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$23,685
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$25,555
On Styling
The 2012 Ford Taurus has an interesting shape, though it can feel cluttered in the details.
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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
Autoblog

A couple of years ago, Ford gave the Taurus an interesting new shape, dropping the old, arched Euro-utilitarian roofline in favor of a crisper profile that hints at the smaller Ford Fusion. With that refresh, front fenders became more pronounced and the roof wass lowered, giving the sedan a sportier stance.

In all, the 2012 Taurus is complex at first take, as there's a lot of chrome, creases, and details. 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, it's a bit overwhelming, if not garish. 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. Special badging, glossy black dash trim, and more metallic highlights inside and out help give the SHO more interior panache, while a trunklid spoiler, twin chrome exhaust tips, and different grille hint at the brawn.

From one of the front seats, the 2012 Taurus feels almost like a personal-luxury car. There are focused, defined areas for the driver and front passenger, with a wrap-around instrument panel design and a low, wide center console that firmly splits the driver and passenger sides (and actually, taking up a lot of space). Faux-wood and chrome trim combine with good fit and finish to give it an upscale look and feel that's generally in sync with its price tag.

Conclusion

The 2012 Ford Taurus has an interesting shape, though it can feel cluttered in the details.

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