Intro: The 2011 Ford Taurus full-size, 5-passenger family sedan boasts sporty styling, luxury amenities, and an available turbocharged powerplant.
Features: There are four trims of the Taurus, SE, SEL, Limited, and the high-powered, all wheel drive SHO. The SEL model shown here comes standard with dual chrome exhaust tips, Ford's signature tri-bar grille, and the optional 19-inch aluminum wheels.
Performance: Base power for the 2011 Taurus is a 263-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine. The SHO packs a 365-horsepower, direct-injected twin-turbo V6. Power is sent through a 6-speed automatic transmission with optional paddle shifter, to the front wheels or available all wheel drive.
Fuel Economy: Here are the highest and lowest EPA estimates for fuel economy:
Pricing/Warranty: Base MSRP for the 2011 Ford Taurus is $25,170 while a Taurus SHO starts at $37,770. The Taurus is backed by a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty.
Summary: With athletic styling and an available turbocharged powerplant, the 2011 Ford Taurus has established itself as a sporty offering among full-size family sedans.