by Francis Cebedo
- Smooth and powerful V6 powerplant
- Supple ride quality combined with above-average handling abilities
- Excellent interior design and construction
- Very good steering wheel and dashboard controls in terms of ergonomics and quality
- Microsoft SYNC
- Third row seats are comfortable and easy to access.
- Third row seats fold down flat and disappear into the floor area
- Rear passenger center console is big and convenient
- 2nd row passenger heated seats is a nice touch
- Sound system and integrated DVD system works very well
- Very quiet interior
- Instructions for folding down the seats are printed right on the seats
- Top of the dashboard is hard plastic and not up to par at this price level
- Chrome wheels look cheap
- Exterior styling is bland and uninspired.
- Material for the back of the third row seats should be a more robust material than the carpet offered.
This is one of the finest US cars we’ve driven. Crossover, XUV, SAV,or whatever you want to call it, this is a fine automobile. Its form is adapted to the active family lifestyle and it works. It seems like cars are finally maturing as the Taurus X just transports the family in comfort through all the activities through all weather conditions. We’ve driven minivans, SUVs, wagons and trucks. This form of vehicle crosses all borders and works very well.
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