To me — someone who was ferried to day camp in a Ford Country Squire station wagon — it still looks like an overgrown wagon. An electronic stability system is standard. From the closed liftgate, I measured 9. The Taurus X can seat up to seven-passengers. Front wheel drive is standard with all-wheel drive available to all models. Many spring-loaded seats require no strength to raise, and some require no effort to lower, but you seldom get both.
I was comfortable in these chairs, thanks mostly to exceptional legroom. The lower two have accent-colored wheel arches and lower cladding. The hood, front fenders and taillights also have been changed, and the roof rack was butched-up, according to Ford. Unfortunately, it may have missed its window of opportunity. The Taurus X addresses both by changing from a 3.
The 2009 Ford Taurus X rides firmly but with an underlying softness, so maneuverability is secure and crisp. Like most crossovers, the 2009 Ford Taurus X boasts comfortable front- and second-row seats, but the third row struggles to accommodate adults. A very good, stable on-center feel makes the Taurus X especially relaxed and ideal for long highway hauls. The extended roofline and wagon profile of the Ford Taurus X offer impressive cargo capacity, especially with the third row folded down, and the loading height is very convenient. The standard front passenger seat also folds, granting a long, continuous cargo area. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Still no rocket, the X is now at least powerful enough — some would say more than enough.
If extra cargo room is needed the second and third seating rows fold flat and create an amazing 85. 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. Last year the Ford Freestyle was renamed the Taurus X and given a very mild restyle, along with a much peppier powertrain—making it, despite the odd name, a much more appealing vehicle. The driver has a good view of the road without being needlessly high. You might say the Taurus X is the ex-Freestyle. If it was, no one has bothered to go back and redo it since it first appeared in 2005.
On the downside are so-so materials and some shoddy build quality. The Taurus X is just the right height for ease of entry and exit. The Taurus X is built just a few miles from Cars. In addition to the backrests, the whole chair adjusts forward and back, allowing you to share legroom with the third row. Some exterior remodeling, a larger engine and a conventional automatic transmission have improved the Taurus X, whose main selling points are a Top Safety Pick designation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and a very roomy standard third-row seat.
Ford's number for this recall is 16C06. Send Joe an Hide full review. Exterior Features All models feature the classy Ford 3-bar chrome grille. The sonar Reverse Sensing System, a stand-alone option, is helpful for parking. 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. The head restraints collapse tight against the backrest, and a single lever flips the spring-tensioned backrest down and then tumbles the seat forward and out of the way. Boy, have times ever changed.
Maneuverability is secure and crisp, but it feels out of its element on tight, twisty turns. Some exterior remodeling, a larger engine and a conventional automatic transmission have improved the Taurus X, whose main selling points are a Top Safety Pick designation by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and a very roomy standard third-row seat. From electric to electrifying, we break it all down in a concise, model-by-model review that begins on the next page. The Ford Taurus X is a crossover vehicle that combines space-conscious and people-friendly packaging with a powerful modern powertrain that delivers performance and efficiency. Electronic stability control and anti-lock brakes are standard on the 2009 Ford Taurus X, along with front side airbags and side curtain airbags that reach outboard occupants in all three rows.
The driver frontal air bag may improperly inflate during second-stage deployment in the event of a high speed crash. The Taurus X needs more. 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. On the upside, it and many other options are served a la carte, not locked into packages with other features you might not want. Light trucks based on front-wheel-drive car platforms typically have lower towing capacity than truck-based models. Automotive News is reporting that the final Taurus X will roll off the assembly line in March and the last Sable at the end… Much like the Five Hundred, which became the Taurus, Ford decided to play the name game with its Ford Freestyle crossover, which became the Taurus X. Safety features include standard antilock brakes, front- and side-impact airbags for the front seats, and side curtain airbags that protect occupants in all three rows in a side impact or rollover.
You'll find standard safety features such as Ford's Personal Safety System including dual stage front airbags, sensors to detect driver's seat position and crash severity. The front two rows work well for adults, while the third row is manageable for short trips thanks to the stadium-style seating that perches the last row a bit higher than the others. More 2009 Ford Taurus X Links Visit for more information on the Ford Taurus X America's safest 7-passenger crossover the Ford Taurus X is back for its second year and with its huge array of features it will definitely continue to be a popular family vehicle. However, it seems out of its element on tight, twisty turns. The Ford Expedition is a notable exception. The 2009 Detroit auto show is taking on the trappings of an expensive funeral, the only thing missing from the cars will be…. A very good, stable on-center feel makes the Taurus X especially relaxed and ideal for long highway hauls.