2008 Ford Taurus X Overview

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4.25 stars

Based on 13 reviews

The Modern Mom's Superwagon by Marlene
 — Although I only have one 3 year old, I am a very busy mom, with 1 dog, a husband, and do volunteer work and a 1st year medical resident...My Ford Taurus X not only provides me the luxury of Microsoft ... Read More
The 2008 Ford Taurus X Sel Fully Loaded Limited Edition Handles Well And A Good Family Car. by Vikki
 — My car is HOT. It drives with class. We bought it fully loaded: sunroof, dvd player, sync, leather seats, air bags throughout, 6 cd changer, infared headphones and remote come with the dvd. There's a ... Read More
Drive Ford And You'll Always Be Satisfied. by Shirley
 — Performance-Good exceleration, good braking, excellent handling. Build Quality-Very good, paint scratches easily and grille has bubbles in the chrome. Appearance-Very good, nice fit up inside and ... Read More

2008 Ford Taurus X Overview

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2008 Ford Taurus X

The 2008 Taurus X might sound like a new vehicle in Ford's lineup, but it's actually a revamped Ford Freestyle, a crossover vehicle introduced in 2005 and based on the Volvo XC90. Ford didn't have much luck with the Freestyle, but the automaker hopes that by rebadging the vehicle as the Taurus X, it can boost sales in what it considers a fast-growing automotive segment.

That strategy just might work, since the Taurus is a familiar name to most drivers. Also likely to help boost sales is the fact that the 2008 Taurus X received the designation of Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. To receive this designation, the Taurus X earned the Institute's highest rating in front, side, and rear impact tests, largely as a result of improvements to the platform made for the 2008 model year.

Many drivers and critics considered the old Freestyle to be underpowered, but that's been remedied in the Taurus X as well, thanks to a new 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 260 horsepower, up 57 horsepower from the previous year's Freestyle. Other features for the new Taurus X include a standard AdvanceTrac traction control system, a Safety Canopy System, and an available Ford SYNC System. The seven-passenger vehicle has three rows of seats and an optional power rear liftgate.

In addition, the Taurus X is available in a wide variety of configurations, including front-wheel-drive models as well as trim packages with a new four-wheel-drive system. A new Eddie Bauer Edition is also available for those who prefer a few more luxury features.


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Ford Taurus X Questions


Where To Find The Code To Enter For My Keypad On My Door

trying to locate the code for the keypad on my door

35 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 months ago)

My 2008 Ford Taurus X Wont Start Up, It Turns Over And The Battery Is Fine....

just got the car 2 weeks ago.

87 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)

Lounging Foward

I am looking at buying a 2008 Taurus X. I love the car its in great shape and I love the layout. My question is while at a stop sign I had my break pressed lightly the car was at a stand still and non...

26 views with 2 answers (last answer 7 months ago)

The Headlights On My 2008 Ford Taurus X Will Just Come On At Random Times, ...

The headlights on my 2008 Ford Taurus X will come on at random times when the car is not running. Also the electronic door locks will click on and off while driving. Any ideas?

36 views with 2 answers (last answer 7 months ago)

How Is The Outer Lower Exterior Door Panel Attached On A 2008 Ford Taurus ...

panel came loose at the rear of the car door How do I put it back to stay?? TIA

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