Aside from phenomenal crash-test ratings, the 2009 Ford Taurus X offers a wealth of safety features, including one new addition for 2009. On the downside are so-so materials and some shoddy build quality. The same appears elsewhere, like along the dashtop storage bin lid. The improvement is evident immediately in the Taurus X, thanks to a 60-horsepower increase, to 263 hp. I really hate that it only acts out once in a while, no consistancy to speak of, which in my mind is the hallmark of troubleshooting.
Despite its many virtues, the 2009 Ford Taurus is far from perfect, as complaints about materials quality show. The continuously variable automatic transmission also was poorly received. Those looking for the best fuel economy should stick to the two-wheel drive version, as bumping up to all-wheel drive sees a significant drop in highway mileage. But then, what did you expect? Fuel economy for the 2009 Ford Taurus clocks in right where you'd expect: somewhat below comparable imports, but better than past entries from Detroit. Once the warranty has expired, and without an Extended Service Plan, options are limited.
For 2009, the Taurus continues to offer consumers a roomy and safe full-size sedan, set to do battle with the likes of Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Dodge Charger. This is probably best evidenced by the very subdued driving environment, which many reviewers praise. In reviews read by TheCarConnection. Vehicle Details Overall, the 2009 Ford Taurus has a roomy, comfortable interior that should cater to passengers and drivers of most, if not all, shapes and sizes. In addition, the 2008 Taurus X borrows multiple interior and exterior cues from Ford's well-received Edge in an effort to help bring the Taurus X more in line with the latest in Ford design.
When compared to the old Freestyle, the front footwells have been reinforced, and interior door panels have been redesigned for better protection. The third row seats will fold down into this well,giving a flat cargo floor. The X is only as tall as it needs to be for ease of entry and exit and to traverse snow, and I respect that. Wind and road noise are at a minimum, even on the bumpiest roads, and the Taurus handles reasonably given its soft ride characteristics and big, bulky stature. I would have to update my shift lever to the selectshift system but that would be ok.
Ride quality is excellent, even when loaded with passengers and cargo. The driving experience is largely the same in either trim, which is unsurprising considering that both share a 263-horsepower V-6 engine, and a six-speed automatic transmission is standard. The 2009 Detroit auto show is taking on the trappings of an expensive funeral, the only thing missing from the cars will be…. With a push of the button insidethe rear side door opening, the seats fold out of the way for goodthird-row access. Light trucks based on front-wheel-drive car platforms typically have lower towing capacity than truck-based models.
He also said the transmissions themselves are virtually bullet proof. The transmission valve body being one of them. The Ford Expedition is a notable exception. My passengers liked the powerflip-and-fold second row bucket seats. You might say the Taurus X is the ex-Freestyle.
Your situation has been documented for future reference. The economic meltdown precipitated by the egregious excesses of Wall Street and the banks has, with stunning speed, completely remade the global automotive-industry landscape. The interior is an extension of the exterior's clean and simple look. The seats are comfortable and sit high for better road view, but the front passenger side foot well feels narrow and somewhat cramped. Just as did its predeccesors, this Taurus offers a comfortable ride, ample interior room, easy access and a huge trunk to remain a solid -- if unexciting contender in the segment. The overall audio quality is also good, although it lacks crispness in the high range.
Corvette races down the local highway, in the backseat of his father's latest acquisition. The restyle and rename were a chance for Ford to fix some of this stuff. Rear object detection helps when parallelparking and it feels nimble. The also gets better fuel economy than the Taurus X. Car has never been off smooth roads and very disappointed with Ford that they can't build better quality shocks. He told me there is a solenoid that sticks in the valve body and the manufacturer knows this.
A very good, stable on-center feel makes the Taurus X especially relaxed and ideal for long highway hauls. The Taurus X needs more. As for resale, Kelley Blue Book projects that over a five year period the Taurus will hold an average resale value, better than the , on par with the , but lower than the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. If you're looking for a large sedan that is similar in size to its competitors, including the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Dodge Charger, but are on a tight budget, the 2009 Ford Taurus comes with a standard V6 engine, available all-wheel drive and a very reasonable starting price. The 2009 Ford Taurus X provides a functional interior for those who want to cart more passengers around than can fit in a typical wagon. The second row seats and the passenger frontseat also fold down flat if you need to carry long loads. Before you condemn the Taurus X for its outward appearance, take a look inside, as the overall design allows for an incredibly spacious, and space-efficient, interior, with three rows of seating.