2019 will spell the end of the Ford Taurus in North America, while also marking the end of Ford sedans in the market. But before the last Taurus rolls off the line at the Ford Chicago Assembly Plant, the 2019 Ford Taurus will get a few changes.
Calling the changes as such would be a mis-nomer. Instead, we would refer to these “changes” as feature removals. No matter, here’s what’s new.
As far as exterior colors go, the 2019 Ford Taurus loses two exterior colors while gaining one new one:
- Shadow Black
- White Gold
- Agate Black
The trim level lineup carries over unmodified from the 2018 Taurus, offering the following models from base to most loaded:
No changes were made to the mechanicals of the 2019 Ford Taurus, with the following two gasoline engines remaining on tap:
- 3.5L Duratec V6 making 288 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, and
- 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the Taurus SHO making 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque
Both are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel-drive is standard, while all-wheel-drive is optional. The 3.5L EcoBoost engine is mated with all-wheel-drive at all times.
The wheel lineup for the 2019 Taurus consists of the following five options:
|18||Sparkle Silver-Painted Aluminum||Standard on SE and SEL|
|19||Premium Luster Nickel-Painted Aluminum||Standard on Limited|
|20||Polished Aluminum||Optional on Limited|
|20||Low-gloss Ebony Black-Painted Machined Aluminum||Optional on SEL and SHO|
|20||Ebony Black-Painted Machined with Painted Pockets||Standard on SHO|
Inside, the 2019 Ford Taurus sees extremely little changes. Ford will now refer to all-weather floor mats as “floor liners, front and rear.”
In addition, the manual tilt and telescoping steering wheel is now standard on all models, since the power tilt/telescoping steering column has been deleted.
On Limited models, a leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard, replacing the leather-wrapped wheel with a wood insert.
Safety & Security
The 2019 Ford Taurus removes the auto-dimming rearview mirror on SEL models, and replaces it with a manually-adjustable day/night unit.
No changes are made to the Drive Assist systems.
Functionally, the engine block heater (41H) is no longer standard. Instead, it is now optional in cold weather states.
Further decontending the 2019 Ford Taurus is the removal of the rear-window power sunshade on Limited and SHO models.
No packages have been added or deleted for the 2019 Ford Taurus.
That’s All, Folks
And that’s all that’s new for the 2019 Ford Taurus – the last model year of the nameplate in North America as The Blue Oval bails on sedans to sell everyone a van, crossover, SUV or pickup truck.
Stay tuned to Ford Authority for ongoing Ford Taurus news coverage.