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
2015 Ford Taurus exterior side view

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

2015 Ford Taurus Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Ford Taurus is available in SE, SEL and Limited trim levels and is offered with front- or all-wheel drive. The Taurus, which seats up to five people, competes with the Chevrolet Impala, Hyundai Azera and Toyota Avalon. It is also available as the high-performance Taurus SHO, which is powered by a twin-turbo V-6 engine.

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New for 2015
The base SE trim adds Ford's Sync multimedia system and a backup camera.

The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch wheels; available 18-, 19- or 20-inch wheels
  • Body-colored door handles, front and rear bumpers
  • Chrome grille accents and chrome-tipped exhaust
  • Available power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Seats up to five with front bucket seats and a three-person rear bench
  • Air conditioning
  • Power driver's seat
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cruise control and a CD stereo
  • Available push-button start
  • Available MyFord Touch multimedia system 
  • Available leather seats
  • Available power-adjustable pedals with memory feature
  • Available heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats

Under the Hood

  • 288-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Available 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder 
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Maximum towing capacity is 1,000 pounds when properly equipped

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electroni...
Vehicle Overview

The Ford Taurus is available in SE, SEL and Limited trim levels and is offered with front- or all-wheel drive. The Taurus, which seats up to five people, competes with the Chevrolet Impala, Hyundai Azera and Toyota Avalon. It is also available as the high-performance Taurus SHO, which is powered by a twin-turbo V-6 engine.

(Skip to details on the: Taurus SHO)
New for 2015
The base SE trim adds Ford's Sync multimedia system and a backup camera.

The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch wheels; available 18-, 19- or 20-inch wheels
  • Body-colored door handles, front and rear bumpers
  • Chrome grille accents and chrome-tipped exhaust
  • Available power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Seats up to five with front bucket seats and a three-person rear bench
  • Air conditioning
  • Power driver's seat
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel, cruise control and a CD stereo
  • Available push-button start
  • Available MyFord Touch multimedia system 
  • Available leather seats
  • Available power-adjustable pedals with memory feature
  • Available heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats

Under the Hood

  • 288-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Available 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder 
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Maximum towing capacity is 1,000 pounds when properly equipped

Safety Features

  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
  • Side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Backup camera
  • Available rear parking sensors
  • Available blind spot warning system and collision warning system
  • Available lane departure warning and prevention

Taurus SHO

Ford revived an old name with the Taurus SHO—it stands for Super High Output—which effectively caps the Taurus lineup from a performance and luxury standpoint. The SHO swaps the Taurus' standard drivetrain for a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6.

What's Special

  • Twin-turbo V-6 makes 365 hp and 350 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel paddle shifters
  • All-wheel drive
  • Sport suspension
  • SHO design cues include a unique grille, SHO badges, 20-inch wheels, dual exhaust tips and a rear spoiler
  • SHO Performance Package includes beefier brakes, a shorter final drive ratio, 20-inch summer tires and an Off mode for the stability system

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Latest 2015 Taurus Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Most comfotable car I've owned

by Angie/Comfort Car from Perham,MN on May 13, 2018

I feel the quality and performance of this are car are great. Riding in this car is smooth. The exterior is superior. Really good mileage. Read full review

(5.0)

Yes reliable

by Prince from Pennsylvania on April 23, 2018

Great vehicle I have owned for years. This vehicle is also very Reliance. I love this vehicle will want to own it again and a Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2015 Ford Taurus currently has 3 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2015 Ford Taurus has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ford

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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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