2011 Ford Taurus

SE FWD 4-Dr Sedan V6 auto trans

2011 ford taurus Reviews and News

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With the proven Crown Victoria-based Interceptor headed for the great Dunkin’ Donuts lot in the sky, Ford is pursuing police fleet business with a two-pronged strategy. A Taurus-based Police Interceptor sedan will replace the Crown Vic, and an new unibody Explorer-based SUV for those that need a little more space and utility, such as K-9 units.
2011 Ford Taurus Limited Front Three Quarters
Don't let the pretty face, slender daylight openings, and the Taurus nameplate (previously tacked onto Ford's mid-size model) fool you. Today's Taurus is one large barge. I was deceived until it came time to maneuver it into my garage. At 202.9 inches long-16.2 inches longer than the Lincoln MKX I recently drove, and just 10 inches shy of the outgoing Crown Victoria -- I barely had enough room to close the garage door and slip past the nose into my apartment.
2011 Ford Taurus Limited Front Three Quarters
The 3.5-liter V-6 is reasonably quiet and has plenty of power, but it's not as refined as Toyota's 3.5-liter V-6. There's an M for manual gate for the shifter if you want to pretend you're in a sport sedan: push either one of the paddles toward the front of the car to downshift; pull back toward you to upshift. The problem is that these plastic paddles feel flimsy; they move around in their mounts. The transmission itself performs beautifully.
2011 Ford Taurus Limited Front View
The Ford Taurus Limited offers nice straight-line performance, but torque steer is readily apparent. Clearly it's a good thing that the more-powerful Taurus SHO is all-wheel drive. The base Taurus is no slouch when the road turns twisty, though, which was a pleasant surprise. I'm not saying it's a sport sedan, but it can still put a smile on your face.
2011 Ford Taurus Limited Front Three Quarters
2011 Ford Taurus Limited
2011 Ford Taurus Limited Front View
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Ford has dominated the police car market for many years with its rear-wheel drive Crown Victoria sedan, but the introduction of its new Taurus-based front and all-wheel drive drive police cars has some skeptics.

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$16,325

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$25,555

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2011 Ford Taurus Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
3.5L V6Engine
Fuel economy City:
18 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
28 MPG
Horsepower:
263 hp @ 6250rpm
Torque:
249 ft lb of torque @ 4500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
60,000 miles / 60 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Roadside
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Taurus vehicles manufactured November 24, 2008, through February 28, 2014, originally sold in, or currently registered in, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia. When used in areas that use road salt, the license plate lamp assembly may experience an electro-chemical reaction and corrosion as a result of water intrusion.
Consequences
This corrosion may result in a short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will replace the license plate lamp assemblies, free of charge. The recall began on July 26, 2014. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-800-392-3673. Ford's number for this recall is 14S08. Note: Under program 14R01, Ford will notify owners in non-corrosion states, and, at the customer's request, dealers will replace the license plate lamp assembly.
Potential Units Affected
183,425
Notes
Ford Motor Company


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR
Summary
Ford Motor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2010-2013 Ford Taurus vehicles manufactured December 1, 2009, to July 31, 2010, and 2011-2013 Lincoln MKS vehicles manufactured June 1, 2011, to October 31, 2011. In the affected vehicles, the interior door handle return spring may unseat, resulting in interior door handle that does not return to the fully stowed position after actuation.
Consequences
If the interior door handle return spring is unseated, the door may unlatch in the event of a side impact crash, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect all four of the interior door handles and either repair or replace them, free of charge. The recall began March 23, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S02.
Potential Units Affected
194,889
Notes
Ford Motor Company


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:50
Component
STEERING:ELECTRIC POWER ASSIST SYSTEM
Summary
Ford Moor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine and Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L GTDI engine and 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with any available engine. The affected vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result of a steering motor sensor fault.
Consequences
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will check the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). If dealers find any loss of steering assist DTCs, the steering gear will be replaced, free of charge. If, no codes are found during the PSCM inspection, the PSCM software will be updated, free of charge. Interim notices were mailed to owners on July 20, 2015. Owners will receive a second notice when the remedy becomes available. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S18.
Potential Units Affected
393,623
Notes
Ford Motor Company


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
5
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2011 Ford Taurus

Depreciation
24.2%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$8,257
24.2%
Insurance
$6,085
17.8%
Fuel Cost
$11,389
33.4%
Financing
$1,744
5.1%
Maintenance
$3,669
10.7%
Repair Costs
$2,640
7.7%
State Fees
$358
1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $34,142 What's This?
Value Rating: Average