2010 Ford Taurus  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#16 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#32 of all 2010 vehicles

Pictured: 2013 Ford Taurus
The Taurus, a mainstay of Ford's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2010 Ford Taurus is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Ford Taurus has a score of 79, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Ford Taurus has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0437% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9919%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0437% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9919% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Ford Taurus is 6% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Ford Taurus is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8753Dodge ChargerBuick LucerneChevrolet ImpalaChrysler 300Kia SedonaVolkswagen RoutanFord FlexFord TaurusToyota SiennaBuick LaCrosseHonda OdysseyHonda CrosstourComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Ford Taurus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 53 to 87. The 2010 Ford Taurus is safer than the 2010 Dodge Charger, the 2010 Buick Lucerne, the 2010 Chevrolet Impala, the 2010 Chrysler 300, the 2010 Kia Sedona, the 2010 Volkswagen Routan, and the 2010 Honda Crosstour. It is about as safe as the 2010 Buick LaCrosse, the 2010 Toyota Sienna, and the 2010 Ford Flex.

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