Ford Motor Co.
) 2013 Ford Taurus has been certified as the class leading in large
sedan city and highway fuel efficiency by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA). The vehicle with new 2.0-liter EcoBoost
four-cylinder engine has been empowered to deliver 32 miles per
gallon (mpg) on highway. With this recognition, it has surpassed
the key competitors 2012 Chrysler 300,
General Motors Company
) Chevrolet Impala, and
Toyota Motor Corporation
) Dodge Charger and Toyota Avalon.
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Ford emphasizes consumer preference for power, cargo space and
comfort together with fuel efficiency. Taurus is designed in a
manner that will ensure power even in small passenger vehicles. All
the three engines of 2013 Taurus are fuel efficient and are granted
25 mpg or more by EPA highway estimates. With regard to the power
of small vehicles, it beats
Honda Motor Co.
) V6 models of Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
The Taurus 3.5-liter V6 engine provides an additional 25 horsepower
along with 1 mpg in city and 2 mpg on highway, according to EPA
estimates. The 2013 Taurus SHO (Super High Output) with 3.5-liter
EcoBoost V6 engine features 365 horsepower and 350 lb.-ft. of
torque, and delivers 25 mpg on the highway.
The 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine supports Taurus in achieving 26-mpg,
) Mercedes-Benz E350 Bluetec diesel and Porsche Panamera S Hybrid.
The comfort and advanced technology pertaining to the vehicle
provide tough competition to the German sport diesel and hybrid
vehicles in fuel efficiency.
All the Taurus models are developed with advanced and additional
technologies which will boost fuel efficiency. The vehicle will be
produced in the company's Chicago Assembly and will be available in
the market in summer.
Michigan-based Ford is one of the largest automobile producers
worldwide. The company is divided into two segments: Automotive and
Financial services. Its core and affiliated automotive brands
include Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury. Although the U.S. is Ford's
primary selling ground, Europe, South America, and the Asia-Pacific
constitute its other major markets.
Currently, Ford retains a Zacks #3 Rank, which translates into a
short-term (1 to 3 months) "Hold" rating. We have a long-term (more
than 6 months) "Neutral" recommendation on the stock.