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You can find 90 different trims/engines for the Ford Taurus and their corresponding recommended towing capacity.
The years available stretch from 2001 through to 2019 and to view the towing capacity you just click to expand.
The Taurus was produced by the Ford Motor Company between 1986 and 2019 with a brief break between 2006 – 2007. This was the first model to use Ford's brand new statistical process control. Ford saw declining sales towards the end of the 1990s due to the increased competition brought forward by the Japanese counterparts.
The first few generations of Taurus’ were mid-sized cars, with a change to full-size models from 2007 onwards. All Taurus’ were manufactured at the Chicago Assembly Plant on Chicago’s South Side.
Its first generation replaced the slow-selling Ford LTD, it was highly anticipated given Ford's new ‘Quality Standard’ initiative. At the time Ford mainly focussed on rear-wheel drive whereas their competitors produced mainly front-wheel drive vehicles. The Taurus had a V6 inline 4 cylinder manual or automatic engine. Ford advertised a ‘futuristic’ styling for the exterior and interior and allowed the customer to completely customize the interior to suit their requirements.
The second generation (1992) kept the same chassis and added a new passenger side airbag. The chassis was changed for the third generation where it shared the same underpinning with the Lincoln Continental and Ford Windstar. At the time, the Taurus had an average sale tag of $18,000 and was the best-selling car in the USA.
For the fourth generation, Ford reduced the price tag in a bid to make the vehicle more competitive by using drum brakes on ABS and removing the dual exhaust system.
Fast forward to 2016, and the Taurus is in its 7th generation, debuted at the Shanghai Auto Show, the Taurus was now an extended version of the Mondeo and had a 2-liter Eco boost engine as standard or a more powerful 2.7-liter V6.