Somehow the Ford Taurus manages to be a rather large sedan with a tight and cramped interior. Poor packaging efficiency, led by a center console resembling the Great Wall of China and not much rear-seat room results, in an interior that feels smaller than many midsized sedans. Small windows and thick pillars add to the claustrophobic feel, making it difficult for the driver to see out.
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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

"All wheel drive and EcoBoost engine provide strong accelerator and throttle performance when called upon with little noise or drama. Handling is solid and responsive with good feedback and the wide tires grip well (but do tend to leak air requiring top-offs). Brakes are adequate, but have not impressed (fine for one hard brake, but fades quickly). Performance in the engine/acceleration area is a key reason I'd buy again."

BRIAN H., NE (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Handles like a much smaller and lighter vehicle. The acceleration is remarkable for a V-6 AWD."

ROGER H., CO (2010 Ford Taurus)

"I think it handles great for a car its size. Good acceleration and breaking"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Handling/responsiveness are excellent."

Anonymous, LA (2010 Ford Taurus)

"The all wheel drive is a plus in the 2010 Taurus SHO. I have owned three SHOs since 1992 and this car is a thousand pounds heavier than the previous two but you wouldn't know it by the great acceleration. The twin turbo chargers are great and the car handles well on curves. No complaints at all."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Performance"

WILLIAM B., NJ (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Good acceleration, poor to very poor brakes. Good on open road but not in the corners."

Anonymous, CO (2010 Ford Taurus)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"All is good except for such a large car you feel cramped and there is little storage in the console"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Seats are comfortable, quiet overall, sometimes a little harshness in ride - but tires need replacing now - may be factor."

MURRAY M., AB (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Ride, comfort not the styling"

LARRY B., NJ (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Seats are very comfortable. The AC cools the cabin quickly in very hot weather. Ride firm and smooth. Noise is quite low for this range of car."

Anonymous, LA (2010 Ford Taurus)

"we really like the front seat heating and cooling."

Anonymous, MO (2010 Ford Taurus)

"The car is very quiet; good about keeping noise down (troublesome on the track, however). Climate system had an issue keeping heat at idle < 40 and took multiple visits to fix (issue with check valve in radiator hose to heater core). Seats are very comfortable and the "massage" helps with long trips. Heat is great for spouse with arthritis. Heated and cooled seats thought were novelty, but have had more value than expected. Ride is probably a little harsher than the standard Taurus, but wit"

BRIAN H., NE (2010 Ford Taurus)

"I am 74 years old and 6 ft tall. My wife is the primary driver. She is much small then me. My remote key fob should set the seats down and far back enough to easily get in and out. It does not adjust the steering wheel I have difficulty getting into the car. The seats are supposed adjust when I push to door opener. They never seem to move enough for me to get into the car with ease."

J W., VA (2010 Ford Taurus)

"The heated and air conditioned seats are a plus and being able to program the driver's seat to my sitting position is great. The car is very quiet at high speeds and rough roads."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Ford Taurus)

"The inside space is cramped for a car this size. The A,B,and C pillars are to wide. Windows are too small."

CHARLES G., SC (2010 Ford Taurus)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"I overpaid for this car, for what I got. It's not the manufacturers fault, it's a combination of my stupidity and a shyster dealer."

Anonymous, WA (2010 Ford Taurus)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Paint on left rear door is fading. Chrome around tail lights has pealed off."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Ford Taurus)

"The entire look of this vehicle is great."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Taurus)

"It may be a little over styled - but overall I am okay with it."

MURRAY M., AB (2010 Ford Taurus)
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