Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Rear heat vents Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System Brakes Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: drum Comfort Features Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders · Front power outlet · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls · Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, door pockets, seatback, grocery bag holder Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 8 Headrests Front headrests: adjustable Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments Rear Seats Type: bench Safety Child safety locks · Child seat anchors · Emergency interior trunk release Seatbelts Front center seatbelt: lap belt · Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters · Seatbelt pretensioners Seats Front seat type: split-bench · Upholstery: cloth Security Anti-theft alarm system · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks Suspension Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear Tires Type: all season Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · P Tires · T Speed Rated Tires · Wheels: steel Wheels Wheel covers: full Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger The front-wheel drive 2006 Ford Taurus SE is available only as a sedan this year, powered by a 153-hp, 3.0-liter V6 and 4-speed automatic. A combination of four-wheel independent suspension, front disc and rear drum brakes, 16-inch wheels with all-season tires, and dual front airbags help win a solid 4-star crash rating, though side impact tests only earn three stars. Front-side airbags, ABS brakes, and traction control can all be added on for more security. As the base sedan, the 2006 Taurus SE is still well equipped with power features, cruise control (on the steering wheel), a trip computer, cassette player, intermittent wipers, and security system. Conveniences such as trunk tie-downs, grocery hooks, cupholders, and a front power outlet are also included. With seating for up to six (with an optional front bench seat), the interior is spacious, offering nearly 40 inches of rear legroom. Options include a power driver's seat, leather upholstery, heated mirrors, CD player, sunroof, rear spoiler, and split-folding rear seats to expand the 17 cubic foot trunk. Comfortable, smooth, and reliable have kept the 2006 Taurus SE popular, but its outdated interior, labored acceleration, and poor resale value are unfortunate detractions.