Compare 2016 Ford Fusion vs Taurus | Stone Mountain, GA

2016 Ford Fusion

$23,098

starting msrp

17 city/28 hwy

est. mpg

2016 Ford Taurus

$30,559

starting msrp

15 city/25 hwy

est. mpg

2016 Ford Fusion vs Taurus. What's Your Choice?

Serving Stone Mountain, GA

Sedans have been a staple vehicle class from the being of automotive history. Through the years several sizes and designs have defined this car. There are compact, mid-size, and full-size models to choose from. Ford has the mid-size Fusion available for drivers that do not need as much passenger or cargo volume. Full-size Taurus has been around for several decades, which speaks to its staying power. Each model has performance and handling that rivals the competition. This includes two hybrid models for the Fusion.

Several trim packages include cutting-edge technology and safety features that are setting industry trends. Fusion seats five comfortably with a hungry trunk for plenty of luggage and groceries. Starting at $23,098, consumers get a ton of quality for the money spent. Taurus also has a seating capacity for five with a bit more head, leg, hip, and shoulder room. At $30,559 for the SE, standard features include power driver and front passenger seats with telescopic and tilt wheel.

Power and Performance

Turbo engines in the Taurus and Fusion are examples of the robust performance drivers can expect. The Taurus SHO edition has a powerful 3.5L 368hp V6 engine with all-wheel drive. Taking corners are seamless as well as acceleration that takes the breath away. The other two engine options consist of a 288hp 3.5L V6 or 240hp 2.0L inline four. The six speed transmission has overdrive for fuel efficiency and control in both models. Fusion has an impressive power train of its own. Three choices include the capable 175hp 2.5L, 181hp 1.5L, and 231hp 2.0L inline four engines. Standard transmission mode selection, limited slip differential, and sequential sport shift are more handling features that give drivers control over the elements and driving surfaces.

Styling

Fusion is a mini-me version of the Taurus with the same aerodynamic features and sculptured lines. The grills and headlamps have bold details with fog lights on the Fusion but none for the Taurus. In contrast, Taurus has chrome side vents while Fusion does not. Turn signal indicators in each model showcase the heated and power door mirrors. Spoilers are available with a sporty flair on the Fusion, but the SHO is the only Taurus model with this exterior feature. Chrome dual exhaust is standard across the Taurus trim lines, while it is not available for the Fusion. Each vehicle represents a classy sedan with several colors, rims, and tire options to complete a customized package.

Safety

There are a bevy of safety features both standard and optional in both vehicles. Staying in your lane is easy with the prevention system in the Taurus and Fusion. Reverse driving and rain sensors are more intuitive features available with these models. Fusion has a standard rearview camera making it a snap to park or back-up safely. Intelligent all-wheel drive technology comes with four-wheel drive models. Regenerative Braking Systems are standard in the Fusion Hybrid models mitigating skids and friction. Available features for blind spot, collision warning, and parking assistance can be included when building any model. In case of a collision, the Fusion and Taurus have a standard Emergency Communication System.

 

With a reputation, for quality, affordability, durability, and value, Ford has produced its next generation of winners. Fusion fits those looking for a powerful, yet smaller wheelbase that delivers fuel-efficiency. Taurus has more interior room for those who want plenty of passenger space. Consumers will be impressed with either model. Scheduling a test drive will showcase the attributes of each sedan. Call or visit our Stone Mountain, GA Ford dealer today.

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MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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