2011 Ford Taurus Features

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The 2011 Ford Taurus comes in SE, SEL, Limited, and SHO versions. It carries a base price of $25,170 but spirals up to $40k for the SHO performance edition.

The long list of standard features on the 2011 Ford Taurus means even base versions are well-equipped. The Taurus SE gets an AM/FM/CD player with MP3 playback; tilt/telescope steering; a 60/40 split-folding rear seat; a power driver seat; and power locks, windows, and mirrors. The next trim up, the Taurus SEL includes Sirius Satellite Radio, automatic climate control, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel; the Limited adds 19-inch wheels, ambient lighting, a six-CD changer, reverse parking sensors, leather seats and power controls for the front passenger, and the SYNC entertainment controller. The SHO comes with its unique powertrain and suspension and gets a spoiler, push-button start, sueded seats, and high-intensity discharge headlamps.

On the options list, all-wheel drive is available on the SEL and Limited. Numerous advanced technical features are also on offer. There's adaptive cruise control; keyless entry with push-button start; and Ford's keyless entry keypad with a new pad flush-mounted on the driver's side B-pillar. Also available: Ford's MyKey feature that lets parents program a specific key fob with restricted vehicle function, such as maximum speed and maximum radio volume. A navigation system and sunroof are big-ticket options, too.

The 2011 Ford Taurus is near the top of its segment in features, though adding too many of the tempting tech options will drive the sticker price way up.

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