Remember the Ford Taurus of the 1980s and 1990s? It was a great car with a lot of heart and a lot of class. It was also an extremely popular car – just like the new 2017 Ford Taurus is today. The Ford Taurus of 2017 is bigger, roomier, even more comfortable than the previous generations, and offers one of the quietest rides found anywhere in the automobile universe.

This year’s Taurus is powered by a V6, 3.5-liter engine that pumps out 288 horsepower. Other engines are optional, depending on which trim level you choose. There is the four-cylinder turbocharged 2.0-liter that pushes out 240 horses and is one of the best at fuel economy in the Taurus’ sedan class. You can also choose a twin turbo V6, 3.5-liter engine that will give you 365 horsepower and cruise you to 60 miles per hour in just under 6 seconds. Front wheel drive is standard in the Taurus but all-wheel drive is optional. All these great cars come with a six-speed automatic transmission.

A lot of great equipment comes standard on the 2017 Ford Taurus: a power drive seat, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, full power accessories, six speaker sound system and on some trim levels you’ll get a rearview camera, leather upholstery and power passenger seat, dual automatic climate control, rear parking sensors and the Sync and MyFord Touch electronics interfaces. Other options include, sunroof, adaptive cruise control, a navigation system with HD radio and a Sony sound system with 12 speakers.

This large sedan is capturing the imagination of America’s car buyers once again. It was one of the best selling cars in the 89s and it is heading in that direction this time around also. The roomy cabin is as big as a warehouse, okay, maybe not that big, but it feels that way, and the trunk is so spacious that it could be used as a summer house. All hyperbole aside, the Taurus is very roomy and the inner space gives one the feeling of comfort and freedom of movement that other cars rarely provide.

The 2017 Ford Taurus is one of those traditional cars that have been around forever (it seems) and still gets a double look because of its classic lines and sleek design. You can test drive your own Taurus at Gateway Ford.