2017 Ford Taurus  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#36 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#79 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2013 Ford Taurus
The Taurus, part 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 2017 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 2017 Ford Taurus has a score of 78, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2017 Ford Taurus has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0443% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.0593%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0443% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.0593% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Ford Taurus is 5% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Ford Taurus is 12% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9374Dodge Grand CaravanFord TaurusChrysler PacificaFord FlexKia SedonaChevrolet TraverseDodge DurangoHonda OdysseyDodge ChargerDodge ChallengerFord ExplorerChrysler 300Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Ford Taurus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 93. The 2017 Ford Taurus is less safe than the 2017 Kia Sedona, the 2017 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2017 Chrysler 300, the 2017 Ford Explorer, the 2017 Dodge Challenger, the 2017 Dodge Charger, the 2017 Honda Odyssey, and the 2017 Dodge Durango. It is about as safe as the 2017 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, and the 2017 Ford Flex.

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