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

"The Taurus SHO is outstanding on acceleration and handles very well at high speed"

JAMES R., WY (2013 Ford Taurus)

"got the power I want when I need it. Handling is excellent cornering and stopping"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Ford Taurus)

"Excellent acceleration, fun to drive. Very easy to handle, good turning radius."

Anonymous, IN (2013 Ford Taurus)

"Great acceleration and handeling. feel like I am in control of the road"

CLAY O., KS (2013 Ford Taurus)

"I love the acceleration even though every once in a while it hesitates but compaired to our old cars this taurus has some get up and go! The handling could be better on snow. Even my '98 Lumina handles better on snow."

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ford Taurus)

"acceleration and handling of the SHO is outstanding and the car can still get 28 mpg on a long trip"

HARRY S., MD (2013 Ford Taurus)

"Seated in the vehicle I can not see quarter panels/ fenders of the vehicle. It is difficult to see the forward end of the hood."

JAMES M., NY (2013 Ford Taurus)

"It has 19" rims and low profile tires which may be the problem, but the car rides like a truck with no springs. Ford MoCo has checked it twice and say nothing is wrong."

Anonymous, NE (2013 Ford Taurus)

"I am very satisfied with the acceleration and handling of my 2013 Taurus. The 4 cylinder ecco-boost engine is very responsive. I have had no problems with getting onto the highway and getting into heavy traffic. It seems to handle as well as any 6 cylinder engine I have ever had. And the milage is terrific, with about 21 mpg around town and better than 29 mpg on my latest trip. It also has plenty of caring capacity for me to haul my tools and even 8 and 10 foot pieces of lumber, with the back se"

NEAL K., MA (2013 Ford Taurus)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"An excellent car much overlooked. The SHO model is a great performer"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Ford Taurus)

"The bracket/seat bottom which holds the driver's seat controls is poorly made. There are four weak points of plastic screwed to the seat frame which break easily. Granted I am a big guy 250 lbs, but the seats should be more solid and more comfortable, given the overall quality of the vehicle. A similar piece of plastic broke in the trunk which holds the cargo netting to the sides of the trunk."

Anonymous, FL (2013 Ford Taurus)

"I find over time , because of my age and size , that accessing an d egressing the vehicle, is a little difficult, and the entrance doors are kind of tight in so far as bringing my legs into the vehicle. Designers could provide a solution to this by raising roof line slightl and/or lengthening entrance doors?"

WALTER M., NY (2013 Ford Taurus)

"the ride is quiet and you don't hear much from outside and i really like that BUT after having the car in to a dealer 6 times i found out that the buz in the speakers is "normal" appariently every taurus has speaker buzzing even though i have never listen to another taurus I CAN NOT believe no one but me would be complaining about it. It's loud....but "normal" yeah right!"

Anonymous, MN (2013 Ford Taurus)

"Lots of room, comfortable for backseat passengers. Really enjoy the cool seats"

JEFF S., TX (2013 Ford Taurus)

"Head rest tilts too far forward and is irritating on long trips"

CLAY O., KS (2013 Ford Taurus)

"Seats are comfortable, A/C cools very well, ride is very good, noise is low, acceleration is very good."

Anonymous, MS (2013 Ford Taurus)

"Greatest car my, and I have ever owned. I would have liked to have an SHO, but the wife said NO."

JAMES B., IN (2013 Ford Taurus)

"Very quiet ride."

JIM K., AZ (2013 Ford Taurus)

"the seating and luggage space are good for 5 adults"

Anonymous, MA (2013 Ford Taurus)

"Very comfortable seat, ride is comfortable climate control works good, drives excellent"

Anonymous, IL (2013 Ford Taurus)


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

What Owners Say

"Ford had several price incentives available when I purchased my car, resulting in an additional several thousand $ savings off my negotiated price. I started out with C/Rs dealers cost report."

Anonymous, MS (2013 Ford Taurus)

"Great value"

Anonymous, WI (2013 Ford Taurus)

"good car"

Anonymous, TX (2013 Ford Taurus)

"The value after 3 years and less than 50k miles was much lower than expected."

GREG M., NC (2013 Ford Taurus)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Ford did a great job this time around updating this very tired model which was in desperate need of a face-lift. We've had many positive comments on this vehicle by both young and older people."

Anonymous, MA (2013 Ford Taurus)

"the style is excellent receive many great comments"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford Taurus)

"Full sized car driving experience."

JON C., MD (2013 Ford Taurus)

"I often get compliments on the Ford Taurus. Very nice looking car."

MICHAEL B., VA (2013 Ford Taurus)

"not the same as others"

W S., NJ (2013 Ford Taurus)

"Very stylish gets Lots if compliments"

Anonymous, ON (2013 Ford Taurus)
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