The 1995 Ford Taurus is a midrange passenger vehicle that strikes a good balance between cost, performance, and comfort. There are few competitor vehicles that offer the same internal amenities without sacrificing engine power that fall in the same price range. It is available as a sedan or wagon, which gives drivers a decent amount of choice. With a total of four model options available, the trim levels are varied enough that drivers have a lot of control over the final vehicle once optional equipment is added.
The 1995 Ford Taurus is a common choice with many vehicle fleets for good reason. It is reliable and economical but still a nice vehicle to drive. Most vehicles that outperform the Taurus completely are significantly higher in price. In its own price range, other vehicles might offer similar performance or comfort, but not usually both. There are several vehicles that provide tight competition, but it is relatively few and far between. The Ford Taurus should be able to satisfy the needs of many drivers looking for a passenger sedan and wagon with ease.
Body Styles: sedan, wagon
Engines: 3.0-liter six-cylinder, 3.2-liter six-cylinder, 3.8-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual, five-speed automatic
Models: Ford Taurus GL, Ford Taurus LX, Ford Taurus SE, Ford Taurus SHO
The Ford Taurus SE is a new model debuting for the 1995 model year.
Measuring at 192 inches long, the 1995 Ford Taurus is a fairly large passenger vehicle. It is available as both a sedan and wagon. Every model is available with the sedan body, but only the Taurus GL and Taurus LX are available with a wagon body option. Alloy wheels are available as optional equipment for the LX and SE. The Taurus SHO comes with chrome wheels and a rear spoiler as standard equipment.
Even before factoring in features, the 1995 Ford Taurus has a well appointed interior. It is large and spacious, comfortably seating five passengers including adults in the rear seat. In addition, the controls are logically placed and the driver has excellent visibility. Even the relatively stripped down Taurus GL has a decent range of features with air-conditioning, power windows, power mirrors, and an AM/FM radio as standard equipment. The SE adds cruise control, power locks, and a cassette player to the standard features. The SHO is fully loaded out with power seats, leather trim steering wheel, automatic climate control, and keyless entry as standard equipment. It has leather seating, a CD player, and a JBL audio system available as optional equipment.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 Ford Taurus has good performance that holds up well against the competition. The 3.0-liter, eight-cylinder engine is capable of delivering 140 horsepower, which allows it to accelerate fairly quickly. However, the 3.0-liter, six-cylinder engine in the SHO delivers 240 hp, further improving the acceleration. The handling and turning are fairly typical for a sedan this size. It handles well, but it is not particularly remarkable in this regard. This is more noticeable in the SHO, which is limited somewhat by not having augmented handling with its more powerful engine.
The 1995 Ford Taurus comes with standard dual-front airbags. Four-wheel anti-lock brakes are standard on the SHO and optional on the GL, LX, and SE.
EPA Fuel Economy
Ford Taurus 3.0-liter six-cylinder: 18/27 mpg city/highway
Ford Taurus 3.2-liter six-cylinder: 16/24 mpg city/highway
- Powerful stock six-cylinder engine
- Moderate price tag
- Spacious interior
- Excellent interior controls placement
You Won't Like
- Tough competition
- Taurus SHO does not offer enough maneuverability to compete with roadsters and sports sedans
A solid choice for the price.
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