(4.1) 45 reviews
MSRP: $532$5,196
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 22-23
Engine: 155-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (flexible; E85)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2001 Ford Taurus

Our Take on the 2001 Ford Taurus

Our Take

The Taurus received major styling changes and additional safety features for 2000, but this year it is a rerun, except for a few items. Among the changes, an 18-gallon fuel tank replaces one that held 16 gallons, and the base LX models now have standard power door locks.Perennially one of the to... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

Pity the folks who don't understand how much cars and people are alike. You have to get to know them [cars and people] before making a commitment. Otherwise, the relationship can be short and unhappy. Some cars, and people, come on strong. They look like a million bucks. But spend some time with them, and you know they're not for you. Lots of style, maybe not so much substance.... Read full review for the 2001 Ford Taurus

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Best in Class

by Brad from Seattle on May 5, 2012

This car is without doubt, 100%, by the cliche country mile, the best car in its class. With 300,000 miles I have never once had to do ANY work to this car. I bought it new in 01 and never even parked... Read Full Review

5 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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 10 recalls for this car.

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