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As it’s done with the Five Hundred sedan, Ford has taken a step back in time with the ex-Freestyle crossover. For 2008, the Freestyle has changed its named — to Taurus X.

 

A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.

The newly dubbed Taurus X also is significantly revamped from the ’07 edition of the Freestyle. As shown earlier this year at the Chicago auto show, the Taurus X gets a new 3.5-liter V-6 with 60 more horsepower than the 3.0-liter V-6 used in the Freestyle. Power is up to 260 hp, and a six-speed automatic is standard. A new face, new taillamp design, and an optional power liftgate have been added to the Taurus X.

 

The base price for the Taurus X is $27,365 including delivery, and that includes six airbags and stability control. All-wheel drive is an option. Two other models are offered: the $29,720 Eddie Bauer edition gets two-tone paint, 18-inch wheels and new badging, while the $30,700 Limited is positioned at the top of the range with leather seating.


 

2008 Ford Taurus: What's New by Marty Padgett (5/25/2007)
Three bars up front, 60 more horses underneath.

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