Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2010 Ford Taurus?
Great ride, handles well, respectable power.
Plenty of room with controls laid out nicely.
Beautiful styling, quiet and luxurious, but not at all stuffy.
I adapted to the BLIS feature very quickly, which may not be good as I don't look as closely as I used to when changing lanes.
Ambient lighting is an added touch that I really like.
The 12 speaker Sony sound system is awesome for a factory add.
Cons: How would you improve your 2010 Ford Taurus?
Dump the Goodyear Eagle RS-A's.
Paddle shifters? Most drivers that would buy this car can't outshift the 6 speed transmission, so what is their purpose?
Head room is a bit compromised when entering and exiting the car. Any extra room in the door opening would help.
2010 Ford Taurus Review:
My wife and I were looking at the Edge as a replacement for our SUV as she had grown tired of the size, and I of the 17 mpg. My main ride is a pickup, so it seemed the Edge might be a good car for her. After test driving the Edge, she was disappointed in the feel and she really did not like the overly deep dash board or its crossover looks. We saw the Taurus in the showroom and thought it looked good. I went home and did some internet research, felt good about it, and we bought one.
What a great move.
I think the 2010 Taurus is the most innovative sedan Ford has ever brought to the market. This combination of style, performance, safety and comfort will have wide appeal among car buyers.
I found the performance on par with more expensive cars I've driven, though I would take a little more hp if I could get it without spending the extra premium for the SHO package. Not like the car is weak by any means, but I've driven plenty of 8 cylinders and I've grown accustomed to the abundant power. The car does 0 to 60 in about 7.5 seconds, not bad at all for a family car, but 6.5 would be great fun.
Handling is exceptional. Admitted, I drive trucks by preference and when you consider body roll and oversteer, it's no challenge to improve on these aspects when driving a sedan. But the Taurus tracks beautifully with very little understeer or oversteer and considering its size, braking is decidedly good.
Comfort is not lacking in the Taurus at all. The leather seats look good and accommodate my full size frame quite well. Leg room in both the front and back is ample and suitable for long drives without cramping. The only improvement that I would make would be to shave down the width of the front console a bit to make for more knee room. The heated and air conditioned seats are a real plus for a car in this price range.
If you are in the market for a new car, you really would benefit by checking out this car. No other manufacturer has put so much in one car.
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