2006 Ford Taurus Trims and Specs

Original MSRP: $21,515
258 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System
Brakes Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: drum
Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback, grocery bag holder
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Front center seatbelt: lap belt · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Front seat type: split-bench · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · P Tires · T Speed Rated Tires · Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $21,515 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.0L 153 hp V6
3.0L 153 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
3.0L V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Seating 6
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$21,515
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
25MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engines

3.0L 153 hp V6
Power 153 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 186 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
3.0L 153 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 153 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 186 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
3.0L V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle

Dimensions

Maximum Seating6 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom38.9 in
Wheelbase108.5 in
Length197.6 in
Width73 in
Height56.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Standard Towing Capacity1,250 lbs
The front-wheel drive 2006 Ford Taurus SE is available only as a sedan this year, powered by a 153-hp, 3.0-liter V6 and 4-speed automatic. A combination of four-wheel independent suspe... Read More
The front-wheel drive 2006 Ford Taurus SE is available only as a sedan this year, powered by a 153-hp, 3.0-liter V6 and 4-speed automatic. A combination of four-wheel independent suspension, front disc and rear drum brakes, 16-inch wheels with all-season tires, and dual front airbags help win a solid 4-star crash rating, though side impact tests only earn three stars. Front-side airbags, ABS brakes, and traction control can all be added on for more security.
As the base sedan, the 2006 Taurus SE is still well equipped with power features, cruise control (on the steering wheel), a trip computer, cassette player, intermittent wipers, and security system. Conveniences such as trunk tie-downs, grocery hooks, cupholders, and a front power outlet are also included. With seating for up to six (with an optional front bench seat), the interior is spacious, offering nearly 40 inches of rear legroom. Options include a power driver's seat, leather upholstery, heated mirrors, CD player, sunroof, rear spoiler, and split-folding rear seats to expand the 17 cubic foot trunk. Comfortable, smooth, and reliable have kept the 2006 Taurus SE popular, but its outdated interior, labored acceleration, and poor resale value are unfortunate detractions.
Original MSRP: $23,665
125 national listings
Adds to SE:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System
Brakes Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: drum
Comfort Features Center console trim: simulated wood · Dash trim: simulated wood · Door trim: simulated wood · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: simulated wood
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback, grocery bag holder
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Power adjustments: 6
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Clock · Compass · External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Exterior entry lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Type: all season
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · P Tires · T Speed Rated Tires
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $23,665 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.0L 153 hp V6
3.0L 153 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
3.0L V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
25MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$23,665
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
25MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engines

3.0L 153 hp V6
Power 153 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 186 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
3.0L 153 hp V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 153 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque 186 lb-ft @ 3,250 RPM
3.0L V6 Flex Fuel Vehicle

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom42.2 in
Back Legroom38.9 in
Wheelbase108.5 in
Length197.6 in
Width73 in
Height56.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Standard Towing Capacity1,250 lbs
The final year of of the current generation of Ford Taurus, the SEL is the more luxurious version of the front-wheel drive, mid-sized family sedan. No longer available in a wagon or wi... Read More
The final year of of the current generation of Ford Taurus, the SEL is the more luxurious version of the front-wheel drive, mid-sized family sedan. No longer available in a wagon or with the Duratec engine, the 2006 Taurus SEL features a 3.0-liter, 153-hp V6 and 4-speed automatic. A flex fuel version is also available. Dual front airbags, rear drum and front disc brakes, intermittent wipers, and 16-inch wheels come standard, but front-side airbags, ABS brakes, automatic headlights, and traction control are optional. An SEL-only standard feature is an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
Besides the full complement of power features, wheel-mounted cruise control, a trip computer, and security system, the 2006 Taurus SEL adds more upscale wood trim for the interior, a 6-way power driver's seat, a CD player, and remote garage opener. Bundled packages add on a CD changer, leather seats, a power passenger seat, and automatic climate control. Other options include heated mirrors, a sunroof, and a rear spoiler. Owners like the dependability, smooth ride, and interior comfort of the plain, but practical 2006 Taurus SEL. The extra features at an affordable price are also attractive. Downsides include an underpowered engine with sluggish acceleration and rapid depreciation in value.