2010 Ford Taurus  -  $25,995


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $25,995
Base Invoice: $24,148
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn SE FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 20 | City: 18 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 4dr Sdn SE FWD
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L V6 Duratec engine

Pros

Clean, stylish appearance inside and out; roomy, luxurious interior; great seats; range of high-tech options; safety; performance from new SHO model


Model News

Ford's big sedan is being given a full facelift for 2010, along with a completely revamped feature list and a new focus on technology features. A new high-performance version, called the Taurus SHO, returns for 2010 and promises a lot more driving excitement than the regular Taurus versions.


Value Writeup

A clean, attractive redesign makes the Taurus's already good package much more appealing. With a very roomy interior and smooth ride combined with the striking new cabin appearance, the Taurus now offers a true luxury-car interior at a lower price. Ford has also decided to pile on the high-tech features, and the Taurus now offers many that aren't available on any other non-luxury-brand sedans. What's more, the Taurus SHO should make a great alternative to high-performance sedans from Germany, at a fraction of the price.


Model Highlights

Most Taurus models remain powered by Ford's 263-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6, coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. SelectShift is a new option that brings steering-wheel paddle-shifters, for those who want more control around curves or on mountainous roads.

There's also a new high-performance version called the Taurus SHO; it includes a new 3.5-liter, twin-turbocharged 'EcoBoost' V6, which makes 365 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque. The engine's two small turbos permit it to make peak torque just above idle. The new engine also has direct injection, and it's promised to be very fuel efficient.

The Taurus SHO includes SelectShift, which brings paddle-shifters beside the steering wheel, allowing the driver to command the 6-speed automatic transmission's shifts for curves or mountain roads. There's also a torque-sensing all-wheel drive system that uses electromechanical clutches to send torque to the wheels with the most grip. Electronic power steering works with the sport-tuned suspension to handle the power and bring an agile feel.

The SHO gets a number of other performance features designed to get the most out of the driving experience. The electronic stability control comes with a 'Sport Mode,' and the SHO rides on Eagle F1 summer performance tires on painted wheels. Inside, the SHO gets Miko Suede seat inserts made from recycled materials, plus aluminum-trimmed pedals and aluminum trim throughout. Multi-contour heated-and-cooled seats are available, and there's also a 12-speaker Sony surround sound audio system.

The regular Taurus is offered in three trim levels: SE, SEL and Limited. SEL models get a dressed-up appearance with painted aluminum wheels, chrome exhaust tips; they also get supplemental parking lamps and heated exterior mirrors. The top-of-the-line Limited adds power leather seats, a reverse sensing system, and a premium sound system that includes the Sync voice-driven interface for phones and portable music devices. Limited models also get showy 19-inch chromed aluminum wheels.

The Taurus is one of the top-rated vehicles in its class in crash tests, and comes with a long list of safety features, including stability control, anti-lock brakes, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags, a Post-Crash Alert System and crash severity sensing.

Across the Taurus line, technology features will be the emphasis, with several new features making a debut for Ford in the sedan. Cross Traffic Alert and a Collision Warning system promised to aid safety, while Intelligent Access and a MyKey entry system allows parental programmability. Sirius Travel Link, a set of features for the navigation system that brings live traffic information, weather forecasts, gas prices and other info, is also newly available, as are adaptive cruise control and rain-sensing wipers.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5

EPA Classification
Large Cars

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
360.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
560.00 mi

Engine Order Code
99W

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/213

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500

Trans Order Code
44J

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
102.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39.0 in

Front Leg Room
41.9 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.9 in

Front Hip Room
56.3 in

Second Head Room
37.8 in

Second Leg Room
38.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Second Hip Room
55.8 in

Wheelbase
112.9 in

Length, Overall
202.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
85.7 in

Height, Overall
60.7 in

Track Width, Front
65.3 in

Track Width, Rear
65.5 in

Liftover Height
30.4 in

Trunk Volume
20.1 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4015 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multi-link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bar

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.10 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.83 in

Front Tire Order Code
TCK

Rear Tire Order Code
TCK

Front Tire Size
P235/60R17

Rear Tire Size
P235/60R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
41.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Emissions Years
8

Emissions Miles/km
80,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V285000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 28, 2014

Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number of Units Affected
183425

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Taurus vehicles manufactured November 24, 2008, through February 28, 2014, originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. When used in areas that use road salt, the license plate lamp assembly may experience an electro-chemical reaction and corrosion as a result of water intrusion.

Consequence
This corrosion may result in a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the license plate lamp assemblies, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on July 25, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S08. Note: Under program 14R01, Ford will notify owners in non-corrosion states, and, at the customer's request, dealers will replace the license plate lamp assembly.

Dates of Manufacture
NOV 23, 2008 to FEB 27, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
14S08

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V247000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 26, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
695

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2009-2012 Ford Flex, 2008 and 2010-2012 Ford Taurus, 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X, 2008 Mercury Sable, 2009 and 2011 Lincoln MKS vehicles. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

Consequence
An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the driver's frontal air bag module, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on June 13, 2016. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 16C06.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V040000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 28, 2015

Component
STRUCTURE

Potential Number of Units Affected
194,889

Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Ford Taurus vehicles manufactured December 1, 2009, to July 31, 2010, and 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured June 1, 2011, to October 31, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation.

Consequence
If the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the door may unlatch in the event of a side impact crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.

Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all four of the interior door handles and either repair or replace them, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 16, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S02.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.5L V6 Duratec engine

6-speed automatic transmission -inc: hill mode

Front wheel drive

Pwr steering (2009)

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/brake assist

Easy Fuel capless refueling

Dual chrome exhaust tips

17" painted sparkle silver aluminum wheels

P235/60TR17 all-season BSW tires

Mini spare tire (2009)

Automatic wiper-activated halogen headlamps

Remote perimeter lighting

Incandescent tail lamps -inc: red surround

Black pwr mirrors

Solar tinted glass

Fixed interval intermittent windshield wipers (2009)

Body-color door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, audio input jack

Front cloth bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar, 2-way manual passenger seat

60/40 split fold-flat rear seat w/adjustable head restraints -inc: fold down armrest w/cupholders

Front center console -inc: armrest, storage bin & removable trinket tray

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Tilt/telescoping steering wheel -inc: cruise & audio controls

Instrument panel storage bin (2009)

Instrumentation cluster -inc: message center w/trip computer

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down

Delayed accessory pwr

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/SecuriCode entry keypad

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

Cruise control

Air conditioning w/particulate air filter

Rear seat heat ducts

Rear window defroster

Lockable glove box w/damped door

(3) auxiliary 12V pwr points

Front seatback map pockets

Sliding front sunvisors w/illuminated visor vanity mirrors

Front dome/map lamp

Rear seat reading lights

Brake & engine actuated traction control

Advance Trac electronic stability control

Personal safety system -inc: safety belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors, driver seat position sensing, crash severity sensing

Dual-stage front air bags w/front passenger sensing system

Front side-impact air bags

Safety Canopy front/rear curtain airbags system w/rollover sensor

MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable speed alert chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute

Belt Minder for driver/front passenger safety belts (2009)

Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system on rear outboard seat locations (2009)

Child safety rear door locks (2009)

SOS Post-Crash Alert System

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/ EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA/NON-CROSS-BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
3.5L V6 DURATEC ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
100A RAPID SPEC ORDER CODE
$0

 
CINNAMON METALLIC
$0

 
TUXEDO BLACK METALLIC
$0

 
STEEL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
INGOT SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE SUEDE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
LIGHT STONE, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
FRONT LICENSE PLATE BRACKET
$0

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR MATS
$75

 
POWERCODE REMOTE START SYSTEM
$395

 
CARGO ORGANIZER
$160

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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