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2009 Ford Taurus
2009 Ford Taurus
Available Price Range $3,351-$11,559 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 20-23 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2009 Ford Taurus

Our Take

Ford chose to resurrect the bygone Taurus nameplate in 2008. The Taurus is available in base SE, SEL and Limited trim levels. The SEL and Limited both can be had with all-wheel drive. The Taurus competes with the Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Avalon.The Taurus now comes standard with electronic sta... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Dated cabin design
  • Mushy brakes
  • Some cheap interior details
  • Narrow front seats
  • Same stodgy profile
  • Folding backseat execution

Notable Features

  • 3.5-liter V-6
  • Available AWD
  • Six airbags standard
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • New safety features


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in October 2007 about the 2008 Ford Taurus. This year, Ford made the Taurus' electronic stability system standard, which enhances its safety appeal significantly. To see what else is new for 2009, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.Even if you've never owned a Taurus, you probably know someone... Read full review for the 2009 Ford Taurus

Consumer Reviews


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A very good value

by Sig the Taurus Guy from Saint Louis, Missouri on November 21, 2011

We bought a new 2010 which we love and I needed a second car a year later and found my 2009. It is not as flashy as the newer Taurus but has all the practicality at a lower price. I have owned three o... Read Full Review


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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