Ford's mid-size sedan and station wagon were redesigned in 2000 with the rigid structure of a previous Taurus used as a foundation. Taurus for 2003 continues with upgraded standard features, such as power windows, power door locks and tilting steering wheel on all versions. Trim levels encompass LX, SE, SES and SEL designations, with Taurus SES spinning off a new Sport version for the sedan and SEL piling on luxury gear including rear wood plus leather for the shift knob and steering wheel. The Sport package brings two-tone cloth fabric upholstery for seats and touches of pewter, and a floor-mounted shifter stick. Engines include Ford's 3.0-liter Vulcan V6, rated at 155 hp, and a dual-cam version good for 200 hp. An exceptional four-speed automatic transaxle mates with either engine.