List of Ford Taurus models

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This is a list of models of the Ford Taurus. The Taurus has been in production since 1986; its first run was as a mid-size sedan on the Ford D186 platform, and its second and current production run has been as a full-size sedan on the Ford D3 platform.

First generation[edit]

Image Years Engines/Transmissions
Taurus MT5

1986–1988

  • 2.5 L HSC I4
  • 88 hp (66 kW), 130 lb·ft (176 N·m)
  • 5-speed MTX manual
Taurus L
1st-Taurus.jpg

1986–1991

  • 2.5 L HSC I4 (sedans, 1986–1990)
  • 88 hp (66 kW), 130 lb·ft (176 N·m)
  • 3-speed ATX automatic

  • 3.0 L Vulcan V6 (Optional in sedans, standard in wagons, 1986–1990)
  • 140 hp (104 kW), 160 lb·ft (217 N·m)
  • 4-speed AXOD automatic


  • 3.0 L SFI Vulcan V6 (Optional in sedans, standard in wagons, 1991)
  • 140 hp (104 kW), 160 lb·ft (217 N·m)
  • 4-speed AXOD-E automatic
Taurus GL
1st-Ford-Taurus-sedan.jpg

1986–1991

  • 2.5 L HSC I4 (sedans, 1986–1990)
  • 88 hp (66 kW), 130 lb·ft (176 N·m)
  • 3-speed ATXautomatic


  • 3.0 L Vulcan V6 (Optional in sedans, standard in wagons, 1986–1990)
  • 140 hp (104 kW), 160 lb·ft (217 N·m)
  • 4-speed AXOD automatic

  • 3.0 L SFI Vulcan V6 (Optional in sedans, standard in wagons, 1991)
  • 140 hp (104 kW), 160 lb·ft (217 N·m)
  • 4-speed AXOD-E automatic

  • 3.8 L Essex V6 (Optional, 1988–1991)
  • 120 hp (89 kW), 205 lb·ft (278 N·m) (1988-1990)
  • 140 hp (104 kW), 215 lb·ft (292 N·m) (1991)
  • 4-speed AXOD automatic (1988–1990)
  • 4-speed AXOD-E automatic (1991)
Taurus LX
TaurusLX.jpg

1986–1991

  • 3.0 L Vulcan V6 (1986–1987; sedans, 1988–1990)
  • 140 hp (104 kW), 160 lb·ft (217 N·m)
  • 4-speed AXOD automatic

  • 3.8 L Essex V6 (Optional in sedans, standard in wagons, 1988–1991)
  • 120 hp (89 kW), 205 lb·ft (278 N·m) (1988-1990)
  • 140 hp (104 kW), 215 lb·ft (292 N·m) (1991)
  • 4-speed AXOD automatic (1988–1990)
  • 4-speed AXOD-E automatic (1991)

Taurus SHO
Taurus-SHO-2.jpg

1989–1991

Second generation[edit]

Image Years Engines/Transmissions
Taurus L
1992-Ford-Taurus-sedan.jpg

1992

Taurus GL
91-95 Ford Taurus sedan.jpg

1992–1995


Taurus LX
2nd-Ford-Taurus-LX.jpg

1992–1995

  • 3.0 L SFI Vulcan V6 (Not available on Wagon)
  • 140 hp (104 kW), 160 lb·ft (217 N·m) (1992)
  • 140 hp (104 kW), 165 lb·ft (224 N·m) (1993-1995)
  • 4-speed AXOD-E automatic (1992)
  • 4-speed AX4S automatic (1993–1995)

Taurus SE

1995


Taurus SHO
Ford Taurus SHO (second-gen).jpg

1992–1995

  • 3.0 L SHO V6 (Only available with manual, 1992–1995)
  • 220 hp (164 kW), 200 lb·ft (271 N·m)
  • 5-speed MTX-IV manual (1992–1995)

  • 3.2 L SHO V6 (Only available with automatic, 1993–1995)
  • 220 hp (164 kW), 215 lb·ft (292 N·m)
  • 4-speed AX4S automatic (1993–1995)

Third generation[edit]

1996–1997[edit]

Image Years Engines/Transmissions
Taurus G
96-97 Ford Taurus Sedan.jpg

1996–1997

Taurus GL
96-97 Taurus.jpg

1996–1997

Taurus LX
1996-97 Ford Taurus.jpg

1996–1997

Taurus SHO
1996-1999 Ford Taurus SHO front.jpg

1996–1997

1998–1999[edit]

Image Years Engines/Transmissions
Taurus LX
98-99 Ford Taurus Sedan.jpg

1998–1999

Taurus SE
Third-generation Ford Taurus.jpg

1998–1999


Taurus SHO
1996-1999 Ford Taurus SHO front.jpg

1998–1999

Fourth generation[edit]

Image Years Engines/Transmissions
Taurus LX
Ford Taurus LX.jpg

2000–2004

Taurus SE
Ford Taurus (2005) (photograph by Theo, 2006).jpg

2000–2007

Taurus SES
00-03 Ford Taurus sedan 2.jpg

2000–2004


Taurus SEL
2004-2006 Ford Taurus Sedan.jpg

2000–2007


Fifth generation[edit]

Image Years Engines/Transmissions
Taurus SEL
2008 Ford Taurus SEL

2008–2009

Taurus Limited
Ford Taurus Limited

2008–2009

Sixth generation[edit]

Image Years Engines/Transmissions
Taurus SE, SEL, Limited
2010 Ford Taurus Limited 1 -- 10-31-2009.jpg

2010–present

Taurus SHO
2010 Ford Taurus SHO -- 09-07-2009.jpg

2010–present