2019 Ford Taurus: what do you get for this money
The Ford Taurus, which was once a very popular and well-known car, will no longer be sold as of 2019. In March 2019, production of the Taurus officially stopped, so any remaining inventory at your local Ford dealer is all that is left.
Even though it's no longer being manufactured, the Taurus is STILL a super impressive vehicle. With excellent handling and a strong engine, it has all the features you'd want in a modern sedan. Plus, with an MSRP of only $25,000, it's easy to see why the Taurus was such a popular choice for so many years.
Engines, Ride, and Handling
Most Taurus models come with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that makes 288 horsepower, and it can drive either the front or all four wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. This has been around since 2010, although back then the engine only made 263 horsepower. In 2013, we tested a model making 288 ponies; it went from 0 to 60 mph in 7 seconds at our test track. Even though the ride is comfortable, the suspension doesn't provide much excitement .
The high-performance SHO model features a twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 365 horsepower, and in our tests it was much quicker than the base model--it went from 0 to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds. It's also more fun to drive.
Interior and Technology
Although the Taurus' body is extra-large, the passenger space inside isn't as generous. However, four adults can still sit comfortably for long periods of time. As the Taurus got older, Ford seldom upgraded its interior; therefore, don't expect to find modern infotainment or luxury features. Nevertheless, the trunk has enough room for luggage. The Taurus Limited and SHO models come with adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist ,and a self-parking feature (if desired).
If you want a sedan that's practical and affordable but can still compete with the newest models on the market, go for the 2019 Ford Taurus. It's comfortable and packed with features, so it's perfect as a commuter car. Plus, you won't find better value elsewhere. But hurry – this iconic vehicle may not be around much longer!
Is Ford Taurus a good vehicle?
Overall the Ford Taurus reliability is 53.9 and that makes it not very reliable. The chart below illustrates exactly how this ranks compared to some other cars, but the average overall rating is 57 as some comparison.
What problems do Ford Taurus have?
Engine Problems Other engine-related problems reported by some owners of this model year include a shuttering engine, an engine that cranks but won't start, engine fire, and valve cover leaks. Many owners of 1992-2011 Taurus redesigns have also complained about frequent engine misfires.
Why did Ford stop making the Taurus?
On April 25, 2018, Ford announced plans to discontinue the Taurus (along with the Fiesta, Focus, and Fusion), in order to focus more on its line of trucks and SUVs. The announcement was part of a plan by Ford Motor Company to cut costs and increase profits.
How long do Ford Tauruses last?
How long do most Ford Taurus' last? That depends on maintenance. If the car has had proper maintenance and repairs for its entire life, they can last hundreds of thousands of miles. If maintenance and repairs have been done poorly or not at all, not even one hundred thousand miles.