2008 Ford Taurus  -  $24,435


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,435
Base Invoice: $22,601
Destination Charge: $800
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 4dr Sdn SEL FWD
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L DOHC SMPI 24-valve V6 Duratec engine

Pros

Standard safety features; increased power; quiet, spacious interior; smooth ride; large trunk; fuel efficiency.


Model Highlights

The Ford Taurus is available in SEL and Limited trims for 2008. Both can be specified with front-wheel drive or with a road-oriented all-wheel-drive system, and both come with a new 3.5L V6 engine making 263 horsepower and 245 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The combination brings impressive fuel economy for a large car, with EPA ratings of 18 mpg city, 28 highway.

The Taurus has an unusually versatile interior for a sedan. The back seats are split 60/40 and fold flat to expand the cargo floor, and the front passenger seat will also fold flat, to accommodate narrow items up to nine feet long.

Standard conveniences on the SEL include air conditioning, leather shift knob and steering wheel trim, tilt steering, and remote keyless entry. The Limited model steps up to bright-finish alloy wheels, perimeter lighting, heated power folding side mirrors with memory, front heated seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-disc CD changer for the audio system, and woodgrain trim.

A wide range of safety features are included in the Taurus, such as driver and front passenger side air bags, Safety Canopy side-curtain bags, and anti-lock brakes. A new steering wheel design now positions the driver's front air bag farther away. AdvanceTrac electronic stability control is available.

Sync is now standard on the Limited and optional on the SEL. The new system responds to voice commands and permits an easy, hands-free interface for a variety of cell phones and portable entertainment devices, such as iPods, Zunes, and other media players, either through a USB cable or wirelessly via Bluetooth.

Other major options include adjustable pedals, a power moonroof, a navigation system, a DVD entertainment system, Sirius satellite radio, a reverse sensing system, and remote start.


Model News

The Ford Taurus, formerly called the Five Hundred, gets a more powerful, 3.5L "Duratec 35" engine for 2008, along with a new six-speed automatic transmission. The new powertrain combination gets a nearly ten-percent fuel-efficiency improvement over the previous setup.

There's a slightly different look to the Taurus, with a new three-bar chrome grille, more sculpted hood, and new front fascia, plus new taillamps and dual chrome exhaust tips and more brightwork all around.

For 2008, a new sound-deadening material called Sonosorb has been installed in doors, pillars, and headliner; there have also been some structural improvements, and the climate control system is 50 percent quieter than before. The suspension has been tuned for more travel and a softer ride, and the engine is now mounted on isolating hydraulic mounts for smoothness. For safety, a new steering wheel design helps bring the front air bag farther away from the driver.

Also, the much-hyped Sync voice-activated, hands-free communication and entertainment interface is a new option.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Ford Taurus (formerly the Five Hundred) has been rated one of the safest sedans in both U.S. crash-test programs. And according to Ford, the Taurus has the most spacious interior of any large sedan and best-in-class legroom front and rear. It also stands out for having a smooth ride that's well suited for long trips. Now, for 2008, the Taurus has more power and a more responsive transmission, which together make it a lot more exciting to drive as well.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
369.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
574.00 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 w/OD

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)
2.77

EPA Classification
Large

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
108.0 ft³

Front Head Room
39.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
57.8 in

Front Hip Room
53.7 in

Second Head Room
38.8 in

Second Leg Room
41.2 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.6 in

Second Hip Room
53.6 in

Wheelbase
112.9 in

Length, Overall
201.8 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.5 in

Height, Overall
61.5 in

Track Width, Front
64.3 in

Track Width, Rear
64.4 in

Trunk Volume
21.2 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3741 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Coil over shock

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.02 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.59 in

Front Tire Size
P215/60R17

Rear Tire Size
P215/60R17

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x -TBD- in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.15

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

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
20.5 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 DOHC SMPI 24-valve V6 Duratec engine

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

6-speed automatic transmission

Traction control

Front wheel drive

Battery saver

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension w/L-shaped lower control arms

Independent coil over shock rear suspension w/hydro-formed lower control arms

Front stabilizer bar

P215/60R17 BSW tires

17" 8-spoke aluminum wheels w/bright machined finish & painted pockets

Mini spare tire

Pwr steering

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/vented front discs

Dual chrome exhaust tips

Chrome front & rear fascias

Chrome window surround

Body-color door handles

Tri-bar chrome grille w/chrome surround

Keyless entry keypad

Fog lamps w/chrome bezels

Body-color folding pwr mirrors

Solar tinted glass

Fixed interval intermittent windshield wipers

Front cloth bucket seats-inc: 6-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar adjust, fold-flat 2-way pwr passenger seat

Cloth 60/40 split fold-flat rear seat w/fixed head restraints

Front/rear carpeted floor mats

Tilt steering column

Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio/cruise controls

Woodgrain trim-inc: center stack, instrument panel, center console

Instrument panel storage bin

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, warning lights for lamp outage, low oil pressure, oil change, door ajar, low coolant, fuel cap, low washer fluid

Tire pressure monitoring system

Message center/trip computer w/compass

Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down

Pwr door locks

Remote keyless entry-inc: (2) fobs

Pwr remote trunk release

SecuriLock passive anti-theft system

Delayed accessory pwr

Cruise control w/steering wheel controls

Rear window defroster

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: clock

Auxiliary audio input jack

Air conditioning

Rear A/C ducts

Lockable glove box w/damped door

Center vinyl-wrapped console w/stitching-inc: armrest, (2) cupholders, storage

(3) auxiliary 12V pwr points

Rear seat armrest-inc: (2) cupholders

Front seatback map pockets

Electrochromic rearview mirror

Overhead console-inc: dome light, maplight, sunglass holder

Sliding sunvisors w/illuminated visor vanity mirrors

(3) front/rear grab handles

Illuminated entry

Rear seat reading lights

Leather-wrapped shift knob

(2) coat hooks

Grocery bag hooks in trunk

City 18/hwy 28 (3.5L engine/6-speed auto trans)

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes

Personal safety system-inc: seat belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors, driver seat position sensing, crash severity sensing

Dual stage front air bags w/front passenger sensing system

Front side-impact air bags

2-row Safety Canopy w/rollover sensor

Belt-Minder for driver/front passenger safety belts

LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) system on rear outboard seat locations

Child safety rear door locks

Traction control

SPACE side protection and cabin enhancement 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 DOHC SMPI 24-VALVE V6 DURATEC ENGINE
$0

 
6-SPEED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
$0

 
SEL SERIES ORDER CODE
$0

 
P215/60R17 ALL-SEASON TIRES
$0

 
P225/55R18 PERFORMANCE TIRES
$0

 
CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
LEATHER SEAT TRIM
$895

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
INTERIOR CONVENIENCE PKG
$895

 
SAFETY & SECURITY PKG
$695

 
FRONT ROW HEATED SEATS
$240

 
PWR ADJUSTABLE PEDALS
$120

 
ADVANCETRAC ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SYSTEM
$495

 
DVD FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$995

 
SYNC VOICE ACTIVATED COMMUNICATIONS & ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM
$395

 
PWR MOONROOF
$895

 
NAVIGATION SYSTEM
$1,995

 
SATELLITE RADIO
$195

 
REVERSE SENSING SYSTEM
$295

 
18" 7-SPOKE CHROME CLAD WHEELS
$895

 
MANUAL REAR WINDOW SUNSHADE
$225

 
TRIP TUNES ADVANCED
$340

 
POWER CODE REMOTE START SYSTEM
$395

 
ALL-WEATHER BLACK FRONT/REAR FLOOR MATS
$75

 
PRICED DORA
$0

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