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2008 Ford Taurus SEL

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2009 Ford Taurus SE

4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan

2008 Ford Taurus
(2008 Ford Taurus 4dr AWD shown)
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2009 Ford Taurus
(2009 Ford Taurus 4dr AWD Sedan shown)
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MSRP $23,635 $25,170
Destination Charge $800 $825
Invoice Price $21,801 $23,103
Total List Price $24,435 $25,995
Available Engines 263-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas) 263-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 6-speed automatic w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD
Fuel Economy City 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data    
Front, Passenger's
Front, Driver's
Side, Rear Seat
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side, Front Seat
IIHS Crash Test Data    
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot Good Good
Side, Driver Torso Acceptable Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg Acceptable Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Restraints Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck Good Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck Good Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot Good Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating Good Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front Good Good
Side, Structure/safety cage Acceptable Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage Good Good
Side, Overall Side Good Good
Side, Driver Head Protection Good Good
Overview 2008 Ford Taurus SEL 2009 Ford Taurus SE
Safety Overview Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, ignition disable
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Available:
ignition disable
N/A
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, 4, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, 4, window grid antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD
Available:
radio steering wheel controls, rear controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
clock
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD
N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD
N/A
Available:
clock
N/A
Interior 2008 Ford Taurus SEL 2009 Ford Taurus SE
Air conditioning, front Standard:
manual
manual
Available:
dual zone front automatic
N/A
Air filter Standard Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Clock in-radio in-radio display
Compass Standard Standard
Cruise control Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/metal-look plastic/rubber
12V DC power outlet 3 3
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power
Rear windows power power
1-Touch Window Up driver driver
1-Touch Window Down driver driver
Instrumentation analog analog
Driver information center Standard Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Available N/A
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger
Remote trunk release power power
Retained accessory power Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leather leather
Adjustable pedals Available:
power
Available:
power
Seats 2008 Ford Taurus SEL 2009 Ford Taurus SE
Front seat type bucket bucket
Seating capacity 5 passengers 5 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls Standard:
6-way power
6-way power
Available:
8-way power
N/A
Front passenger seat direction controls 2-way power 2-way power
Lumbar support driver driver
Fold flat front passenger seat Standard Standard
Front armrests center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
N/A
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest Standard Standard
Rear head restraints 2 - fixed 2 - fixed
Seat trim Standard:
cloth
cloth
Available:
leather
N/A
Entertainment 2008 Ford Taurus SEL 2009 Ford Taurus SE
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player Standard:
in-dash mounted single
in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
N/A
MP3 capability Available N/A
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard
Rear seat audio controls Available N/A
Voice recognition Available Available
Speakers 4 4
Speed-Sensitive Volume Available N/A
Entertainment system Available:
with DVD
N/A
2nd row LCD screen Available:
1
N/A
Bluetooth Compatibility Available Available
Safety and Security 2008 Ford Taurus SEL 2009 Ford Taurus SE
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard
Traction control Standard:
driveline
ABS and driveline
Available:
ABS and driveline
N/A
Height adjustable safety belts front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front
Headlights halogen halogen
Exterior light control Available:
fully automatic
N/A
Delay off headlamps Available N/A
Headlight washer Available N/A
Daytime running lights Available Available
Illuminated entry Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Available N/A
Ignition disable Standard Standard
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2008 Ford Taurus SEL 2009 Ford Taurus SE
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000
Exterior 2008 Ford Taurus SEL 2009 Ford Taurus SE
Antenna window grid window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Grille trim chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights front front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light
Rear window type fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors Available N/A
Sunroof Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
N/A
Tires Standard:
P215/60TR17.0 BSW AS
P215/60TR17.0 BSW AS
Available:
P225/55TR18.0 BSW AS
N/A
Wheels Standard:
17" machined alloy
17" machined aluminum
Available:
18" alloy
N/A
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Mud flaps Standard Standard
Mechanical 2008 Ford Taurus SEL 2009 Ford Taurus SE
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel
Engine block heater Available Available
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion
Suspension tuning regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil
Electronic stability system Available Standard
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 2.77 2.77
Remote vehicle starting system Available Available
Specifications 2008 Ford Taurus SEL 2009 Ford Taurus SE
Exterior length 201.8 " 201.8 "
Exterior body width 74.5 " 74.5 "
Exterior height 61.5 " 61.5 "
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Horsepower 263 @ 6,250 rpm 263 @ 6,250 rpm
Torque 249 @ 4,500 rpm 249 @ 4,500 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant Standard N/A
Fuel economy - city 18 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 28 mpg 28 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.60 / 3.50 " 3.60 / 3.50 "
Curb weight 3,643 lbs. 3,643 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs.
Wheelbase 112.9 " 112.9 "
Front track 64.3 " 64.3 "
Rear track 64.4 " 64.4 "
Turning radius 20.0 ' 20.0 '
Ground clearance 5.1 " 5.1 "
Front legroom 41.3 " 41.3 "
Rear legroom 41.2 " 41.2 "
Front headroom 39.6 " 39.6 "
Rear headroom 38.8 " 38.8 "
Front hiproom 53.7 " 53.7 "
Rear hiproom 53.6 " 53.6 "
Front shoulder room 57.8 " 57.8 "
Rear shoulder room 57.6 " 57.6 "
Luggage volume 21.2 cu.ft. 21.2 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 21.2 cu.ft. 21.2 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 108 cu.ft. 108 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 20.5 gal. 20.5 gal.