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2010 Ford Taurus
Preliminary specifications
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Body structure

Unitary body structure (unibody), steel.


Full size sedan

Seating capacity

5 passengers

Final Assembly

Chicago Assembly Plant, USA.


112.9 inch / 2868 mm

Body length

202.9 inch / 5153 mm

Width (without mirrors)

76.2 inch / 1935 mm

Height at curb

60.7 inch / 1541 mm

Track width, front

65.3 in. / 1658 mm

Track width, rear

65.5 in. / 1663 mm

Headroom, front

39.0 inch / 990 mm

Headroom, rear

37.8 inch / 960 mm

Legroom, front

41.9 inch / 1064 mm

Legroom, rear

38.1 inch / 967 mm

Shoulder room, front

57.9 inch / 1470 mm

Shoulder room, rear

56.9 inch / 1445 mm

Hip room, front

56.3 inch / 1430 mm

Hip room, rear

55.8 inch / 1417 mm

Total passenger volume

102.2cu.ft. / 2894 litres (2.89 m3)

Total interior volume

122.3 cu.ft. / 3463 litres (3.46 m3)

Luggage capacity

20.1 cu.ft. / 569 litres (0.57 m3)

Maximum towing capacity*

1,000 lb. / 453 kg

Base curb weight


Engine type

3.5-liter V-6

Manufacturing location

Lima Engine Plant, Ohio


60 degree V-6, Aluminium block and heads

Intake / exhaust manifolds

Composite / cast iron


6,700 rpm

Throttle Body

65 mm, electronic


4 valves / cylinder, intake variable camshaft timing


Pencil coil

Bore x Stroke

3.6 x 2.4 in. / 92.5 x 88.7mm


213 cu. in. / 3,496 cc

Fuel injection

Sequential multi-port fuel injection

Compression Ratio



263 horsepower @ 6,250 rpm (estimated)

Specific output

75.23 hp / 1000 cc


249 lb.-ft. (337 Nm) @ 4,500 rpm (estimated)

Recommended Fuel

87 octane unleaded

Fuel tank capacity

19 gallons (71.9 litres)

Emission Control

Closed loop with catalyst

Federal Standards

Tier II/Bin 5 tailpipe, T2e evaporative

California Standards

ULEVII tailpipe, L2e evaporative


Front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive

Transmission (standard)

6-speed SelectShift automatic

Final Drive

FWD 2.77/ 3.16, AWD 3.16/ 3.39

Suspension, front

Macpherson strut and rear facing L-shaped lower control arm with isolated subframe and stabiliser bar

Suspension, rear

Independent multi-link suspension coil over shocks; stamped steel lower control arms, cast upper control arms

Steering type

Power assisted, rack and pinion

Steering Column

Power tilt/telescope  

Steering ratio


Turns, lock-to-lock


Turning circle curb-to-curb

12.1m /  39.7 ft.

Brakes: front / rear

Discs / discs

Active safety

Standard 4-wheel ABS (4 channel); Traction control; Optional AdvanceTrac ESC

Tires, SE
Wheels, SE

P235/60Rx17 BSW tires
17-inch painted 8-spoke aluminium wheels

Tires, SEL
Wheels, SEL

P235/55Rx18 BSW tires
18-inch 8-spoke aluminium wheels

Tires, Limited
Wheels, Limited

P255/45Rx19 BSW tires
19-inch 10-spoke chrome-clad aluminium wheels

Tires, EcoBoost
Wheels, EcoBoost

P245/45Rx19 BSW tires
20-inch 5-spoke Premium painted aluminium wheels

* With the adequate equipment. Preliminary specifications, subject to change. Source: Ford Motor Company. Metric conversions: Back to the 2010 Ford Taurus article.

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