2012 Ford Taurus SE
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Engine

Gas V6

MPG (City/Highway)

18/28

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$25,555

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Summary

The 2012 Ford Taurus SE comes equipped with impressive features. Its powerful 3.5L V-6 engine delivers 263 horsepower, while the 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive ensures smooth drives. With 4-wheel anti-lock brakes and side seat mounted airbags, safety is a priority. Additionally, the vehicle includes curtain airbags for both the 1st and 2nd rows, an airbag occupancy sensor, and AdvanceTrac electronic stability. Cruise control and air conditioning add convenience to your journeys. The Taurus SE also boasts 17″ aluminum wheels, along with ABS and driveline traction control for a comfortable and secure ride.

2012 Ford Taurus SE price

Base MSRP

$25,555

Delivery charges

$795

Invoice price

$23,685

Total price

$26,350

NHTSA Crash Test Overall Ratings

Based on the combine ratings of frontal, side and rollover.
Should ONLY be compared to other vehicle of similar size and weight

Driver's

Passenger's

Overall Front

Overall Side

Overall Rollover Rating

Overall

Side - Pole

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side - Barrier

Side - Pole Barrier combined (FRONT)

Side - Pole Barrier combined (REAR)

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2012 Ford Taurus SE warranty

Basic (months/miles)

36/36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

60/unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

60/60,000

Roadside assistance (months/miles)

60/60,000

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2012 Ford Taurus SE Colors

Interior Colors
Light Stone w/Perforated Leather Front Bucket Seats
Charcoal Black w/Perforated Leather Front Bucket Seats
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Exterior Colors
Dark Blue Pearl
Cinnamon Metallic
Ginger Ale
Tuxedo Black Metallic
Ebony Black...
Sterling Gray Metallic
Ingot Silver Metallic
Red Candy Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat

Engine

Type Gas V6
Engine Size (l) 3.50
Cylinders Configuration V-6
Displacement (cc) 3,500
Drive Type FWD
Horsepower (rpm) 6,250
Horsepower (hp) 263
Torque (rpm) 4,500
Torque Lb (ft) 249
Engine Location Front
Valves 24
Compression 10.30
Bore (mm) 92.50
Bore (in) 3.64

Fuel

Type Gasoline
Tank Capacity (gal) 19
Grade 71.92

Mileage

EPA City Economy 18
EPA Highway Economy 28
EPA Combined Economy 22
Cruising Range City (mi) 323
Cruising Range Hwy (mi) 475

Transmission

Type Automatic
Number Of Speeds 6
Description 6 Speed Automatic
First Gear Ratio 4.48
Second Gear Ratio 2.87
Third Gear Ratio 1.84
Fourth Gear Ratio 1.41
Fifth Gear Ratio 1
Sixth Gear Ratio 0.74
Reverse Gear Ratio 2.88
Final Drive Axle Ratio 2.77

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 4

Seating

Number Of Seats 5
Max Seating Capacity 5

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x -TBD-
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x -TBD-
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length (in) 202.91
Overall Width (in) 76.18
Max Width Without Mirrors (in) 76.20
Overall Height (in) 60.71
Liftover Height (in) 30.40
Track Width Front (in) 65.30
Track Width Rear (in) 65.50
Wheelbase (in) 112.91

Interior dimensions

Passenger Volume (cu.ft) 102.30
Trunk Volume (cu.ft) 20.10
Front Head Room (in) 39
Rear Head Room (in) 37.80
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.90
Rear Shoulder Room (in) 56.90
Front Leg Room (in) 41.90
Rear Leg Room (in) 38.10
Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 20
Max Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 20

Weights

Curb Weight Base (lb) 4,224

Steering

Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Overall Ratio 17
Turning Diameter Curb To Curb (ft) 41
Turning Radius Curb To Curb (ft) 20.50

Trailering

Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 100
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 1,000
Max Tongue Weigth Distributing Hitch (lb) 150
Max Trailer Weigth Distributing Hitch (lb) 1,000

Braking

Type Pwr
Primary Abs System 4-Wheel
Front Disc Yes
Rear Disc Yes
Front Brake Rotor Dia (in) 12.40
Rear Brake Rotor Dia (in) 13

Tires

Front Tire Size P235/55R18
Rear Tire Size P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size Compact
Spare Tire Size Compact

Suspensions

Front Type MacPherson Strut
Front Type Extended w/Coil Springs
Rear Type Multi-link
Rear Type Extended w/Coil Springs

Emissions

Greenhouse Gas Score 5
Air Pollution Score 5

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  • Recall Date 04/26/2016

    Campaign ID; 16V247000

    Component Air Bags

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2009-2012 Ford Flex, 2008 And 2010-2012 Ford Taurus, 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X, 2008 Mercury Sable, 2009 And 2011 Lincoln Mks Vehicles. The Driver Frontal Air Bag May Improperly Inflate During Second-Stage Deployment In The Event Of A High Speed Crash. As Such, These Vehicles Fail To Comply With The Requirements Of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (Fmvss) Number 208, "Occupant Crash Protection."

    Recall Consequences

    An Improperly Inflated Air Bag Increases The Risk Of Injury In The Event Of A Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect And Replace The Driver'S Frontal Air Bag Module, As Necessary, Free Of Charge. The Recall Is Expected To Begin On June 13, 2016. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 16C06.

  • Recall Date 06/02/2015

    Campaign ID; 15V340000

    Component Steering

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion Vehicles Without A 3.5L Engine And Lincoln Mkz Hybrid Electric Vehicles, 2011 Mercury Milan Vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln Mks, And Lincoln Mkt Vehicles Equipped With A 3.5L Gtdi Engine And 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln Mks, And Lincoln Mkt Vehicles Equipped With Any Available Engine. The Affected Vehicles Have Electric Power Steering Assist Systems That May Shut Down As A Result Of A Steering Motor Sensor Fault.

    Recall Consequences

    If The Vehicle Experiences A Loss Of Power Steering Assist, Extra Steering Effort Will Be Required At Lower Speeds, Increasing The Risk Of A Vehicle Crash.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Check The Power Steering Control Module (Pscm) For Diagnostic Trouble Codes (Dtc). If Dealers Find Any Loss Of Steering Assist Dtcs, The Steering Gear Will Be Replaced, Free Of Charge. If, No Codes Are Found During The Pscm Inspection, The Pscm Software Will Be Updated, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On July 21, 2015. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 15S18.

  • Recall Date 01/28/2015

    Campaign ID; 15V040000

    Component Structure

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2010-2013 Ford Taurus Vehicles Manufactured December 1, 2009, To July 31, 2010, And 2011-2013 Lincoln Mks Vehicles Manufactured June 1, 2011, To October 31, 2011. In The Affected Vehicles, The Interior Door Handle Return Spring May Unseat, Resulting In Interior Door Handle That Does Not Return To The Fully Stowed Position After Actuation.

    Recall Consequences

    If The Interior Door Handle Return Spring Is Unseated, The Door May Unlatch In The Event Of A Side Impact Crash, Increasing The Risk Of Personal Injury.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect All Four Of The Interior Door Handles And Either Repair Or Replace Them, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began March 23, 2015. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-866-436-7332. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 15S02.

  • Recall Date 05/29/2014

    Campaign ID; 14V285000

    Component Exterior Lighting

    Recall Summary

    Ford Motor Company (Ford) Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2010-2014 Taurus Vehicles Manufactured November 24, 2008, Through February 28, 2014, Originally Sold In, Or Currently Registered In, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin And The District Of Columbia. When Used In Areas That Use Road Salt, The License Plate Lamp Assembly May Experience An Electro-Chemical Reaction And Corrosion As A Result Of Water Intrusion.

    Recall Consequences

    This Corrosion May Result In A Short Circuit, Increasing The Risk Of A Fire.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Replace The License Plate Lamp Assemblies, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On July 26, 2014. Owners May Contact Ford Customer Service At 1-800-392-3673. Ford'S Number For This Recall Is 14S08. Note: Under Program 14R01, Ford Will Notify Owners In Non-Corrosion States, And, At The Customer'S Request, Dealers Will Replace The License Plate Lamp Assembly.

  • Recall Date 03/27/2013

    Campaign ID; 13V109000

    Component Fuel System, Gasoline

    Recall Summary

    Ford Is Recalling Certain Model Year 2012 Taurus, Lincoln Mks, And Model Year 2013 Explorer Vehicles Manufactured July 19, 2011, Through March 15, 2012. In The Affected Vehicles, The Fuel Tanks May Have A Marginally Sealed Seam In The Side Of The Tank. As A Result, The Fuel Tanks May Not Provide The Expected Strength In The Event Of An Impact. The Tanks May Also Leak.

    Recall Consequences

    A Fuel Leak In The Presence Of An Ignition Source May Result In A Fire.

    Recall Remedy

    Ford Will Notify Owners, And Dealers Will Inspect The Fuel Tanks And Replace Them As Necessary, Free Of Charge. The Recall Began On May 9, 2013. Ford'S Recall Campaign Number Is 13S03. Owners May Contact Ford Motor Company Customer Relationship Center At 1-866-436-7332.

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