2008 Ford Taurus X

At a Glance

Pricing $26,855 - $32,425
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 15-16 (city), 22-24 (highway)

The Ford Taurus X dates back to 2005 when it entered the market as the Freestyle. The tall wagon-like body offers a unique combination of SUV-like styling and three rows of seating without the excessive height and body roll of a SUV. For 2008, Ford renamed the Freestyle the Taurus X marketing the vehicle as a wagon alternative to its sibling, the Taurus sedan. Despite the confusing history, the Taurus X offers buyers a unique way to haul six or seven passengers without opting for a larger vehicle. Although the Taurus X sits about 6 inches shorter, it provides headroom and legroom in all three rows that is similar to the much larger GM crossovers. A new 3.5L V6 and six-speed automatic are standard on both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive models. The only drawback is the somewhat lower fuel economy ratings of 16/24 (FWD) and 15/22 (AWD).

What Changed:

The Freestyle becomes the Taurus X for 2008. Aside from some minor styling changes, the Taurus X benefits from a larger 3.5L V6 and standard six-speed automatic transmission. Both FWD and AWD versions will be offered. Taurus X is available in SEL, Eddie Bauer and Limited trim levels.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Taurus X SEL 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) A6 FWD 16/24/20 $26,855
Taurus X SEL 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) A6 AWD 15/22/18 $28,705
Taurus X Eddie Bauer 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) A6 FWD 16/24/20 $29,595
Taurus X Eddie Bauer 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) A6 AWD 15/22/18 $31,445
Taurus X Limited 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) A6 FWD 16/24/20 $30,575
Taurus X Limited 3.5l V6 (260-bhp) A6 AWD 15/22/18 $32,425