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2014 Taurus?

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2014 Taurus?

Post by 93taurus » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:43 am

Does anyone know when the 2014 Taurus is due out? The one criticism I keep hearing is that the interior should be roomier for such a large car. I was hoping that Ford has been listening and might do some redesign, especially on the console.

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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by esfoad » Wed Feb 13, 2013 11:36 am

They just did a fairly major upgrade for 2013, I doubt that you will see many changes for 2014.
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by ctrcbob » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:27 pm

Due out on the first day of spring, about March 21st. NO NO, I'M JUST KIDDING!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Well, you can believe everything you read on the internet, right?)

Why would Ford publish this information without making sure all there 2013's are set to be sold? If people knew when the 2014's would be out, and if they would be "different" (updated), nobody would buy the 2013, so any manufacturer must keep us in the dark about intro dates for the next model year.
There are still new 2012's out there in dealer lots, waiting to be sold. My local Ford dealer still has at least one 2012 just sitting there.

Another question is,,,, when will Lincoln dealers get their 2013 Lincoln MKZ in stock? Here it is February, and none in this area of Central Florida, although the 2013 MKZ was introduced back around September, the same time as the 2013 Ford Fusion. The Fusion is only now starting to fill dealer lots. Few and far between. Told it was for "quality problems".
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by ctrcbob » Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:30 pm

esfoad wrote:They just did a fairly major upgrade for 2013, I doubt that you will see many changes for 2014.
I sure don't call the 2013 a "fairly major upgrade". Car looks exactly the same as the 2010-2012, except for minor grill and taillight facelift. 2009 to 2010 was a major upgrade.
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by Orlaco » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:29 pm

ctrcbob wrote:
esfoad wrote:They just did a fairly major upgrade for 2013, I doubt that you will see many changes for 2014.
I sure don't call the 2013 a "fairly major upgrade". Car looks exactly the same as the 2010-2012, except for minor grill and taillight facelift. 2009 to 2010 was a major upgrade.
I wouldn't say the SHO looks the same...but you're right, it wasn't a 'major' upgrade for most models of the Taurus. What Ford did is referred to as a 'mid model upgrade'. Typically when that happens you're still 2 or 3 years from the next round of major changes.

We're really close to, if not past, the date when you could have ordered the 2013 Taurus last year...so I'd expect the 2014 to be available in the next couple of months.

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I actually wonder if Ford might discontinue the Taurus.... ...sales seem a bit weak. Maybe I'll Google and get some info on that topic...

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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:33 pm

Orlaco wrote:
I actually wonder if Ford might discontinue the Taurus....
Dont you blasphemy in here!!!!!

If they do I will look for a late as I can get 2014 model 202 This time or pay more off and get a SHO!! but sounds to me like if production continues 2015 would be a likely candidate for the next major refresh.
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by Greg9933 » Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:15 pm

I gotta disagree that the 2013 is not a major upgrade. Having owned a 2011, I feel comfortable with this assessment. I've had my 2013 SEL for 5 months. If you don't own one, then you don't understand all the changes in this car. At first blush, yes, but that does not tell the story. Examples:

Look at the headlamp modules. They are significantly different. Look at the headlamp bulbs. HIR2, factory installed. LED tail/brake/turn signal. ALL the switch gear inside the car is now soft touch. The console is now padded top and both sides. The suspension calibration is significantly improved. Brake performance significantly improved. Much improved MFT and associated instrument display.

I could go on. Of intererst to all might be a document I stumbled across some weeks ago where the lead designer was discussing the 2013. He said directly that the benchmark for the 2013 was the Audi A6. It shows.

If you own a 2010 - 2012, don't drive a 2013 unless you're ready to buy. You'll never go back.

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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by BillR » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:08 pm

Geeze time flies, seems like we just got our 2012…I don’t want it to be two years older any faster than necessary :(
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by I.T.guy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:00 am

I agree with Greg9933. The '13 Taurus has a lot of changes/improvements over the '10-'12 model. This is not to say that the '13 is a major upgrade. It has been refined in some areas.
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by Greg9933 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:13 am

You dog, IT Guy. a 2013 SHO?

My dream car. Unfortunately I have to troll around in SEL E/B land. Not a band land to troll in, however.

Enjoy that "American Engineering". BMW can eat my shorts!

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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by I.T.guy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 8:11 am

Thanks Gregg. I still cannot believe I have one in my garage. It is an awesome car.
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by esfoad » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:22 am

I gotta say my 2010 is an awesome car. I am not test driving the 2013 because I don't want to feel bad. This car has everything I wanted. Room, power, comfort, power, looks, power etc. I guess I have been lucky but I have had remarkably few issues through the first 52000 miles. Couple TSB's and changed the brakes at 45000. For me, the changes to the interior, braking system and F/R lighting seems pretty major but I understand the mid model upgrade label and we can go with that. That said, I am looking forward to the next major upgrade. That's what I'm waiting for.
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:07 am

My guess is 2015 but again my guess.
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by esfoad » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:35 am

2016 makes sense to me. 2010-2012, refresh, 2013-2015, major change.
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by I.T.guy » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:44 am

That's my bet as well. 2015. Actually, I have a brother who works in Safety at the crash barrier and they are testing the Taurus for 2015. There sub-assemblies, so it's hard to tell what it will look like.
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by I.T.guy » Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:46 am

Correction. 2016, sorry.
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by BullBill » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:29 pm

Maybe they'll have it perfected by then?????
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by burnsy64 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:47 am

I'm going to get a 2014 Taurus. They have 2 new colors for 2014, Dark Side Metallic and Sunset Metallic. Has anyone seen these colors on cars or in spy photos?

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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by 2011TAURUSSEL » Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:23 pm

2014 Info is on Ford Website Dark side is a new name for Dark Blue. Sunset looks like a cross between orange and red but more on the Red side. My vote is the Dark Side.
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Re: 2014 Taurus?

Post by GhostRider » Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:30 am

I was about to ask what the difference was with Ruby Red and Sunset...lol. When you go to build it on Ford's website, it does not seem as though there is any change. I think Ruby Red may be brighter and a truer red.
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