All New Ford Flex Poised To Deliver A Quiet Ride

Wednesday May 14th, 2008 at 7:55 AM
Posted by: Derek

2009 Ford Flex

For those who keep up with Ford news, it is well known that the Ford Flex will take over where the Taurus X leaves off. We actually found the Taurus X to be a really competent car and very versatile. So, our expectations are high for the Ford Flex when it starts showing up at the dealerships this summer. (Editor)

DEARBORN, Mich., May 14, 2008 – When customers take their new Ford Flex for its first spin this summer, they may be surprised by what’s missing: the noise.

Flex delivers a quieter ride than competitors including the Acura MDX, Toyota Highlander and GMC Acadia, according to Ford tests. That’s good news for customers, who tend to directly relate a vehicle’s quietness with its quality, says Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president of Global Product Development. “Quietness is a very good proxy for quality in a vehicle.” Read the rest of this entry »

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2008 Ford Taurus X Limited Review – A Family Guy's Perspective

Tuesday April 15th, 2008 at 7:44 AM
Posted by: larryqw

Ford Taurus X Overview Francis’ Taurus X Review Ford Taurus X Specs
Ford Taurus X Consumer Reviews Ford Taurus X Photo Gallery SYNC Review

Editor’s note: The following is a detailed review submitted by LarryQW who recently purchased a Taurus X. Larry, whose background as an engineer, family man, and avid mountain biker, gives us his impressions of the Taurus X. Larry also wrote a review of the SYNC system and will be published very soon.

2008 Ford Taurus X

Options Installed

  • Navigation System
  • Family Entertainment System (with rear DVD player)
  • Auxiliary Climate Control
  • Limited Convenience Group

Major Pros:

  • good handling and power
  • large flexible interior for big family and cargo
  • electronics haven

Major Cons:

  • cheap hard-plastic dash
  • low Navigation screen
  • only 2000 lb towing
  • only 5.1” ground clearance

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2008 Ford Taurus X Review – Confused looking crossover finds its identity

Wednesday April 9th, 2008 at 9:44 AM
Posted by: Francois

Ford Taurus X Overview Larry’s Taurus X Review Ford Taurus X Specs
Ford Taurus X Consumer Reviews Ford Taurus X Photo Gallery SYNC Review

by Francis Cebedo

2008 Ford Taurus X Review


  • 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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