2012 Ford Taurus

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2012 Ford Taurus
2012 Ford Taurus
The Taurus is one of those cars that is commonly seen on U.S. roads but that you hardly ever notice. It suffers from anonymous styling and middling performance, and yet its sales numbers are pretty good. The redesigned Taurus that went on sale two years ago took over for the even more uninspiring Five Hundred, which had itself replaced the previous Taurus. Confused yet? Well, suffice it to say that the Taurus nameplate isn't likely to disappear again any time in the near future. Compared with the old Five Hundred, the Taurus's exterior sports a higher beltline, a lower roofline, and a more aggressive grille and headlights. The interior has a nicely designed center stack and materials that display a high level of fit and finish. The Taurus is a technological showcase for Ford, with available features such as a collision warning system, automatic high-beams, voice-activated navigation, multicountour seats with ActivMotion, a rearview camera, and a blind-spot warning system, among others. Under the hood is the same 263-hp V-6 as last year's. For a dose of driving excitement, the SHO returned to the Taurus lineup in 2010 in all-wheel-drive form sporting Ford's EcoBoost V-6 -- a twin-turbocharged direct-injection unit that produces 365 hp. There is an optional performance package for the SHO that includes twenty-inch wheels, performance tires and brake pads, and specially calibrated steering.
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No Ford police vehicle has ever been as efficient as the upcoming Police Interceptor, the automaker says. With a 288-hp 3.5-liter V-6 engine, the Taurus-based sedan is set to get an EPA rating of 18/26 mpg city/highway.
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The Ford Crown Victoria has long been a favorite among law-enforcement agencies, and the city of Chicago plans to continue using Ford police vehicles. City mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that Chicago will buy 500 new Ford Police Interceptor vehicles -- a fitting move, as the cop cars are built just south of the Windy City at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant. Though Chicago has committed to ordering 500 police cars from Ford, the city hasn't yet determined what proportion of those will be sedan versus Utility models. The Police Interceptor sedan is based on the Ford Taurus, while the Police Interceptor Utility is based on the Explorer crossover. Both are upgraded with features like stab-resistant seats, column shifters to make more space for gear in the center console, unique hinges to allow the rear doors to open wider, larger brakes, an enlarged engine radiator, and a heavy-duty alternator. A Ford spokesman said that over 1200 law-enforcement agencies nationwide have ordered the new Police Interceptor models so far. He noted that the Ford Crown Victoria was America's dominant police car for over 15 years, until the model was phased out last year. The Ford Police Interceptor sedan is powered either by a 3.5-liter V-6 with 280 hp, or Ford's EcoBoost twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 with 365 hp. In recent testing, the Michigan State Police found the EcoBoost-powered sedan could charge to 60 mph (in pursuit of criminals, of course) in as little as 5.92 seconds. The Police Interceptor Utility receives a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated for 300 hp, which the Michigan State Police found could complete the 0-to-60-mph dash in 8.01 seconds. Both of Ford's new police cars went into production at the Chicago plant last month, adding over 230 jobs at the plant that already employs 2646 people. The Chicago Assembly Plant also builds civilian versions of the Ford Taurus and Explorer, as well as the Lincoln MKS. Source: Ford
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Ford has been hard at work proliferating various forms of its turbocharged EcoBoost engines across its lineup. Now, after moving 127,883 of them last year and deciding to triple production efforts of EcoBoost engines, the automaker will have 11 different models offering the turbo mills across its Ford and Lincoln brands.
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No, the 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association show isn't a police equipment trade show, but that isn't stopping Ford from bringing its latest cop car to the annual event. You're looking at Ford's Police Interceptor Stealth concept, but we're reticent to call it a "concept" -- apart from a few visual modifications, the Stealth is little more than a stock Taurus-based 2012 Police Interceptor.

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Certified Pre Owned Price
$17,425

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2012 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
12-31-1969:21:35:30
Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY
Summary
Ford is recalling certain model year 2012 Taurus, Lincoln MKS, and model year 2013 Explorer vehicles manufactured July 19, 2011, through March 15, 2012. In the affected vehicles, the fuel tanks may have a marginally sealed seam in the side of the tank. As a result, the fuel tanks may not provide the expected strength in the event of an impact. The tanks may also leak.
Consequences
A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source may result in a fire.
Remedy
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the fuel tanks and replace them as necessary, free of charge. The recall began on May 9, 2013. Ford's recall campaign number is 13S03. Owners may contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center at 1-866-436-7332.
Potential Units Affected
3,037
Notes
Ford Motor Company


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

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5-Year Total Cost to Own For The 2012 Ford Taurus

Depreciation
24.6%
Loss in Value + Expenses
= 5 Year Cost to Own
Depreciation
$8,325
24.6%
Insurance
$6,360
18.8%
Fuel Cost
$11,389
33.7%
Financing
$1,922
5.7%
Maintenance
$3,394
10%
Repair Costs
$2,021
6%
State Fees
$372
1.1%
Five Year Cost of Ownership: $33,783 What's This?
Value Rating: Average