(4.5) 41 reviews
MSRP: $382$5,946
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 22-24
Engine: 155-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (flexible; E85)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2003 Ford Taurus

Our Take on the 2003 Ford Taurus

Our Take

New seven-spoke wheels are equipped on 2003-model-year versions of Ford’s midsize Taurus sedan and wagon, and a wood and leather-trimmed steering wheel is now available. All Tauruses now have standard power windows and door locks, a tilt steering wheel and floormats. A new Sport SES model f... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

When it comes to popular American cars, they don't get any more popular than the Ford Taurus. Through August, Ford produced 227,704 Taurus cars. That's more than the entire lines of BMW, Chrysler, Daewoo, Dodge, Mercedes-Benz, Lincoln, Jaguar, Mercury, Volvo, Cadillac, Saturn, Acura, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Porsche, Mitsubishi, Audi and Suzuki in the same period, according to Automoti... Read full review for the 2003 Ford Taurus

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Excellent car for the money

by J from Rochester, NY on September 19, 2010

I bought my 2003 Taurus SE in February of 2004 with 11k miles on it. Here I am almost 7 years later, and the car now has 173k miles on it, and it is still going strong. The engine isn't as powerful as... Read Full Review

13 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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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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