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2008 Ford Taurus X SEL

4dr Front-wheel Drive

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2008 Ford Taurus X
(2008 Ford Taurus X 4dr AWD shown)
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MSRP $27,030
Destination Charge $800
Invoice Price $24,942
Total List Price $27,830
Available Engines 263-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 6-speed automatic w/OD
Fuel Economy City 16 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 24 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data  
Front, Passenger's
Front, Driver's
Side, Rear Seat
Other, Overall Rollover Rating
Side, Front Seat
Overview 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL
Safety Overview Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, ABS brakes, immobilizer
rear center 3 point seatbelt
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, 4, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
radio steering wheel controls
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, radio steering wheel controls
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD
Interior 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL
Air conditioning, front Standard:
dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard
Air conditioning, rear Available:
with separate controls
Underseat ducts Standard
Cargo tie downs Standard
Clock in-radio display
Compass Standard
Cruise control Standard
Cup holders front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/chrome
12V DC power outlet 4
Overhead console Standard:
full with storage
mini with storage
Floor console full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
rubber front & rear
Front windows power
Rear windows power
1-Touch Window Up driver
1-Touch Window Down driver
Instrumentation analog
Driver information center Standard
Tachometer Standard
Trip computer Standard
Water temp gauge Standard
Low fuel warning Standard
Service interval warning Standard
Exterior temperature display Available
Lighting - map lights front & rear
Lighting - dome light fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger
Retained accessory power Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard
Steering wheel material leather
Adjustable pedals Available:
Seats 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL
Front seat type bucket
Seating capacity Standard:
6 passengers
7 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls Standard:
6-way power
8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls Standard:
4-way power
Lumbar support Standard:
driver and passenger
Fold flat front passenger seat Standard
Front armrests center
Front head restraints adjustable
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear seats Standard:
40-40 bucket
60-40 split-bench
Rear armrest Available
Rear head restraints Standard:
2 - adjustable
3 - adjustable
3rd row seats Standard:
full bench
50-50 split-bench
Seat trim Standard:
3rd row fold into floor manual
Entertainment 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-prep, seek-scan
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player Standard:
in-dash mounted single
in-dash mounted 6-disc
MP3 capability Available
Auxiliary audio input Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard
Voice recognition Available
Speakers 4
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard
Entertainment system Available:
with DVD
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
1st row LCD screen Available:
2nd row LCD screen Available:
Bluetooth Compatibility Available
Safety and Security 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row
Occupant sensor Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front
Seatbelt pretensioners front
Headlights halogen
Exterior light control Available:
fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Available
Headlight washer Available
Daytime running lights Available
LED brakelights Standard
Illuminated entry Standard
Parking assist Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors)
Panic alarm Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard
Ignition disable Standard
Low tire pressure warning Standard
Warranty 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 60/60,000
Exterior 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL
Antenna integrated roof
Body material fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat lower accent two-tone
Grille trim chrome
Fog/driving lights front
Door count 4 doors
Rear cargo door Standard:
power liftgate
Tinted windows deep
Rear window type fixed
Mirrors dual power remote
Heated side mirrors Standard
Sunroof Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Roof rails Standard
Rear step bumper Standard
Tires P215/65TR17.0 BSW AS
Wheels 17" machined aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent
Rear window wipers fixed interval
Fender flares Standard
Mud flaps Available
Mechanical 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL
Engine 3.5L V-6
Engine - valvetrain DOHC
Recommended fuel regular unleaded
Brakes 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard
Drive type front-wheel
Engine block heater Available
Exhaust stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion
Suspension tuning regular
Front suspension type strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized
Front springs coil
Rear suspension type independent multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil
Electronic stability system Standard
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.16
Remote vehicle starting system Available
Specifications 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL
Exterior length 200.3 "
Exterior body width 74.9 "
Exterior height 67.6 "
Engine 3.5L V-6
Horsepower 263 @ 6,250 rpm
Torque 249 @ 4,500 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant Standard
Fuel economy - city 16 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 24 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.60 / 3.50 "
Curb weight 4,033 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 5,379 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight 2,000 lbs.
Wheelbase 112.9 "
Front track 64.3 "
Rear track 64.4 "
Turning radius 20.0 '
Ground clearance 8.0 "
Front legroom 40.8 "
Rear legroom 40.4 "
Third row legroom 33.4 "
Front headroom 39.4 "
Rear headroom 39.7 "
Third row headroom 38.6 "
Front hiproom 55.5 "
Rear hiproom 56.0 "
Third row hiproom 45.9 "
Front shoulder room 58.5 "
Rear shoulder room 58.0 "
Third row shoulder room 50.8 "
Luggage volume 15.8 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 85.5 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 146 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 19.0 gal.