2004 Ford Taurus Review | Edmunds.com

2004 Ford Taurus

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Ford Taurus Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 201 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 Ford Taurus

  • No longer a top contender in the midsize car segment, the Taurus is still a decent buy if a low initial price is more important to you than overall refinement and resale value.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Low price, roomy interior, good crash test scores, available as a sedan or a wagon.

  • Cons

    Low-grade interior materials; doesn't ride, handle or stop as well as top competitors; poor expected resale value.

  • What's New for 2004

    New front and rear fascias give the Taurus a slightly updated look. Minor interior enhancements include a revised instrument cluster, new steering wheel design and a passenger seat weight sensor for determining airbag deployment.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 25
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



1998 taurus wagon

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan w/Duratec (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

This is the third Taurus Wagon I bought new. They have all been excellant vehicles and I fully expect my next purchase will be the same.




Ford still rules

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan w/Duratec (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

My Taurus drives like a dream and looks great I love it and feel it is better than camry or accord and thats for sure




Awesome car

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan w/Duratec (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

the overall value make this an outstanding purchase!the ride is excellent,gas milage is very good also.purchase price made this an outstanding buy.




Good car

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan w/Duratec (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

THis car is fun to drive, powerful, handles well




Ford taurus

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan w/Duratec (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

I have had this Ford for Three weeks and find it fun and easy to drive




Smokers nightmare

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Vehicle: 2004 Ford Taurus SES 4dr Sedan w/Duratec (3.0L 6cyl 4A)

The location of the ashtray is a nightmare, try to put your ciggarette out while driving is accident waiting to happen. The moon/sunroof is also flawed with no access to the cover unless fully closed.



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Full 2004 Ford Taurus Review

What's New for 2004

New front and rear fascias give the Taurus a slightly updated look. Minor interior enhancements include a revised instrument cluster, new steering wheel design and a passenger seat weight sensor for determining airbag deployment.

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Talk About The 2004 Taurus

2004 Ford Taurus Discussions See all Started By

marsha7
marsha7
07-02-2008
2004 Crown Vic in for some warranty work on the window (new motor) and my loaner car was a 2008 Taurus Limited...Crown Vic had 99,400 miles on its 100K mile warranty, had to get some stuff fixed while...


ebeeler00313
ebeeler00313
12-27-2013
I just bought a 2004 Ford Taurus and it's having some acceleration and idling problems. The first time I noticed it was when I hit the gas and it just didn't accelerate at all. After a few times hitti...


dmr8
dmr8
12-19-2012
I currently own a 2005 SE taurus and am very disappointed in this car. If I could send this car back to the dealership where I purchased it I would. My story starts on November 18, 2004 I needed a car...



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