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Ford Taurus Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Ford Taurus's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.

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Ford Taurus Gas Mileage

Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 20 10 50 20 60 19.5
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med none 20 10 50 20 60 19.5  
  Averages flat med none 20 10 50 20 60 19.5
With the turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2013 Ford Taurus fuel economy has been averaging 19.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 50 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (20 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the city (10 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2013 4dr Sedan 288-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 0 95 2 4 70 21.5
2013 4dr Sedan 288-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead light 0 95 2 4 70 21.5  
  Averages flat lead light 0 95 2 4 70 21.5
With the 288-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2013 Ford Taurus has been averaging 21.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2013 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 95 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (4 percent), in the suburbs (2 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2013 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a lead foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2012 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 0 20 20 60 65 20.9
  hills med none 0 20 20 60 65 24.0
  hills med none 0 20 20 60 65 24.6
  hills med none 0 20 30 50 65 23.5
  hills med none 0 20 20 60 65 27.7
2012 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
hills med none 0 20 22 58 65 24.1  
  Averages hills med none 0 20 22 58 65 24.1
With the 263-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2012 Ford Taurus gas mileage has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2012 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (22 percent), in the city (20 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2012 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light hvy 10 20 35 35 75 24.0
  flat light hvy 0 0 0 100 60 22.0
  flat light light 5 5 70 20 50 18.0
  flat med none 0 0 0 100 68 33.6
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light light 4 6 26 64 63 24.4  
  Averages flat light light 4 6 26 64 63 24.4
With the turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2011 Ford Taurus fuel economy has been averaging 24.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 64 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in heavy traffic (4 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 30 0 40 30 60 17.0
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 20.6
  flat med light 30 0 40 30 60 17.0
2011 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 20 0 27 53 62 18.2  
  Averages flat med light 20 0 27 53 62 18.2
With the 288-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2011 Ford Taurus has been averaging 18.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (27 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2011 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 25 25 25 25 74 14.7
  flat light none 5 5 40 50 60 24.0
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 65 28.8
  flat v.lt none 0 2 76 21 60 22.5
  hills light none 0 0 0 100 65 30.3
2011 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat light none 6 6 28 59 65 24.1  
  Averages flat light none 6 6 28 59 65 24.1
With the 263-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2011 Ford Taurus gas mileage has been averaging 24.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2011 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 59 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (28 percent), in heavy traffic (6 percent), and in the city (6 percent).

In addition the average 2011 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat lead hvy 10 10 40 40 70 20.4
  flat med hvy 54 0 0 46 80 18.0
  flat light none 15 85 0 0 N/A 19.8
  flat light none 10 40 15 35 75 20.0
  flat light none 0 0 0 100 65 26.1
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat med light 18 27 11 44 73 20.9  
  Averages flat med light 18 27 11 44 73 20.9
With the turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2010 Ford Taurus fuel economy has been averaging 20.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 73 miles per hour (about 44 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (27 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the suburbs (11 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 20 20 30 30 60 23.5
  flat light none 0 15 0 85 62 23.5
  flat light none 20 20 30 30 70 23.4
2010 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
flat light none 13 18 20 48 64 23.5  
  Averages flat light none 13 18 20 48 64 23.5
With the 288-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2010 Ford Taurus has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 64 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (20 percent), in the city (18 percent), and in heavy traffic (13 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2010 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med none 20 20 20 40 65 21.0
  flat light none 10 25 15 50 70 22.0
  flat med none 5 0 85 10 60 22.8
  flat light hvy 20 40 10 30 65 23.5
  hills med hvy 0 0 75 25 70 18.0
2010 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
flat med light 11 17 41 31 66 21.5  
  Averages flat med light 11 17 41 31 66 21.5
With the 263-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2010 Ford Taurus gas mileage has been averaging 21.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2010 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (31 percent), in the city (17 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2010 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2009 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat med hvy 20 70 0 10 60 19.0
  hills med light 20 10 0 70 75 25.6
2009 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
hills med hvy 20 40 0 40 68 22.3  
  Averages hills med hvy 20 40 0 40 68 22.3
With the 288-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2009 Ford Taurus fuel economy has been averaging 22.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2009 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 68 miles per hour (40 percent), in heavy traffic (20 percent), and in the suburbs (0 percent).

In addition the average 2009 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light none 69 28 3 0 N/A 16.0
  flat light none 5 42 0 53 62 16.8
  flat light light 55 28 17 0 N/A 26.0
  flat light light 56 28 17 0 N/A 28.0
  flat light light 20 30 20 30 62 23.5
2008 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic AWD
flat light light 41 31 11 17 62 22.1  
  Averages flat light light 41 31 11 17 62 22.1
With the 288-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, the 2008 Ford Taurus has been averaging 22.1 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly in heavy traffic (about 41 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (31 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 62 miles per hour (17 percent), and in the suburbs (11 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2008 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 0 100 0 0 N/A 26.0
  flat med hvy 1 30 40 30 75 22.8
  flat med hvy 5 10 65 20 75 23.0
  hills light hvy 10 10 20 60 70 22.8
  flat light hvy 0 25 25 50 60 25.0
2008 4dr Sedan 263-horsepower 3.5L V6
6-speed automatic FWD
flat med hvy 3 35 30 32 70 23.9  
  Averages flat med hvy 3 35 30 32 70 23.9
With the 263-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2008 Ford Taurus gas mileage has been averaging 23.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2008 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 35 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (32 percent), in the suburbs (30 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2008 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2007 4dr Sedan 153-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 20 20 40 20 70 24.7
  flat med none 15 15 40 30 70 21.8
2007 4dr Sedan 153-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med light 18 18 40 25 70 23.3  
  Averages flat med light 18 18 40 25 70 23.3
With the 153-horsepower 3.0L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2007 Ford Taurus fuel economy has been averaging 23.3 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2007 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (25 percent), in heavy traffic (18 percent), and in the city (18 percent).

In addition the average 2007 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2006 4dr Sedan 153-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 0 2 11 87 56 30.0
  flat light hvy 5 10 0 85 65 18.0
  flat light none 0 20 30 50 65 23.2
  flat light hvy 5 80 5 10 65 19.0
  flat light hvy 5 5 80 10 65 16.9
2006 4dr Sedan 153-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 3 23 25 48 63 21.4  
  Averages flat light light 3 23 25 48 63 21.4
With the 153-horsepower 3.0L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2006 Ford Taurus has been averaging 21.4 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2006 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 48 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (25 percent), in the city (23 percent), and in heavy traffic (3 percent).

In addition the average 2006 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Wagon 153-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 10 70 10 60 22.0
2005 4dr Wagon 153-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 10 10 70 10 60 22.0  
  Averages flat light none 10 10 70 10 60 22.0
With the turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2005 Ford Taurus gas mileage has been averaging 22.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 70 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (10 percent), in the city (10 percent), and on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (10 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 40 30 30 60 24.2
2005 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat med none 0 40 30 30 60 24.2  
  Averages flat med none 0 40 30 30 60 24.2
With the 201-horsepower 3.0L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2005 Ford Taurus fuel economy has been averaging 24.2 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly in the city (about 40 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (30 percent), on the highway at an average speed of 60 miles per hour (30 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a medium foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2005 4dr Sedan 153-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt light 0 6 4 90 70 26.4
  flat v.lt none 1 20 1 78 55 31.5
  flat light none 10 10 10 70 60 25.5
  hills light hvy 10 10 20 60 65 27.5
  flat light light 70 20 5 5 65 24.0
2005 4dr Sedan 153-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 18 13 8 61 63 27.0  
  Averages flat light light 18 13 8 61 63 27.0
With the 153-horsepower 3.0L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2005 Ford Taurus has been averaging 27.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2005 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (18 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in the suburbs (8 percent).

In addition the average 2005 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills med none 60 20 10 10 65 17.6
  flat light light 5 60 10 25 70 18.0
  flat light none 5 5 5 85 60 28.9
  flat med hvy 5 5 5 85 60 24.0
  flat light none 0 20 40 40 60 24.0
2004 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 15 22 14 49 63 22.5  
  Averages flat light light 15 22 14 49 63 22.5
With the 201-horsepower 3.0L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Ford Taurus gas mileage has been averaging 22.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 63 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (22 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the suburbs (14 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2004 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 30 0 10 60 75 23.0
  hills med none 0 0 100 0 N/A 18.0
2004 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 15 0 55 30 75 20.5  
  Averages hills light none 15 0 55 30 75 20.5
With the 153-horsepower 3.0L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2004 Ford Taurus fuel economy has been averaging 20.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2004 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 75 miles per hour (30 percent), in heavy traffic (15 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2004 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt hvy 22 23 24 31 60 20.0
  flat med none 10 10 0 80 62 22.4
  flat light light 10 20 20 50 75 28.0
  flat med light 5 0 5 90 80 30.0
  flat light light 10 10 65 15 60 24.0
2003 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light light 11 13 23 53 67 24.9  
  Averages flat light light 11 13 23 53 67 24.9
With the 201-horsepower 3.0L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2003 Ford Taurus has been averaging 24.9 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 67 miles per hour (about 53 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (23 percent), in the city (13 percent), and in heavy traffic (11 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on only some of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2003 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 10 10 0 80 60 27.2
  hills med none 12 2 2 83 70 20.0
2003 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 11 6 1 82 65 23.6  
  Averages hills light none 11 6 1 82 65 23.6
With the 153-horsepower 3.0L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2003 Ford Taurus gas mileage has been averaging 23.6 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 82 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in heavy traffic (11 percent), in the city (6 percent), and in the suburbs (1 percent).

In addition the average 2003 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2002 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat v.lt none 0 0 40 60 62 21.4
  flat med light 5 25 10 60 65 28.1
  flat med none 0 9 27 64 70 21.0
2002 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 2 11 26 61 66 23.5  
  Averages flat light none 2 11 26 61 66 23.5
With the 153-horsepower 3.0L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2002 Ford Taurus fuel economy has been averaging 23.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2002 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 66 miles per hour (about 61 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in the city (11 percent), and in heavy traffic (2 percent).

In addition the average 2002 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 33 17 50 0 N/A 24.0
  flat light none 1 0 1 98 65 18.0
2001 4dr Sedan 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 17 9 26 49 65 21.0  
  Averages flat light none 17 9 26 49 65 21.0
With the 201-horsepower 3.0L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2001 Ford Taurus has been averaging 21.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (about 49 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (26 percent), in heavy traffic (17 percent), and in the city (9 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2001 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 5 10 55 30 65 21.5
2001 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
hills light none 5 10 55 30 65 21.5  
  Averages hills light none 5 10 55 30 65 21.5
With the 153-horsepower 3.0L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, 2001 Ford Taurus gas mileage has been averaging 21.5 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2001 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly in the suburbs (about 55 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were on the highway at an average speed of 65 miles per hour (30 percent), in the city (10 percent), and in heavy traffic (5 percent).

In addition the average 2001 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr Wagon 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 24.0
2000 4dr Wagon 200-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 24.0  
  Averages flat light hvy 0 0 10 90 70 24.0
With the turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 engine, 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, 2000 Ford Taurus fuel economy has been averaging 24.0 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 70 miles per hour (about 90 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the suburbs (10 percent), in heavy traffic (0 percent), and in the city (0 percent).

In addition the average 2000 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC on most or all of the time.
 
Year Body/Powertrain flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
2000 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 0 20 0 80 75 23.0
  flat light light 5 30 25 40 68 20.3
  mtns light none 15 5 5 75 70 24.0
  flat light light 3 25 19 53 68 18.2
  flat med none 9 18 32 41 75 23.3
2000 4dr Sedan 155-horsepower 3.0L V6
4-speed automatic FWD
flat light none 6 20 16 58 71 21.8  
  Averages flat light none 6 20 16 58 71 21.8
With the 153-horsepower 3.0L V6 engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive, the 2000 Ford Taurus has been averaging 21.8 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2000 Ford Tauri in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 71 miles per hour (about 58 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (20 percent), in the suburbs (16 percent), and in heavy traffic (6 percent).

In addition the average 2000 Ford Taurus in this analysis was driven on flat terrain with a light foot and the AC not used at all.

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Ford Taurus MPG

Ford Taurus Fuel Economy: Pros
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2011 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD With 28 to 30 mpg on the highway with a vacation load of luggage, food and other equipment she takes to the road with ease and comfort I never had in any car I previously owned. Mileage is close to the intermediate size Buick I used to drive but this car is much more comfortable and worth the mileage difference.
2011 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD With 28 to 30 mpg on the highway with a vacation load of luggage, food and other equipment she takes to the road with ease and comfort I never had in any car I previously owned. Mileage is close to the intermediate size Buick I used to drive but this car is much more comfortable and worth the mileage difference.
2010 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD Very respectable mileage for a heavy, stylish car.
2008 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp automatic FWD Able to get 30 mpg at 70 mph with a/c on and on the interstate.
2008 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp automatic FWD Good mileage for a large car. 29 to 32 Highway.
2005 4dr Sedan 153-hp 3.0L V6 4-sp automatic FWD For a Large Car 30mpg on a 12 hour road trip is outstanding.
2004 4dr Sedan 201-hp 3.0L V6 4-sp automatic FWD Seems like they should get respectable MPG.
Ford Taurus Fuel Economy: Cons
Year Body/Powertrain Comment
2012 4dr Sedan 263-hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic FWD
2011 4dr Sedan turbocharged 365hp 3.5L V6 6-sp shiftable automatic AWD My average MPG is about 24 right now. It does better on the highway and not as well around town. I do not drive it hard. I am using (per Ford) Regular 87 in it and it seems fine. I ran one tank of 93 Premium and did not notice a difference in performance or mileage.
2005 4dr Wagon 153-hp 3.0L V6 4-sp automatic FWD Only getting about 4-500 km per tank of gas
2002 4dr Wagon 201-hp 3.0L V6 4-sp automatic FWD 22 or 23 MPG at best on the highway is mediocre but not terrible given the size and 24V V6.