Ride in Style on Your Next Outing in a New Taurus

Close up of the front of a silver 2019 Ford Taurus | Ford dealer in Chesterton, IN

You’re looking for a vehicle that doesn’t drive like a bulky tank, but that has power beneath the hood. You want something that keeps you connected, whether your cell phone has service or not. The 2019 Ford Taurus may be the vehicle you’ve been searching for. Here’s everything you need to know about this all-in-one vehicle.


The 2019 Ford Taurus balances power and performance for a smooth ride with some kick. Standard on the 2019 is the 3.5-liter Ti-VCT engine that delivers 288 horsepower. Does that not sound like enough power? Upgrade to the Taurus SHO trim level and you’ll get the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that generates 365 horsepower. 

Something has to bridle all that power and torque. The 2019 Taurus includes Intelligent all-wheel-drive sensors that improve grip and enhance handling by balancing torque between the front and rear wheels. A Torque Vectoring Control and Curve Control system adjusts braking to provide more grip when going around curves. The sportier SHO model includes a sport-tuned suspension that improves cornering and steering responsiveness, as well as better maintains traction, no matter the conditions. You can enjoy this powerful performance at 18 miles per gallon in town and 26 mpg on the highway.


Power and performance aren’t everything in a vehicle; your vehicle’s technology can really make or break your driving experience. To keep you connected, the 2019 Taurus includes Ford’s SYNC 3 system. With SYNC 3, you can keep your hands on the wheel and access navigation and smartphone connectivity with voice-activated technology. SYNC 3 also gives you access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can stay entertained on the road. 

The Taurus allows you to take this connectivity even further with Ford+Alexa. This system brings Amazon’s Alexa into your vehicle and, through connecting via SYNC 3, accesses traffic information, Amazon Prime shopping, and even connected smart home devices. 


In order to really enjoy the power, performance, and technology of the 2019 Ford Taurus, you have to be safe while driving. In addition to air bags surrounding the interior of the vehicle, the Taurus includes a host of safety technology that ensures your safe return whether you’re going to the store or across the country. 

Adaptive cruise control, for example, allows you to enjoy the convenience of cruise control while keeping you at a safe distance from the vehicles around you. The Lane-keeping system and Cross-traffic alert keeps tabs on traffic around you and guarantees that you stay safely in your lane.

Exterior and Interior Features

The 2019 Taurus will catch the eye of anyone on the road. This sedan blends luxury and sleek aerodynamics with a strong structure and sweeping lines. On the inside of the 2019 Taurus, you’ll find spacious seating for you and your passengers, as well as rich, sophisticated styling. Upgrade to the Taurus Limited or the Taurus SHO, and you can enjoy heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, and heated outboard rear seats.

The 2019 Ford Taurus offers an ideal blend of sophisticated design, innovative technology, and impressive performance. Don’t believe us? Come down to Lake Shore Ford and check out the 2019 Taurus for yourself. 

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Why the 2019 Ford Flex is the Perfect SUV

White 2019 Ford Flex in front of colorful townhouses. | Ford Dealership in Chesterton, IN

One of life’s most exciting decisions is choosing a new road tripping vehicle. If you love traveling the country, you’re going to want more than just a reliable car. You want loads of fun, and few SUVs satisfy that requirement better than the 2019 Ford Flex. With plenty of cargo space and entertainment features, the Flex is the perfect road trip vehicle to go the distance. Let’s discover why.

Powerful Twin Turbo

The 2019 Ford Flex touts a base 287-horsepower V-6 engine that offers an economical 23 mpg on the highway. If you want a stronger feel and plenty of peppy acceleration, consider upgrading your Flex to the beefy 365-horsepower, twin-turbocharged V-6. This EcoBoost powerhouse outperforms many rivals and makes a great choice under the hood.

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Features of the 2018 Ford Escape That You Will Love

Blue 2018 Ford Escape | Ford Dealer | Burns Harbor, INThe 2018 Ford Escape is a fun vehicle to drive for so many reasons. It has responsive controls, enough power to spare, and comfortable seating to name just a few of its key features. But some of the best features are focused on driver convenience. Here are some of the top features the 2018 Ford Escape has that make it one of the best-in-class compact SUVs when it comes to driver convenience.

Cabin Comfort

When you slip into the cabin of the 2018 Ford Escape, you immediately feel the comfort the available heated, leather-trimmed seats provide. Feel the warmth of your grip on the heated steering wheel. Even the side-view mirrors are heated, giving you the clear vision you want even on those cold days.

Need a little air? Control each window with one-touch up/down functionality. An auto-dimming rearview mirror keeps the trailing traffic’s headlamps from blinding you.

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Why You Should Consider the 2018 Ford F-150 as Your Next Work Truck

2018 red Ford f-150 | Ford Dealer | Burns Harbor, INFor decades Ford has been producing one of the best trucks on the market — the F-150. So when you find yourself looking around for your next work truck, why look any further than Ford’s 2018 F-150? Here are a few reasons you should buy the 2018 Ford F-150.

Trim Levels

With seven trims to choose from, in addition to SuperCrew and SuperCab options, there will definitely be an F-150 for the job at hand. They all have fully boxed frames, front coil suspensions, rear two-stage, variable rate leaf suspensions, electronic rear-locking differential systems, and power rack-and-pinion steering.

The entry-level F-150 XL is ideal for fleet-level work. Available four-wheel drive gives you the flexibility of going places other trucks dare not. If you need to transport passengers to one of those places, the SuperCrew is the one for you. If it’s gear or equipment you are hauling, SuperCab gets the nod. So when you need several trucks to handle the work, get behind the XL and get the job done.

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