Ford Taurus 2011Posted: October 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: 2011 New Car Models, Ford | Leave a comment »
When it was first introduced for the 1986 model year, the Ford Taurus was a revelation in American cars. With styling that was completely different than anything else available on the market, combined with a very space-efficient design, the Ford Taurus suddenly made a lot of sense for U.S. families. The Taurus is Ford’s new flagship that offers full-size car interior dimentions, luxury car interior quietness, a top safety rating as well as advanced technology, to give it’s owners confidence on the road.
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. The 2011 Taurus competes with Buick Lucerne, Chrysler 300, Toyota Avalon and Hyundai Genesis.
The 2011 Ford Taurus is available in SE (starting at $25.555 MSRP), SEL (starting at $27.755), Limited (starting at $32.155 MSRP) and top-performance SHO (starting at $38.155 MSRP) trim levels.
Standard equipment on the Ford Taurus SE 2011 includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, keyless entry, cruise control, a six-way power driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, steering-wheel audio controls and a six-speaker with CD/MP3 player and an auxiliary audio jack.
The 2011 Taurus SEL adds 18-inch wheels, automatic transmission paddle shifters, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, upgraded cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and satellite radio. Options on the 2011 Ford Taururs SEL include 19-inch wheels, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and leather upholstery. These items are standard on the 2011 Ford Taurus Limited, which also gets eight-way power front seats with lumbar and driver memory functions, a wood-trimmed steering wheel and an upgraded stereo with a six disc CD/MP3 player.
The top-of-the-line Ford Taurus 2011 SHO adds a more powerful engine, a sport-tuned suspension, xenon headlamps, a rear spoiler and keyless ignition/entry. The 2011 SHO Performance Package adds performance brake pads, recalibrated steering, stability control defeat, summer tires and 20-inch wheels.
The 2011 Ford Taurus SE, SEL and Limited are standard powered by a 3.5-liter 24 valve DOHC Duratec V6 engine that produces 263 horsepower at 6250 rpm and 249 lb-ft of torque at 4500 rpm. The Front-Wheel drive is standard and the All-Whell-Drive is available optional on SEL and Limited trim level. The transmission is an six-speed Automatic (with paddle activation for SEL and Limited). The fuel economy for 2011 Ford Taurus with this engine is an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway for FWD models and 17 mpg city/ 26 highway for AWD models.
The 2011 Ford Taurus SHO is powered by a 3.5 L Eco Boost V6 engine that produces 365 hp at 5550 rpm and 350 lb-ft of torque at 1500-5250 rpm. A six-speed automatic with shift paddles is standard. Every Taurus SHO 2011 is a all-whell drive. The fuel economy for 2011 Ford Taurus SHO is 17 mpg city/ 25 mpg highway.
Every 2011 Ford Taurus comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. Optional safety features include a blind-spot warning system, a cross-traffic warning system and rear parking sensors. A rearview camera is standard on Limited and SHO models and optional on the SEL.