The Ford Taurus Lives Up to Its Legacy

The Taurus is a mid-to-full-sized sedan produced by the Ford Motor Company that initially debuted in 1986. Since then, it has gone through several notable redesigns, and it's now one of the most popular choices in its class thanks to strong performance and affordability. Arlington Heights and Schaumburg drivers interested in test-driving the latest Taurus model can find it at Arlington Heights Ford. Our showroom is conveniently located on West Dundee Road, just three quarters of a mile west of Highway 53.

History of the Taurus Nameplate

The first Taurus launched in 1986 to replace the dated styling of the Ford LTD. The model was highly anticipated because it marked a new era of design for automobiles. Whereas the Ford LTD was more angular and boat-like, the new Taurus was compact and featured graceful curves. In slang terms, it was known as the "jelly bean" design.

During its subsequent generations, the Taurus would become larger, moving from a mid-sized to a full-sized sedan. Eventually, sales began to decline because of tough competition from Japanese automakers and the general economic climate, and the Ford Five Hundred replaced the Taurus for the 2007 model-year.

A strong reaction came from both the public and the within Ford company over the nameplate's discontinuation. Many believed that the name that was so integral to Ford's modern success deserved to live on. In 2008, a new Taurus debuted, developed off of the Five Hundred model.

The Current Taurus

For the 2014 model year, the Taurus offers more standard and available safety amenities, which include the new lane-keeping assist system as well as an updated version of the MyFord Touch touchscreen interface system and Sync voice control system. Other highlights of the latest Taurus consist of:

  • A V6 engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission
  • LED taillights
  • A 60/40 split-folding rear seat
  • A six-speaker sound system

Test Drive a Taurus at Arlington Heights Ford

We invite you to come and see the new Taurus today. We're located at 801 W. Dundee Road, in Arlington Heights, just twenty minutes northeast of Schaumburg. Besides new Ford vehicles, we also have an inventory of used options as well as a full service department. Come see why we're one of the most trusted dealerships in the area.


Arlington Heights Ford

801 W. Dundee Road
Directions Arlington Heights, IL 60004

  • Sales: (847) 346-3025
  • Service: (847) 346-3025
  • Parts: (847) 346-3025


  • Monday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Tuesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Wednesday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Thursday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Friday 9:00AM - 8:00PM
  • Saturday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Sunday Closed

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