2008 Ford Taurus X Limited 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
Chose Taurus X because it is IIHS Top Safety Pick (2007 & 2008) and has better space for the 2nd/3rd seats and it's much cheaper after rebates. Very good ride. Excellent crossover.
Like the seating 2+3+2, fold flat. Good fuel economy at this size - In the first 1000 miles I got 22MPG mixed city/highway. On pure highway, I can easily get over 28MPG. Quiet drive. IIHS Top Safety Pick. 6CD with mp3. SYNC.
Clearance height could be a little higher. The front bottom sometimes hit curbs when parking. No crossbar on roof. Hoping the auxillary climate be standard as in Flex. Wish a rear glass hatch.