(4.2) 38 reviews
MSRP: $1,072$6,868
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 23
Engine: 153-hp, 3.0-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2006 Ford Taurus

Our Take on the 2006 Ford Taurus

Our Take

Even though Ford launched its new Five Hundred sedan for 2005, the automaker's midsize Taurus continues into the 2006 model year with a simplified lineup and a single V-6 choice. Four-door sedans are offered in SE and SEL trim levels. SEL models gained woodgrain trim on the console, doors an... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Handling
  • Visibility
  • Poor resale value
  • Nearly extinct design
  • ABS not standard

Notable Features

  • 153-hp, 3.0-liter V-6
  • Sedan body style only
  • Four-speed automatic
  • Optional side-impact airbags


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 38 reviews

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Most Reliable car I've ever owned

by Carfenatic from St. Paul Minnesota on July 8, 2011

We have had our Ford Taurus for about 3 years now and have put over 100,000 miles on it. We bought it with 15,000 miles for $7,000. We have had no problems with the vehical. We even went 10,000 miles ... Read Full Review

2 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 3 recalls for this car.

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