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2012 Ford Taurus Overview (See Available Styles)

Ford’s 2012 Taurus seats up to five people, is available in SE, SEL and Limited trim levels, with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive.he Taurus shares a vehicle class with the Toyota Avalon and Chrysler 300. A high-performance Taurus SHO, with a twin-turbo V-6 engine, is also available.

The Taurus offers a front- or four-wheel drive, and is powered by a 263-horsepower, 3.5-liter, direct injection V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission. The Taurus SHO, which stands for Super High Output, uses a 365-horsepower, twin-turbo 5.5-liter, direct-injection V-6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission with steering-wheel paddle shifters and standard all-wheel drive.

The front-wheel drive Taurus achieves 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway, while the all-wheel drive Taurus gets 17 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway.

The Taurus seats five with front driver and front passenger bucket seats and a rear bench seat. A power driver’s seat comes standard, and options include leather seating, heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats and a power rear sunshade. A tilt/telescoping steering wheel and cruise control come standard, and optional power-adjustable pedals are available. The CD stereo system may be upgraded to a Sony six-CD premium system, and satellite radio. Technology upgrades include MyKey parental settings – which let parents set speed limits and other controls for teen drivers, adaptive cruise control, and SYNC with information display, handsfree calling, customized climate control, voice-activated controls and navigation system with traffic and travel information. Remote keyless entry and keyless access system, and a moonroof are also available.

Taurus captures a sporty, sleek style with the grille and front bumper combination of its Euorpean counterpart. The trunk and taillights continue the look, and standard body-colored door handles, front and rear bumpers create a smooth visual appearance.  Standard chrome grille and chrome-tipped exhaust complete the imagery, and the standard 17-inch wheels have available 18- and 19-inch upgrades.

Standard safety features include driver and front passenger airbags, seat-mounted driver and front-passenger side impact airbags, and curtain airbags for both the first and second row. Four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes with brake assist come standard, and electronic stability and traction control systems provide additional on-road safety. Safety options include a rear parking sensor, blind spot and collision warning system. Emergency assistance is provided through the SYNC system and will automatically alert 911 in the event of a collision.

The 2012 Ford Taurus provides owners with an affordable large vehicle that’s strong on value, quality and performance. The Taurus receives high marks for safety, and the family-friendly tech features and spacious interior make it a strong choice for families.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 17 - 18 MPG
  • Highway: 25 - 28 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: ****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:

23 of 27 (85%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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