Compare 2008 Saturn Aura vs 2009 Ford Fusion

2008 Saturn Aura
2009 Ford Fusion
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4-Door Sedan XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XE 22 30 $19,078 $20,045
4-Door Sedan Green Line 24 32 $22,346 $23,900
4-Door Sedan XR 17 26 $24,006 $25,675
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4-Door Sedan I4 FWD S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD S 20 29 $17,707 $19,035
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SE 20 29 $18,542 $20,175
4-Door Sedan I4 FWD SEL 20 29 $20,464 $22,310
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SE 18 26 $20,631 $22,495
4-Door Sedan V6 FWD SEL 18 26 $21,765 $23,755
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SE 17 25 $22,295 $24,345
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD SEL 17 25 $23,429 $25,605
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,078
$17,707
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,045
$19,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$334 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Saturn Aura is the kind of car people learned to look to the import brands for, and now you can get it from General Motors through Saturn. The 2009 Ford Fusion is a great choice for those who place their priorities on style and handling, but if interior space matters to you, look elsewhere.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size Sedan
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.0 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.0
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 100.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.2 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.3 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
112.3 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 80.1
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 190.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.9 15.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.63 x - TBD - - 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)
11.65 x - TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 38.7
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QAD - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QAD - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P215/50R17 P205/60TR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3529 3181
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
- TBD - SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4500 156 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LE5 99Z
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6400 160 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 23
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.95 3.31
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.23
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.84
Trans Order Code
MN5 445
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saturn Aura Ford Fusion
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Strut Independent double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Stabilizer bars
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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