Compare 2010 Ford Fusion vs 2009 Saturn Aura

2010 Ford Fusion
2009 Saturn Aura
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4-Door Sedan FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 31 $18,433 $19,695
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 29 $19,613 $21,225
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 22 31 $22,700 $24,655
4-Door Sedan FWD SPORT 18 27 $24,364 $26,505
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 18 25 $25,813 $28,115
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 24 $26,030 $28,355
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4-Door Sedan I4 XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 XE 22 33 $21,182 $22,655
4-Door Sedan I4 XR 22 33 $23,248 $24,865
4-Door Sedan V6 XR 17 26 $25,478 $27,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,433
$21,182
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,695
$22,655
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$378 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you seek proof that Detroit in general, and Ford in particular, can build a comfortable, high-quality, fine-driving, and hyper-efficient sedan that is more than competitive, look to the 2010 Ford Fusion. The 2009 Saturn Aura is a neat-looking and responsive mid-size sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.3 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 190.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 57.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 59.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.5 14.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.63 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 40.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion w/electric variable assist Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T6M QGG
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
T6M QGG
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 3444
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 125
Engine
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 169 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4500 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
99A LE5
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.31 1.91
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.96
Trans Order Code
446 MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.38 2.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.58
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Saturn Aura
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 -

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