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2012 Ford Taurus Sedan

Price Range: $25,555 - $38,155 | 17 MPG City - 25 MPG Highway

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2012 Ford Taurus Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2012 Ford Taurus Sedan

Clean, attractive packaging makes the 2012 Taurus one of the most appealing big sedans on the market. With a roomy interior and smooth ride and a striking interior styling , the Taurus now offers a luxury-car feel at a family sedan price. The Taurus is packed with high-tech features, offering many that aren't available on any other non-luxury-brand sedans. What's more, the high-performance Taurus SHO makes a solidly performing and stylish alternative to sport sedans from Germany--at a fraction of the price.

What's new for 2012?

Following a thorough facelift and extensive rethinking of features and packages in 2010, the Ford Taurus comes into 2012 with no significant changes.

Model Strengths

  • Stylish design inside and out
  • roomy, luxurious interior
  • range of high-tech options
  • strong performance from SHO model

Model Review

Most Taurus models are front-wheel drive standard; all-wheel drive is optional. Standard power comes from Ford's 263-horsepower, 3.5L V6, coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Std
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Engine

Engine Type 3.5L Gas V6
Horsepower 263 @ 6250 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 249 @ 4500 RPM
Optional Engines V6-Cylinder Engine, Gasoline Fuel

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 19.0 gal
Fuel Economy 18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 513 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels FWD
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 18 x - TBD - in.
Tires P235/55R18
Spare Tire Compact Spare Tire

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 39.0 in. / 41.9 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.8 in. / 38.1 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 20.1 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 112.9 in.
Curb Weight 4015 lb.
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2012 Ford Taurus Sedan

4dr Sdn SEL FWD

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Climate Control Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Front Bucket Seats Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Satellite Radio Standard