Ford added standard stability control to the lineup for 2009, which should appeal to shoppers who want an extra dose of safety. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. Not being irritated and actually being soothed by your car is how Lexus built its brand. I drove an all-wheel-drive Taurus Limited. The overhead grab handles still slam against the ceiling when you let go — something most automakers addressed years ago with soft-shut handles. I am six four - 300 pounds and do not come close to banging my head when getting into the car, plenty of head room and leg room, back seat is huge, even with my seat all the way back.
There are hotter rides in this market segment—an Accord V-6, for example, is significantly quicker. While this car may lack the panache of the newer body style, it has a charisma all its own. Safety As well as being a five-star crash performer in government testing, the Taurus and the Sable have a full array of safety features, with front, front-side, and curtain airbags, as well as standard stability control and anti-lock brakes. The five-seat Taurus keeps the Five Hundred's better attributes and reverses many of its faults, and it deserves to be a hit. The driver sightlines are better than average for a vehicle of this type, particularly looking forward.
The seats themselves felt well-padded, if a bit narrow. Power Liftgate Powered rear liftgates may seem hedonistic to those who have never lived with one, but once you do, you'll understand why they're becoming increasingly popular. My congratulations to Ford for creating such a great car at such a great value. The extended roofline and wagon profile of the Ford Taurus X offer impressive cargo capacity, especially with the third row folded down, and the loading height is very convenient. A keyless entry keypad is unique to Ford products. The 2009 Detroit auto show is taking on the trappings of an expensive funeral, the only thing missing from the cars will be….
I couldn't be more pleased with the 08 Taurus I just bought. The Basics The Taurus comes with either front- or all-wheel drive. It also racked up some impressive crash-test results. Before the demise of the original Taurus, it was Ford's bread-and-butter family car and had a prominent spot in driveways across America — a degree of popularity the carmaker hopes to regain, at least in part, with the new Taurus. Those who think they're getting an upsized Fusion might be disappointed to see the Taurus in the flesh; with the same wheelbase and virtually unchanged dimensions, it keeps the Five Hundred's stodgy profile. It does 0-60 in about 7. I parked beside a Five Hundred, and its simpler red taillights seemed more fitting for a large family car.
Because the Avalon tends to be pricier, going back a year to the should save you some money. Very stable at highway speeds. Nothing new there, but micromanaging owners can program the car to restrict maximum audio volume and top speed and also to sound speed-alert chimes when a specified key fob is present —useful functions in a car that may be shared by impetuous young drivers and senile old ones. The X even falls short of other crossovers in ground clearance, a result of the lower profile and stance that distinguish it from its competitors. Back to that in a minute. The 2009 Ford Taurus X rides firmly but with an underlying softness, so maneuverability is secure and crisp.
The X seats six or seven, and six-passenger versions provide an access alley to the third row. But in general the X's road manners are devoid of nasty surprises, ride quality has a hint of Euro firmness without being excessively stiff, and the 3. The Inside The Taurus keeps the Five Hundred's interior, save for a few bits and pieces. Gas mileage is reasonable for such a big car. The Taurus is the only one to offer a fold-flat front passenger seat; with it down, Ford says the car accommodates cargo up to 9 feet long.
They had one Silver with tan seats and charcoal carpeting. This same V6 powers the Ford Edge, and with 263 horsepower, it gives the Taurus X respectable acceleration — zero to 60 mph in less than eight seconds. Maneuverability is secure and crisp, but it feels out of its element on tight, twisty turns. A must-have for anyone who's ever juggled arm loads of groceries or kids or both, particularly on a cold winter's night. But this feature feels out of place in a car that otherwise keeps any sporty pretensions well concealed. Editor's note: This review was written in October 2007 about the 2008 Ford Taurus. My mileage ranged from the mid-teens around urban Chicago to 26 mpg during one 30-minute freeway trip.
The five-seat Taurus keeps the Five Hundred's better attributes and reverses many of its faults, and it deserves to be a hit. Visit for more info on this 2009 Ford Taurus Limited from Autoline! Sables come in base and Premier guise, both available with four driven wheels. It moves quickly when needed, though, something the Five Hundred never did. Send Kelsey an Hide full review. Downside to this car is the truck and glove compartment have no lights. I'd never encountered a dealership that wasn't willing to negotiate with a client, even a few hundred dollars.
Stick with front-wheel drive, and you shave off 189 pounds about 5 percent of the car's total weight , which is likely to create a payoff in sprightlier acceleration. Aside from phenomenal crash-test ratings, the 2009 Ford Taurus X offers a wealth of safety features, including one new addition for 2009. Tactile information from the steering is vague with the wheel on or near center, and the addition of a telescoping function to the column would make it easier to achieve an optimal driving position. Both have improved, but neither is as compelling as some competitors. It's rare for a vehicle to earn a perfect 10 in the safety category from TheCarConnection. For those who value safety features and safety cred, the Taurus has it in spades. Whether or not it will be depends on how consumers react to its cabin and styling.