2019 Ford Taurus  RealSafeCars78Safety Rating

#54 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#115 of all 2019 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. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). 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 2019 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 2019 Ford Taurus has a score of 78, implying a 0.045% chance of driver death (4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2019 Ford Taurus has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0448% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.112%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0448% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.112% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Ford Taurus is 7% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Ford Taurus is 13% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

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And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9574Dodge Grand CaravanFord TaurusChrysler PacificaFord FlexKia SedonaChrysler 300Volkswagen AtlasHonda OdysseyDodge DurangoChevrolet TraverseDodge ChargerDodge ChallengerComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Ford Taurus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 74 to 95. The 2019 Ford Taurus is less safe than the 2019 Kia Sedona, the 2019 Chrysler 300, the 2019 Dodge Challenger, the 2019 Dodge Charger, the 2019 Chevrolet Traverse, the 2019 Dodge Durango, the 2019 Honda Odyssey, and the 2019 Volkswagen Atlas. It is about as safe as the 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica, and the 2019 Ford Flex.

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