Named by Kelley Blue Book as one of the family-friendliest vehicles of 2008, the Ford Taurus X continues to please for 2009. This full-size crossover offers three rows of seating, a powerful 3.5-liter V-6 engine with six-speed automatic transmission, and a long list of standard safety equipment - including side curtain air bags and AdvanceTrac electronic stability control. Innovative convenience features on the Taurus X include one-touch, flip-and-fold second-row seating and an available power rear liftgate.

The Taurus X offers a look unlike anything on the road. With a nostalgic nod to yesteryear's station wagon, Taurus X charges into tomorrow grille-first. The distinctive three-bar chrome nose is a rugged reminder that Taurus X is a member of the Ford family.

Customers shopping for a three-row crossover are looking for space and convenience features - and the 2009 Taurus X offers both in spades. Two applause-worthy features set Taurus X apart: one-touch, flip-and-fold second row seats that provide easy access to the third row and an available power rear liftgate. Controls for the power liftgate are located on the center console, rear cargo area and on the key fob.

Ford's 3.5-liter Duratec 35 V-6 engine delivers an estimated 260 horsepower. A six-speed-automatic gearbox that was developed in tandem with the Duratec 35 manages its power and delivers a sharp performance.

Source: Ford Motor Company