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Ford Taurus

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Taurus - 5 Generations


The Taurus name first appeared for the 1986 model year, and soon after the family sedan became a segment blockbuster. Now in its sixth and final generation — Ford plans to discontinue most of its car models — the Taurus is Ford's largest sedan. With composed road manners and a large trunk, the Taurus is geared for federal agencies, fleets and families who put a premium on long hauls with lots of luggage.

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2010–2019 Taurus

Redesigned in 2010


In its current and final iteration, Ford has been adding active safety and technology features to the Taurus, including available lane departure prevention. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine was available for a while, and a high-performance SHO version is still on the market. The frustrating MyFord Touch multimedia system was replaced with the greatly upgraded Sync 3 system in 2016.

2010–2019 Taurus Generation, 2019 Ford Taurus model shown Showing the 2019 Ford Taurus
MSRP Range $15,558–$42,630
Consumer Rating
(5.0) 7 reviews
Combined MPG 19-22
Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2019
  • Five-seat full-size sedan
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Sync 3 multimedia system available
  • Lane-keeping assist available
  • Performance-oriented Taurus SHO available
  • MSRP Range $11,737–$24,021
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 60 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-22
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2018
  • 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
  • Current List Price $9,598–$23,294
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 55 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-22
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2017
  • 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
  • Current List Price $8,549–$22,445
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 57 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-21
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2016
  • 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
  • Current List Price $8,396–$18,400
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 74 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-24
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2015
  • Lane departure prevention available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Full-size five-seat sedan
  • Touch-sensitive controls available
  • High-performance Taurus SHO available
  • Current List Price $6,486–$16,642
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 88 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-23
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2014
  • Newly available lane departure prevention
  • FWD or AWD
  • Full-size dimensions
  • Available touch-sensitive controls
  • High-performance Taurus SHO available
Notable Features in 2013
  • Restyled interior and exterior
  • New 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
  • V-6 or turbo V-6
  • FWD or AWD
  • Full-size dimensions
  • Available touch-sensitive controls
  • Current List Price $4,526–$14,306
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 43 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21-23
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2012
  • Choice of V-6 engines
  • Available heated and cooled front seats
  • Available collision warning system
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • FWD or AWD
  • Current List Price $3,865–$13,121
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 79 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21-23
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2011
  • 263-hp V-6
  • Available heated and cooled front seats
  • Available collision-prevention system
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • FWD or AWD
  • Current List Price $3,229–$12,245
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.5) 81 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21-23
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2010
  • Redesigned for 2010
  • 263-hp V-6
  • Available heated and cooled front seats
  • Available collision-prevention system
  • FWD or AWD

2008–2009 Taurus

Redesigned in 2008


The Taurus name was given to a revision of the Five Hundred in 2008, making it Ford's biggest sedan. Available with front- or all-wheel drive, the sedan was powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 that teamed with a six-speed automatic transmission.

Showing the 2009 Ford Taurus
  • Current List Price $1,335–$8,499
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 16 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-23
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2009
  • 3.5-liter V-6
  • Available AWD
  • Six airbags standard
  • Standard electronic stability system
  • New safety features
  • Current List Price $1,869–$7,669
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 53 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-23
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2008
  • Revision of slow-selling Five Hundred
  • New, larger V-6
  • Available AWD
  • Six airbags standard
  • Optional electronic stability system

2000–2007 Taurus

Redesigned in 2000


In response to the poor market reception of its predecessor, the 2000 Taurus featured sharper creases and corners instead of the bulbous styling that came before. Other changes for the fourth generation included dual-stage airbags with sensors to determine their level of deployment, if at all, in a front collision.

Showing the 2007 Ford Taurus
  • Current List Price $909–$6,509
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.9) 31 reviews
  • Combined MPG Not Available
  • Body Styles Not Available
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  • Current List Price $1,126–$6,018
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 58 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2006
  • 153-hp, 3.0-liter V-6
  • Sedan body style only
  • Four-speed automatic
  • Optional side-impact airbags
  • Current List Price $959–$6,175
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.2) 56 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
Notable Features in 2005
  • Choice of two 3.0-liter V-6s
  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • Four-speed automatic
  • Optional side-impact airbags
  • Current List Price $489–$5,933
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 38 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21-23
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
Notable Features in 2004
  • 155-hp or 200-hp V-6 engine
  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • Four-speed automatic
  • Optional side-impact airbags
  • Current List Price $449–$5,849
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 58 reviews
  • Combined MPG 22-24
  • Body Styles Sedan
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  • Current List Price $406–$6,442
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.4) 47 reviews
  • Combined MPG 22-24
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
  • Current List Price $586–$4,530
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.0) 58 reviews
  • Combined MPG 22-23
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
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1996–1999 Taurus

Redesigned in 1996


In keeping with the Ford brand badge, oval design cues inside and out denoted this Taurus generation. The cabin was furnished with bucket seats, a floor shifter and a center console. The SHO version got a performance boost courtesy of a 3.4-liter V-8 engine developed by Ford and Yamaha.

Showing the 1999 Ford Taurus
  • Current List Price $6–$5,226
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 30 reviews
  • Combined MPG 20-24
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
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  • Current List Price $1,501–$4,981
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 14 reviews
  • Combined MPG 21-24
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
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1992–1995 Taurus

Redesigned in 1992


The second-generation Taurus sold just as well as the first, becoming the best-selling car in the United States. Ford ditched the prior generation’s four-cylinder engine in favor of a standard 3.0-liter V-6. This iteration of the Taurus was lengthened by several inches and added some 200 pounds. A restyled SHO version had the looks to reflect its high-performance ability. The Taurus also added a passenger-side airbag as an option; it became standard in 1994.

Showing the 1995 Ford Taurus
  • Current List Price $7–$8,079
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.6) 9 reviews
  • Combined MPG 22-25
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
  • Current List Price $47–$3,023
  • Consumer Rating
    (3.7) 9 reviews
  • Combined MPG 22-25
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
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