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2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,869
12 listings nationwide

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2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$20,165
12 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

Ford hasn’t been shy about the fact that the company is dropping its sedan products in an SUV-heavy world. So, the Taurus is living on borrowed time. The current generation debuted 10 ...

2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD

The 2005 Ford Thunderbird continued the two-seater tradition with its typical sharp-yet retro-convertible. Considered a luxury vehicle, prices for a new T-Bird started in the high 30'...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
230
BellaQuesita writes:
Very comfortable to drive - very nice! I am short and could easily reach everything. I didn’t think I wanted a...
Dane writes:
Clean EcoBoost V6, it makes more power, but power delivery is way worse than the Marauder. That explains why I...
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
195
MaricelaHoward 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

Beautiful Steel-blue Ford Thunderbird — As posted on Hagerty, unforgettable is simply not a big enough word to describe Ford’s Thunderbird, ...

185
heinem1 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

50 Anniversity, Limited Edition — Drive and rides very nice. Wife's car and she loves the Cashmere color and looks. White cashmere le...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

145
budhennessy 2005 Ford Thunderbird 50th Anniversary Edition RWDReview:

Love This Car! — Would have liked a manual trans option. Passenger power seat not available. Not a good car for a tri...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Specs

2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
17 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
24 MPG
22 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 19 gal 18 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
288 hp @ 6,500 RPM
280 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
254 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
286 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
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Displacement
3,500 cc
3,900 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.64 in x 3.41 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Overall 5 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 5 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Rollover 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 44.2 in 42.7 in
Back Legroom 38.1 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 20.1 cu ft 8.5 cu ft
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 202.9 in 186.3 in
Width 85.7 in 72 in
Height 60.7 in 52.1 in
Wheelbase 112.9 in 107.2 in

Available Options

2019 Ford Taurus
Limited AWD

Exterior Colors

  • 3-Coat White Platinum Metallic
  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Burgundy Velvet Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat

Option Packages

  • Driver Assist Package
  • Voice-Activated Touchscreen Navigation System
  • Power Moonroof
  • Wheels: 20" Polished Aluminum
2005 Ford Thunderbird
50th Anniversary Edition RWD

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