Mostly unchanged for 2009, Ford Taurus X photos reveal a versatile family wagon with crossover SUV attributes and three rows of seating. While the default seating capacity is six, with second-row captain's chairs and a two-person split-folding third-row bench, a second-row split bench seat increasing capacity to seven is optional on any trim. With a 3.5L V6 generating 263 hp and 249 lb-ft of torque, the Taurus comes with a conventional 6-speed automatic and front-wheel drive, while AWD is optional. Fuel economy stands at 16 mpg city/24 mpg hwy and 19 mpg combined for the FWD trim level, but AWD drops those numbers to 15 mpg city/22 mpg hwy and 18 mpg combined. The 2009 Ford Taurus X is equipped with plentiful safety features including 4-wheel antilock disc brakes with brake assist, stability control, front-seat side-impact airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, and the SOS Post-Crash Alert System, which honks the horn and turns the flashers if the airbags deploy.