Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,173 - $29,470
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
263
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,173 - $29,470
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17 City / 24 HWY
Horsepower
263
Seats
5

Ford Taurus Models & Trims

2008 Ford Taurus Owner Reviews

3.96

207 Reviews

30% 42% 24% 4% 1%

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Ford Taurus makes cars that fit a variety of needs and body types.

My favorite feature of this vehicle is the option to move the gas/brake pedals forward. I am 5'3 and have always felt frustrated with having to pull my seat up in order to reach the pedals knowing it poses a risk to my life if I were to be in an accident. This has allowed me to sit a safe distance away from the steering wheel in case of an accident where the airbags need to be deployed. The car is very spacious as well as the trunk. I purchased my car used and initially had to replace the alternator and for my own preference I put snow tires on in the winter but otherwise have had no real problems. I appreciate the aux jack as well as the storage apartment located on the dash that has made keeping important vehicle related papers (insurance, registration, repairs) organized and accessible. Some other features are the multiple drink holders and adaptors. Driving for a rideshare company my riders are able to charge devices from the backseat! Overall, I have enjoyed my ford Taurus and have had no real complaints with performance or maintenance.

- Nikki K

Ford Taurus; great buy, dependability & affordability, in the $2000-5000 range.

The ford Taurus seems to like the cold weather and always starts. It idles rough and often I have to push the gas pedal to get it started, then rev the engine a few times or she might stall out. The Taurus often chokes and sputters at stop lights but so far has never stalled and I do not have to rev the engine to keep it running once its warm. The defrost worked great and the wipers are a lot better than my old cutlass, you can pull them away from the windshield at night so they are never frozen solid to it. Also, there are a lot of taurus' on the road and in junk yards so used parts are easier to come by and cheaper too. The Taurus has a large trunk as well. I guess it could use a bit more get up and go when you jam on the gas.

- Sara C

Roomy, reliable and an overall nice car.

At first I was hesitant to get the car because it appeared to be wider than my previous car. It really is not that much different to drive and I, along with my passengers, enjoy all the room inside the car. The trunk is huge as well and I have moved a couple times with this car and I am always surprised how much stuff I can put in it. Gas mileage is pretty standard. I have had it almost three years and have had only standard maintenance done on it except for needing the rear axle aligned and two new tires in back. Prior to buying it the dealership put all new tires, new brakes and did some type of router work on it.

- Carlie S

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,412 - $7,403
$5,173 - $7,254

Horsepower

Horsepower
263 hp
263 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.5L DOHC SMPI 24
3.5L DOHC SMPI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.6 in.
39.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.8 in.
38.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
21.2 cu. ft.
21.2 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.9 in.
112.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40 ft.
40 ft.

Length

Length
201.8 in.
201.8 in.

Width

Width
74.5 in.
74.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3741 - 3930 .lbs
3741 - 3930 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
263 hp
263 hp

Torque

Torque
249 ft. lbs.
249 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20.5 gal.
20.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
18 - 26 mpg
18 - 26 mpg

City

City
17 - 18 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 - 28 mpg
24 - 28 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety