Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class. For example, a compact car cannot be compared to a SUV—They are different vehicles altogether.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way:
5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
4-Star: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.
3-Star: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
2-Star: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
1-Star: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
2015 Ford Taurus OVERVIEW
One of Ford’s oldest nameplates, the Taurus bears all the hallmarks of the classic American full-sized sedan. It’s a big-car with a comfortable, quiet ride and confident handling. Ford has worked hard to keep the Taurus competitive by offering an update to its design a few years ago and adding technology to all its models this year.
What's New for 2015
Changes to the Taurus this year are minor, and include a standard rearview camera on the SE.
Choosing Your Ford Taurus
The Taurus’ standard engine continues to be a 3.5-liter V6 that delivers 288 horsepower and an estimated 19 mpg city/29 mpg highway. An optional 2-liter inline-four EcoBoost engine with 240-horsepower (22 mpg city/32 mpg highway) is also available on the SE, SEL and Limited models. The SHO is equipped with a sportier 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 that is turbocharged to generate 365 horsepower and features all-wheel drive standard. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard on every model.
The four trim levels offered for the Taurus vary widely from bargain to performance and the prices certainly reflect that range. So if you know what kind of experience you're looking for odds are there is a Taurus model that will fit the bill.
There are appealing features available at every trim level, but we still feel like a well-equipped SEL is going to represent your best overall value.
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