2006 Ford Taurus Overview


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2006 Ford Taurus Overview

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 Unable to compete with foreign sedans in its class, the previously popular, but outdated family sedan was quickly supplanted by the snazzier Ford Fusion and more upscale Five Hundred.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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    2006 Taurus Transmission Just Quit On Way Home, Will Not Go

    was on way home and transmission just stopped running. no gear clashing. no obvious cause. what happened?

    53 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    No Heat, X Thermostste, Flushed Heater Core Back And Forward. Had Wonderful...

    I changed the thermostat, checked Blend Door, flushed heater core with fresh water forward and Back, then flushed whole system. Refilled system with fresh water and wow, had wonderful heat. Took it ...

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    I Have A 2006 Ford Taurus For Years I Have Only Had Good Heat While Pressin...

    Now the heat has quit altogether. Coolant was low added some and see no change. Blower working fine.

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    How Many Types Transmission Taurus 2006 Have

    i ordered a front passenger side axle for 2006 taurus 4door it was two long why? they mechanic said was 2 different size transmissions in 2006

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)

    Replaced My Wires,plugs(twice), And Oil Change,on 2006 Ford Taurus About 4 ...

    Like I said about 4 months ago my engine light kept coming on, so I was told to change the spark plugs, wires and do a oil change, had it tested for vacuum leak but there were none and all my sensor...

    26 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 months ago)