2008 Ford Taurus

At a Glance

Pricing $24,125 - $31,275
Drive Types FWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 17-18 (city), 24-28 (highway)

After a brief stint as the Ford Five Hundred, the Taurus name re-emerged on a reworked version of the same sedan. Although somewhat conservatively styled, the Taurus is a more competitive vehicle than any vehicle to wear the Taurus name for some time. The Taurus rides on a modern platform that features a fully independent suspension and optional all-wheel-drive. A new 3.5L V6 provides significantly more power than the 3.0L V6 that launched with the Five Hundred and the CVT transmission dropped in favor of a standard six-speed automatic. What hasn't changed is the large interior with above-average rear seat legroom and a generous trunk. The Taurus is a good buy with prices starting at $24,000 for a FWD model. The Taurus offers a compelling alternative to the successful Chevrolet Impala.

What Changed:

Stability control becomes standard. A new SE model becomes the new base model.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
Taurus SE 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 FWD $24,125
Taurus SEL 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 FWD $25,425
Taurus SEL 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 AWD $27,275
Taurus Limited 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 FWD $29,425
Taurus Limited 3.5l V6 (263-bhp) A6 AWD $31,275