Used 2012 Ford Taurus

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2012 Ford Taurus
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$6,995 - $16,998

2012 Highlights

Other than freshened styling, the 2012 Ford Taurus is unchanged.

Pros

  • Long list of standard features and cutting-edge options
  • handsome and quiet cabin
  • humongous trunk
  • comfortable ride
  • available all-wheel drive.

Cons

  • Cabin can feel confining
  • mediocre braking distances
  • deep-set gauges can be hard to read
  • SHO model's steep price tag.

Used 2012 Ford Taurus for Sale

Ford Taurus 2012 SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
102,490 miles
Used 2012
Ford Taurus
SHO
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$15,599
Est.Loan: $284/mo
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Ford Taurus 2012 Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
99,619 miles
Used 2012
Ford Taurus
Limited
List$10,670
Est.Loan: $199/mo
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$293 Below Market
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**MOONROOF, NAVIGATION, ADAPTIVE CRUISE** 2012 Taurus Limited...One Owner...Leather...Navigation...Adaptive Cruise Control...Blind Spot System...Rearview Camera...Reverse Sensing System...Power Heated/Cooled Front Seats...Intelligent Access w/Push Button Start...Power Heated Side Mirrors...Power Rear Window Shade...Adjustable Pedals...SONY Audio...SYNC w/Bluetooth...Sirius Radio Capable...Side Airbags BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
Ford Taurus 2012 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
97,861 miles
Used 2012
Ford Taurus
SE
List$6,995
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Ford Taurus 2012 Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
113,137 miles
Used 2012
Ford Taurus
Limited
List$11,900
Est.Loan: $222/mo
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Ford Taurus 2012 SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
85,036 miles
Used 2012
Ford Taurus
SEL
List$10,000
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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2012 Ford Taurus SEL, Ginger Ale, Duratec 3.5L V6, 6-Speed Automatic with Select-Shift, Local Trade, Accident Free AutoCheck History Report, Security System, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, AM/FM radio: SIRIUS, Automatic temperature control, CD player, Compass, Electronic Stability Control, Front dual zone A/C, Heated door mirrors, Low tire pressure warning, MP3 decoder, Power driver seat, Remote keyless entry, Speed control. 27/18 Highway/City MPGWe are the #1 rated Lincoln dealer in PA based on customer reviews and an 18-time recipient of Lincoln Motor Company's President's Award.If you are looking for the best value in used car prices, Forrester Lincoln is the place. Family owned and operated since 1965, we are committed to getting you the best deal on a pre-owned vehicle. We do extensive market research to determine what similar vehicles are selling for and price our vehicles to be the best value. This enables us to provide the most competitive prices on our entire inventory. We survey thousands of used car websites to maintain our competitive edge. www.ForresterLincoln.com.
Ford Taurus 2012 Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
71,127 miles
Used 2012
Ford Taurus
Limited
List$11,200
Est.Loan: $209/mo
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Ford Taurus 2012 SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A)
100,056 miles
Used 2012
Ford Taurus
SHO
Whitmoyer Ford
91.8 mi away
List$16,998
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Ford Taurus 2012 SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Used 2012
Ford Taurus
SEL
(1)
Maguires Ford
96.5 mi away
List$12,999
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Ford Taurus 2012 SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
112,691 miles
Used 2012
Ford Taurus
SEL
Diehl's Ford Sales
98.3 mi away
List$9,422
Est.Loan: $176/mo
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Ford Taurus 2012 SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
64,454 miles
Used 2012
Ford Taurus
SEL
List$11,500
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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2012 Ford Taurus SEL, White Suede, Front dual zone A/C, Power driver seat, Local Trade, Accident Free AutoCheck History Report, Security System, SIRIUS, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, AM/FM Stereo/Single CD/MP3 Capable, Automatic temperature control, Electronic Stability Control, Heated door mirrors, Low tire pressure warning, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Duratec 3.5L V6, 6-Speed Automatic with Select-Shift. Odometer is 19143 miles below market average! 27/18 Highway/City MPGWe are the #1 rated Lincoln dealer in PA based on customer reviews and an 18-time recipient of Lincoln Motor Company's President's Award.If you are looking for the best value in used car prices, Forrester Lincoln is the place. Family owned and operated since 1965, we are committed to getting you the best deal on a pre-owned vehicle. We do extensive market research to determine what similar vehicles are selling for and price our vehicles to be the best value. This enables us to provide the most competitive prices on our entire inventory. We survey thousands of used car websites to maintain our competitive edge. www.ForresterLincoln.com.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

With its comfortable interior and large trunk, the 2012 Ford Taurus is an appealing reinvention of the classic full-size American sedan.

vehicle overview

Back in 2005 when it was called the Ford 500, today's Ford Taurus grew dramatically larger, leaving the midsize category to the Ford Fusion. And that's why the Taurus today is a bit of a niche player in the market compared to the segment-busting of the 1980s that once was the most popular car in America.

Despite its fall from the top of the sales charts, the 2012 Ford Taurus is appealing. Its primary asset lies in the roomy backseat and cavernous trunk. An extensive list of cutting-edge convenience and safety features doesn't hurt either. Aside from a minor face-lift, the Taurus returns largely unchanged for 2012.

If the regular Taurus seems a little too tame for your tastes, you may want to consider the distinctly more exciting 365-horsepower all-wheel-drive Taurus SHO model. The SHO is a decent alternative to other muscular sedans like the V8-powered versions of the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger, while returning better fuel economy. In fact, the Taurus SHO is just as efficient as the regular Taurus. But at the same time, the SHO's hefty price tag puts it in the same category as luxury sport sedans like the Cadillac CTS and Infiniti G37.

Realistically, it's the regular 2012 Ford Taurus you're likely interested in. When pitted against other full-size sedans like the 300, Dodge Charger, Hyundai Genesis, Toyota Avalon and Volkswagen Passat, some of the Taurus' drawbacks begin to emerge. Most notably, the Taurus just feels bigger than it really should, something that comes about from the confining cabin design, tepid base engine and lack of rear visibility. Overall, we think the Taurus deserves a look, but we would recommend checking out the competition before committing.

trim levels & features

The 2012 Ford Taurus is a full-size five-passenger sedan offered in SE, SEL, Limited and SHO trim levels.

Standard equipment on the entry-level SE includes 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, integrated blind spot mirrors, keyless entry with an exterior access keypad, cruise control, air-conditioning, a six-way power driver seat (manual recline), a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, trip computer, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and a six-speaker sound system with CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. The Sync voice-activated electronics interface with Bluetooth and iPod connectivity is optional.

The SEL adds 18-inch wheels, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, upgraded cloth upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a compass, an outside temperature display and satellite radio. Options on the SEL include 19-inch wheels, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, leather upholstery (packaged with heated front seats and a six-way power passenger seat), ambient interior lighting and Sync.

All the above items are standard on the Taurus Limited, along with perforated leather upholstery, eight-way power front seats with power lumbar and driver seat memory functions, a wood-trimmed steering wheel and a seven-speaker upgraded stereo with a six-CD player.

The Taurus SHO adds a more powerful V6 engine, a sport-tuned suspension, different steering, xenon headlights, an auto-dimming driver side mirror, a rear spoiler, special styling flourishes inside and out, keyless entry/ignition (optional on SEL and Limited) and unique leather upholstery with faux-suede inserts. The optional SHO Performance package adds performance brake pads, recalibrated steering, a different final-drive ratio, stability control defeat, summer tires and 20-inch wheels. Those wheels are also a stand-alone option.

Options on all but the base SE include a sunroof, power-adjustable pedals, a 12-speaker Sony premium audio system, and "multicontour" front seats with active bolsters and massage. Options on the Limited and SHO include a blind-spot warning system, automatic high beams and rain-sensing wipers (packaged together), heated and cooled front seats, heated rear seats, a power rear window shade, adaptive cruise control, and a navigation system with a touchscreen interface, voice controls, Sirius Travel Link service (real-time traffic, weather and other information), a single-CD player, DVD audio and digital music storage.

performance & mpg

The 2012 Taurus is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 263 hp and 249 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, while all-wheel drive is available as an option on SEL and Limited models. In Edmunds performance testing, a front-drive Taurus went from zero to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds -- a tad slow for the class. Fuel economy with front-wheel drive is an EPA-estimated 18 mpg city/28 mpg highway and 22 mpg combined. All-wheel drive drops those numbers to 17/25/20.

The Taurus SHO gets a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 (dubbed "EcoBoost") that makes 365 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic with shift paddles is standard, as is all-wheel drive. In Edmunds performance testing, the Taurus SHO went from zero to 60 mph in a quick 5.8 seconds. Despite this engine's impressive performance, EPA fuel economy estimates are the same as the regular all-wheel-drive Taurus.

safety

Every 2012 Ford Taurus comes standard with antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front-seat side-impact airbags, side-curtain airbags and integrated blind spot mirrors. A rearview camera and rear parking sensors are standard on Limited and SHO models and optional on the SEL. Optional on the Limited and SHO are a pre-collision warning system (included with adaptive cruise control) and a blind-spot warning system bundled with a cross-traffic warning system, which warns you of approaching cars or pedestrians when backing up.

In government crash tests, the Taurus earned an overall rating of four stars out of a possible five, with four stars for frontal crash protection and five stars for side crash protection. It also got the best rating of "Good" in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Taurus with 19-inch wheels came to a stop from 60 mph in a longer-than-average 131 feet. Even with summer tires and 20-inch wheels, the SHO was only able to manage 127 feet -- a long distance for a performance-oriented sedan.

driving

On the road, the 2012 Ford Taurus offers confident handling and a comfortable ride quality. The firmer sport-tuned suspension underpinning the SHO model sharpens up the handling noticeably. However, there's no hiding the Taurus' hefty weight and grand dimensions.

The SHO's twin-turbo V6 offers acceleration that falls just short of its V8-powered competitors from Chrysler and Dodge, but it returns fuel economy that puts them to shame. Even so, we think most folks will be just as happy driving any of the three models powered by the standard V6 and pocketing the substantial price difference.

interior

The 2012 Ford Taurus offers a classy passenger cabin, though the use of hard plastics in a few places detracts a bit from the overall upscale feel. Door panels are convincingly textured to look like stitched leather, but are hard to the touch. At least the interior is comfortable, especially with the optional high-tech "multicontour" front seats with built-in massage. The backseat offers generous head- and legroom even for good-sized adults. At 20.1 cubic feet, the trunk is one of the largest you'll find on any sedan. Fold down the rear seats and the Taurus offers up even more space.

On the downside, the car's rising beltline, thick roof pillars and tall center console can make the interior feel confining despite its large size. Other issues include deep-set gauges that can be hard to read and the dashboard's large and somewhat confusing assortment of buttons and knobs. Like most other Fords, the Taurus can be equipped with the useful Sync system, which connects cell phones and portable music players into the car's electronic interface that includes voice commands.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2012 Ford Taurus.

Sure beats the Impala
jverhoef, 9/17/2013
I have had Chevy's for the past 21 years. Absolutely Love this Taurus. Comfort, dual air, great sound, good mph. Love it
Another disappoinment.
beeryan78, 8/30/2012
I have been a Ford man my whole life. However, the last 3 Fords I have owned have been severely problematic. The older Fords we have are excellent and have been a great value(00 Taurus, 02 F150), however, this new Taurus has been a disaster. First, the clearcoat is cracking and the paint on the trunk was poorly executed. Ford has offered to repaint, but I am afraid they will make it worse. Next, the interior materials could be better. I barely rubbed my finger on the faux wood and scratches galore! Ridiculous! Now, and apparently this is a know issue, the trunk(when closed), rubs on the bumper and the paint is rubbing away. Also tearing up the tailight. Unacceptable! My last Ford.
almost luxury , beware of goodyears
kyle26, 12/21/2011
I have put 2,000 miles on this car and still don't know what to think. From the beginning the goodyear eagles 19" have been a joke, it took 10 tires to get 4 that would balance, huge disapointment however dealer was great and made it right. The ride seems to be quiet at times and real noisy at others, road, wind, tires?? i don't know. however the ride is soft the seats real comfy and all the amenities top notch which leaves me to wonder why the crappy tires. anywho a gtreat car to short lease but that maybe it, still its better tan a cadillac cts.
Great Car so far
snow1069, 2/16/2013
I purchased this with 19k in November 12'. So far no issues. Get's decent fuel mileage on hwy avg 24.8 mpg. Like the size of the car and compared to several other models prior to purchase (toyota, lexus, maxima, bmw). Each has they're advantages, but just didn't feel the bang for the buck was equivilant. Really liked the bmw 5 series. Looks great on the outside, but kind of bland on the interior. Toyota was a little small. Lexus, I really liked, but can't bring myself to spend that type of money. Maxima was a good car, but was comparable to toyota.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
263 hp @ 6250 rpm
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
263 hp @ 6250 rpm
MPG
18 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automatic
Gas
263 hp @ 6250 rpm
MPG
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
263 hp @ 6250 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover11.3%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2012 Ford Taurus Overview

The Used 2012 Ford Taurus is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include SEL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), Limited 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SEL 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A), SHO 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl Turbo 6A), and Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A).

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Save up to $293 on one of 10 Used 2012 Ford Taurus for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,995 as of08/14/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Ford Taurus trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Ford Taurus SEL is priced between $9,422 and$12,999 with odometer readings between 64454 and112691 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Ford Taurus Limited is priced between $10,670 and$11,900 with odometer readings between 71127 and113137 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Ford Taurus SHO is priced between $15,599 and$16,998 with odometer readings between 100056 and102490 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Ford Taurus SE is priced between $6,995 and$6,995 with odometer readings between 97861 and97861 miles.

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