Compare 2006 Ford Fusion vs 2006 Ford Taurus

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4-Door Sedan I4 S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 S 23 31 $16,017 $17,145
4-Door Sedan I4 SE 23 31 $16,525 $17,900
4-Door Sedan I4 SEL 23 31 $17,502 $18,985
4-Door Sedan V6 SE 21 29 $18,978 $20,625
4-Door Sedan V6 SEL 21 29 $19,954 $21,710
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4-Door Sedan SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan SE 20 27 $19,400 $20,830
4-Door Sedan SEL 20 27 $21,127 $22,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,017
$19,400
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,145
$20,830
Monthly Payment Estimate
$286 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.0 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.0 103.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 55.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.1
Passenger Capacity
5 6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 56.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 197.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 108.5
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 29.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 73.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 16.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8.9 x 1.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 39.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.68
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/60R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 125
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1250
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3151 3306
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6250 153 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 4250 185 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
99Z 99U
Displacement
2.3L/140 3.0L/182
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 2.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.54
Trans Order Code
445 44N
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 3.96
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Ford Taurus
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.73
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 0.81
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent

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