2011 FORD TAURUS

The Ford Taurus continues for 2011 with an upscale design, impeccable driving dynamics and class-leading technologies at a compelling value for full-size sedan buyers.

Exterior design details are sculpted and powerful — from the hood-mounted powerdome that speaks to the strength behind its confident grille to the pronounced fenders and fascia. Bold headlamps combined with recessed parking lamps frame a bold expression of the signature Ford three-bar grille.

Wheels from 17- to 19-inches in diameter fill the sculpted wheel wells and lend Taurus a muscular and athletic stance. The raised shoulder lines provide a confident profile and enable generous trunk capacity. Taurus precision craftsmanship is reflected in the quality of materials used in the interior, and in the exterior margins that are comparable to costly German luxury sedans.

The 2011 Ford Taurus is standard with the proven Duratec 3.5-liter V-6, generating 263 horsepower and 249 ft.-lb. of torque and comes paired with a choice of two new six-speed automatic transmissions.
The Taurus SE offers a six-speed automatic transmission with a grade-assist hill-holding rollback prevention feature, paired with an economical 2.77 final drive ratio. SEL and Limited series Taurus models are offered with SelectShift, featuring race-inspired shift control paddles mounted on the steering wheel.

Chassis and suspension components are tuned to deliver on the sporty and aggressive design with optimized roll stiffness for cornering control, responsive steering with sharp turn-in and precision accuracy.
Base model estimated mpg: 18/28
Estimated starting price: $25,170
Compiled by Motor Matters

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