2012 Ford Taurus

#4 in Large Car
  • Type: Sedan
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2012 Ford Taurus Ratings


Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Large Car of 2012

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#4 Ford Taurus

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Ford Taurus after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Transmission smoothness
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Ford Taurus during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Ease of getting in and out of the vehicle
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride
  • Forward visibility

Performance Specs

MPG City

17 - 18


25 - 28


263 - 365


6 speed, Automatic w/manual shift


Gas V6, Turbocharged Gas V6


All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Ford Taurus Review

Clearly our designers thought outside the ordinary sedan box the 2012 Ford Taurus. Power delivery is confident not high-strung. Handling is crisp not twitchy. If you want to take a more active role in where you’re headed flick through the gears of the available six-speed Selectshift Automatic transmission with paddle activation. The available all-wheel drive will help you stick to the road when conditions get sloppy. Available multi-contoured seats provide a therapeutic massage to help reduce driving fatigue. the controls illuminated by Ice Blue Lighting. While available leather-trimmed climate-controlled front seats and adjustable ambient lighting with seven colors and five dimmers let you get the environment just right. This was designed to be a driver’s car from those lumbar-massaging fatigue-reducing nerve-stimulating seats on out. Voice activated Navigation adaptive cruise control and Blind Spot Information System are just some of the features that will enhance each and every drive. Keys are so old-school. Thanks to the industry-exclusive SecuriCode keyless entry keypad you don’t have to fumble with keys to lock or unlock your car doors. Simply touch the exterior keypad to illuminate and enter the security code to unlock the doors. The 2012 Ford Taurus America’s most Innovative Full Size Sedan.

J.D. Power Award Winner

Quality Award Winner

Awarded to the brands/models with the fewest problems reported per 100 owners during the first 90 days of ownership
2012 Ford Taurus JD Power Award Winner
2012 Ford Taurus

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