Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
Putting styling ahead of interior comfort and driver visibility, the Taurus wasn't helped by the convoluted MyFord Touch control system. Fuel economy from the 3.5-liter V6 is 21 mpg. The six-speed automatic can be slow to shift and is not very smooth. A more fuel-efficient turbo four-cylinder is available. Otherwise, the Taurus is quiet, rides comfortably, and has lots of features. Handling is responsive but not sporty, and the turning circle is wide. The SHO, with standard AWD, is quick but not engaging to drive. A rearview camera is standard. Ford has replaced the MyFord Touch infotainment system with the new Sync 3 system, which is superior. Reliability has been average, but it scored too low to recommend.