One of the constants in automotive marketing is that new models inevitably are "bigger, more powerful, and more fuel efficient." The original Taurus was a trend-setting mid-sized member of the Ford lineup in both sedan and wagon form.
Then the nameplate was retired as the more-than-capable Fusion replaced it. Now the Taurus has returned as a full-size car - after Ford dumped the Five Hundred name.
Taurus owners will love the Sync system and its voice-activated Bluetooth and iPod interface, but the big feature of the Taurus is that it's big - as in roomy.
Rear-seat space makes it a snap to put kids in car seats and for big ol' Uncle Johnny to ride alongside his nephew. And the oversized trunk makes the Taurus an ideal candidate for golfers, taxi/limo use, or families with young children. So make space for it in our recommended group.