Ford has announced pricing for the refreshed 2013 Taurus SHO, and buyers can look forward to paying a little more for the big performance sedan. Inside Line reports the price has inched up to $39,995 including destination, or $1,045 more than the 2012 model.

As before, that kind of cash will buy you a turbocharged, direct-injection Ecoboost 3.5-liter V6 good for 365 horsepower as well as a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. If that isn't enough to raise your eyebrows, Ford is continuing to offer the SHO performance package, complete with a more robust cooling system, more serious brake hardware and flashy 20-inch wheels.

Of course, that package also throws in a traction control system with a true 'off' mode. Yes, we're grinning from ear to ear. Unfortunately, the performance package has also climbed a bit compared to last year. The pieces will set you back $1,995, or about a grand more than in 2012.


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      OnTheRocks
      • 2 Years Ago
      Saw a black one today in Dearborn, it certainly is a lot more sinister after the refresh.
      Spartan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the new look, but I love my 2010 Tuxedo Black SHO. The livernois tune has brought my car to life and continues to surprise many unsuspecting victims.
        OnTheRocks
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Spartan
        Livernois was actually where I saw a '13 today. So obviously they're already playing with them. I'm jealous of you too, I've had a 93, 95, and 98 and they've all been great cars.
      Sgt Beavis
      • 2 Years Ago
      I dig it but the price is just too damn high.
        SloopJohnB
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Sgt Beavis
        Hmm..i'll bet you could run for President on that slogan....'The rent is too damn high.'
      Hazdaz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know I'm going to get down voted for this, but I honestly think last years Taurus looked better. There's just something about this new grill, and other small tweaks on the front end, that aren't doing it for me. I think the rims on the car in the pics above aren't all that good either. Its a small step backwards in my opinion in terms of styling.
        jtav2002
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        I actually agree as well. And I don't really like the new wheels.
        john m
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        Actually I agree with you 100%. The last one did look better. This one looks "cheaper" but it's more expensive:( I'd rather have a new Fusion.
        merlot066
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Hazdaz
        I think the regular Taurus looks great, but I don't like the grille on the new SHO at all. It makes it look way cheaper when it's actually the most expensive model.
      Matthew Kaiser
      • 2 Years Ago
      No manual. not worth it
      Paradigm ♂♂
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love this car :'(
      redgpgtp97
      • 2 Years Ago
      I like the smooth flowing dashboard to the center console design a lot but not sure of the Sony sync system yet...but that's tecnoology so what can you do.
      SAAj
      • 2 Years Ago
      I can't remember the last time I saw a Taurus and thought "y'know, that's actually a halfway-mean-looking car". Unfortunately, the lack of a manual transmission kills what would otherwise be a fairly unique driving experience. I really don't like the 300 and it would've been nice to have a decent competitor, but this isn't it. More to the point, this isn't a successor to the old SHO. A high-revving turbo 6 in a stiffly-tuned Fusion would breathe some much-needed life into the midsize sedan market.
      Famsert
      • 2 Years Ago
      Horrendous looking end. Overpriced too.
        gtv4rudy
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Famsert
        Being a Ford guy I kind of agree. I think the latest Taurus looks like a bloated Fusion with less interior space. It's just a bad design. I am wating for the new '13 Fusion to come out.
      wepaydeductible.ca
      • 2 Years Ago
      good luck selling it then!
      • 2 Years Ago
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        Imaginary lines
        • 2 Years Ago
        why lie dude, they are close. I'll use the 2011 Charger R/T (same Eagle Hemi as '09 and 100lbs more than '09) and 2010 SHO; as I think MKS is more 300C...source for both C&D. 0 to 60 both 5.2 0 to 100 12.7 RT 12.8 SHO 0 to 130 23.8 RT 24.8 SHO 1/4 13.8 @104 RT 13.7 103 SHO 30–50 MPH 3.0 RT 2.8 SHO 50–70 MPH 3.6 RT 3.8 SHO 70-0 163 ft RT 174 ft SHO AS tested $39,165 RT $43,280 SHO + $1045(2013) = $44,325 difference = $5160 = almost supercharger for Hemi MPG 16/25 Obs 16 RT 17/25 Obs 16....So much for that Thirtsy V8....I'll take the RWD hey Ford where's my Falcon GT 5.0?? and SJB 395 ft lbs Hemi 350 lb ft SHO http://media.caranddriver.com/files/2011-dodge-charger-r-t-road-test-review-car-and-driver2011-dodge-charger-rt.pdf http://media.caranddriver.com/files/2010-ford-taurus-sho2010-ford-taurus-sho-ecoboost.pdf
        Mike
        • 2 Years Ago
        You sure about that? Factory Drag Racing Taurus SHO vs Chrysler HEMI C Vs A6 Quattro http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Pte1GrE6zs
        Dean Hammond
        • 2 Years Ago
        you Actually may be surprized.........
        SloopJohnB
        • 2 Years Ago
        Except for in the rain when the hemi just sits and spins. Besides, unless it's an SRT8, the SHO has more torque. I'm not sure the 300C spanks it.
        OnTheRocks
        • 2 Years Ago
        Except probably not since tuned/bolt on SHO's are well into the 12's, if not better.
        WillieD
        • 2 Years Ago
        "Spanking brand new"?
      billfrombuckhead
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dodge Charger outsold Ford Taurus in calendar year 2011, 70,089 vs 63,526. It will only get worse for Taurus in 2012 when it has to compete with the new world class Pentastar/ZF 8 speed drivetrain . Currently the Chrysler is 300 is outselling the entire Lincoln lineup and surging. These new Mopars are so good the pundits will only compare them in tests with Hyundai Genesis to protect the less hardy. A true Yank Tank that gets better highway gas mileage than V6 Camcords! Taurus SHO would have made a good Mercury.
        Big Rocket
        • 2 Years Ago
        @billfrombuckhead
        @billfrombuckhead: The Chrysler 300. Built in Canada. Profits go back to Italy. True Yank Tank only to the ignorant.
          Big Rocket
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Big Rocket
          @Elmo: Wrong. Fiat is the majority owner of Chrysler. Profits go back to Italy for these Canadian-made cars, the Chrysler 300 & Dodge Charger. Try again. "The federal government on Thursday shed the last of its stake in Chrysler, giving majority control of the carmaker to Fiat, the Italian company, while leaving taxpayers $1.3 billion short of recovering the full investment they made two years ago to keep Chrysler from going out of business." Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/22/business/us-sheds-its-stake-in-chrysler.html
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