2009 Ford Taurus Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$25,170-$32,520
$23,103-$29,718
17 /CITY / 26 /HWY
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What Changed for 2009:

  • Taurus adds more safety technology
  • New standard crash-alert system
  • New, well-equipped base model Taurus SE
  • Seven new exterior paint color choices
  • Standard anti-theft system
  • LATCH system for child safety is now standard equipment
Overview
The Ford Taurus is a full-size family sedan based on a Volvo-derived platform. It returns for 2009 with more safety features and a new well-equipped base model that brings to five the number of available Ford Taurus models. Ford boasts that the 2009 Taurus has been rated as a segment safety leader and the safest large car in North America by federal safety regulators. Last year's model, with its stability control (also standard on the 2009 Taurus) was a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Seven new paint colors are available for 2009, including Cinnamon Metallic and Sangria Red Metallic.

Model Lineup
Ford offers five trim levels for the 2009 Taurus: SE, SEL, SEL AWD, Limited and Limited AWD. The new base SE model is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment on the base model includes an AM/FM CD audio system with an MP3 input jack, climate control with rear-seat ducts, power driver's seat, fold-flat front passenger seat, extra sound insulation, halogen headlamps, and 17-inch wheels. The Ford Taurus SEL and Taurus Limited with front- or all-wheel drive include more standard amenities such as a trip computer; leather and woodgrain trim and touches; power driver's seat; 17-inch aluminum wheels; premium audio system; automatic climate control; power sunroof; and Sirius satellite radio. The Taurus Limited adds leather upholstery to the seats, automatic climate control, and a premium audio system with subwoofer. It also includes 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, and memory features for the front seats and side mirrors. Ford's Sync voice-activated hands-free communication and entertainment system and universal garage door opener are also included on the Limited. Other Limited features include chrome-accent door handles, adjustable accelerator and brake pedals with memory, heated driver and passenger seats and a reverse sensor.

Powertrain
The 2009 Ford Taurus is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine producing 263 hp and 249 lb.-ft. of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The large family sedan earns a PZEV (partial zero-emission vehicle) rating from the EPA. Fuel economy is estimated at 18 mpg city/28 mpg highway with front-wheel drive, and 17 mpg city/27 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.

Safety
Dual front air bags, seat-mounted front side air bags, and side curtain air bags for both rows are standard on every 2009 Ford Taurus. Other standard safety features include traction control, ABS, stability control, power-adjustable pedals, and an SOS-Post Crash Alert System that unlocks doors and activates the horn and emergency flashers if the air bags are deployed in an accident. A reverse collision sensing system is optional.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) testing, the 2009 Ford Taurus earned 5-star ratings (the Administration's highest rating) for all occupants in frontal and side-impact crash tests and 4 stars for rollover resistance. As mentioned earlier, the IIHS hasn't rated the 2009 model yet, but the 2008 model with stability control was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Institute.

Technology
Ford's Sync voice-activated hands-free communication and entertainment system, developed jointly with Microsoft, is standard on the 2009 Taurus Limited and optional on SEL models. Sync integrates cell phones and media players, such as the MP3 player, with the vehicle using Bluetooth technology and USB connectivity. Sync-equipped Taurus models feature an electro-chromic rearview mirror with compass and microphone features. A new universal garage door opener on the Limited is capable of learning as many as three garage door and power gate remote control codes, which eliminates the need for separate remote controls.

What Changed for 2009:

  • Taurus adds more safety technology
  • New standard crash-alert system
  • New, well-equipped base model Taurus SE
  • Seven new exterior paint color choices
  • Standard anti-theft system
  • LATCH system for child safety is now standard equipment
Overview
The Ford Taurus is a full-size family sedan based on a Volvo-derived platform. It returns for 2009 with more safety features and a new well-equipped base model that brings to five the number of available Ford Taurus models. Ford boasts that the 2009 Taurus has been rated as a segment safety leader and the safest large car in North America by federal safety regulators. Last year's model, with its stability control (also standard on the 2009 Taurus) was a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Seven new paint colors are available for 2009, including Cinnamon Metallic and Sangria Red Metallic.

Model Lineup
Ford offers five trim levels for the 2009 Taurus: SE, SEL, SEL AWD, Limited and Limited AWD. The new base SE model is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Standard equipment on the base model includes an AM/FM CD audio system with an MP3 input jack, climate control with rear-seat ducts, power driver's seat, fold-flat front passenger seat, extra sound insulation, halogen headlamps, and 17-inch wheels. The Ford Taurus SEL and Taurus Limited with front- or all-wheel drive include more standard amenities such as a trip computer; leather and woodgrain trim and touches; power driver's seat; 17-inch aluminum wheels; premium audio system; automatic climate control; power sunroof; and Sirius satellite radio. The Taurus Limited adds leather upholstery to the seats, automatic climate control, and a premium audio system with subwoofer. It also includes 18-inch chrome-clad wheels, and memory features for the front seats and side mirrors. Ford's Sync voice-activated hands-free communication and entertainment system and universal garage door opener are also included on the Limited. Other Limited features include chrome-accent door handles, adjustable accelerator and brake pedals with memory, heated driver and passenger seats and a reverse sensor.

Powertrain
The 2009 Ford Taurus is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine producing 263 hp and 249 lb.-ft. of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The large family sedan earns a PZEV (partial zero-emission vehicle) rating from the EPA. Fuel economy is estimated at 18 mpg city/28 mpg highway with front-wheel drive, and 17 mpg city/27 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.

Safety
Dual front air bags, seat-mounted front side air bags, and side curtain air bags for both rows are standard on every 2009 Ford Taurus. Other standard safety features include traction control, ABS, stability control, power-adjustable pedals, and an SOS-Post Crash Alert System that unlocks doors and activates the horn and emergency flashers if the air bags are deployed in an accident. A reverse collision sensing system is optional.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) testing, the 2009 Ford Taurus earned 5-star ratings (the Administration's highest rating) for all occupants in frontal and side-impact crash tests and 4 stars for rollover resistance. As mentioned earlier, the IIHS hasn't rated the 2009 model yet, but the 2008 model with stability control was named a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the Institute.

Technology
Ford's Sync voice-activated hands-free communication and entertainment system, developed jointly with Microsoft, is standard on the 2009 Taurus Limited and optional on SEL models. Sync integrates cell phones and media players, such as the MP3 player, with the vehicle using Bluetooth technology and USB connectivity. Sync-equipped Taurus models feature an electro-chromic rearview mirror with compass and microphone features. A new universal garage door opener on the Limited is capable of learning as many as three garage door and power gate remote control codes, which eliminates the need for separate remote controls.

Available Trims for the 2009 Ford Taurus
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SE (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 25170.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
Name SEL (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 26670.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
Name SEL (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 28520.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
Name Limited (4dr Sdn FWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 30670.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
Name Limited (4dr Sdn AWD) Transmission Automatic w/OD MSRP 32520.00 Engine 3.5L/213 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
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INTERIOR
  • Front cloth bucket seats -inc: 6-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar, fold-flat 2-way pwr passenger seat
  • Cloth 60/40 split fold-flat rear seat w/fixed head restraints
  • Center vinyl-wrapped console w/stitching -inc: armrest, (2) cupholders, storage
  • Rear seat armrest -inc: (2) cupholders
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel w/audio/cruise controls
  • Instrument panel storage bin
  • Message center/trip computer w/compass
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Keyless entry keypad
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Pwr remote trunk release
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Delayed accessory pwr
  • Cruise control w/steering wheel controls
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear A/C ducts
  • Rear window defroster
  • Lockable glove box w/damped door
  • (3) auxiliary 12V pwr points
  • Woodgrain trim -inc: center stack, instrument panel, center console
  • Overhead console -inc: dome light, maplight, sunglass holder
  • Sliding sunvisors w/illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • (3) front/rear grab handles
  • Illuminated entry
  • Rear seat reading lights
  • Front seatback map pockets
  • (2) coat hooks
  • Grocery bag hooks in trunk
  • Front cloth bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar, fold-flat 2-way pwr passenger seat
  • Outside temp display
  • Perimeter anti-theft alarm
  • Dual-zone air conditioning w/automatic temp control
  • Analog clock
  • Woodgrain trim -inc: center stack, instrument panel, center console, door trim
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • Front heated leather bucket seats w/manual lumbar -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat w/memory, 4-way fold-flat pwr passenger seat
  • Leather 60/40 split fold-flat rear seat w/adjustable head restraints
  • Rear seat armrest -inc: (2) cupholders, storage
  • Clamshell center dashboard storage
  • Pwr adjustable pedals w/memory
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror w/compass
  • Cargo net
EXTERIOR
  • 17" 8-spoke aluminum wheels w/bright machined finish & silver painted pockets
  • P215/60R17 BSW tires
  • Mini spare tire
  • Chrome front/rear fascias
  • Chrome window surround
  • Tri-bar chrome grille w/chrome surround
  • Fog lamps w/chrome bezels
  • Body-color folding pwr mirrors
  • Solar tinted glass
  • Fixed interval intermittent windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • 17" 8-spoke aluminum wheels w/bright machined finish & dark painted pockets
  • Automatic wiper-activated headlamps w/on-off delay
  • Perimeter lighting
  • Body-color folding heated pwr mirrors -inc: puddle lamps
  • 18" 7-spoke chrome-clad aluminum wheels
  • P225/55R18 BSW tires
  • Chrome accent folding heated pwr mirrors -inc: memory, puddle lamps
  • Chrome accent door handles
  • Chrome accent license plate molding
MECHANICAL
  • 3.5L DOHC SMPI 24-valve V6 Duratec engine
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Pwr steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes w/brake assist
  • Dual chrome exhaust tips
  • All-wheel drive
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Traction control
    • Advance Trac electronic stability control
    • Dual-stage front air bags w/front passenger sensing system
    • Front side-impact air bags
    • Front/rear curtain airbags w/rollover sensor
    • SOS Post-Crash Alert System
    • Personal safety system -inc: safety belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors, driver seat position sensing, crash severity sensing
    • Belt Minder for driver/front passenger safety belts
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH) system on rear outboard seat locations
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Dual note horn
    • Reverse sensing system
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: clock & satellite capability
    • Auxiliary audio input jack
    • AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD changer/MP3 player
    • SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: 6 month subscription *N/A in AK or HI*
    • Audiophile AM/FM stereo w/6-disc CD changer/MP3 player -inc: clock, subwoofer
    • SYNC voice activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel controls, USB port, audio input jack, 911 Assist, vehicle health reports

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