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2017 Ford Taurus

$14,278 — $43,659 NEW and USED
Sedan
5 Seats
19-22 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

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
2017 Ford Taurus exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2017 Ford Taurus
  • 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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.
 
(Skip to details on the Taurus SHO)
New for 2017

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.
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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.
 
(Skip to details on the Taurus SHO)
New for 2017

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

What drivers are saying

4.7
40 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Best car ever

by Awildon from Chicago, IL on November 13, 2018

This is my second Taurus!! Best car very reliable! I?m upset that Ford will be discontinue making this car!! The better make something just as good!! Read full review

(5.0)

Very comfortable and quiet cabin

by Sebass from Phoenix,Arizona on October 6, 2018

Big and comfy, mine is the SEL AWD model it?s very smooth. Overall great car, good quality feel to it, I love the beefy doors and high window line. Only thing that would make this car complete is for ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2017 Ford Taurus currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Ford Taurus has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Ford

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

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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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