2012 Ford Taurus:

After numerous improvements to the Mustang lineup last year, we wouldn’t have been surprised this year to see Ford’s engineers just sit back and watch their winning horse run circles around its competition. As it turns out, though, they’ve been busily creating yet another highly desirable model to join the stable.

Some available options include:

  • 3.5L V6 engine
  • Automatic transmission
  • Up to 18 cty/28 hwy mpg
  • MP3 Player
  • Side/Curtain Airbags
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Navigation System (Optional)
  • Bluetooth (Optional)

 

 

SHO Sedan (3.5L V6 Twin-turbo AWD 6-speed Automatic)

Exterior

Body

  • Rear spoiler

Tires and Wheels

  • Painted alloy wheels
  • 19 in. wheels
  • Steel spare wheel
  • P255/45R V tires
  • All season tires
  • Inside mounted spare tire
  • Temporary spare tire

Roof and Glass

  • Variable intermittent wipers
  • Rear defogger

Measurements

  • Width: 76.2 in.
  • Height: 60.7 in.
  • Length: 202.9 in.
  • Front track: 65.3 in.
  • Rear track: 65.5 in.
  • Wheel base: 112.9 in.
  • Cargo capacity, all seats in place: 20.1 cu.ft.
  • Maximum towing capacity: 1000 lbs.**
  • EPA interior volume: 122.4 cu.ft.
  • Gross weight: 5600 lbs.
  • Curb weight: 4368 lbs.

Exterior Options

  • Front License Plate Bracket
  • 20" Premium Painted Luster Nickel Aluminum Wheels

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

  • Base engine size: 3.5 L
  • Cam type: Double overhead cam (DOHC)
  • Cylinders: V6
  • Valves: 24
  • Valve timing: Variable
  • Direct injection
  • Torque: 350 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm
  • Horsepower: 365 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Turning circle: 39.7 ft.
  • Base engine type: gas

DriveTrain

  • Drive type: all wheel drive
  • Mechanical center differential
  • Transmission: 6-speed shiftable automatic
  • Center limited slip differential

Suspension

  • MacPherson strut front suspension
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Four-wheel independent suspension
  • Front and rear stabilizer bar

Fuel

  • Fuel type: gas
  • Fuel type: premium unleaded (recommended)
  • Fuel tank capacity: 19 gal.
  • Range in miles (cty/hwy): 323/475 mi.
  • EPA mileage est. (cty/hwy): 17/25 mpg

Mechanical Options

  • PowerCode Remote Start System

Safety

Safety & Security

  • 4-wheel ABS
  • Front and rear head airbags
  • Dual front side-mounted airbags
  • Child seat anchors
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system
  • Ventilated front disc / solid rear disc brakes
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Engine immobilizer
  • Auto delay off headlamps
  • Dusk sensing headlamps
  • Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
  • 2 front headrests
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
  • Rear center 3-point belt
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners
  • Stability control
  • Traction control
  • Electronic brakeforce distribution
  • Emergency interior trunk release
  • Front height adjustable headrests
  • Rear fixed headrests
  • Post-collision safety system
  • Tire pressure monitoring

Warranty

  • Basic: 3 yr./ 36000 mi.
  • Drivetrain: 5 yr./ 60000 mi.
  • Roadside: 5 yr./ 60000 mi.

Interior

Front Seats

  • Front head room: 39.0 in.
  • Front hip room: 56.3 in.
  • Front leg room: 41.9 in.
  • Front shoulder room: 57.9 in.
  • 8 -way power passenger seat
  • 8 -way power driver seat
  • Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
  • Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Height adjustable passenger seat
  • Leather/alcantara
  • Bucket front seats

Rear Seats

  • Rear hip Room: 55.8 in.
  • Rear head room: 37.8 in.
  • Rear leg room: 38.1 in.
  • Rear shoulder room: 56.9 in.
  • Split-folding rear seatback
  • Folding with storage center armrest
  • Rear ventilation ducts

Power Features

  • Digital keypad power door locks
  • Power mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • 2 one-touch power windows
  • Remote window operation

Convenience

  • Cruise control
  • Cargo net
  • Front console with storage
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Overhead console with storage
  • Remote trunk release
  • Retained accessory power
  • Front seatback storage
  • Electric power steering
  • Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
  • 12V front and 12V rear power outlet(s)
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
  • Rear view

Comfort

  • Interior air filtration
  • Dual zone climate controls – driver and passenger
  • Trunk light
  • Leather trim on center console
  • Alloy trim on dash
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Leather and chrome trim on shift knob
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Front and rear floor mats
  • Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Memorized settings

  • Memorized settings for 2 drivers

Instrumentation

  • Clock
  • Tachometer
  • Trip computer
  • External temperature display
  • Low fuel level warning
  • Compass

In Car Entertainment

  • 7 total speakers
  • AM/FM in-dash 6 CD player with CD MP3 Playback stereo
  • Sirius satellite radio
  • Adjustable speed sensitive volume control
  • Auxiliary audio input and iPod/iPhone integration
  • 6 Months of provided satellite radio service
  • Radio data system
  • USB connection

Telematics

  • Voice directions only via subscription service navigation system
  • Pre-wired for phone
  • Bluetooth wireless data link for hands-free phone
  • Real time traffic

Interior Options

  • Smoker’s Pack
  • Cargo Organizer
  • All Weather Floor Mats
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Voice-Activated Navigation System
  • Multi-Contour Seats w/Active Motion

Packages

  • Rapid Spec 401A
  • Rapid Spec 400A
  • SHO Performance Package
  • Rapid Spec 402A
  • Rapid Spec 402A Discount

       

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