Best Bet
(4.8) 12 reviews
MSRP: $3,400$11,092
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 20-23
Engine: 263-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD
2009 Ford Taurus

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

5 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.