2015 Ford Taurus

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Key Specs

of the 2015 Ford Taurus. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    20-24 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    288-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Steering feedback
  • Massive trunk
  • Seating comfort
  • Child-safety seat configurability

The Bad

  • Unresponsive transmission with non-turbo V-6
  • Difficult touch-sensitive controls
  • Undersized cabin for a full-size car
  • Visibility
  • Interior build quality

Notable Features of the 2015 Ford Taurus

  • Lane departure prevention available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Full-size five-seat sedan
  • Touch-sensitive controls available
  • High-performance Taurus SHO available

What Is the 2015 Ford Taurus?

The 2015 Ford Taurus is a full-size sedan with front- or all-wheel drive that seats five and competes with vehicles like the Toyota Avalon, Chevrolet Impala and Hyundai Azera. It comes in three trim levels: SE, SEL and Limited. A high-performance Taurus SHO model is also available, featuring a twin-turbo V-6 engine.

What's New on the 2015 Ford Taurus?

For 2015, Ford added the Sync multimedia system to the base SE trim of the Taurus, as well as a backup camera.

How Does the 2015 Ford Taurus Compare to Other Large Sedans?

The Taurus has a spacious, comfortable backseat that makes it good for families. But when it comes to modern performance, technology and handling, it falls well behind competitors like the Avalon, Impala and Azera.

What Features in the 2015 Ford Taurus Are Most Important?

The 2015 Taurus comes standard with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine, rated at 288 horsepower, and a six-speed automatic transmission. The available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine produces 240 hp. When properly equipped, the 2015 Taurus can tow 1,000 pounds. The SHO's twin-turbo V-6 makes 365 hp and 350 pounds-feet of torque and powers all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel shift paddles. It also has a sport suspension.

The Taurus seats five and features front bucket seats and a three-person rear bench. It gets a standard power driver's seat, air conditioning, a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cruise control and a CD stereo. It also includes standard body-colored door handles and front and rear bumpers, chrome grille accents, a chrome-tipped exhaust and 17-inch wheels. Available features include leather seats, a power moonroof, push-button start, the MyFord Touch multimedia system, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, power-adjustable pedals with memory feature and 18-, 19- or 20-inch wheels.

The Taurus comes with the required front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system. It also comes standard with a backup camera, side-impact airbags for the front seats and side-curtain airbags. Available safety features include lane departure warning and prevention, a blind spot warning system, a collision warning system and rear parking sensors.

Should I Buy the 2015 Ford Taurus?

If you're looking for a large sedan for your family, the seating comfort, child-safety seat configurability and massive trunk of the 2015 Ford Taurus make it an appealing option that's worth a test drive. But know that you'll be cramped in the front seat of this full-size car with limited visibility - and that the general interior build quality isn't great. Other 2015 large sedans may serve you better with more features and higher quality.

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2015 Ford Taurus Overview

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What Drivers Are Saying


A great car to own

by K Heilig from Rockledge Fl on August 26, 2018

Wonderful car for the money. Very sharp looking and highly sporty. Most reliable car I?ve owned in sometime. Would highly recommend this car to anyone. Read full review


Very dependable and comfortable unit

by Stormbreaker from Saskatoon SK on August 25, 2018

I bought mine used with 30+k on it, since then its a very exciting drive i always experience with it. Its got power, comfort and reliability all in one car. Very pleased with my purchase,i now call it ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2015 Ford Taurus currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Ford Taurus has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years old/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Taurus received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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