Compare 2006 Ford Taurus vs 2006 Ford Fusion

2006 Ford Taurus
2006 Ford Fusion
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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
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,400
$16,017
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,830
$17,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$286 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.4 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.9 100.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.7 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.3 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.8
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
29.7 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.0 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.7 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.6 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.9 15.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
8.9 x 1.5 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 1.0 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.0 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.7 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60R16 P205/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
125 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1250 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3306 3151
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
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 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/182 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
153 @ 5000 160 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
185 @ 3950 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
99U 99Z
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.26 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.84
Trans Order Code
44N 445
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.96 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.31
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Taurus Ford Fusion
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.73 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.81 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
MacPherson strut NA

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