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The 2011 Ford Taurus looks athletic and handsome, but not all that exciting.
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the Taurus is a large sedan by today's measure. But Ford's designers have done a good job of visually minimizing it
The Auto Channel

the new Taurus is a massive, 8/7ths-scale car that’s more than half a foot taller than Ford’s first super-high-output version of its Taurus family sedan
Car and Driver

The fake vent on the front fender shouldn't have happened.
USA Today

The design is exciting, the proportions are taut
Popular Mechanics

this new Taurus is ripped

Although the 2011 Ford Taurus can hardly be called exciting, it's a big improvement over the pre-2010 version. All around, the Ford Taurus got an interesting new shape last year, dropping the old VW Passat-like roofline in favor of a crisper profile that hints at the smaller Ford Fusion. The front fenders are pronounced and the roof is lowered, giving the sedan a sportier stance. Up front it's less than perfect; with a broad upper chrome bar, three dissimilar painted bars below, a new grille, and wrap-around headlights, there's a lot to take in at first glance. The rear fenders are most interesting, with sculpted shoulders and firm, straight character lines playing off each other in a way no Taurus has ever seen.

Inside, the 2011 Taurus is more focused; defined areas for the driver and front passenger are marked with a low, wide center console that firmly splits the driver and passenger sides (and takes up a lot of space). The instrument cluster presents information to the driver in three, deeply recessed gauges, and lots of blue-lit gauges and small black buttons are placed logically. Standard Tauruses wear more traditional faux-wood and plastic trim, while the SHO gets special badging, glossy black dash trim, and more metallic highlights inside and out, as well as a trunklid spoiler, twin chrome exhaust tips, and a snazzier grille.


The 2011 Ford Taurus looks athletic and handsome, but not all that exciting.

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