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2016 Ford Taurus

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$27,220

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

21

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

202.9” x 60.7”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

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

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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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 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.8
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Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Fun to drive Taurus that looks beautiful

I have owned many sedans and many Ford Tauruses over time and this is my fourth one overall. Love this car! So fun to drive and it looks incredible. The gas mileage is great and I purchased it 7 years old with 100k and it's still just like new inside and out. The engine sounds amazing and I haven't had any trouble at all. The comfort level is insane and for a car that's fun to drive that's a bonus for sure. Great car overall.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

Second Ford Taurus is a very comfortable and vehic

Best car ever and a very safe vehicle..Ford Taurus.. Love this style car.. I would. Definitely buy another one. This is my second one I highly recommend it.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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5.0

Love my second Taurus!

Love this car! Bought in 2020 with low mileage. I'm 5'2" so was sold when shown I could bring the pedals toward me! Never had a pushbutton start, so that took some getting used to and now I love it. Like flying in a cockpit. I'll never use the alternate manual transmission with steering wheel paddles. But it has that option. Lots of on-dash gizmos I rarely use, but they're there. I like that it tells me I need gas or an oil change. Only problem, and it just happened, is the low tire pressure warning didn't go off when the tires were aired up.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Transporting family
  • Does recommend this car
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Safety

Based on the 2016 Ford Taurus base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Rollover rating
5
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Powertrain
Available
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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