Small on the outside - big on the inside
By John on
2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 4dr Wagon (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
I use this vehicle for business (it is licensed as a truck) Having driven Econoline vans for the last 30 years, I was looking for something that could haul every thing I needed and get better mileage. The Taurus X does everything I was hoping for and more. It's fun to drive with more than enough power and superb steering and handling. The mileage is better than I expected 23 overall and 29-31 on the highway (cruise control set at 60). I opted for the cloth seats and put sheepskin covers on them- I find them to be as comfortable as my Mercedes. Putting everything you need as standard as opposed to options and locating the controls where they are intuitive to operate is great.
Powerful engine and smooth transmission. Fold down seats, especially the right front seat back. Responsive steering and handling. Great gas mileage considering the size and weight of the vehicle
The only complaint I have is that I'm not very pleased with the Continental tires- will upgrade to Michelin or Bridgestone when these wear out