Quote Originally Posted by misterdecibel
Quote Originally Posted by Eric

I found the new Taurus (updated Ford Five Hundred) to be a nice package and very much competitive on the merits with the Camry and so on. The problem for Ford is that it should have introduced this car 2-3 years ago instead of the Five Hundred... .

Did they change anything apart from the name and the grille?

That is one TALL car.
Yes, among other things, it has a much more powerful V-6/six-speed automatic drivetrain; for another, the interior's all-new... and there have been numerous small but significant upgrades of the chassis and other areas, too. I posted a short write-up in "reviews," fyi -