2011 Ford Taurus

The 2011 Ford Taurus is a car for everyone. It stands out among a number or collection of midsize and large cars. All new features, sleek devices and advanced trim levels sum up this new offer from Ford. A lot of people think that the car’s exemplary fit and finish make it stand out among the rest. Moreover, it gives you the comfort and safety you require in every car.

Engine Performance

This car is a superb performer with its outstanding acceleration, reliable braking, engine, low-consumption of fuel, and rust resistant features. If you want to take your family on a trip, this is the best car for you if you want to give them the thrill of a ride. The manufacturers built this car for you and your family’s comfort.

The Ford Taurus has a 6 speed auto gearbox that can be shifted manually with the steering wheel mounted paddles to enable a fast and smooth transition. The 3.5 liter, 24 valve V6 or an equivalent of 263 horsepower is just perfect for this family sedan. The powerful engine will allow you to drive from a minimum speed of 60-mph in just a matter of 7 seconds to 92-mph in 15 seconds.

Exterior & Interior

This family car is so fresh inside and out. Its sharp crease patterns and low lines are just perfect for the exterior. You can actually feel like you want to ride this car the moment you see it. It gives you the feeling of being welcomed into a new realm of driving experience. They have a wide array of colors for you to choose from. You can have the white suede, white platinum metallic tri-coat, ebony black, gray metallic, and a lot more.

You can choose light stone, charcoal black and charcoal umber for the interiors. The cushions are so comfortable. Its multiple colored seats give the car an additional plus points when it comes to interior decors.

Safety & Reliability

It is equipped with a wet weather grip for maintaining your wheel balance even during a terrible storm when the road is slippery. You also have the brakes which are anti-lock so you are assured of your safety whenever you are driving.

You have nothing to worry about with this type of vehicle. It passed all the crash tests and other safety and quality standards set by the state.

The Competition

There are several cars that are comparable to the Taurus. These include the Toyota Avalon (MSRP $33,955; 20 city / 29 hwy), the Buick Lacrosse (MSRP $30,550; 19 city / 30 hwy), and the Hyundai Genesis (MSRP $33,850; 18 city / 27 hwy). the main difference is the price, wherein the Taurus is priced much less. Fuel consumption on these other cars are very close.

Reliability

The Taurus has a maximum total of 10 ways by which you can adjust the driver’s seat. On the other hand, the standard for other types of vehicles is only 8 seat adjustments. Your Taurus will definitely give you a lot of ease and comfort in driving.

The Taurus affords you the rear seat or cargo area power outlet which is absent in other types of similar vehicles. It also offers cargo area tie-downs to safely secure your things. This feature is not present in other cars of the same class and price range.

Pros & Cons

Car owners appreciate the stylish and artistic design which the Taurus has. Added to this is the fact that its cabins’ electrical features are incomparable. The balanced wheel drive can also be appreciated. Its handling ability is both stable and well-secured. The light steering mechanism will let you enjoy even long rides on the highway. This is perfect for people who are always on the road.

The Taurus has different level when it comes to trim. It is slightly higher so you can expect that this will eventually bloat the cost of the car. Aside from this, most buyers will agree that the 2011 Ford Taurus is not a sporty type of vehicle.

Overall Rating
75 out of 100

What others say:

“The Ford Taurus stresses styling but at the sacrifice of interior room and rear visibility."Consumer Reports

“The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice.”The Car Connection

“The 2011 Ford Taurus is largely unchanged following its model-year 2010 freshening. This large sedan comes in SE, SEL, and Limited trim levels, all with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is offered on the SEL and Limited." Consumer Guide

“You might like the 2011 Ford Taurus if you want a roomy, comfortable sedan but also appreciate modern design, engaging handling and the latest technology.”KBB

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Full Size Sedan Base Price: $25,555.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19 gallons Miles Per Gallon: 18 city / 28 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 202.9 in. (515 cm) Width: 76.2 in. (193.5 cm)
Height: 60.7 in. (154 cm) Curb Weight: 4015 lbs (1821 kg)
Wheel Base: 112.9 in. (287 cm) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 20.1 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5
Performance
Engine: 3.5L 24-valve DOHC Duratec V6 Compression Ratio: 10.3:1
Horsepower: 263 hp Max RPM: 6250 rpm
Torque: 249 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic Overdrive
0-60 mph: 5.5 seconds 1/4 Mile: 13 seconds
Available Trims & Engine
Option:SEL - 3.5L 24-valve DOHC Duratec V6 MSRP: $27,755; MPG: 18 city / 27 hwy
Option:Limited - 3.5L 24-valve DOHC Duratec V6 MSRP: $32,155; MPG: 18 city / 27 hwy
Option:SHO - 3.5L 24-valve DOHC EcoBoostâ„¢ V6 MSRP: $38,155; MPG: 17 city / 25 hwy