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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan S FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 29 $19,381 $20,705
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 23 33 $21,217 $22,975
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 23 33 $23,423 $25,425
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 17 25 $26,613 $28,970
4-Door Sedan FWD SPORT 18 27 $25,043 $27,225
4-Door Sedan AWD SPORT 17 25 $26,797 $29,175
4-Door Sedan FWD Hybrid 41 36 $26,437 $28,775
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,381
$18,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,705
$19,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$345 / month
$330 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Ford Fusion stays at the top of its game, especially as a Hybrid, with perky handling and its cut-above looks. After more than a decade on the market, the latest Hyundai Sonata's an overnight success--thanks to great gas mileage, grabby styling, and exceptional value for the dollar.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Sedan Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 56.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 45.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.0 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 37.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.7 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.3 54.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.3 103.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.3 62.9
Wheelbase (in) 107.4 110.0
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.2 72.2
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in) 190.6 189.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.9 57.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 16.5 16.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.2 x 0.4
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.0 35.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code T7E NA
Spare Tire Order Code - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P205/60VR16 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code T7E NA
Front Tire Size P205/60VR16 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size Compact T125/80D16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3285 3161
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 2.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4500 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code 99A NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 175 @ 6000 198 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 35
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.19 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.84 1.93
Trans Order Code 446 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.38 3.25-4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.68 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.45 3.27
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.70
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Ford Fusion Hyundai Sonata
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Short-Long Arm MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.6 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.9 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.8 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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