2008 Ford Five Hundred | new car review

Posted on Jun 24, 2009 by

The Five Hundred is the newest full-size sedan to be added in the regional line-up and is the company’s interpretation of the modern American sedan. Unlike most of  its European cousins that boast ’s new ‘kinetic’ design philosophy in their styling, this model follows the path of proven emotional appeal of the American designed and produced Fusion.

(note that the name is written in words and is not numerically addressed) features the brand’s signature three-bar chrome grille, a sculpted bonnet with  crisp accent lines and a new front fascia chamfered at the outer edges, adding more structure to the design.

Ford Five Hundred is offered in SEL and Limited trims. Big and roomy inside, the car features a tall roof that offers lots of headroom. The driver sits relatively high, gaining a commanding view of the road. The car’s 8-way powered driver seat comes with memory settings. Its rear seats are comfortable, roomy, and fold down to increase cargo capacity.

The car’s cabin is a nice mix of  leather and wood with generous equipment levels. In terms of interior space, the Ford Five Hundred ranks high on spaciousness scale. With  the front-passenger seat folded down, up to nine feet long goods/packages can fit in the car. Irrespective of the trim levels, only one power train set-up is offered which is a  263hp 3.5-litre V6 engine mated to the six-speed automatic transmission as found in the new Ford Edge. This large car comes with Ford’s all-wheel-drive system. With a  plush suspension system that is so typical of American cars, a comfortable ride is assured with no compromises on the handling. Large disc brakes come with anti-lock brake system (ABS). With standard air bags and available electronic stability control, the Ford Five Hundred compares is in sync with its competitors.

The Five Hundred is not just a traditional sedan; it’s also a traditional Ford. In many ways, its like old wine in an old bottle. Type & Style 4-Door Large Family Sedan

Technical Specifications

Engine3.5-litre V6
Power263 bhp
Torque338 Nm
Transmission6-Speed Automatic
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 85,000*

* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.

Competition

Chevrolet Caprice
Chrysler 300C
Dodge Charger
Hyundai Azera
Kia Opirus
Mercury Montego
Peugeot 607

 

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