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* Top crash test scores, long list of standard features and cutting-edge options, handsome and quiet cabin, humongous trunk, comfortable ride, available all-wheel drive. Source: Edmunds
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Most Taurus models are front-wheel drive standard, with all-wheel drive optional. Standard power comes from Ford's 263-horsepower, 3.5L V6, coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
The high-performance variant that powers the Taurus SHO is a 3.5L, twin-turbocharged "EcoBoost" V6, which makes 365 horsepower and 350 ft-lb of torque. The engine's two small turbos permit it to make peak torque just above idle. The engine also has direct injection, which Ford claims delivers "the power of a V8 and the efficiency of a V6."
Taurus SHO includes SelectShift paddle shifters, which allow the driver to command the 6-speed automatic transmission's shifts for curves or mountain roads. Torque-sensing all-wheel-drive is standard on the SHO and it employs electromechanical clutches to send torque to the wheels with the most grip. Electronic power steering works with the sport-tuned suspension to handle the power and bring an agile feel.
The SHO gets a number of other performance features designed to help drivers get the most out of the driving experience. The electronic stability control comes with a "Sport Mode," and the SHO rides on Eagle F1 summer performance tires on painted wheels. Inside, the SHO gets "Miko Suede" seat inserts made from recycled materials, plus aluminum-trimmed pedals and aluminum trim throughout. Multi-contour heated-and-cooled seats are available, and there's also a 12-speaker Sony surround sound audio system.
The regular Taurus is offered in three trim levels: SE, SEL and Limited. SEL models get painted aluminum wheels and chrome exhaust tips; they also get supplemental parking lamps and heated exterior mirrors. The top-of-the-line Limited adds power leather seats, a reverse sensing system and a premium sound system that includes the Sync voice-driven interface for phones and portable music devices. Limited models also get showy 19-inch chromed aluminum wheels.
The Taurus is one of the top-rated vehicles in its class in crash tests and comes with a long list of safety features, including stability control, anti-lock brakes, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags, a Post-Crash Alert System and crash severity sensing.
Across the Taurus line, technology features are emphasized, with several features showcased. The Cross Traffic Alert and a Collision Warning system promise to aid safety, while Intelligent Access and a MyKey entry system allow parental control programmability. Sirius Travel Link, a set of features for the navigation system that brings live traffic information, weather forecasts, gas prices, and other info, is also available, as are adaptive cruise control and rain-sensing wipers.
Clean, Stylish Appearance Inside And Out
Roomy, Luxurious Interior
Range Of High-tech Options
Performance From New SHO Model
Following a thorough facelift and extensive rethinking of features and packages in 2010, the 2011 Ford Taurus sees no significant changes.
Clean, attractive packaging makes the 2011 Taurus one of the most appealing big sedans on the market. With a roomy interior and smooth ride, as well as a striking cabin appearance, the Taurus now offers a true luxury-car interior 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 great alternative to sport sedans from Germany--at a fraction of the price.
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