The Taurus puts styling ahead of interior comfort, driver visibility, and ease of use, and the addition of the convoluted MyFord Touch control system made matters worse. Fuel economy from the 3.5-liter V6 is 21 mpg. The six-speed automatic can be slow to shift and sometimes does so harshly. All-wheel drive is offered with the V6. A more fuel-efficient and refined turbo four-cylinder is available. Otherwise, the Taurus is quiet, rides comfortably, and has lots of features. Handling is responsive but not sporty, and the turning circle is wide. The quick SHO, with standard all-wheel drive, isn't that engaging to drive. Reliability of the turbocharged V6 is well below average, but the regular V6 is average.
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