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Ford Taurus Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Ford Taurus Reviews

The Ford Taurus is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn Limited AWD, 4dr Sdn SEL FWD, 4dr Sdn SEL AWD, 4dr Sdn SHO AWD, 4dr Sdn SE FWD and 4dr Sdn Limited FWD. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 turbo (240 hp), 3.5-liter V6 (288 hp) and 3.5-liter V6 turbo (365 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic transmissions. It is Front or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 19 mpg city to 29 mpg highway. The Taurus uses Regular fuel.

Competing models include Acura TL , Toyota Avalon and Chrysler 300.

Last Model Reviewed: 2013

Reviewed Ford Tauruss from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2013 Ford Taurus Limited V6
  • 2010 Ford Taurus Limited V6
  • 2008 Ford Taurus Limited V6
  • 2004 Ford Taurus sedan SES V6

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