This isn't a finely balanced system, but it does produce satisfying bass. If you really need all-wheel drive in the northern tier of states, the Taurus's system is recommended. Decorative, nonfunctional gills have been added to the front fenders to add visual interest and take up some space on the huge fenders. Driving Impressions The new engine and transmission in the 2008 Ford Taurus are a wonderful team. Interior Features We found the 2008 Taurus a very pleasant car to be in. Otherwise, save the weight and the lower fuel economy and stick with front-wheel-drive versions. Fuel economy is an estimated 18 mpg city and 28 mpg highway.
It's far from a muscle sedan, but you can finally blow past parade floats with ease. Taurus competes directly against other larger sedans on the market, chief among them the Toyota Avalon, the Chevrolet Impala, and the Chrysler 300. There are six generations of the Ford Taurus. . The eight-way power seat in my test car offered plenty of adjustment range for short or tall drivers. The 2011 model offers ice blue lighting, which not only looks cool, but also makes everything easy to read at night. But it's equally hard to find a review that doesn't label it a good value, blending safety with fuel efficiency that makes it relatively affordable for those who need a car of this size.
I still enjoy the ride and the often take advantage of the space loading up for long trips. It's altogether a better looking and more contemporary design for the grille, with new, quieter mirrors, gigantic new headlamp units, big driving lamps under the new bumpers, with necessary changes to the hood and fenders. Fuel economy is an estimated 18 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. My mileage ranged from the mid-teens around urban Chicago to 26 mpg during one 30-minute freeway trip. We spent in inordinate amount of time at full-throttle with the new Taurus because it's so much fun to wind up in the lower gears; the old Five Hundred was just slow. But once they get past the cockpit and grab handles, reviewers are much more positive.
The vehicle is available with leather-trimmed heated and cooled front seats. Most versions can be had at a considerable discount--even more so if you shop the nearly identical Mercury Sable. The 2008 Ford Taurus's seats are perched high, giving drivers a commanding view of the road, and the glassy cabin offers great visibility. The steering is accurate, with good feedback, and not overly assisted in normal and highway driving. Both share the same 263-horsepower V-6 engine, and a six-speed automatic transmission is standard. The center floor hump is manageably low — unexpected, considering my test car had all-wheel drive. Ambient lighting is available in seven colors and five dimmer levels.
It also received top safety ratings from the Insurance Institute. The navigation system suffers from a slightly undersized dashboard screen and could be more intuitive. It also manages good fuel economy rating for the class -- an increasingly important consideration in 2008 -- and a comfortable, well-liked passenger cabin. Taurus comes as a four-door sedan; the Taurus X is the wagon variant. Send Kelsey an Hide full review.
I still enjoy the ride and the often take advantage of the space loading up for long trips. The interior of the 2011 Ford Taurus has many innovative interior features. You don't care for thrills behind the wheel; your blood pressure and heart rate are high enough already. The 2010 Ford Taurus was the winner of the first-ever Edmunds. The interior was entirely redesigned as well. Edgier Styling Ford says there are some 500 updates to the Taurus compared to the Five Hundred, and they start up front.
Likewise, the taillamps, rear quarter panels and decklid have been redone, and the rear bumper has been rejiggered to feature exposed dual exhaust tips. The recall is expected to begin on June 13, 2016. Visibility is excellent, unhindered by swooping rooflines or chunky. It's hard to find unqualified praise of the car -- reviewers just seem to consider it a big boring. According to Edmunds, standard safety features include anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, and front side- and full-length side curtain airbags. When Ford dropped the Taurus from its lineup in 2007, it marked a fast fall for the sedan from the very top of the market. The overhead grab handles still slam against the ceiling when you let go — something most automakers addressed years ago with soft-shut handles.
It is also the fifth best-selling Ford model in North America in Ford's history. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. The curtain airbags include a tip sensor to maintain inflation for several seconds if the Taurus rolls over. If you are looking for a large sedan with solid crash-test scores, you should also consider the or the. It is also the fifth best-selling Ford model in North America in Ford's history.
Ford also sells the Taurus X, a six- or seven-seat wagon derived from the Taurus. The gauges have large numbers that are easy to read, and the green and red nighttime illumination is vintage Ford. The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. The first generation was in production from 1986 to 1991; it was a very anticipated release. The fourth generation was produced from 2000-2007. Long ago, Ford sold the Taurus. About the 2008 Ford Taurus The Ford Taurus is a full-sized car that is available in front- or all-wheel drive.