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Average User Score
3.8 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 25 reviews
2006 Ford Taurus Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 24 reviews
The biggest change to the 2006 Ford Taurus is the loss of the wagon model and the Duratec DOHC V6 engine. Available only as a four-door mid-sized sedan, there are two trims -- the SE and SEL. Both come with a 153-hp, 3.0-liter V6 and 4-speed automatic. Unable to compete with foreign sedans in its class, the previously popular, but outdated family sedan was quickly supplanted by the snazzier Ford Fusion and more upscale Five Hundred.
The Taurus is far from flashy and offers the most basic functional features. Its highlight is its roomy interior, which can hold up to six passengers. While the base model SE comes with power features, cruise control, and keyless entry, the SEL upgrades the look with wood accents, a power driver's seat, and a CD player. The 2006 Taurus earns top ratings for front impact, thanks to dual front airbags, but only earns three stars for side impact. Front-side airbags can be added, along with ABS and traction control. Bundled packages adds more luxuries, such as leather seats, a power passenger seat, and a CD changer, and a rear spoiler can be added to cut through the exterior blandness of the front-wheel drive sedan.
The 2006 Taurus may be showing its age, and it never achieved the cult status of the Honda Accord, but it has proved to be a fairly reliable sedan over the years, despite suffering from rapid depreciation. Acceleration can be labored, and some drivers report inadequate brakes and brake shudder, but the comfort, features, and passenger room are still highlights. 2006 will be the last year for the Taurus until 2008, when the Five Hundred and Fusion will be revived under the Taurus name.
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Ford Taurus Questions
Trying To Locate The Brake Light Fuse For 2006 Taurus
i replaced my brake light switch and the cruise control switch rewired it and my car still won't shift out of park and on brake lights .help
My Car Engine Started Making This Rough Gruff Long Noise, I Ignored It For ...
There was still power but pushing on the gas the car wouldn't move anywhere. I took the keys out and restarted the car a few times, finally the engine came back on and the car moved foward. Drove...
Why Does Car Die When Put Into Gear
I have a 2006 Ford Taurus, 3.0 I've replaced MAS, IAC, and TPS..Still dies when put in gear..Code i got out of it says 1633...KEEP ALIVE VOLTAGE LOW..What in the world is KEEP ALIVE VOLTAGE?
What Engines Will Fit A 2006 Ford Taurus V6 3.0l??
Trying to replace the engine, due to a cracked head and oil pump. What other engines will line up with the transmission in this car?? Other models??