The front two rows work well for adults, while the third row is manageable for short trips thanks to the stadium-style seating that perches the last row a bit higher than the others. On the upside, it and many other options are served a la carte, not locked into packages with other features you might not want. The standard front passenger seat also folds, granting a long, continuous cargo area. Test drivers said the Taurus X drives well on the highway and should have no problem with hauling extra cargo. The X is only as tall as it needs to be for ease of entry and exit and to traverse snow, and I respect that.
I made it home which was just a couple miles. Ride quality is excellent, even when loaded with passengers and cargo. With the previously optional electronic stability control system now offered as standard, the Taurus is a perfect 10. However, it seems out of its element on tight, twisty turns. Last year the Ford Freestyle was renamed the Taurus X and given a very mild restyle, along with a much peppier powertrain—making it, despite the odd name, a much more appealing vehicle. That's exactly what concerns me about my tranny acting up.
Now for the strong positives—and there are plenty of them. As ctrlraven posted, the Powertrain warranty on a 2008 covers five years or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first. The sonar Reverse Sensing System, a stand-alone option, is helpful for parking. The 2009 Ford Taurus X provides a functional interior for those who want to cart more passengers around than can fit in a typical wagon. Natasha, I really hope you can provide some kind of assistance here.
That was a couple weeks ago and I haven't heard from them yet. The one good part would be the gauges, which are large, clear, and well-positioned. At the front, the now familiar chrome three-bar grille provides the Fordfamily signature. Safety features include standard antilock brakes, front- and side-impact airbags for the front seats, and side curtain airbags that protect occupants in all three rows in a side impact or rollover. The Ford Expedition is a notable exception. Most reviews read by TheCarConnection. This new powertrain makes the Taurus a whole lot more fun to drive than the ill-conceived Five Hundred was.
Although legroom there is a little less, adults canride comfortably in the back. To me — someone who was ferried to day camp in a Ford Country Squire station wagon — it still looks like an overgrown wagon. There isno shortage of passing power on the highway yet fuel economy is verygood. That's why I'm trying to get this straightened out before it becomes a fire. Electronic stability control is an option. Take it to a transmission only repair shop and have them check it out. An electronic stability system is standard.
Along the way, Ford has made some 500 changes to the new Taurus, changes that were already scheduled for the mid-cycle freshening of the Five Hundred. The restyle and rename were a chance for Ford to fix some of this stuff. The 2009 Ford Taurus X offers seating capacity for six or seven, depending on configuration. Fit and finish are exemplary, but the materials used leave a lot to be desired, with too-hard plastics dominating. Despite complaints from some reviewers that the Taurus X lacks power, the editors of TheCarConnection.
Deny the problem till the warranty expires and the happily charge the customer for the fix! I think he said he did see indication of possible valve body problems. The driving experience is largely the same in either trim, which is unsurprising considering that both share a 263-horsepower V-6 engine, and a six-speed automatic transmission is standard. Standard six-passenger seating can be increased to seven by choosing the no-cost bench option for the second row. On the downside are so-so materials and some shoddy build quality. It is rated at 9. Front-wheel drive is standard fare on the 2009 Ford Taurus, but Ford also offers an all-wheel-drive version of both trims. In reviews read by TheCarConnection.
The all wheel drive on our Taurus X worked superbly ongravel roads, being very stable and controllable on the loosest graveland when moving across gravel ridges. The rear fascia is revised with new brightwork tail lamps and seven new colors make up the exterior pallet. Despite complaints from some reviewers that the Taurus X lacks power, the editors of TheCarConnection. See the new Explorers are the Taurus X's with bigger tires, different front and back fascia, and some improvements. Car has never been off smooth roads and very disappointed with Ford that they can't build better quality shocks. Its turning radius could definitely be improved, especially for in-town maneuvering, and pedal feel could use some serious refinement.