A six-speed automatic with shift paddles is standard. Great pickup for passing and expressway entering. The backseat, while not as cavernous as the Avalon's, was still spacious and comfy. Now moving on into the interior. The 2010 Taurus remains in this large-car category, but its thorough overhaul promises a more refined automobile than its predecessor and a much more engaging driving experience.
Still, some test drivers thought the steering lacked feel. Accompanying the responsive handling is an energetic 3. Although button-heavy and slightly cluttered-looking, it's a logically laid out design. Had it a month and a half and it's been a dream to drive. In fact I prefer to a little bit just because of all the bells blinkers and buzzers that has! Otherwise, we were all grins. Everything's tight and nothing, especially in the interior is flimsy or thin.
In other words, the one that coddles three six-footers in the back seat with the most room, or the one that circles the skidpad with the highest lateral g, or the one that swallows six golf bags in the trunk with space to spare won't necessarily get the win on those merits alone. As a two-time Taurus owner, I recently rented a 2010 Taurus when out of town for a class reunion. So why do older buyers flock to these sedans like snowbirds to Florida? But I would tell anyone thinking about buying one to do it. This is more than a simple reskin of the previous name bearer, which in fact began life in 2004 as the Ford Five Hundred. Top features include cruise control, front and rear reading lights, a tachometer, a built-in garage door transmitter, an automatic dimming rear-view mirror, power front seats, fully automatic headlights, and seat memory. Never drove a Mercedes or Audi but I'm very satisfied with the quality for the price. Currently the Ford Taurus has a score of 8.
The name Taurus was first attached to a revolutionary car that changed the way automakers and auto buyers thought of family sedans. Due to a high seating position, a low roofline, and a high beltline, as well as door panels and a twin-pod dash that look as if they've been inflated, the Taurus comes across bulkier and more confining than the others. Clean carpet all balk interior. Introduction It has taken a long and winding road to reach the 2010 Ford Taurus. And it provides the shortest 60-to-0 stopping distance 117 feet and the tightest turning circle 36.
The little old lady from Pasadena would surely drive this car. The Avalon, riding on a 111. Never drove a Mercedes or Audi but I'm very satisfied with the quality for the price. Most noticeable is Ford's departure from its signature three-bar chrome grille -- rather than resembling a Gillette razor, it now looks like a Braun electric shaver. Among the more interesting options are seats with massage function, automatic high-beams, rain-sensing wipers and adaptive cruise control with collision warning.
Bought the car with 88,000 miles on it and have had problems with a slipping transmission once in a while. Other than that, I love everything about this year and model. A breathless Detroit Free Press writer thought Sync was as significant in the advance of the automobile as the , which is hyperbole, though the system is excellent. Great pickup for passing and expressway entering. Oh, and a certain Hyundai. It has a lot of trunk space and lots of leg room.
Despite having been upgraded, the suspension has a hard time keeping up with the car's heft. The Avalon's ride, too, is soft and serene, making this big Toy ideal for long hauls, whether to the airport or cross country. The previous Taurus offered one of the largest backseats in the class; the new car's has shrunk some, but it's still quite roomy for adults. The only way currently to get the updates is to buy the 200. If you are looking into one of these cars and it's a great price i'd say go for it and it'll pay for itself! The EcoBoost engine is by far the sedan's best asset; from a performance-to-dollar standpoint, there are cars with rear-wheel-drive balance and more brute acceleration for the same price. It's powerful, attractive, and extremely comfortable.
Zero to 60 takes a scant 6. Other Cars to Consider The should be on your list if you are seeking a refined large car with excellent safety scores and good fuel economy. Love seeing them on the road, especially since I don't see many. I will not be using Maxwell Ford for my next purchase. Alas, we were disappointed with the Ford's uninspiring straight-line performance, gluttony for gas, and subpar packaging. Most of what Ford has achieved here is laudable, particularly in terms of materials, quality, and styling. It's definitely comparable to my Lincoln Town Car that he used to have.
When the system decides collision potential is high, it beeps and flashes a row of red lights atop the dash. Imagining trying to grab a gearshift on the elevated, wide console put me off. Further, with long wheelbases 111. What's special about it is entirely under the hood: a 365-hp, twin-turbocharged, direct-injection V-6. Its family-sedan roots were apparent every time I hit the soft, mushy brake pedal.
My car has higher miles 170,000 and hail damage that's how I got it so cheap : but non of that bothers me as long as it was maintained well and runs good! In terms of standard features, the Taurus offers cloth seats, a six-way power driver seat, steering wheel audio controls and a six-speaker audio system with an auxiliary jack. This car was designed with safety in mind, allowing you to drive with even greater assurance. Inside, the Taurus gets the same stereo and climate-control treatment as every recently redesigned Ford product. In our objective handling and braking tests, the Taurus fell between the 3530-pound front-drive Avalon and the 3888-pound rear-drive Genesis, delivering 0. Reviewers approved, saying that the LaCrosse had a lush and inviting interior that rivaled some luxury cars.