2008 Ford Taurus X Values

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2008 model year changes

Formerly called the Freestyle, the 2008 Ford Taurus X carries over as essentially the same vehicle but with a more powerful 3.5L V6 engine and new six-speed automatic transmission, yielding dramatically improved acceleration, according to Ford. A new version of the intelligent all-wheel drive system also debuts for 2008. Last year's CVT automatic has been discontinued. All Taurus X models now have standard AdvanceTrac electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes, and new footwell reinforcements, side-impact crash sensors, and redesigned interior door panels improve crash protection.

Competitive comparison

Interior space; seating for up to seven; safety; reassuring ride quality; new, more powerful engine.

Special features for 2008

Ford's 2008 Taurus X has one of the roomiest, most versatile interiors of any people-mover on the market today, and it's ideally suited as a family vehicle, with a great ride and a powerful engine. With straight five-star crash test results, the Freestyle was already ranked one of the safest cars on the road, too; as the Taurus X, with several safety improvements, it can only get better.
The Ford Freestyle nameplate lives on this year with a new badge – the 2008 Ford Taurus X. In addition to being renamed, the Ford Taurus X now features a 263 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 – 60 more horses than the Freestyle. Available in SEL, Limited and Eddie Bauer trim levels, with your choice of FWD or AWD, the Ford Taurus X is a four door, six passenger Crossover equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission, ABS brakes, front/side-body/side-head airbags, traction control, dual zone climate control, a navigation system, lumbar seats and a trip computer.