2017 Ford Taurus

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$27,345

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

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Notable features

  • New Sony premium stereo available
  • Five-seat full-size sedan
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Sync 3 multimedia system available
  • Lane departure prevention available
  • High-performance Taurus SHO available

2017 Ford Taurus review: Our expert's take


What it is: The Taurus is Ford's full-size sedan that's available in SE, SEL and Limited trim levels. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available, and the Taurus is powered by a standard 3.5-liter V-6 or a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It competes with the Chevrolet Impala, Hyundai Azera and Toyota Avalon. Ford also offers a high-performance all-wheel-drive Taurus SHO.


 


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A new Sony premium stereo is standard on Limited and SHO models.

Significant Standard Features
  • 288-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6 engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Chrome grille accents and chrome-tipped exhaust
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Backup camera
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • 60/40-split folding rear seat
  • 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
  • 19- or 20-inch wheels
  • Power moonroof
  • Sync 3 multimedia system
  • Push-button start
  • Leather seats
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning and prevention
Taurus SHO
SHO stands for Super High Output, and this model is the luxury and performance leader of the Taurus lineup. The SHO swaps the Taurus’ standard drivetrain for a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V-6 engine.
 
What’s Special
  • Twin-turbo V-6 makes 365 hp and 350 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel shift paddles
  • All-wheel drive
  • 20-inch aluminum wheels
  • Sport suspension
  • SHO design cues include a unique grille, SHO badges and a rear spoiler
  • Available SHO Performance Package includes beefier brakes, unique shocks and springs, a different steering calibration, a shorter final drive ratio, summer tires and a Track mode for the stability system

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.5
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

2007 FORD TAURUS

I OWNED A 2007 FORD TAURUS; WE GOT IT IN 2008 THE OIL PUMP WENT OUT IN AUGUST 2023. IT HAS 290,855 MILES ON IT. WE DIDN'T FIX IT BECAUSE OF THE MILES ON IT. ONLY HAD THE VALVE COVER GASKETS DONE. MAYBE 3 STARTERS AND 2 ALTERNATORS. YES I WOULD BY ANOTHER AND LOOKING FOR ONE NOW.

3.0

Engine failure

Car only has 100,000 miles on it the engine blowing no warning check engine light came on one time I believe there is a manufactured default !!!

5.0

Beautiful Ride

I had a Ford Taurus Limited as a rental car once and told myself that if I ever bought a car it would be a Taurus. Traded in my 2018 F150 Lariat that had all of the bells and whistles for a 2017 Taurus Limited with 74k kms and I have not been dissapointed. All of the comforts and luxury in my Lariat I have in this car. It is sleek and powerful with an very large trunk. Beautiful black leather interior with wood accents. This will be my retirment vehicle for sure. Absolutely love this car!

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Safety

Based on the 2017 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
Risk of rollover
11.3%
Rollover rating
4
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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