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Posted at 01:07 PM ET, 06/26/2012

2013 Ford Taurus EPA-Rated at 32 MPG


Ford's largest sedan was just inducted into the 30-plus-mpg club. The 2013 Ford Taurus ' turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is EPA-rated at 32 mpg highway, beating Ford’s previous estimate by 1 mpg.

The EcoBoost engine makes 237 horsepower and is joined by two others in the Taurus lineup: a 290-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 and a 365-hp, turbocharged V-6. The regular 3.5-liter is EPA-rated at 19/29 mpg city/highway and the turbocharged V-6 gets 17/25 mpg.

According to Ford, the Taurus EcoBoost is the class leader in fuel economy, besting rivals like the 2012 Chevrolet Impala (18/30 mpg), 2012 Chrysler 300 (19/31 mpg) and 2012 Toyota Avalon (19/28), though they all use a V-6. According to the automaker, the following helped boost fuel economy:

Low-tension front-end accessory drive belt

Smart battery management

Aggressive deceleration fuel shutoff

Variable-displacement air-conditioning compressor

Reduced friction lubricants

Electric power-assisted steering

The 2013 Ford Taurus will begin arriving in dealerships later this summer.

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By Cars.com  |  01:07 PM ET, 06/26/2012

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