The 2010 Ford Taurus wants to become to full-size sedans what the F-150 is to trucks: the standard by which all others are judged. That's an incredibly ambitious goal for an utterly conventional car.
Normally, when we review an exciting new performance car, we like to use a dramatic burnout shot. Unfortunately, the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO barely chirps its front wheels on its 5.2-second trip to 60 MPH.
Using "cross-traffic alert," the new 2010 Taurus will, in the words of Ford engineer Kelly Kohlstrand, "alert the driver if a vehicle is coming on to you from the rear." But what if you're single and looking?
After little-Suzy-homemaker loses control of her fully-loaded-by-110-pounds-of-groceries shopping cart, will it set off the side airbags on your 2010 Ford Taurus at a speed of 10 MPH? Let's find out.
For an industry left for dead, the 2009 Detroit Auto Show has produced a wealth of shiny automotive awesomeness. Here are the top ten photo galleries from yesterday's first day of the show.
In 1986, Ford unleashed a moonshot automobile which dragged the company and its competitors into the future. With the 2010 Ford Taurus, it seems Ford is staking its claim at greatness again.