2010 Ford Taurus SHO Test-Drive Update: A look around the interior

2010 Ford Taurus SHO Interior (Weekly Test-Drive)

Yesterday, we told you about our new “Weekly Test-Drive” vehicle – the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO. So far I’ve spent two days driving the new 2010 SHO and I have to say, I am very impressed by Ford’s improvement in interior design and quality.

The new 2010 Taurus SHO interior definitely feels aggressive and a step-up from the base 2010 Taurus models. It featured leather-trimmed seats with Milko Suede inserts, a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel, 10-way power adjustable front-seats. aluminum accelerator and brake pedals, aluminum trim on the instrument and door panels and SHO branding on the floor mats and on the passenger side of the dash.

Also, for those interested, I’ve been averaging a combined fuel-economy of 19 mpg – and believe me, I haven’t been refraining from pushing the SHO to its limits.

Make sure you check out questions I’ve answered from yesterday (posted after the jump). Also, feel free to ask me more questions and I will be sure to answer all of them in tomorrow’s update.

Click through to view more pictures and answers to questions that were asked yesterday.

2010 Ford Taurus SHO Interior (Weekly Test-Drive):

2010 Ford Taurus SHO Interior (Weekly Test-Drive) 2010 Ford Taurus SHO Interior (Weekly Test-Drive) 2010 Ford Taurus SHO Interior (Weekly Test-Drive)

2010 Ford Taurus SHO Interior (Weekly Test-Drive) 2010 Ford Taurus SHO Interior (Weekly Test-Drive) 2010 Ford Taurus SHO Interior (Weekly Test-Drive)

Answers to questions form yesterday:

Pat: …are you guys getting good feedback from people just asking about it?

People have definitely been very impressed by the new 2010 Taurus SHO. Most people can’t believe its a Ford and others are very excited to hear about a V6 making 365-hp. Overall, enthusiasts are happy to see the SHO make a comeback.

ravensbd5309: …the Lincoln MKS also has the same push-button start but there is a slot above the button to insert the key fob… I see the button for the Taurus but is there a slot or does it just sense the key?

There is no slot for the key – the 2010 Ford Taurus features keyless start. As long as you have the key in your pocket or in the car – the car will start when you push the Start/Stop Engine button

Autto: These are the first pictures of an Atlantis Green SHO I’ve seen…Can we look forward to complete gallery set. Will you be testing the difference between running it on regular vs. premium gas? I’ve yet to see any numbers on that.

When we review a car, we provide daily updates during our test-drive. Our full review (due-out during the second week of September) will feature a large high-res gallery with the pictures of the car in action for all your wallpaper needs. Unfortunately, we don’t have the car long enough to run a test to compare the difference between regular vs. premium gas. The driver manual says: “Your vehicle is designed to run on regular fuel with an octane rating of 87 or higher. For best overall performance, premium fuel with an octane rating of 91 or higher is recommended. The performance gained by using premium fuel will be most noticeable in hot weather or in severe duty applications such as towing a trailer.”

– By: Omar Rana

All Photos Copyright © 2009 Omar Rana ““ egmCarTech.