1997 Ford Taurus

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21 reviews
Available Price Range Get Value Trims6 Combined MPG 21-24 Seats 5-8

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In 1995, Ford officials told me that the shape of the new Taurus would grow on me over time. Well, two years down the road has proved Ford correct. I dislike the Taurus' design quite a bit less than I did. Perhaps all the Taurus really needs is a redesign of the rear end, some nicer-looking taillights and a more cleanly designed trunk lid. In any case, I almost like it. The avant-garde sty... Read Full Review

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3.7 out of 5

Based on 21 reviews

Junk Transmissions But Reliable Engines

by Car Reviewer from Minneapolis, MN on September 2, 2010

My family has now had two '97 Taurus's. Both had junk transmissions and broke at 108,000 and 113,000 miles. One was my car given to me by my parents. The front sway bar, struts, and ty rod all broke..... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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