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)


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)

"Acceleration is adequate but the steering is not as easy as I would like although on a highway it keeps the car very steady and stable especially on poor roadways and during windy conditions. Steering has a very good sense of the road."

Jane M., NY (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Handling, particularly stable and smooth."

Anonymous, LA (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Both are very responsive and as quick as I need."

Anonymous, NH (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Handling, acceleration, and comfortable for long range driving."

Raymond F., MI (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Immediate acceleration"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Ford Taurus)

"a comfortable ride with a feeling of security with it's size."

Frank D., FL (2010 Ford Taurus)

"The styling leads to poor visibility to the rear. If we don't have any rear seat passengers, we remove the head rests. The single most important factor in our next vehicle will be rear visibility. We anticipate getting an SUV class of vehicle."

Anonymous, NS (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Utility all around"

Dennis L., KY (2010 Ford Taurus)

"It has great handling when steering, road curves etc."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Acceleration and handling are very good."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Great acceleration"

Anonymous, KS (2010 Ford Taurus)

"I have taken this car to the track, so I have really good knowledge on the handling and performance. The performance of the EcoBoost is outstanding. The car can reach 60MPH in just over 5 seconds which is commendable for a 2-ton vehicle with this comfort. The tires are big and hold the road well and provide a confident feeling. The steering is light at low speeds, which is good for parking but is solid at speed. The brakes are an area that I would have liked to upgrade. While on the street..."

Brian H., NE (2010 Ford Taurus)

"For a normally aspirated 3.5 V6 the Taurus runs very good. Handling is OK for a car of this size."

Steve H., OH (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Acceleration is very strong with the twin turbo six and AWD! Handling is very good with the sport tuned suspension."

Dennis L., KY (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Very low noise, quick pickup and smooth"

D M., FL (2010 Ford Taurus)


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)

"It's a big, plush comfortable cruiser, which is what my wife likes. Its her car."

Stephen D., FL (2010 Ford Taurus)

"It is the right size vehicle for a family of five or smaller. Not much noise while driving and the ride is comfortable for adults."

Raymond F., MI (2010 Ford Taurus)

"The Taurus has heated seats, power lumbar and power massage."

Anonymous, AB (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Heated,cooled & massaging"

George M., KY (2010 Ford Taurus)

"The ride is extremely comfortable with very comfortable seats. A very quiet inside when the car is in motion. I especially love the huge trunk and the fact that the rear seats have plenty of head and leg room."

Jane M., NY (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Seat padding could be more substantial"

Anonymous, MD (2010 Ford Taurus)

"seats are supportive, comfortable. At my age, this gets more important if I'm going to be driving more then a few miles"

Anonymous, NH (2010 Ford Taurus)

"The rear seats has very little space for adults without moving the front seats forward. Even then it's cramped for taller adults, 6ft and up."

Anonymous, SC (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Everything is very good or I wouldn't have kept it this long."

Joanne S., NV (2010 Ford Taurus)

"The seats are both heated and cooled and that really makes for the long trips to be a little more comfortable. They also have the motion that inflates and deflates to reduce the numbness that can come with many hours at the wheel. The noise is well handled and the interior cabin feels quiet. The ride is tighter than the standard Taurus (this is the SHO model) but doesn't feel harsh for someone who wants a performance vehicle."

Brian H., NE (2010 Ford Taurus)

"The driver's seat seems harder than it should be when you sit for several hours. It may be because the massaging unit is on the seat bottom and there is not as much cushioning as the front passenger seat."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Ford Taurus)

"The comfort of the seats in this car is amazing! The heating and cooling both work very well, the seats are comfy and I have the massaging front seats. Luxurious accommodations for short trips as well as all day trips! Ride is a little stiff, but then this is the SHO and it has the sport tuned suspension. Love the car!"

Dennis L., KY (2010 Ford Taurus)

"The seats are very comfortable for long drives. the interior is quiet."

Dennis T., PA (2010 Ford Taurus)


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)

"This vehicle has been a wonderful surprise for eight years now...only minor issues along the way. Very comfortable on long trips and driver seat feels like you’re immersed in a cockpit ..."

Jerry V., TX (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Has held up extremely well, still a great comfortable, reliable vehicle."

Donald M., FL (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Value is great. You get plenty of room, comfortable ride, plenty of storage space, and seating for six With the captains chairs in the second row, seven if you go with the spli bench."

Dennis L., KY (2010 Ford Taurus)

"A great car at a good price"

Mark G., CA (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Great ride, great detail to quality, handles really well"

D M., FL (2010 Ford Taurus)

"Best value compared to compatible cars."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Ford Taurus)

"this was a good year for the Ford and the new Taurus. It came with many added features and I thought was a good value. It has appr 100000 miles on it and I have had no problems."

Robert, FL (2010 Ford Taurus)


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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