Road Tests Real world tests of Taurus SHO vs Focus RS

0-60mph

Taurus SHO
5.2 s
Focus RS
5.7 s

Top speed

Taurus SHO
156 mph
Focus RS
163 mph

Differences What are the advantages of each

Car-autoblog view of Ford Taurus SHO

Reasons to consider the
Ford Taurus SHO

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Faster to 60mph 5.2 s vs 5.7 s Around 10% faster to 60mph
More powerful engine 365 HP @ 5,500 RPM vs 301 HP @ 6,000 RPM More than 20% stronger engine
Bigger engine 3,500 cc vs 2,500 cc 40% bigger engine
Side view of Ford Focus RS

Reasons to consider the
Ford Focus RS

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Lighter curb weight 3,227 lb vs 4,259 lb Around 25% lighter curb weight; less inertia to overcome when accelerating

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Taurus SHO  vs
Focus RS 
Brand Ford Ford
Type of car Production car Production car
Year 2013 2009
City mileage 16 MPG 18 MPG
Highway mileage 25 MPG 30 MPG

transmission

Drivetrain AWD FWD w/Quaife LSD
Shift system Automatic Manual
Gearing Traditional Traditional
# of gears 6 6

engine

Displacement 3,500 cc 2,500 cc
Fuels
Gas
Compression ratio 10:1 9:1
Bore/stroke 3.6 in / 3.4 in 3.3 in / 3.7 in

road tests

Taurus SHO  vs
Focus RS 
Top speed 156 mph 163 mph
0-60mph 5.2 s 5.7 s

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.67 lb/hp 10.72 lb/hp
Maximum hp 365 HP @ 5,500 RPM 301 HP @ 6,000 RPM
Maximum torque 352 ft-lb @ 1,500 RPM 326 ft-lb @ 2,250 RPM
Engine placement Front Front
Steering system Rack and pinion Rack and pinion

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc Disc
Rear brakes Disc Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 4,259 lb 3,227 lb
Width 76.2 in 72.5 in
Height 60.7 in 58.4 in
Length 202.9 in 173.3 in
Wheelbase 112.9 in 103.9 in
Ford Taurus SHO
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