2005 Ford Taurus consumer reviews

$21,200 starting MSRP
side view of 2005 Taurus Ford
90% of drivers recommend this car
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
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Unexpectedly Happy with this car

Got this car late 2010. Was not looking for a Taurus. Thought they were styled for old people. Found this on the internet and loved the looks. It has a spoiler that gives it a sportier look.I bought it with 83,000 miles and it now has 107,00. The gas mileage is always around 21 or 22 with city and highway driving mix. Took it on vacation last summer and got 26 to 27 on the highway. I have nothing bad to say about this vehicle. Glad I got past the Taurus stigma.


Good Bang for your Buck

This vehicle has been very reliable and not expensive to maintain. I've used it for road trips (to California, Colorado, Illinois, etc) and local driving (Texas) and it's held up well. Still plenty of pep after 158,000 miles!



We have put 140k on the car and the only thing thats has went wrong was the water pump failed at 80k.We ave about 25mpg's.


Most Reliable Car I've Owned

I bought this car used. This car is great - didn't break down, reliable, gas saver, and it was able to seat up to 6 people with a HUGE trunk. There isn't any other car I know of with that large of a trunk.


Okay Car

Got this car used when my 91 Honda Accord started to die. I have the SEL model which has all the bells and whistles on it. The interior is very roomy and lots of room in the backseat and trunk. The car rides nice, but has no turn radius. Its very hard to manuver the car in tight parking lots. Visibility is limited for me as well, but I am short, so someone else taller may be able to see out of it well. The car runs good, have not had any major problems with it. I personally hate the styling, but some may think it looks better; styling is subjective to the viewer. Gas mileage is not very good, I average about 28mpg with mostly highway driving and some city. I purchased the car cheap, like I said above my other car died and I needed something fast and cheap, but it would not have been my first choice. Its too large of a car for me, I call it a boat sometimes b/c it is so large. Car has little resale value. Getting ready to trade it in for something newer with better mpg. I have had the car for a couple of years, it does have high mileage on it and was used when I bought it, and its only worth about 2,000 dollars. Its not a bad car, but not what I need/want in a car. I prefer smaller vehicles for commuting back and forth to college.


Car I've Owned



best engine

The 3.0 V6 from Ford is the best engine ever made in USA never fail or broke easily the bad thing is that with the engine they putted one of the wrest transmissions ever made. great car overall handles good they have really good AC as about design don't like it.



I have this very same Taurus, and it runs very well. Also very comfortable on the inside. 64,000 miles


Mileage not consistent

I read the review people wrote on this car and was amazed at the gas mileage they were receiving. I have never been able to get my mileage above 19mpg. I follow the maintenance schedule for the vehicle. Additionally, the car uses the proper fuel according the manual. I could see this being overlooked by some people if they have not read the manual or been informed by their dealership.


Vastly inferior to 1995 model.

This car has had a greater variety of problems than any other car I have owned, leading me to conclude that quality is no longer job one, at least for this line. When I first got the car (9K miles, used as loaner for the dealership), it leaked when it rained. I thought it was only leaking around the window (because I could see the drips) but the dealer eventually figured out it was leaking from multiple points, so badly that there would be water standing in the front passenger floor after a hard rain. After 25 hours of labor, the dealer finally managed to seal the car. Unfortunately, the problems did not end there. So far, we have had to replace the entire air-conditioning system, the hydraulic lifts for the rear window, and the latch for the rear hatch. Also, the paint has rusted through in four different areas (on three of the doors and on the rear hatch). In all cases, the rust seemed to bubble up from beneath the paint, with no apparent exterior damage. The roof rack has also come apart. Although it is still functional, two trim pieces have fallen off. On a more subjective level, everything about the car seems high friction; it seems to work much harder to move than our other cars do. Don't buy one.