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.
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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 acceleration in this car with the SHO package is almost unbelievable. It really pushes you back in your seat and can keep up with a lot of modern muscle cars!"

Thomas R., PA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Power and handling are both excellent as they should be on a SHO"

MICHAEL G., AZ (2014 Ford Taurus)

"This is my perfect car. I love everything about it. I couldn't be happier."

NANCY S., AL (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Out standing acceleration, Great handling for such a large vehicle."

RANDALL M., KY (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Amazing passing power with the 3.5 and 6 speed auto! Unbelievable for a passenger car."

Anonymous, AB (2014 Ford Taurus)

"This is a special car. Ultra bright back up camera, collision avoidance, adaptive cruise control, collision warning, self parking and outstanding electronics it even has a power rear shade for back seat passengers comfort,"

GERALD A., IL (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Model SHO, Great acceleration and handling"

DENNIS B., MA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"strong acceleration. very quiet, smooth ride, handles well."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Drives handles like a little sports car has great acceleration, handling if I take a trip up to the mountains I can set the cruise control on 80 and never hit the brakes had an Impala could not do this with Ford handling is much superior to the Impala."

David K., NC (2014 Ford Taurus)


Danny R., TX (2014 Ford Taurus)

"For a full size car, the Taurus handles very well especially in mountain curves and elevation changes. It is very smooth on freeways."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Love the power of acceleration!"

Scott H., TX (2014 Ford Taurus)

"SHO is ultimate sleeper! Great performance!"

Edwin C., MO (2014 Ford Taurus)

"My Taurus has the 3.5L conventional engine. It has plenty of power and handles very well on curves and rough roads. I also test drove the 2L Eco-boost model, which had surprisingly good power, though not quite as good as the 3.5L conventional. Ban't imagine the 3.5L Eco-boost."

Michael G., NY (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Speed and handling. Nice smooth quiet ride. Good acceleration."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Over all this is the best car i owned."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"It is an SHO &the accelaration is stimulating."

Anonymous, KS (2014 Ford Taurus)

"small windows too much freeboard"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Ford Taurus)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"very comfortable"

Christine C., MA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"This car drives very smoothly and effortlessly no matter how hard I push it. The seats and climate control features are all very accomadating and it's very quiet inside."

Thomas R., PA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Climate control always wants to go where it is bringing in outside air so the car fills with the fumes of other cars when setting at stop lights, and you don't even want to pass by a hog farm. you con set it to recirculate inside air but it changes back so you have watch it all the time which is a big distraction when driving.This needs to be changed unless the put a HEPA filter in the cars."

DAVID K., NC (2014 Ford Taurus)

"The Taurus has a creamy ride and is as quiet as many luxury cars. The trunk is huge!"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ford Taurus)

"I am short; The adjustment of the seat is more forward and at the highest level posible; I have to duck to get into the car; The first time I slammed my head on the the side of the car; I Never did that again. There is no memory to keep my seat adjusted to a certain position when I get into and out of the car"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Taurus)

"The over all comfort of the Taurus is good but it is hard to get in and out of and this can be bother some at times."

DENNIS H., WI (2014 Ford Taurus)

"The car is quite quiet, and the ride is solid. A nice feature are the cooled seats - I didn't think I would like them but it has been a hot summer and they work well."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Very little back seat room between the front and rear seats"

SYDNEY C., NC (2014 Ford Taurus)

"All passengers have fell asleep after 30 minutes. Best ride."

Anonymous, MD (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Massaging seats wonderful on long drive. All systems work pretty well. Ride very good. Has squeaks and rattles in the dash"

MICHAEL G., AZ (2014 Ford Taurus)

"The most comfortable drivers seat I have ever had."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Ford Taurus)

"The driver's seat doesn't automatically go back & down to the extent possible so the 'additional' adjustments have to be made manually. Aggravating when it should be automatic!"

PEG O., TX (2014 Ford Taurus)

"For a big sedan the front seats seem cramped, and the storage compartments and drink holders are almost useless."

THOMAS S., OH (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Has to be one of the hardest suspension systems of any vehicle I have driven in. Every bump (many on NJ roads) is a jar to the body. I suffer from chronic pain due to a car accident, every bump is a jolt to my back. My wife (who drives), is happy with the car. Me, never again!!!"

BILL W., NJ (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Both front seats sag in center back of seat."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Passenger Ride feels every bump in road to extent of spilling drink, dropping cell phone. Also does not keep alignment, wheels and tires damage easily."

Anonymous, PA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Very comfortable seating. Excellent back support. Lots of leg room."

Anonymous, MA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Comfort is above average electronic use below average have trouble navigating system."

Anonymous, WA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"The ride and comfort compares to a top of the line luxury car but at a much better price."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Taurus)


Anonymous, MS (2014 Ford Taurus)

"warm in winter, cool in summer (including steering wheel. Comfortable seats, I really enjoy when I take a short trip of about 180 miles. Back doesn't hurt nor do my legs. VERY comfortable to drive."

Nancy S., AL (2014 Ford Taurus)

"The ride is a bit harsh. Car came with very low profile tires, and this is the reason for this. Bought car as used. I would not have the low profile tires by choice."

Douglas H., MI (2014 Ford Taurus)

"The visibility of this car is extremely poor for short people to the point of being dangerous. Also the front and go so low that I cannot pull up to the sea meant car stop without damaging the undercarriage of my car. Once I block traffic for 40 minutes going into a McDonald’s on Sunset Boulevard because the undercarriage and falling off."

D H., CA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"I'd have to spend a LOT more money to get a car that rides nicer and quieter than the Taurus. I have owned a 1983 Mercury Grand Marquis and a 1989 Lincoln Town Car in the past so I know what I'm talking about. The Taurus is one of the few cars that allows me to enter/exit without trouble as well as be comfortable on long rides (I'm 6'4" tall)."

Michael G., NY (2014 Ford Taurus)

"The seat does not fit well for a tall oerson. I am 5ft 10 inches and the molding if the,seat back is awkward and the seat depth is minimal"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Ford Taurus)

"style and looks fun to driver rotors `and brakes should of been heavier duty for this vehicle"

Christine C., MA (2014 Ford Taurus)


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

What Owners Say

"Bought the car when it was about a year old with less than 20000 miles. Cost a lot less, but looks and feels New."

ROBERT M., KS (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Very nice car"

JAMES K., TX (2014 Ford Taurus)

"We bought the car as a certified used vehicle. We compared the price with multiple sources and it appears we got a good buy. The car has had no problems in our first year of ownership - I was a bit concerned about the relatively high mileage but it has been a good car to date."

Anonymous, MI (2014 Ford Taurus)


Anonymous, MN (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Great car for the price. Smooth driving on the highway, with cruise control set, even at 70+ mph. Great gas mileage, wonderfully comfortable seats, huge truck area. The only bad thing is the cost to update the maps on the navigation system. I have switched to my iPhone Waze app and will not pay for an update again."

ELISE H., VA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Ford Taurus provides a full size experience for a relatively good price considering the overall value for the money spent."

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Ford Taurus)

"The two major features visibility and a very low undercarriage damage plus the recalls that no local carrier would fix even though I got a little postcards they don’t always tell me we don’t have it on hand will have to order it and then they never did. That is three Ford dealers in Tues The two major features visibility and a very low undercarriage damage plus the recalls that no local carrier would fix even though I got a little postcards they don’t always tell me we don’t have it on hand will have to order it and then they never did. That is three Ford dealers in 2 states, AZ & CA. All of these items affect the value of my car. It is my least favorite car because of those 3 factors"

D H., CA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"I have had no maintenance expenses other than routine oil changes, tires, and filter changes. I get great gas mileage, given that the Taurus is a full sized sedan."

Jack E., FL (2014 Ford Taurus)

"Pricepoint with available rebates and incentives made the car very affordable"

R S., NY (2014 Ford Taurus)

"You get a great vale for you money."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Ford Taurus)

"I feel I definitely got Value for my money. I would do the same thing again. I haven't been disappointed with my FORD choices."

Nancy S., AL (2014 Ford Taurus)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Very stylish and easy to manage interior"

OSCAR P., FL (2014 Ford Taurus)

"It's style draws many favorable comments"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Ford Taurus)


KENNETH K., VA (2014 Ford Taurus)

"While the styling is excellent, the cup holder in the center console is a major pain. It is lacking in room and functionality. Cups don't fit well and fall over. There's only one space that even has a round shape and cups fit poorly there as well. That is my only complaint about this car."

SHEEN B., AK (2014 Ford Taurus)
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