Description: Full-Size Near Luxury Sedan
Base MSRP Range: $22,230 - $28,230
Invoice Price Range: $20,507 - $25,907
Where built: USA
Ford's flagship sedan brings the tight handling traits of a European touring car and a generous passenger compartment with seats for five plus luxury gear. Passengers ride higher than on seats in other sedans. Ford labels the design as Command Seating and compares the upright seat position to that of a high-hiked crossover SUV.
Five Hundred features front-wheel-drive (FWD) or all-wheel-drive (AWD) traction. All issues draw power from a 3.0-liter Duratec V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transaxle by Aisin for FWD and a continuously variable transmission (CVT) by ZF-Batavia for AWD models.
Trims consist of the well equipped SE, deluxe SEL and top-flight Limited. Five Hundred SE edition gets the CVT and disc brakes with anti-lock brake system (ABS) and traction control system (TCS). Five Hundred SEL adds the six-speed automatic shifter for FWD versions, while Limited has the cabin dressed in leather.