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MSRP: $26,700 - $39,300
Invoice: $24,631 - $36,254
MPG: 19 City / 29 Hwy
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2013 Ford Taurus Interior

The 2013 Ford Taurus has the hushed cabin test drivers expect from an affordable large car, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for improvement. A couple reviewers say that rear-seat room is surprisingly disappointing for such a large car. Reviewers are pleased, however, that the 2013 Taurus has fewer hard plastics than the 2012 model

  • "Soft surfaces abound, and the cabin drowns out an appreciable amount of noise, whether from the road beneath or the rock concert taking place in the car next to you." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "While the cabin does indeed keep road and wind noise to a minimum, the Taurus still isn't quite as quiet as a luxury car." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "Overall, the car's biggest sore spot is the rear seat. It's not as roomy or comfortable as the car's large exterior dimensions would suggest." -- Consumer Guide

Seating

The 2013 Ford Taurus has a large cabin, but a few reviewers say its accommodations are tighter than you might think. The front seats are comfortable, but one tester says that the big center console eats up some of the available legroom. According to some auto writers, the rear seats are roomy, but one reviewer notes that the Taurus’ roofline intrudes on headroom.

  • "The backseat offers generous head- and legroom even for good-sized adults." -- Edmunds
  • "The front-bucket seats are all-day comfortable. A wide up and down and front and back range of travel ensures most will find an accommodating driving position. Headroom is particularly expansive on models not equipped with the available sunroof. A wide front console steals a bit of legroom, leaving big drivers feeling a bit more confined than they might expect in such a large car." -- Consumer Guide
  • "While the interior of the 2013 Ford Taurus feels appreciably richer and exterior noises are noticeably muted, the cabin itself still feels a bit cramped for a car of its size." -- Kelley Blue Book

Interior Features

Reviewers find that most of the Taurus’ cabin materials are appropriate for the price, and appreciate that soft-touch materials have replaced many hard plastics found in the 2012 model. Ford’s optional MyFord Touch infotainment system allows you to control cell phones and MP3 players through Bluetooth and USB connections. However, some reviewers are frustrated with the system. They say that while it’s less complicated than it was in previous years, MyFord Touch still requires time to master.

See the 2013 Ford Taurus specs for a full list of standard and optional features.

  • "Some of the hard plastics that gave the cabin a decidedly low-rent appearance and feel have been replaced by soft-touch materials, and the latest-generation MyFord Touch system is a definite improvement." -- Edmunds
  • "Brightly lit gauges are easy to read. Most controls are handy and self evident." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "The Taurus has an updated version of the much-criticized MyFord Touch. The interface has been reprogrammed to be easier to use. The menus on the eight-inch screen are now clearer and more responsive, and many of the virtual controls have been relocated. Information is now presented more clearly, and the system proved both responsive and reliable in our brief test." -- Automobile Magazine 
  • "Meanwhile, the MyFord Touch system that controls everything from climate to navigation and radio tuning is simpler to use, yet still requires patience to figure out." -- Kelley Blue Book 
  • "The latest version of MyFord Touch gets a few more mechanical controls, like the often-brushed hazards button, and it responds faster than the system's earliest versions. But I still found myself hitting the wrong buttons, tapping climate controls a half-dozen times to adjust the temperature a few degrees, and waiting for a heated-seat icon to register three bars of heat while I wondered if I should tap it again." -- Cars.com

Cargo

With 20.1 cubic feet of cargo space, the 2013 Ford Taurus has one of the largest trunks available in an affordable large car. Its rear seats fold down if you need more space.

  • "The trunk is wide and deep, with an opening large enough to accommodate fairly substantial cargo. A split-folding rear seat adds further versatility." -- Consumer Guide 
  • "At 20.1 cubic feet, the trunk is one of the largest you'll find on any sedan. Fold down the rear seats and the Taurus offers up even more space." -- Edmunds
Review Last Updated: 10/30/13

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