2008 Ford Taurus X  -  $27,830


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,830
Base Invoice: $25,742
Destination Charge: $800
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Wgn SEL FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 16 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: 4dr Wgn SEL FWD
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L SMPI 24-valve V6 Duratec engine

Pros

Interior space; seating for up to seven; safety; reassuring ride quality; new, more powerful engine.


Model Highlights

The 2008 Ford Taurus X has one of the roomiest interiors of any vehicle its size, with three rows of versatile seating, and it's available in six- or seven-passenger configurations. With a special "stadium style" seating arrangement, the third-row occupants sit higher up than the second row, affording better visibility and more legroom than they would otherwise have.

With the second and third rows folded flat, the Taurus X provides more than 85 cubic feet of cargo space. Furthermore, the front passenger seat folds flat to fit items up to nine feet long.

A 263-horsepower, 3.5L Duratec 35 V6 engine delivers almost 30 percent more power than the previous engine, and is now matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. A new intelligent all-wheel drive system is optional and can send up to 100 percent of torque to the front or rear wheels; the system can anticipate which wheels need more power, in some conditions, before they slip.

Safety is a strong point for the Taurus X, which carries top five-star results in federal frontal and side crash tests. Seat-deployed side air bags protect the driver and passenger, and safety canopy side curtain air bags are there for outward occupants in all three rows. AdvanceTrac electronic stability control is standard on all Taurus Xs, along with anti-lock brakes.

The Taurus X is available in base SEL, Eddie Bauer, and top Limited trims. Standard equipment on the SEL includes keyless entry, air conditioning, remote keyless entry, a roof rack, a power driver's seat, leather trim for the steering wheel and shift knob, and a CD sound system with auxiliary input.

The Eddie Bauer model adds a unique two-tone paint scheme, 18-inch alloy wheels, wiper-activated headlamps, and special badging, while the top Limited brings 18-inch bright aluminum wheels, heated power mirrors with puddle lamps, heated front power seats, woodgrain trim, adjustable pedals, a reverse sensing system, the top Audiophile sound system with six-disc changer, and Sync, a voice-activated hand-free interface system for mobile phones and media players using Bluetooth and USB.

Major options include a voice-activated navigation system, Sirius satellite radio, a DVD player with eight-inch screen. There's also an available power rear liftgate, with controls in the center console, rear cargo area, and on the key fob.


Model News

Formerly called the Freestyle, the 2008 Ford Taurus X carries over as essentially the same vehicle but with a more powerful 3.5L V6 engine and new six-speed automatic transmission, yielding dramatically improved acceleration, according to Ford. A new version of the intelligent all-wheel drive system also debuts for 2008. Last year's CVT automatic has been discontinued.

All Taurus X models now have standard AdvanceTrac electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes, and new footwell reinforcements, side-impact crash sensors, and redesigned interior door panels improve crash protection.


Value Writeup

Ford's 2008 Taurus X has one of the roomiest, most versatile interiors of any people-mover on the market today, and it's ideally suited as a family vehicle, with a great ride and a powerful engine. With straight five-star crash test results, the Freestyle was already ranked one of the safest cars on the road, too; as the Taurus X, with several safety improvements, it can only get better.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
304.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
456.00 mi

Engine Order Code
99W

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/213

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6250

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4500

Trans Order Code
44J

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Wagon

Passenger Capacity
6

Passenger Volume
146.2 ft³

Front Head Room
39.4 in

Front Leg Room
40.8 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.5 in

Front Hip Room
55.5 in

Second Head Room
39.7 in

Second Leg Room
40.4 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.0 in

Second Hip Room
56.0 in

Third Head Room
38.6 in

Third Leg Room
33.4 in

Third Shoulder Room
50.8 in

Third Hip Room
46.9 in

Wheelbase
112.9 in

Length, Overall
200.3 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.9 in

Height, Overall
67.6 in

Track Width, Front
64.6 in

Track Width, Rear
65.0 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
85.5 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
47.0 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
20.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
4033 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Stabilizer bar

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Stabilizer bar

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.04 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.71 in

Front Tire Size
P215/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P215/65R17

Spare Tire Size
T135/90D17

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
40.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.0 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.0 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
60,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V247000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 26, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
695

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."

Consequence
An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury in the event of a crash.

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.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.5L SMPI 24-valve V6 Duratec engine

6-speed automatic transmission

Engine block heater *STD on retail vehicles only in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY. Optional on fleet vehicles*

Traction control

AdvanceTrac electronic stability control system

Front wheel drive

Battery saver feature

Independent Macpherson strut front & multilink rear suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

P215/65R17 BSW tires

Mini spare tire

17" 8-spoke bright aluminum wheels

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Chrome exhaust tips

Roof rack

Chrome Tri-bar grille

2-tone painted cladding

Body-color painted door handles

Keyless entry keypad w/Autolock

Quad reflector halogen headlamps

Fog lamps

Perimeter lighting

Solar tinted glass

Privacy glass on 2nd/3rd row windows & liftgate

Body-color heated folding pwr mirrors w/puddle lamps

Fixed interval intermittent windshield wipers

Cloth seat trim

Front bucket seats-inc: 6-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar, 2-way manual passenger seat w/fold-flat seat back, adjustable head restraints

2nd row 40/40 reclining bucket seats w/fold-flat seat back

3rd row fold-into-floor bench seat

Front row center console w/armrest, storage, (2) cupholders

Instrument panel storage bin

Carpeted 1st & 2nd row floor mats

Tilt steering column

Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio controls

Dusk grey appearance applique on center stack

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

Perimeter alarm

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, lamp outage, low washer fluid, low oil pressure, fuel cap, oil change, door ajar, liftgate ajar & low coolant

Message center/trip computer w/compass

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down feature

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry w/(2) fobs

Speed control w/steering-wheel mounted controls

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: clock, audio input jack

Premium Sound Pkg-inc: sound isolation

Air conditioning w/rear seat HVAC ducts

(12) total cupholders

(4) auxiliary pwr points

Map pockets & bottle holders in four door panels

Locking, damped glove box

Leather-wrapped shift knob

Accessory delay

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Overhead console w/dome light, (2) maplights, conversation mirror & sunglass holder

Illuminated entry

Sliding sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Front seatback pockets

(3) retractable roof grab handles

(2) coat hooks

2nd & 3rd row reading lamps

Cargo area light

Cargo area grocery bag hooks

City 16/hwy 24 (3.5L engine/6-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Personal Safety System (PATS)-inc: seat belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors, driver seat position sensing & crash severity sensing

Driver & front passenger dual stage air bags w/front passenger occupant sensor

Front side-impact air bags

2nd & 3rd row Safety Canopy w/rollover sensor

Driver/front passenger Belt Minder system

LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)-inc: (2) in 2nd row, (1) in 3rd row

Child safety rear door locks

Traction control

AdvanceTrac electronic stability control system

Dual note horn

 
STANDARD EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS NOT REQUIRED
$0

 
CALIFORNIA EMISSIONS STATES PUBLIC SERVICE/ EMERGENCY VEHICLE EXEMPTION
$0

 
NON-CALIFORNIA/NON-CROSS BORDER STATES DEALER ORDER FOR CALIFORNIA STATES REGISTRATION
$0

 
3.5L SMPI 24-VALVE V6 DURATEC ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
SEL SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
6-PASSENGER SEATING
$0

 
7-PASSENGER SEATING
$0

 
7-PASSENGER SEATING
$0

 
CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
PERFORATED LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$895

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
INTERIOR CONVENIENCE GROUP
$595

 
INTERIOR PWR PKG
$295

 
3RD ROW 50/50 SPLIT FOLD-IN-FLOOR BENCH SEAT
$115

 
2ND ROW FLOOR CONSOLE
$95

 
AUXILIARY CLIMATE CONTROL
$650

 
DVD FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT CENTER W/(2) WIRELESS HEADPHONES
$995

 
HEATED SEATS W/2-LEVEL CONTROL
$240

 
PWR MOONROOF
$960

 
PWR LIFTGATE
$475

 
SYNC VOICE ACTIVATED COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$395

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$1,995

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM
$295

 
ALL-WEATHER BLACK FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$75

 
FRONT MOLDED SPLASH GUARDS
$65

 
POWER CODE REMOTE START SYSTEM
$395

 
TRIP TUNES
$340

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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