Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Gresham Ford prepares for the arrival of the 2013 Ford Taurus

The 2013 Ford Taurus truly shines with its performance and handling. The available 3.5L Ti-VCT V6 engine or 2.0L EcoBoost I-4 engine allows for you to choose which configuration works best for you.  The 6-speed SelectShift Automatic transmission standard on all models (thumb switch on SE, SEL and Limited; paddle shifters on SHO) is just plain fun.  You will find yourself looking for opportunities to take roads trips with this spacious smooth ride.  The Active Grille Shutter System on all models except SHO model is a new element for the 2013 model.  The Smart charging alternator uses new technology to make your maintenance intervals less and your fuel economy more.  The Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS), is standard on all models and makes this vehicle a luxury to drive.  Another new addition for the 2013 Taurus is larger brakes on SHO Taurus.  Torque Vectoring Control is also standard equipment for the 2013 Taurus models.  As far as safety and security goes, the 2013 Ford Taurus has updated MyKey technology and added class-exclusive curve control as standard equipment.  Gresham Ford is now accepting orders for the 2013 Ford Taurus with available active park assist, and enhanced adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support.

Ford Motor Company is leading the industry with the exclusive MyFord Sync technology making hands free a luxury instead of a dread.  The 2013 model will also provide available heated steering wheels and power tilt and telescoping steering wheel columns.  And for those of you who like your car to be warm and toasty when you get in on the cold chilly mornings the 2013 Taurus is also available with remote start.


The quality, reliability and durability of the 2013 Ford Taurus is unsurpassed in the marketplace.  The baffles added to the body structure and insulator added behind the instrument panel both add to the sound deadening efforts by Ford engineers.  There have also been internal engine changes to help reduce timing chain whine.

The new 2013 Ford Taurus isn't all work either; it shows a design and styling that is distinctly Ford.  The new exterior styling includes a redesigned decklid, chrome and premium painted tri-bar grille, front and rear facias with headlamps that include automatic wiper activation.  How cool is that?  For all of those who live in the Pacific Northwest we know how important windshield wipers are to safety and security.



And if the above hasn't convinced you yet that you want a 2013 Ford Taurus try the 237 horsepower 2.0L EcoBoost engine with direct injection coupled with a 6-speed automation transmission and Active Grille Shutter System.   What is the Active Grille Shutter system?  Well  it helps improve fuel efficiency by maximizing the aerodynamic efficiency of the grille opening and the engine cooling system.  The actual technology is located between the grille opening and the engine radiator and is electronically controlled by the engine control module or the brain of the car.  The grille automatically opens and closes to maintain the ideal engine operating temperature and maximize aerodynamic efficiency.  What will they think of next?  When less engine cooling is required, the shutters close to help improve aerodynamics and fuel efficiency; so no matter how you drive the 2013 Ford Taurus it reacts to you saving you fuel efficiency.