®-enabled phone paired to your SYNC® system. The Bluetooth word mark is a trademark of the Bluetooth SIG, Inc. HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corp. iPad®, iPod®, iTunes®, iPhone®, and Siri® are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. The term Wi-Fi® is a registered trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance®. Optional Navigation System map updates cannot be received via wi-fi and require a separate update. Sony is a registered trademark of the Sony Corporation.

3 EPA-estimated rating of 18 city/27 hwy/21 combined mpg, FWD. Actual mileage will vary.

4 EPA-estimated rating of 20 city/29 hwy/23 combined mpg, FWD. Actual mileage will vary.

5 Tested with 93-octane fuel.

6 SiriusXM Satellite Radio, SiriusXM Traffic and SiriusXM Travel Link subscriptions are sold separately or as a package by SiriusXM after your trial period, and are continuous until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. All fees and programming subject to change. See Customer Agreement for complete terms and more information at

7 Driver Assist Features are supplemental and do not replace the driver's attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle.

8 Sony is a registered trademark of the Sony Corporation. iTunes and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. All rights reserved. HD Radio is a proprietary trademark of iBiquity Digital Corp.