We discovered the new Taurus through renting it first.
We did not even realize the car was a Taurus because it was nothing like previous versions.
We ended up renting it again for another trip and decided this was the car we would purchase after doing some research with other comparable cars.
The 2013 Taurus really just feels like a complete luxury vehicle.
This is the first American car we purchased in over twenty years.
Every detail speaks to quality and design.
For example the dashboard is not only very functional but extremely appealing aesthetically.
I've owned my 2013 Ford Taurus Limited for over a year. I am totally satisfied owning and driving this outstanding vehicle. I love the wide track stance (3 inches wider front and back than the Buick Lacrosse and Impala). The car is so quiet yet Motor Trend has a 0-60MPH in 6.6 seconds! It's fast and its not a SHO! Ford has a winner in the Taurus . My daughter has a 2010 Taurus and loves it. My neighbor also bought a 2012 and raves about it. I am keeping this beauty for a long time. The ride, comfort and reliability from Ford on this car is outstanding. Made in Chicago by an AMERICAN COMPANY!
The 2013 Taurus improves on an already excellent fullsized sedan from Ford. When I drove the Focus, Fusion, and Taurus back to back, several key points became clearly evident:
1) The Taurus is the quietest and most refined of the three;
2) the Taurus has the most interior space and sits the highest, providing an excellent view of the road ahead;
3) the Taurus has the highest build quality and feels exceptionally premium;
4) the Taurus is the heaviest and least fun to drive of the three;
5) the Taurus has the most limited visibility of the three.
With this in mind, I recommend the Taurus only if the driver finds the visibility acceptable in parking and driving maneuvers, as I did.
I'm really happy with my purchase of this car. I went with the mid-range SEL and opted for the leather option. Really happy with the car.
I have the front drive with 18 inch wheels. It offers a smooth ride, but the wheels still look good, so it's a nice balance.
The engine takes a little getting used to as it doesn't feel very torquy in the mid range. This is easily solved with a dose of throttle, a the engine can rev pretty high.
The interior is great and I've gotten a lot of compliments from occupants who've said "this is a Taurus?"
I'm probably the only 25 year old who bought a Taurus, but am really happy with it. Great bang for buck and it really stands out on the road.