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/ 10
On Features
BASE
INVOICE
$23,573
BASE
MSRP
$25,420
On Features
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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But even without all of the "features", the basic Taurus is a worthy car with a fine combination of space and comfort in a traditional package.
The Auto Channel

The new key fob no longer includes a key. It just needs to be in the car; then the driver pushes a button to provoke combustion.
Car and Driver

Sync turn-by-turn system...seemed not quite as precise or clear as a traditional navigation system.
Popular Mechanics

a gangbusters Sony Dolby 5.1 surround system with the usual connectivity options
Autoblog

Its live traffic feature shows incidents and traffic flow information, but it only offers detours around bad traffic when a route is programmed into the system
CNET

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.

Conclusion

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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