2005 Ford Taurus

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2005 Ford Taurus

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Performance with the 201-hp V-6
  • Interior space
  • Seat comfort
  • Overall value

The bad:

  • Handling
  • Visibility
  • Poor resale value
  • Aging design
  • ABS not standard

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Choice of two 3.0-liter V-6s
  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • Four-speed automatic
  • Optional side-impact airbags

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 3.9
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 3.8
  • Reliability 4.4

Most recent consumer reviews


Major problems with transmission,

If I could give zero ratings I would this is the worst most unsafe unreliable money pit of a car I've ever owned 2005 Ford Taurus 97148 original miles problems with shifting. It's unsafe to drive.Im a single mother I've had to cancel my son last 2 Diabetes clinic app. Because the Ford Taurus is not reliable and I think Ford Motor company should do the repairs for free there was a recall


faulty transmission

i have 2005 taurus very good car dependable , only thing u have to be gentle with is the transmission , i went to install a rear hitch . they won t they say the transmission is built for towing , other wise no other problem to speak off


Not bad car for the price.

Had this car for 230k miles with transmission rebuilt at 130k miles, starter replaced at 200k Generally dependable car with not many issues beyond typical consumables (oil, filter, tires).

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage EV
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Ford models up to 6 years old with less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12-month/12,000-mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty. 8-year/100,000-mile (whichever comes first) BaseCARE EV Warranty coverage.
7-year/100,00-Mile (whichever comes first)
Dealer certification required
Certified 127-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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