Buying Guide

2010 Ford Taurus

Fair Market Price $9,411 SHO Sedan
Motor Trend Rating

0-60 MPH:

7.2 SECS


18 City / 28 Hwy

Safety (IIHS):

Best Pick

The Ford Taurus has been a top selling model for Ford for many years. It was the bestselling car in America for some time. The most recent updates to this classic 4 door sedan bring a more modern transmission and an all new EcoBoost twin turbo V-6 engine option to the Taurus. The big style changes made in 2005 are still around and now there is a completely new frontend that makes this car look much more recent. On the inside there is still all the great design that consumers have come to love and there are some new options packages available that make the new year’s Taurus as well equipped as ever.

The Ford Taurus still is a very popular passenger vehicle an offers a very smooth ride in town or on the highway. With a big 20.1 cubic foot trunk, there is plenty of room to pack for those long trips too. The Taurus base models price tag is around $25,000 and well equipped will run you around $30,000.

Bodystyles: Sedan
Engines: 3.6L V-6, 3.5L turbocharged V-6
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: SE, SEL, SEL AWD, Limited, Limited AWD, SHO

The 2010 Ford Taurus is an all-new model that is laden with high-tech features like adaptive cruise control, push-button start, blind spot information system, and massaging multi-contour front seats. The 2010 model year also marks the return of the performance-oriented Taurus SHO, which receives a sport-tuned suspension.

Even in base SE trim, the Taurus is a stylish full-size sedan that can easily be mistaken for a luxury car. SHO models get dual exhaust tips, EcoBoost badging, and a rear spoiler.

The Taurus has a luxurious interior with high-quality plastics throughout. Dual-zone climate control is standard on most models and leather upholstery is standard on Limited and SHO models, as are heated and cooled front seats.

The two-ton Taurus is a big and heavy car, so handling is not its strong suit. The 263 horsepower, 249 pound-feet naturally-aspirated 3.5-liter V-6 makes plenty of power for most drivers, while the SHO’s 365 horsepower EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V-6 makes it a straight-line missile without sacrificing fuel-economy. All-wheel drive is standard on the SHO, optional on SEL and Limited models.

The Taurus is equipped with dual front, front side, and front-and-rear side-curtain airbags plus rollover sensors and stability control. Adaptive cruise control with collision warning and brake support is optional on Limited and SHO models.

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

  • Copious tech features
  • Good fuel economy
  • Luxurious interior
  • SHO’s EcoBoost engine
  • Hefty curb weight

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