I had a 92 Ford Taurus, decided to try the modern Taurus for my self. The car seems much bigger than its predecessor. But the handling of te car has improved. Got this car a bit over the MSRP which was about $25,170. Two very critical things, hopefully the car will be reliable. Especially in the transmission department. And secondly, the interior design is still not quite up to par as the rest of the auto industry. Since Asia makes great components now, I know for fact that GM, Ford, and Chrysler use cheaper, higher quality, interior components, the same ones Hyundai uses in fact to be installed on their cars.
Roomy and it handles well for its kind. It is a very good car if you have family. Cup holders in the back seat. and a comfy but assertive ride gives the driver good confidence. It feels more Mazda then Ford, which is a good thing. Many Fords are using Mazda's architecture.
interior quality is still not up to par. which is a critical area in American automobiles. Cheap plastics are littered around too freely for a car worth over 26K dollars. Fuel economy isn't quite as advertised.