For 2009, Ford Taurus is upgraded with standard stability control and a new base SE model. Powered by a 3.5L V6 that cranks out 263 hp and 249 lb-ft of torque, the Ford Taurus makes the 6-speed automatic transmission mandatory, however, allows a choice between front- and all-wheel drive. Fuel economy is rated at 18 city/28 hwy and 22 mpg combined for front-wheel-drive models, while all-wheel drive drops the Taurus to 17 mpg city/24 hwy and 19 combined. 2009 Ford Taurus safety features include antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and an "SOS Post-Crash Alert System" that unlocks the doors and activates the horn and emergency flashers in the event that the airbags must be deployed. Options include reverse parking sensors, power-adjustable pedals, a sunroof, a navigation system, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, satellite radio and the Sync multimedia integration system. The 5-passenger Ford Taurus full-size sedan is known for its comfort, safety and spaciousness.Read more Read less
Ford's recent incarnation of the Taurus returns for 2009 with only a few changes. The biggest of them is the introduction of a new trim level--the base SE. Powered by the same 3.5L V6 as the other Taurus trims, it is generously equipped with such amenities as air conditioning, keyless entry, power seats and plenty more. Electronic stability control is now standard on the Taurus for 2009, and Sirius satellite radio now comes standard on SEL and Limited models. The Limited also adds the SYNC wireless communication and entertainment system as well as a universal garage door opener to its standard equipment list. Several new exterior colors grace the palette for this year.
Strong standard safety feature list; powerful, efficient engine; quiet, spacious interior; smooth ride; large trunk.
The 2009 Ford Taurus 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. With a smooth-shifting transmission and plenty of power on tap from its 3.5L V6, the Taurus offers plenty of driving excitement as well.