2011 Ford Taurus  RealSafeCars79Safety Rating

#21 of 2011 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#48 of all 2011 vehicles

Pictured: 2013 Ford Taurus
The Taurus, part of Ford's lineup for decades, is a large sedan/wagon with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2017. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Ford offers a 3-year, 36,000-mile basic warranty, and a 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2011 Ford Taurus is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2011 Ford Taurus has a score of 79, implying a 0.044% chance of driver death (3.9% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2011 Ford Taurus has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0437% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.9919%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0437% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.9919% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2011 Ford Taurus is 9% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2011 Ford Taurus is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9055Buick LucerneChevrolet ImpalaMazda CX-9Honda CrosstourBuick LaCrosseDodge Grand CaravanChrysler 300Dodge ChargerHonda OdysseyFord FlexC. Town and CountryFord TaurusComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2011 Ford Taurus with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 55 to 90. The 2011 Ford Taurus is safer than the 2011 Buick Lucerne, the 2011 Chevrolet Impala, the 2011 Mazda CX-9, and the 2011 Honda Crosstour and less safe than the 2011 Honda Odyssey, the 2011 Dodge Charger, and the 2011 Chrysler 300. It is about as safe as the 2011 Buick LaCrosse, the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2011 Chrysler Town and Country, and the 2011 Ford Flex.

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