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2011 Ford Taurus
2011 Ford Taurus
Available Price Range $6,891-$16,843 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 21-23 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Ford Taurus

Our Take

The 2011 Taurus is available in SE, SEL and Limited trim levels and is offered with front- or all-wheel drive. The Taurus competes with the Buick Lucerne, Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalon. It is also available as a high-performance model called the Taurus SHO. (Skip to details on the: Taurus SHO)T... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Boat-tail rear styling
  • Backseat feels smaller than before

Notable Features

  • 263-hp V-6
  • Available heated and cooled front seats
  • Available collision-prevention system
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • FWD or AWD

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

The SHO version of Ford's full-size Taurus sedan tries hard to do a lot of things, but it doesn't excel at any of them.It wants to be a performance car, but comes up short in a few critical areas. It could be a family car, thanks to its large exterior, but it's too cramped inside. It's comfortable cruising down the highway, but it's a pain on narrow city streets. The SH... Read full review for the 2011 Ford Taurus

Consumer Reviews

4.4

Average based on 36 reviews

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2011 Ford Taurus

by SGT BeMac from Montgomery County, MD on November 1, 2011

I got my 2011 Taurus on Jul 16 . I am very impressed with Ford and they way they put this car together. It's big, and very, very comfortable. It stops on a dime. This is my 4th Taurus but this one is ... Read Full Review

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/60,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/60,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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