2016 Ford Taurus  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#30 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#69 of all 2016 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 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 2016 Ford Taurus has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2016 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 2016 Ford Taurus is 8% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Ford Taurus is 14% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9469Buick LaCrosseDodge Grand CaravanFord TaurusFord FlexC. Town and CountryKia SedonaDodge DurangoToyota SiennaHonda OdysseyDodge ChallengerDodge ChargerChrysler 300Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Ford Taurus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 69 to 94. The 2016 Ford Taurus is safer than the 2016 Buick LaCrosse and less safe than the 2016 Kia Sedona, the 2016 Chrysler 300, the 2016 Dodge Charger, the 2016 Dodge Challenger, the 2016 Honda Odyssey, the 2016 Toyota Sienna, and the 2016 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2016 Ford Flex, and the 2016 Chrysler Town and Country.

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