The Car Geek: What Completes the New Refreshed Look of the Retuned 2008 Ford Taurus X?

The Car Geek

Friday, July 06, 2007

What Completes the New Refreshed Look of the Retuned 2008 Ford Taurus X?

If you can recall, the new 2008 Ford Taurus X was the Freestyle earlier in its life. And the auto maker decided to tag the vehicle with a new name which came from a previous model because the latter was no longer profitable and was experiencing a failure to sell. Accompanied by the Ford Five Hundred, the precious Freestyle is now renowned as the new 2008 Taurus X.

The debut of the 2008 Ford Taurus X happened earlier at the Chicago Auto Show where it was revealed coming with new features to compliment its new name. But as it goes on with its production, more retunes, more car parts are being installed and a more powerful drive train, the vehicle experienced all these mounted to it. Now, the Taurus X is available in showrooms and you will be amazed by how Ford rebuilt and reconstructed the previous Freestyle making it dashing with new and fresher looks by being the 2008 Taurus X.

Now, going back to the question, “What Completes the New Refreshed Look of the Retuned 2008 Ford Taurus X?”

Ford decided to add a few “Edgy” looks in the new car by changing the front face that looks like the Ford Edge itself. Now, the car is looking more masculine trying to defeat the under accomplishments of its previous name. But what makes it more exciting? Imagine mounting a new powerful V6 3.5L engine part under its hood. Now tell me its not new. Usually, a V6 engine delivers 203 horsepower running on a 207 pound feet of torque but this time, Ford added a few more horses on the V6 installed on the X. The car is running on 263 horsepower delivering 249 pound-feet of torque. Since its looks are some what closer to the Ford Edge, the same six-speed automatic transmission is given to the previous Freestyle.

Acceleration? Mind you, aside from all that tune ups, Ford promises 44% more quicker acceleration this time.

It was rated with a “Five Star” award by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The car, of course, is filled with safety car parts namely traction control, electronic stability as well as the side curtain airbags which makes the car more stable during the drive. The base front-wheel-drive Taurus X SEL wears a tag price of $27,365 while $32,500 price tag is attached on its top-of-the-line Taurus X Limited AWD.