terryallan Have to remember. The Taurus in question was not stock. Can Am heavily modifies those front wheel drive cars to tow. So yeah if you can pay 35k + for a Taurus, and then a few thousand more to make it tow. It will.
They may put a transmission cooler, but I doubt high performance Taurus needs it. Sport sedans have cooling covered in almost all cases. What they do is typically include making a unique custom hitch receiver, or reinforcing the existing one. In essence it is a three-legged receiver with very strong extension of the 2' squared tube upward which is then welded to the rear suspension (or frame) crossbar, so the receiver is super-stiff and very effective in weight distribution setup; cant be even compared to any stock receiver, be it in truck or crossover; they guarantee 1200 lb of receiver carrying capacity, and Canam is A+ rated by BBB as long as I can remember.
In addition I got custom welded Eaz-lift head which was made specifically for my ML and Passport. The towbar is very short so rear overhang is the shortest possible; hitching is not a problem with backup camera. Plus I got Prodigy P2 hardwired, Mercedes dealers had no clue how to do it. Tension bars and sway bars were included as well. I paid $1700, unfortunately Canadian government did not return the sales tax.
My combination is almost fifth wheel-stable. 90% of 18 wheelers produce zero effects on me, i have no trouble passing them if I need. The other 10% cause very soft and gentle pull on the steering wheel, all I need to do is to hold it firmly in other not to get to close to the them. The truck sits absolutely level, like no weight is hanging on the tail.
But the most important asset from dealing with Canam and reading Andy's articles is acquired knowledge of towing and RVing in general.
Gene//////'16 Passport 2670 BH
'11 Mercedes ML 350 gas, Reinforced OEM hitch receiver,1000 lb Eaz-Lift with custom welded head, 2 sway control bars, P2, tst 507 trailer TPMS