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2005 Ford Taurus Mid-Size Sedan and Wagon
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New Car Overview of the 2005 Ford Taurus Mid-Size Sedan and Wagon
Description: Mid-Size Sedan and Wagon
Options & Features
The popular family cars from Ford fit in the mid-size class and appear in configurations of a four-door sedan and five-door station wagon. All issues for 2005 line up in simplified trim sequences as SE or SEL.
Cabins for sedans hold five or six due to a choice in front seat style -- bench or buckets. The three-person front bench for Taurus SE contains a flip-down center back section that becomes a console when tipped forward. Two front buckets for Taurus SEL are split by a console that has an open bin in front and a closed compartment in back. The wagon version brings seats for seven or eight with an optional rear-facing third bench.
Engines for Taurus include Ford's 3.0-liter Vulcan V6, rated at 153-hp, and a dual-cam Duratec version available on SEL that rises to 200-hp. Ford's 4-speed automatic transaxle mates with either engine.
A premium package for SEL adds leather seats, a six-disc CD changer, electronic climate controls and automatic headlamps.
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The 2008 Ford Taurus midsize sedan is available in four trim levels: SEL FWD (MSRP $23,485), SEL AWD (MSRP $25,335), Limited FWD (MSRP $27,470), and Limited AWD (MSRP $29,320). This vehicle is currently in its fifth generation, and assembled in Chicago, Illinois. The Taurus was mainly sold in North America, although the third generation model was exported to Europe, Asia, and Australia in a slightly modified form.1
Ford Taurus midsize sedan competes with the Acura TSX, Buick Lucerne, Chevrolet Malibu, Honda Accord, Hyundai Azera, Kia Optima, Lincoln MKZ, Mazda Mazda6, Mercury Sable, Mitsubishi Galant, Nissan Altima, Subaru Impreza, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Jetta. The Taurus is equipped with a 260-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, and a front-wheel (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD) system. The AWD trim levels also have mechanical center differential and center limited slip differential as additional drivetrain features.
The Ford Taurus midsize sedan has a front stabilizer bar, four-wheel independent suspension, MacPherson strut front suspension, and multi-link rear suspension.
Exterior features for the Ford Taurus midsize sedan are 17 inch polished alloy wheels, all-season tires, and a steel spare wheel. It also has an inside-mounted temporary spare tire, variable intermittent wipers, a rear defogger, and a chrome grille.
Ford Taurus midsize sedan instrumentation features include a tachometer, a clock, a compass, a trip computer, and low fuel level warning.
Seats and trim features in the Ford Taurus midsize sedan include a 5 person total seating capacity, cloth upholstery, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. It is also has simulated wood trim on dash, simulated wood trim on center console, and leather trim on shift knob. The Taurus is equipped with bucket front seats, a 6-way power driver seat, a 2-way power passenger seat, a fold flat passenger seat, driver seat with manual adjustable lumbar support, and a height-adjustable driver seat. In the rear, the Taurus has a bench rear seat, a split-folding rear seatback, rear ventilation ducts, and a folding with storage center armrest.
The Ford Taurus midsize sedan basic convenience features include cruise control, power-dependent steering, audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, and a tilt-adjustable steering wheel. It is also equipped with a remote trunk release, front seatback storage, a front console with storage, and a retained accessory power. An overhead console with storage, 12V front and 12V rear power outlets, front and rear door pockets, and front and rear cupholders are also standard on this model.
The Ford Taurus midsize sedan basic comfort features include air conditioning, an electrochromatic inside rearview mirror,...