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2004 Ford Taurus

2004 Ford Taurus

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The reason you see so many Ford Taurus models driving around on the road is because they are durable and solidly built. Plus, there's one other little fact that explains it too: the Ford Taurus is one of the 10 best-selling vehicles in the entire United States.

Slight revisions to front and rear styling are the big 2004 changes for the value-oriented 2004 Ford Taurus. Its powertrain has also been reworked for improved emissions and fuel economy.

Since 1985, the Taurus has gained the appeal of the American public with its nice ride, good price and reliability. These three things continue to come standard with each year, and 2004 is no exception.

Available Models
The 2004 Ford Taurus comes in LX, SE, SES, and SEL model groupings. However, wagons are available only in SE and SEL trims.

Interior Features
Customers looking at the 2004 Ford Taurus can choose between the refined sedan and the roomy wagon. Taurus sedans use a three-passenger front bench seat for six-passenger capacity, or two front buckets for five-passenger capacity. Wagons also offer an optional two-passenger rear-facing third-row seat for up to eight-passenger capacity.

A new instrument cluster on the inside is both clean-looking and functional. 2004 Taurus models also benefit from slight exterior design changes, which make the ride quieter than ever.

Top-line SEL models features such standard items as automatic climate control, power-adjustable pedals, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and an AM/FM/cassette player with 6-disc CD changer.

Exterior Features
Nearing twenty years old, the Ford Taurus continues to evolve. 2004 models have a new egg-crate grille and front and rear fascia for a more upscale sort of look.

Two engines power the front-wheel drive Taurus group of vehicles. The base model is a 3.0-liter V6. it has 155 horsepower at 4900 rpm and 185 lb-ft of torque at 3900 rpm.

The second engine ups the power, giving the 2004 Ford Taurus more bite off the blocks and better passing ability. It is a 3.0-liter, dual overhead cam V6 with 201 horsepower at 5500 rpm and 207 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm.

This year, the standard 4-speed automatic transmission with adaptive shift control programming has been upgraded. Fast-acting hydraulics and an enhanced torque converter make the shifting smoother and the fuel economy better.

Safety and Security
The Ford Taurus has been rated as one of the best family cars in terms of safety. In addition to the standard package, which improves as you move up the model lineup, customers can also pick up optional side-impact airbags and traction control.

New for the 2004 Ford Taurus

New exterior colors: Merlot and True Blue
Egg crate grille and front fascia
New tail lamps and rear fascia
Updated multi-function switch for wipers, turn signals and flash-to-pass
Updated steering wheel
New updated instrument cluster
2-line message center
Internal engine modifications to improve efficiency
Improved transmission for better shift quality and fuel economy
New air induction system for improved filtration and serviceability
Duratec engine is now LEV II compliant
Passenger seat weight sensor and BeltMinder™ added to Personal Safety System™

Fast Stats
MSRP from
3.0L V6
3.0L Duratec V6
155 @ 4900
201 @ 5500
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
Sedan 19 / 26
Wagon 18 / 25

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