The 2.0-liter Ecoboost version of the 2013 Ford Taurus receives its official EPA ratings.
The EPA has released its rating for the 2.0 liter EcoBoost 2013 Ford Taurus and the 4-cylinder powered model has been certified at 32 mpg highway or 26 mpg combined.
Both city and highway figures are higher than the 19/29 earned by the front-wheel-drive V-6 Taurus. The sporty Taurus SHO also gets EcoBoost power, but in the form of a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 with 365 hp. That model is good for 17 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.
“Ford understands people want fuel-efficient vehicles but don’t want to sacrifice power, cargo space or convenience preferences to get them,” said Raj Nair, vice president of Engineering for Global Product Development.
“Taurus fuel economy showcases Ford’s success in developing smaller yet more powerful engines for its larger vehicles.”
Compared to the competition, the 2.0-liter Taurus beats all of its closest rivals on both the city and the highway by at least one mpg. The second best in the class is the 2012 Chrysler 300 and 2012 Dodge Charger, both of which are rated at 19/31 mpg city/highway when equipped with the 3.6-liter V-6 and eight-speed automatic.
The vehicle will be available at Ford dealerships later this year; pricing will be announced closer to its on-sale date.