Top Safety Pick

2013 Ford Taurus

large car / 4-door sedan

2013 Ford Taurus 4-door sedan
2012 Ford Taurus shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Basic

Other available safety features

  • Optional blind spot detection

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2013-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2017 Ford Taurus SE 4-door
The Ford Taurus was redesigned for the 2010 model year. Beginning with the 2013 model year, the side curtain airbags were lengthened to improve occupant protection in small overlap frontal crashes.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Action shot taken during the small overlap frontal crash test.

The dummy's position in relation to the door frame, steering wheel, and instrument panel after the crash test indicates that the driver's survival space was maintained reasonably well.

The frontal and side curtain airbags worked well together to keep the head from coming close to any stiff structure or outside objects that could cause injury.

Intrusion of the door hinge pillar, parking brake pedal, and instrument panel contributed to a significant risk of injury to the left lower leg.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2010-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Ford Taurus Limited 4-door 4WD

The Ford Taurus was re-engineered and restyled for the 2010 model year. Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2010-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Ford Taurus SHO 4-door 4WD with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Ford Taurus was re-engineered and restyled for the 2010 model year. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by Ford as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2010-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2010 Ford Taurus SEL 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,972 lbs
Peak force 16,759 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.22

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2013-19 models

Seat type: Power leather seats with 4-way head restraints

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Collision Warning

Package name

  • Optional 301A + Adaptive Cruise Control

Applies to 2013-14 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated