The Taurus puts styling ahead of interior comfort, driver visibility, and ease of use, and the convoluted MyFord Touch control system makes matters worse. Otherwise, the Taurus is quiet, rides comfortably, and has lots of features. Handling is responsive but not sporty, and the turning circle is wide. Fuel economy from our 3.5-liter V6 version averaged 21 mpg. The six-speed automatic can be slow to shift and is not that smooth. All-wheel drive is offered with the V6. A more fuel-efficient and refined turbo four-cylinder is also available. The high-performance SHO, with standard all-wheel drive, is super quick but not all that engaging to drive. Reliability has been well below average.
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