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BASE INVOICE
$21,801
BASE MSRP
$23,635
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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. Read more »
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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.

 

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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