The 2012 Ford Taurus is a full-size sedan available with optional AWD. The standard Taurus is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 263 hp and 249 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission fuel mileage falls within an EPA estimated range of 17 mpg city to 28 mpg highway, depending on drivetrain selection (standard FWD or optional AWD). For increased performance Ford offers the revived SHO trim level, equipping the Taurus with a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine that produces 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of toque. Coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle activation, fuel mileage is an EPA estimated 17 mpg city and 26 mpg highway. Features include 20-inch wheels, twin chrome exhaust tips, navigation system with satelite radio, push-button start, rear view camera, ambient lighting, leather-trimmed heated front seats, climate-controllled front seats, and HD radio. Safety is comprised of adaptive cruise control, collision warning with brake support, blind sport information system with cross traffic alert, front-impact airbags, side-impact airbags, ovearhead airbags, anti-lock brakes, and stability control. The Taurus is backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
Following a thorough facelift and extensive rethinking of features and packages in 2010, the Ford Taurus comes into 2012 with no significant changes.
Stylish design inside and out; roomy, luxurious interior; range of high-tech options; strong performance from SHO model
Clean, attractive packaging makes the 2012 Taurus one of the most appealing big sedans on the market. With a roomy interior and smooth ride and a striking interior styling , the Taurus now offers a luxury-car feel at a family sedan price. The Taurus is packed with high-tech features, offering many that aren't available on any other non-luxury-brand sedans. What's more, the high-performance Taurus SHO makes a solidly performing and stylish alternative to sport sedans from Germany--at a fraction of the price.