2009 Ford Taurus X Performance

#2 out of 15 in 2009 Wagons

$5,259 - $6,575

2009 Ford Taurus X Performance Review

Note: This performance review was created when the 2009 Ford Taurus X was new.


Performance: 7.7

Reviewers find the 2009 Taurus X to be a solid performer with good power and smooth handling.

  • "[The Taurus X] isn't a ferocious performer, [but] you can expect solid acceleration from both low and high speeds, and families should be able to load up this wagon on road trips without causing it to strain on highway grades." -- Edmunds

Acceleration and Power

The Taurus X is equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 that creates 263 horsepower and 249 pound-feet of torque. With front-wheel drive, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that the Taurus X gets 16 miles per gallon in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. With all-wheel drive, those numbers decrease to an EPA-estimated 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

  • "[The increasein horsepower] brings the Taurus X's performance up to par with competing crossover wagons and SUVs." -- Edmunds
  • "The six-speed automatic transmission delivers up to a seven percent increase in fuel economy over a conventional four-speed auto." -- Truck Trend

Handling and Braking

The Taurus X's independent suspension, rack-and-pinion steering and light weight make it an easy handler. Anti-lock brakes are standard, and the Taurus X is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

  • "A soft and supple ride." -- Edmunds

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