A closer look at the 32mpg 2013 Ford Taurus EcoBoost 4-cylinder
Learning that the 2013 Ford Taurus offers 32 miles per gallon on the highway and a combined figure of 26mpg is quite impressive but there is a certain level of concern applied to any mention of a big, roomy sedan offering such impressive fuel economy from a small displacement 4-cylinder engine. Ford boasts that the 32mpg mark makes the 2013 Taurus equipped with the new 2.0L EcoBoost more efficient than the Chrysler 300 (31mpg), the Dodge Charger (31), the Chevrolet Impala (30) and the Toyota Avalon non-hybrid (28) while 26mpg combined ranks the 2013 Taurus right alongside the far more expensive Mercedes Benz E350 Bluetec Diesel (26mpg) and the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid (25). Unfortunately, the majority of those models get their best fuel economy from larger engines which – in most cases – means more power.
Bragging rights on paper are a big deal in the auto industry but when it comes down to the brass tacks, nothing is more important than how the vehicle drives so to show us just how good this new 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine really is – Ford invited me to spend some time yesterday driving the 2013 Taurus with the 4-cylinder, 2.0L EcoBoost engine.