2010 Ford Taurus

  • 2010 Ford Taurus Limited Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      263/249
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $31,770
  • 2010 Ford Taurus SEL Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      24
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      263/249
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $27,370
  • 2010 Ford Taurus SE Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      28
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      263/249
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $25,170
  • 2010 Ford Taurus SHO Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      365/350
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $37,770
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2010 Ford Taurus Review

The classic American full-size sedan with luxury, power, and high tech

Reviewed by Automotive on

In a Nutshell
The 2010 Ford Taurus is a full-size sedan available in four trim levels: SE Sedan, SEL Sedan, Limited Sedan, and SHO Sedan. The Taurus is powered by a standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission. On all trims except the SE, the transmission has a manual shift control and downshift rev-matching capability. Front-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is available on SEL and Limited trims. The Taurus SHO is an all-wheel drive vehicle powered by a 3.5-liter "EcoBoost" twin-turbocharged V-6 engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles.

With a well-executed, spacious interior that is handsome and stylish, the Ford Taurus also boasts 201.1 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk. Back up sensors and a rear backup camera are available, as are numerous other high-technology features. EPA-rated fuel economy is estimated in the 18 mpg city / 28 mpg highway range.

New for 2010

The 2010 Ford Taurus is completely redesigned and reintroduces the SHO performance edition, which receives a sport-tuned suspension. The sedan features high-technology systems, such as adaptive cruise control, push-button start, blind spot information system, and massaging multi-contour front seats.

Essentials

Engines: 3.6L V-6, 3.5L turbocharged V-6
Transmission: 6-speed automatic
Body Style: Sedan
Trims: SE Sedan, SEL Sedan, Limited Sedan, SHO Sedan

On the Outside

The Ford Taurus is a stylish full-size sedan that can be mistaken for a luxury car. The SHO trim gets dual exhaust tips, an EcoBoost badge, and a rear spoiler.

From the Inside

The interior of the Ford Taurus is luxurious with high-quality plastics throughout. Standard on most trims are dual-zone climate control, while leather upholstery and heated/cooled front seats are standard on the Limited and SHO trims.

Driving Performance

As a two-ton heavy car, the Ford Taurus is not great at handling, but it sports a comfortable, controlled ride. The 263 horsepower, 249 pound-feet naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 engine is a great choice, while the SHO trim's 365 horsepower EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V-6 engine provides powerful performance without sacrificing fuel economy.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety equipment in the Ford Taurus includes dual front, front side, and front-and-rear side-curtain airbags plus rollover sensors and stability control. Optional safety features include a blind-spot warning system, a pre-collision warning system, a cross-traffic warning system, rear parking sensors, and a rearview camera.

Gas Mileage

S, SEL, Limited: 18 mpg city/28 mpg highway
SEL AWD, Limited AWD, SHO: 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Plenty of high technology
  • Good gas mileage
  • High-quality cabin
  • EcoBoost engine

Minuses

  • Heavy weight
  • Handling

Rating

The classic American full-size sedan with luxury, power, and high tech

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