2010 Ford Taurus SHO: Performance Reimagined

May 23


Matthew C. Keegan

Matthew C. Keegan

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The 2010 Ford Taurus SHO marks a significant evolution in the Taurus lineup, blending advanced technology with high performance. This article delves into the history, features, and innovations of the 2010 Taurus SHO, highlighting its role in Ford's EcoBoost technology launch.

A Legacy of Innovation

Introduced in the mid-1980s,2010 Ford Taurus SHO: Performance Reimagined Articles the Ford Taurus revolutionized the American mid-size sedan market. Its aerodynamic design and innovative features quickly made it a best-seller, a title it held well into the 1990s. The Taurus was not just a car; it was a statement of Ford's commitment to innovation and quality.

The Original SHO: A Performance Icon

From 1988 to 1998, the Taurus SHO (Super High Output) model stood out for its performance and engineering. Powered by a Yamaha engine, the SHO offered a unique blend of power and style, setting a new standard for mid-size sedans.

The 2010 Ford Taurus SHO: A New Era

The 2010 Taurus SHO represents the most significant update since the model's inception. Sharing a platform with the Lincoln MKS, the new Taurus is larger, heavier, and faster, marking its transition from a mid-size to a full-size sedan.

EcoBoost Technology: Power Meets Efficiency

One of the standout features of the 2010 Taurus SHO is its EcoBoost technology. The 3.5L V-6 engine, equipped with twin turbochargers and direct injection, delivers V-8 power with V-6 fuel economy. This innovation is a testament to Ford's commitment to combining performance with efficiency.

Brett Hinds, Advanced Engine Design Manager for Ford, highlighted the SHO's enhanced performance at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show:

"Performance is going to be really enhanced for the vehicle, the vehicle will have great nimble driving characteristics, it'll be a fun-to-drive vehicle, it'll have good passing maneuvers, it'll have great acceleration and give you really confidence in driving the vehicle."

Advanced Features and Safety

The 2010 Taurus SHO is packed with new features, including:

  • Ambient Lighting Package
  • Projector Beam Headlamps with Auto Lamps
  • Keyless Entry
  • Heated/Cooled Front Seats
  • Safety Canopy with Rollover Sensor

These features enhance both the driving experience and safety, making the Taurus SHO a well-rounded vehicle.

Market Position and Pricing

The 2010 Taurus SHO is set to hit showrooms in the summer, alongside the base Taurus model. Priced at $37,995, the SHO offers a premium option for those seeking performance and luxury. The base Taurus, expected to debut in the mid-20s price range, provides a more affordable yet still advanced option.

Interesting Stats and Facts

  • Fuel Efficiency: The EcoBoost engine in the 2010 Taurus SHO offers up to 25% better fuel efficiency compared to traditional V-8 engines. Source: Ford Motor Company
  • Performance: The 2010 Taurus SHO can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.2 seconds, making it one of the fastest sedans in its class. Source: Car and Driver
  • Safety: The 2010 Taurus received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), highlighting its advanced safety features. Source: NHTSA


The 2010 Ford Taurus SHO is more than just a car; it's a symbol of Ford's dedication to innovation, performance, and safety. With its advanced EcoBoost technology, enhanced features, and robust performance, the Taurus SHO sets a new standard in the full-size sedan market. Whether you're a long-time Taurus fan or new to the model, the 2010 SHO offers something for everyone.

This article provides a comprehensive look at the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO, highlighting its history, features, and innovations. For more information on Ford's EcoBoost technology, visit the Ford Media Center. For detailed performance reviews, check out Car and Driver.