Does the 2013 Ford Taurus have Bluetooth?

I have my grandpa’s 2013 Ford Taurus for a couple of weeks while they’re away, and I want to connect my phone to Bluetooth to listen to music. Does this car even have Bluetooth, or do I need an AUX cable?

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Andrea Barrett · Answered on Jan 16, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Great question! The 2013 Ford Taurus offers Bluetooth, but it’s only available on the SEL, Limited, and SHO trim levels.
The 2013 Ford Taurus was offered in four trim levels: the SE, SEL, Limited, and [SHO[(https://getjerry.com/car-insurance/ford-taurus-sho-insurance-cost).
Although the base SE may not include Bluetooth capability, it did come standard with other desirable features like integrated blind spot mirrors and an exterior access keypad. Higher trim levels unlocked new features, but if you want Bluetooth, you’ll need to have the Ford Taurus SEL, Limited, or SHO.
If your Taurus does have Bluetooth, connecting your phone to it is relatively simple:
  • Navigate to your vehicle’s settings on the touchscreen infotainment display
  • Select the option titled “Phone,” then turn Bluetooth ON
  • On your phone, ensure Bluetooth is also turned ON
  • Return to your vehicle’s touchscreen and select “Bluetooth Devices”
  • Select “Add Phone”
  • A six-digit PIN might appear on the screen (depending on the model year)
  • Select the SYNC device when it appears on your phone’s Bluetooth list to initiate pairing
  • Confirm the PIN (if necessary)
Once pairing is complete, you will see a confirmation message, and you will be able to use your phone hands-free while driving (and avoid a distracted driving charge).
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