What are some of the Pro's/Con's of getting one or the other??
Seems like they're priced fairly closely for a 2016 SHO vs 2017 Sport, maybe 2-3k more on the SHO. At least if you qualify for the SHO incentives, which seems to be just buy one? $5,750 on the SHO.I've never been in a Taurus so i couldn't say but the biggest con about it for me is the 10 to $15k more that it costs.
Yep! I agree with Jared. In Colorado they have $6K in incentives so the pricing is really a push. However, I drove both cars back to back and the Fusion is just a more nimble car. Straight line performance was very close in terms of acceleration but the Taurus just rolled more in turns and had a lot more understeer. It just rolled over on it's tire's sidewalls much easier. I know you can get the performance package for the Taurus that may eliminate some of this but there is literally not a single SHO in stock within 100 miles of Denver that has the performance package.Prices are quite close. With incentives and needing to move the Taurus stock, you can probably get the same price right now either way. One thing you'll find is the Taurus is no longer in the standard rotation for 2017 side the police model...
One HUGE benefit IMO is the Sync 3 system in the 2017. Side that, the Fusion is definitely a better handling car, size is comparable on the inside though the seats in the Fusion are definitely more "sport" with the side bolstering... Personally I REALLY like the FuSpo seats, while the Taurus seats were kinda meh in comparison. Comfortable for sure, but not at all matched to the power plant in the SHO.
My opinion is that the Fusion Sport actually SEEMS like a "sport" car, while the Taurus seems like large sedan that happens to go decently quick.
These two points are where my decision was made. I test drove 3 Taurus SHOs and just couldn't get comfortable. I'm 6'3" and felt like I was hugging the steering wheel with the seat all the way back. The hip and leg room felt cramped.Yup. The dough. And, they don't handle anywhere near as well as the Sport. The Sport also actually feels as roomy or even roomier too.
Don't believe anything mechanical has changed. Minor face lifts and lighting changes. Minor interior tweaks and wheel choices.Seems like features, pros, and cons are really up on the table. Has the 6th Gen Taurus received any major upgrades/updates since its introduction in 2010? (aside from Sync 3 in the 2016 model).
If it was that same red one I'm thinking of... (from the PM) It doesn't have the 401A package. There's a lot of used ones WITH the 401A that sell quick. Seems like nobody wants the ones that dont have it.Went to the ford place today and they have 1 really nice looking 2016 Sho, ruby red, Orig price $41,389.00 but has
been listed as Easyprice for $31,340.00.
Salesman said they are trying to move it.....
Didn't give a reason why...