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2008 Ford Taurus X

At a Glance

Pricing $27,575 - $33,480
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 15-17 (city), 22-24 (highway)

Overview Information

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).

Official Word:

Named by Kelley Blue Book as one of the family-friendliest vehicles of 2008, the Ford Taurus X continues to please for 2009. This full-size crossover offers three rows of seating, a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine with six-speed automatic transmission, and a long list of standard safety equipment - including side curtain air bags and AdvanceTrac(R) electronic stability control. Innovative convenience features on the Taurus X include one-touch, flip-and-fold second-row seating and an available power rear liftgate....Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Taurus X SEL 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 FWD 17/24/20 $27,575
Taurus X SEL 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 AWD 15/22/18 $29,425
Taurus X Eddie Bauer 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 FWD 17/24/20 $30,635
Taurus X Eddie Bauer 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 AWD 15/22/18 $32,485
Taurus X Limited 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 FWD 17/24/20 $31,630
Taurus X Limited 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 AWD 15/22/18 $33,480