Ford's Taurus is a roomy and comfortable sedan. But at this point, the car was showing its age, as the design had been around since 1996. Handling isn't particularly nimble, the turning circle is wide, braking is unimpressive and while noise levels are tolerable, it was louder than some competing models.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Still safe, it starts every day. The std. 3.0 v6 is a great eng."

Anonymous, MN (2005 Ford Taurus)

"largely fine, expected of a sedan. Good power and accelleartion, if not excellent."

Anonymous, UT (2005 Ford Taurus)

"I am disabled but the ford taurus is easy to get into. The seats are very comfortable. Start to stop the ford is a pleasure to drive."

John P., BC (2005 Ford Taurus)

"Bad Electrical system on child door locking switch pops fuse."

Richard M., CA (2005 Ford Taurus)

"poor gas mileage"

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Ford Taurus)

"Acceleration is not great."

JOZSEF Z., AB (2005 Ford Taurus)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Size and comfort."

Rick D., TN (2005 Ford Taurus)

"Seating is to low relative to entering/exiting"

Dianne Y., SC (2005 Ford Taurus)

"Comfortable ride, roomy, seat positions into comfortable setting. Quite, Soundness of car, ride is smooth."

Richard M., CA (2005 Ford Taurus)

"The Taurus is a very comfortable car to ride in because of the leather seats and also because it is a very heavy vehicle and it rides very smoothly."

Anonymous, NC (2005 Ford Taurus)

"driver seat gets flat and stiff after extended periods int he car."

Anonymous, UT (2005 Ford Taurus)

"It is spacious and comfortable I can drop the back seats to load lumber or other large items"

Judith C., MA (2005 Ford Taurus)

"Comfortable seats, everything works well."

Anonymous, MT (2005 Ford Taurus)

"ride is stiff and allows you to feel nearly every bump. Turning radius is poor."

MARK B., IA (2005 Ford Taurus)

"Before retirement my employer provided me with a car so that I could represent them in a large geographical area mining and pulp and paper (logging area). I chose Ford Taurus's several times in succession because:- I could sit comfortably for many hours and miles between customers. Some times when mileage meant allocation of a new car, I contributed out of my own pocket for an upgraded engine to provide acceleration needed to cope with logging trucks on narrow roads. When my sales territory chan"

MICHAEL O., ON (2005 Ford Taurus)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"I got over 300,000 miles on it with very minor maintenance before it started to fall apart."

DALE A., IN (2005 Ford Taurus)

"The price back in 2005 was a very good deal compared to today's.Actually I am shocked how much they have gone up.."

BENGT F., AR (2005 Ford Taurus)

"Bought it used with 10000 miles. Trouble free for 100000 miles. An amazing value."

Anonymous, MT (2005 Ford Taurus)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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