• (4.9) 30 reviews
  • Available Prices: $13,050–$29,990
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 19-21
  • Engine: 288-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2016 Ford Taurus

Our Take on the Latest Model 2016 Ford Taurus

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Full-size five-seat sedan
  • Sync 3 multimedia system newly available
  • Lane departure prevention available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • High-performance Taurus SHO available

2016 Ford Taurus Reviews

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 2016
Ford's new Sync 3 multimedia system is available.
Significant Standard Features

  • 288-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Chrome grille accents and chrome-tipped exhaust
  • Backup camera
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Power moonroof
  • Sync 3 multimedia system
  • Push-button start
  • Leather seats
  • Power-adjustable pedals with memory feature
  • Heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Collision warning system
  • Lane departure warning and prevention

Taurus SHO
SHO stands for Super High Output, and the Taurus SHO 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 and a rear spoiler
  • SHO Performance Package includes beefier brakes, unique shocks and springs, a different steering calibration, a shorter final drive ratio, 20-inch summer tires and a Track mode for the stability system

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Consumer Reviews

(4.9)

Average based on 30 reviews

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2016 Ford Taurus

by Taurus Buyer from Columbus, OH on November 13, 2017

Just bought it yesterday. Very satisfied. 12 miles on a "new" 2016, not bad. Has a couple issues which the dealership is taking care of but aside from that, we are very satisfied. Great car.

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2016 Ford Taurus Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Taurus Limited

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Ford Taurus Limited

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
A

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Taurus Limited

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Ford Taurus Limited

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There is currently 1 recall for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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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