1992-1995 Ford Taurus SHO

Restyled in 1992, the 1992-1995 Ford Taurus SHO still looked and drove much the same as its predecessor. For the first time, the SHO had front-end styling that differed from the other Taurus' -- though that difference was subtle. The biggest change was the availability of a 4-speed automatic transmission in 1993.

The 1993 Ford Taurus SHO sedan, part of the 1992-1995 Ford Taurus SHO line
1993 Ford Taurus SHO sedan.
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Ford did more than just drop in an automatic transaxle. The automatic SHO had a slightly larger engine than the manual version. The extra torque of the larger engine mated better with the automatic transmission. The suspension was also slightly softer for the automatic cars.

Automatic or 5-speed, the SHO was still one of America's best sport sedans.

Pluses of the 1992-1995 Ford Taurus SHO:

  • Available automatic transmission
  • Faster than a similar vintage BMW 535i 0-60 (under 7.5 seconds)
  • Plenty of amenities
  • Revvy yet tractable engine with strong mid-range pull and primo sounds
  • Roomy
  • Secure, stable front-drive handling and grip

Minuses of the 1992-1995 Ford Taurus SHO:

  • Heavy-handed five-speed
  • Low-buck metal dash/door trim
  • Too new to predict ultimate collectibility

Production of the 1992-1995 Ford Taurus SHO:

Specifications of the 1992-1995 Ford Taurus SHO:
Wheelbase, inches: 106.0
Length, inches: 192.0

Weight, pounds
: 3,131-3,118
Price, new
: $23,889-$25,140 (U.S.)

Engines for the 1992-1995 Ford Taurus SHO:

dohc V-6
182 cid
dohc V-6
195 cid

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