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
Second Leg Room (in)
37.1 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 52.2
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.7 59.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.5 14.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
T6M QGG
Front Tire Size
P205/60VR16 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T6M QGG
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3285 3444
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear 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
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4500 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
99A LE5
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 169 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Saturn Aura
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7

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