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2008 Ford Taurus X SEL

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2009 Ford Taurus X SEL

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2008 Ford Taurus X
(2008 Ford Taurus X 4dr AWD shown)
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2009 Ford Taurus X
(2009 Ford Taurus X 4dr AWD shown)
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MSRP $27,030 $28,270
Destination Charge $800 $825
Invoice Price $24,942 $25,958
Total List Price $27,830 $29,095
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 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 24 mpg 24 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
Side, Driver Torso - Acceptable
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg - Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Restraints - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg - Good
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck - Good
Side, Driver Head and Neck - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck - Good
Side, Rear Passenger Torso - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear - Good
Moderate overlap front, Chest - Good
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot - Good
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating - Good
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front - Good
Side, Structure/safety cage - Acceptable
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage - Good
Side, Overall Side - Good
Side, Driver Head Protection - Good
Overview 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL
Safety Overview Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Available:
rear center 3 point seatbelt
Available:
rear center 3 point seatbelt
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, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, 4, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
radio steering wheel controls
Available:
radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD
Available:
clock
Available:
clock
N/A
Interior 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL
Air conditioning, front Standard:
manual
Standard:
manual
Available:
dual zone front automatic
Available:
dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard Standard
Air conditioning, rear Available:
with separate controls
Available:
with separate controls
Underseat ducts Standard Standard
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard
Clock in-radio display in-radio display
Compass Standard Standard
Cruise control Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/chrome plastic/rubber
12V DC power outlet 4 4
Overhead console Standard:
full with storage
Standard:
full with storage
Available:
mini with storage
Available:
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 Available
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
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 X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL
Front seat type bucket bucket
Seating capacity Standard:
6 passengers
Standard:
6 passengers
Available:
7 passengers
Available:
7 passengers
Front seat driver direction controls Standard:
6-way power
Standard:
6-way power
Available:
8-way power
Available:
8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls Standard:
4-way
Standard:
4-way
Available:
4-way power
Available:
4-way power
Lumbar support Standard:
driver
Standard:
driver
Available:
driver and passenger
Available:
driver and passenger
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
Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Rear seats Standard:
40-40 bucket
Standard:
40-40 bucket
Available:
60-40 split-bench
Available:
60-40 split-bench
Rear armrest Available N/A
Rear head restraints Standard:
2 - adjustable
Standard:
2 - adjustable
Available:
3 - adjustable
Available:
3 - adjustable
3rd row seats Standard:
full bench
50-50 split-bench
Available:
50-50 split-bench
N/A
Seat trim Standard:
cloth
Standard:
cloth
Available:
leather
Available:
leather
3rd row fold into floor manual manual
Entertainment 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player Standard:
in-dash mounted single
Standard:
in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
MP3 capability Available Available
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard
Voice recognition Available Available
Speakers 4 4
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard
Entertainment system Available:
with DVD
Available:
with DVD
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
N/A
1st row LCD screen Available:
1
N/A
2nd row LCD screen Available:
1
Available:
1
Bluetooth Compatibility Available Available
Safety and Security 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL
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, 2nd and 3rd row curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row
Occupant sensor Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Height adjustable safety belts front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front
Headlights halogen halogen
Exterior light control Available:
fully automatic
Available:
fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Available Available
Headlight washer Available Available
Daytime running lights Available Available
LED brakelights Standard Standard
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 Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard
Warranty 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL
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 X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL
Antenna integrated roof integrated roof
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat lower accent two-tone clearcoat lower accent two-tone
Grille trim chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights front front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door Standard:
liftgate
Standard:
liftgate
Available:
power liftgate
Available:
power liftgate
Tinted windows deep deep
Rear window type fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard
Sunroof Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Roof rails Standard Standard
Rear step bumper Standard Standard
Tires P215/65TR17.0 BSW AS Standard:
P215/65TR17.0 BSW AS
N/A Available:
P225/60HR18.0 BSW AS
Wheels 17" machined aluminum Standard:
17" machined aluminum
N/A Available:
18" aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent
Rear window wipers fixed interval fixed interval
Fender flares Standard Standard
Mud flaps Available Available
Mechanical 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC
Recommended fuel regular unleaded regular unleaded
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 Standard Standard
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.16 3.16
Remote vehicle starting system Available Available
Specifications 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL
Exterior length 200.3 " 200.3 "
Exterior body width 74.9 " 74.9 "
Exterior height 67.6 " 67.6 "
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 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 24 mpg 24 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.60 / 3.50 " 3.60 / 3.50 "
Curb weight 4,033 lbs. 4,033 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 5,379 lbs. 5,379 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight 2,000 lbs. 2,000 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 8.0 " 8.0 "
Front legroom 40.8 " 40.8 "
Rear legroom 40.4 " 40.4 "
Third row legroom 33.4 " 33.4 "
Front headroom 39.4 " 39.4 "
Rear headroom 39.7 " 39.7 "
Third row headroom 38.6 " 38.6 "
Front hiproom 55.5 " 55.5 "
Rear hiproom 56.0 " 56.0 "
Third row hiproom 45.9 " 45.9 "
Front shoulder room 58.5 " 58.5 "
Rear shoulder room 58.0 " 58.0 "
Third row shoulder room 50.8 " 50.8 "
Luggage volume 15.8 cu.ft. 15.8 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 85.5 cu.ft. 85.5 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 146 cu.ft. 146 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 19.0 gal. 19.0 gal.