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SE Key Features & Specs

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Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19-20 City / 27 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.0L SOHC SMPI 12-valve V6 Vulcan engine
  • Engine block heater *STD on retail vehicles only in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY. Optional on fleet vehicles*
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • 58-amp/hr low-maintenance battery w/battery saver
  • 130-amp alternator
  • Independent MacPherson strut front suspension-inc: strut-mounted coil spring, lower control arm, cast knuckle w/integral ball joints
  • Independent MacPherson strut rear suspension-inc: strut-mounted coil spring, tension strut, parallel control arms, cast spindle w/forged stem
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • P215/60R16 all-season tires
  • 16" steel wheels w/deluxe wheel covers
  • Mini spare tire
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering w/variable assist
  • Pwr front disc/rear drum brakes
  • 18.0 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Front/rear color-keyed bumpers
  • Color-keyed body-side protection moldings
  • Black rocker panel moldings
  • Multi-reflector halogen headlamps
  • Solar-tinted glass
  • Black pwr mirrors
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/washer

Interior Features

  • Front cloth bench seat-inc: dual recliners, center console, armrest, map pockets, 2-way head restraints
  • Fixed rear seatback
  • Color-keyed carpeting w/integral driver footrest
  • Front/rear floor mats
  • Tilt steering column
  • Color-keyed 4-spoke soft grip steering wheel
  • SecuriLock/immobilizer anti-theft system
  • Gauges-inc: temp, fuel, trip odometer, million mile odometer, tachometer, 120-mph electronic speedometer, message center, low brake fluid
  • Warning lights-inc: airbags, door ajar, battery, oil pressure, service engine soon, seat belt reminder, low fuel, low brake fluid
  • Pwr windows
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Speed control
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear floor heat ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • ETR AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: (4) speakers, digital clock
  • Fixed whip antenna
  • Center console w/cupholders, storage
  • Dual auxiliary pwr points
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Front ashtray
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Cloth-covered sun visors w/covered vanity mirrors
  • Driver/passenger side rear grab handles
  • Light group-inc: dual-beam map, dome
  • Delay-off dome lamp
  • Front door/ashtray/luggage compartment courtesy lights
  • Trunk grocery bag hooks

Safety Features

  • Personal safety system-inc: electronic crash severity sensor, driver seat position sensor, restraint control module, passenger weight sensor
  • Driver & front passenger Second Generation dual stage air bags w/passenger air bag disable indicator
  • Driver/front passenger safety belts-inc: belt pretensioners, height adjustable D-rings, outboard safety belt usage sensor
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) System on rear outboard seat locations
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Fuel shutoff switch deactivates fuel pump upon rear impact
  • Emergency inside trunk release
  • Side door high strength intrusion beams
  • Front/rear crumple zones

2006 Ford Taurus Owner Reviews

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The perks of a 2006 ford Taurus

2006 Ford Taurus SE

I like the car it is smaller than what we had before. It was a used car so there was some wear and tear. One issue we had was the transmission. It has not gone out, but the check transmission light keeps coming on. Another issue is the blinkers go out a lot. We had a few minor issues with the assignment, but that could be due to the wreck from the previous owner. I love and hate the seat belt warning feature. It does not have a CD player. Or an aux port. But it has a cassette player so we just bought a cassette aux from five and below. The front seat middle compartment folds down to make a third seat up front

- Brittany P

Boat sized, but comfortable

2006 Ford Taurus SE

The biggest problem that I have with my car is the fact that it's very large. I think of it as a boat almost. If you are used to driving a larger car, this will be no problem! I love the large trunk space, you can fit a few large boxes as well as I think it's pretty reliable. It's not too much of a gas guzzler, I fill it up twice a month- it depends on how much you drive your vehicle as well. However, since it is an '06, you need to give it some extra TLC. I have had to replace brake pads, one of my windows, and it makes whirring noise when I'm driving/starting it.

- Vanessa F

Bad start, but beautiful now!!

2006 Ford Taurus SE

I bought my car from an independent seller, so there were some minor problems with it at first. My dashboard was broken, so no gauge of speed or gas which meant that I couldn't drive it. My starter broke within a month of me actually driving. After that, I have had no problems at all and she runs a little weird but I know how to work her! I wouldn't want any other car.

- Lou D

2006 Taurus has surprisingly good gas mileage - around 28 mpg

2006 Ford Taurus SE

Great car, really good gas mileage. The ac crapped out a few years ago, and currently the car has an undiagnosed problem with the engine. But overall it has been a great daily driver and any problems have been relatively easy to fix. Odometer is around 157000 and I really hope we can address the current engine issue and get her back on the road.

- Becky E

13 year old Taurus still runs great!

2006 Ford Taurus SE

I have loved my car! I have had it for 13 years and it has not had any major issues. I have only had to replace minor items like the alternator and tire shoes. Everything on the car is still functioning and the transmission looks great. It goes in for regular oil changes. It is roomy and only one part in the inside has started falling apart.

- Brandy A

great car, lots of trunk space

2006 Ford Taurus SE

this is a very reliable car that has great highway gas mileage. If it is taken care of, it can go a long while without repairs. It can comfortably sit 6 people and it has a very large trunk. It has good AC but there is none in the back of the car. The back of the car has okay leg room, but anyone with longer legs will have to squeeze in.

- Allie D

The vehicle came with sync technology as well for easy hands free driving!

2006 Ford Taurus SE

It runs great! Never had a problem with the car besides other individuals hitting it when parked on the road! No major repairs and has stayed healthy throughout the years! I take good care of it and purchased it with 50,000 miles! Great car and would highly recommend this car to everyone looking for a cheap but reliable car!

- Aaron O

My review of my ford Taurus review.

2006 Ford Taurus SE

Very nice car especially for being like 13 years old! Runs pretty well, but I do have some problems with it. The heat runs weird if the car is in overdrive. Makes a smell in car. Also I do not know if has to do with car or not but my front passenger tire came off recently. Garage said there was only 2 studs holding wheel on.

- Jennifer S

I love the mileage I get, the reliability and efficiency.

2006 Ford Taurus SE

My 2006 Ford Taurus is the perfect family car. With a family of four, it has gotten me all around the place, and did so for many years without any issues or breakdowns. Not to mention, it is not a gas guzzler, which is always a great thing in my opinion. The car is truly timeless and ultra comfortable for all sizes.

- Jean L

A class for a reason: Cost-effective but smooth ride

2006 Ford Taurus SE

This is very reliable and fuel efficient car. It is an excellent daily driver with great heat and air. It handles well on long commutes. It is a comfortable ride and handles bumpy roads well. The cruise control feature increases the fuel efficiency and a full tank will get you almost 400 miles on the highway.

- Alicia P

Good around town vehicle, especially for salesman.

2006 Ford Taurus SE

Solid, reliable transportation around town. Not as comfortable for long trips with the family. Has a few quirks, like the doors freezing open in the winter and rust spots over the wheel wells, and the trunk paint is peeling on all these model year versions. Would recommend as a good driving around town car.

- Christian C

Love my car I've had for almost 5 years overall!!

2006 Ford Taurus SE

front end is a little damaged due to hitting a deer otherwise I've barely had issues with my car and have mostly put money into it for regular maintenance. love the car overall, but will be ready soon for something newer. I love that it shows me how many miles to E I have and it's all clearly displayed.

- Danielle B

I'll never buy another Ford Taurus as long as I live!

2006 Ford Taurus SE

One of the worst cars I've ever owned there's always something wrong with it sometimes you can't even figure out what's wrong with the others it's hundreds and hundreds of dollars to fix I'll never buy another for as long as I live. Right now it's having transmission difficulties it's endless!

- Terri O

My car ford car gets me around town and store trios.

2006 Ford Taurus SE

The car runs good and the only thing is the gas gauge only works part of the time. But over all the car runs and drives good. And the drives is good but I love the car when I want to. But over all the car gets me around town like really good and I had drove it long trips on occasionally.

- Mike D

A good car for a good price.

2006 Ford Taurus SE

It is a reliable car that can be easily and cheaply fixed. It has never let me down throughout the years. Gas mileage is good and it has never broken down or left me stranded even though I have driven it over 160000 miles. Brakes, transmission, engine have all held up and are doing well.

- Angelina H

The fabulous blue ford Taurus.

2006 Ford Taurus SE

It drives very smooth and quiet for long rides it is a luxury cruise. Plenty of room for the whole family while still sleek and nice body style and color. Gas mileage is great as well and low maintenance needed so far. Great family car as well as for a single person massive trunk space.

- Tiffany S

Sunroof and leather seats

2006 Ford Taurus SE

I am pleased with this vehicle. I have a sunroof and leather seats. Air-conditioning works wonderfully. Power windows and locks. The angle of the dashboard is unfortunately not very good for short people like me, but it's not terribly hindering. Excellent gas mileage and very reliable.

- Brittany W

A reliable vehicle for anyone.

2006 Ford Taurus SE

The car has been incredibly reliable for both long trips and short excursions around town. There is ample trunk space for the equipment I use to work. The car has great gas mileage and runs smooth. Only some mechanical issues later in it is life with the power steering pump going out.

- Kayla J

2006 Ford Taurus - Long lasting Car

2006 Ford Taurus SE

My vehicle is alright. I've driven it for a long time and have never had a real issue with it. The cruise control doesn't work and they drive shaft is beginning to go. However, it has been 13 years since the car was made so it's understandable. I have about 170,000 miles on it.

- Jared S

My Taurus is a great car.

2006 Ford Taurus SE

I really like my vehicle. I've only had a few problems with it in all the years I've had it. The starter and the alternator they say are usually the first to go. I've traveled many miles in it and really enjoy the comfort. I wouldn't be scared to go anywhere in this vehicle.

- Melissa B

Time to replace it the mileage is too high.

2006 Ford Taurus SE

Chews up rotors fast the mileage is too high I am starting to have to do a lot of repairs. The headlights were poorly made the paint is starting to peel, there is no aux input the seats are cloth and have been comfortable the car is easy to handle the horsepower is fine.

- Lori S

The thing I love the most about it is my sunroof

2006 Ford Taurus SE

There is not really an issues with the performance of this vehicle except for the fact that it makes a slightly loud noise when turning. The car is very comfortable and friendly for a family of five. The car itself comes with a sunroof power windows and a radio.

- Kay J

There is a sunroof that also doubles as a moonroof.

2006 Ford Taurus SE

There were problems with the back and front defrost and neither would turn on. However, I took it to a mechanic and they had it fixed quickly so that wasn't much of an issue. The trunk is spacious and able to hold weeks worth of groceries and an extra tire.

- Dari H

2006 ford Taurus, not the best car but definitely spacey.

2006 Ford Taurus SE

It breaks down a lot, I have had to put a lot of money into fixing it and getting new parts, the only thing I love about my car is the color (baby blue) and that it is very spacious on the inside, it seats 5. The trunk has quite a bit of space as well.

- Samantha Y

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