2013 Ford Taurus  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#23 of 2013 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#52 of all 2013 vehicles


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


The 2013 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 2013 Ford Taurus has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2013 Ford Taurus has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0441% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0404%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0441% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0404% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2013 Ford Taurus is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2013 Ford Taurus is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9156Chevrolet ImpalaNissan QuestMazda CX-9Nissan PathfinderHonda CrosstourToyota SiennaChrysler 300Dodge ChargerHonda OdysseyC. Town and CountryFord TaurusBuick LaCrosseComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2013 Ford Taurus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 56 to 91. The 2013 Ford Taurus is safer than the 2013 Chevrolet Impala, the 2013 Nissan Quest, the 2013 Mazda CX-9, and the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and less safe than the 2013 Honda Odyssey, the 2013 Dodge Charger, the 2013 Chrysler 300, and the 2013 Toyota Sienna. It is about as safe as the 2013 Buick LaCrosse and the 2013 Chrysler Town and Country.

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