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