By 2000, the Taurus's days as America's top-selling car were behind it. You'd have to go back the mid-'90s for that. But it was still a close third behind the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.
The slide of the once-mighty Taurus would continue through the decade, its sales figures heavily padded with deliveries to rental companies and other industrial fleet buyers. By 2005, with the new Ford Five Hundred sedan on the market, it was purely a fleet product.
Today, the Ford Fusion, the Ford car closest to old Taurus in size, ranks fifth among cars, according to J.D. Power and Associates. It ranks behind the Camry, Accord, Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic.
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