The 2008 Ford Taurus is a four door, five passenger Sedan offered in SEL and Limited trim levels, with your choice of FWD or AWD. Boasting exterior styling renovations for 2008, the Taurus is equipped with a 263 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 and a 6-speed overdrive-enabled automatic transmission. In addition to a nice roster of safety equipment that includes ABS brakes, front/side-body/side-head airbags, parking assist, traction control and child safety rear door locks, the Taurus offers solid amenities too, such as climate control, lumbar seats, navigation and a trip computer.Read more Read less
The Ford Taurus, formerly called the Five Hundred, gets a more powerful, 3.5L "Duratec 35" engine for 2008, along with a new six-speed automatic transmission. The new powertrain combination gets a nearly ten-percent fuel-efficiency improvement over the previous setup. There's a slightly different look to the Taurus, with a new three-bar chrome grille, more sculpted hood, and new front fascia, plus new taillamps and dual chrome exhaust tips and more brightwork all around. For 2008, a new sound-deadening material called Sonosorb has been installed in doors, pillars, and headliner; there have also been some structural improvements, and the climate control system is 50 percent quieter than before. The suspension has been tuned for more travel and a softer ride, and the engine is now mounted on isolating hydraulic mounts for smoothness. For safety, a new steering wheel design helps bring the front air bag farther away from the driver. Also, the much-hyped Sync voice-activated, hands-free communication and entertainment interface is a new option.
Standard safety features; increased power; quiet, spacious interior; smooth ride; large trunk; fuel efficiency.
The 2008 Ford Taurus (formerly the Five Hundred) has been rated one of the safest sedans in both U.S. crash-test programs. And according to Ford, the Taurus has the most spacious interior of any large sedan and best-in-class legroom front and rear. It also stands out for having a smooth ride that's well suited for long trips. Now, for 2008, the Taurus has more power and a more responsive transmission, which together make it a lot more exciting to drive as well.