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

"For it's size, with the 19" tires and wheels, the car has great handling, allowing some infrequent bonsai blasts down some of our great driving roads in the area. The ride is good, the tire noise is more than I would like to hear in the cab, but they are very large Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires, so my wife's choice of the larger wheels and tires are the obvious culprit in the increased noise and more nervous ride. This is still a great highway cruiser for trips to FL and MN and OH. One issue is i..."

Richard B., MD (2012 Ford Taurus)

"acceleration & handling are fine. Visibility rearward is a problem. A blind spot monitoring system, included on this vehicle, is an absolute must."

Robert W., VA (2012 Ford Taurus)

"Great acceleration"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Ford Taurus)

"Great to drive. Acceleration great but vision needs attention on newer models. Side mirrors seem to be too large and blocks view."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Ford Taurus)

"Sometimes hesitates on acceleration."

Anonymous, ID (2012 Ford Taurus)

"Taurus handles very well, responds quickly,"

GERALD T., NE (2012 Ford Taurus)

"It is excellent, except the handling, no matter how many times its gone to the shop, sometimes the front wheels tend to steer right, This is not caused by the road inclination; in a completely flat surface it will do it. All tires new and filled correctly, balanced and aligned, still goes to the right on a 3 degrees angle at any speed"

Anonymous, PR (2012 Ford Taurus)

"It handles very good and is very quite. We do get good gas mileage on the road and around town."

LOUISE C., SC (2012 Ford Taurus)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"It's such a comfortable and quiet ride!"

Suellen L., MI (2012 Ford Taurus)

"Not so much these but it has FAR too many blind spots."

Russell G., NC (2012 Ford Taurus)

"The seating in this automobile is the best I've had in any. I can sit and drive for long periods without fatigue, back pain, or any discomfort. The only disadvantage is that their is insufficient room to extend one's legs while cruising (I am over 6' tall)."

CHARLES S., FL (2012 Ford Taurus)

"Most comfortable to drive or ride in we have ever experienced. That includes the high end GM brands, BMW, Chrysler, and Ford products. The back seat is almost as comfortable as the front of most of the vehicles mentioned above."

JOE D., SC (2012 Ford Taurus)

"Good road car"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Taurus)


Anonymous, PA (2012 Ford Taurus)

"Rear view vision is limited (as a result of its design) and is less than ideal even with blind spot monitoring."

ROBERT W., VA (2012 Ford Taurus)

"I do not find the front passenger's seat comfortable"

CAROL A., OK (2012 Ford Taurus)

"Front seat (drivers) its like getting in a cockpit , not enough room to put on.belt . To many blind spots"

PATRICK C., WI (2012 Ford Taurus)

"It is very comfortable, however if you compare it with a mini van the suspension is not as smooth as could be. I mean it is great for a car, but i am getting old and need some spinal comfort."

Anonymous, PR (2012 Ford Taurus)

"My Taurus sits up higher than most cars so it is easy to get in and out of. The ride is great - better than most cars."

GERALD T., NE (2012 Ford Taurus)


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

What Owners Say

"Great value, near impeccable reliability, the price we paid was impressive with the level of equipment and the great quality. We did get the 19" wheels, which made tire replacememt more expensive than expected. We have put 1 new battery in the car and had the throttle body cleaned once, no other issues whatsoever."

Richard B., MD (2012 Ford Taurus)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"We've had more complements/come to on this car than any other vehicle we've ever iwned"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Ford Taurus)

"Big & heavy."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Ford Taurus)
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