It’s not as fun as reading about Ashton Kutcher doing acid, Justin Bieber being spit on, or Ryan Seacrest’s random acts, but what this is, is functional. And functional things tend to be informative and important, so if you’re in the market for a new car that’s good on gas on the highway and city, read on.
The 2013 Ford Taurus 2.0 liter EcoBoost delivers a class-leading 32 miles per gallon on the highway and 22 on city streets. Put those together, and you have an average of 26 mpg (unless you ONLY drive in cities, in which case you’d still average 32 mpg).
Competitors like the Chevrolet Impala, Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalon can’t quite touch the efficiency of the 2.0 liter EcoBoost Taurus. The EPA has even gone ahead and certified this to be truth; the organization says this Taurus is the class leader in large sedan city and highway fuel economy. The EPA’s rating puts the Taurus ahead of both the Mercedes E350 Bluetec diesel and the Porche Panamera S Hybrid.
With gas prices hovering and gyrating between three and four dollars per precious gallon, the Taurus is a nice option for folks on the hybrid and electric fence.
In other auto news that doesn’t involve the fuel-conscious, a 2013 SRT Viper was auctioned off for $300,000 for charity.