Compare 2009 Ford Fusion vs 2008 Saturn Aura

2009 Ford Fusion
2008 Saturn Aura
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4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 S FWD 20 29 $17,707 $19,035
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SE FWD 20 29 $18,542 $20,175
Fusion 4-Door Sedan I4 SEL FWD 20 29 $20,464 $22,310
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE AWD 17 25 $22,295 $24,345
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SE FWD 18 26 $20,631 $22,495
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL AWD 17 25 $23,429 $25,605
Fusion 4-Door Sedan V6 SEL FWD 18 26 $21,765 $23,755
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4-Door Sedan Green Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Aura 4-Door Sedan Green Line 24 32 $22,346 $23,900
Aura 4-Door Sedan XE 22 30 $19,078 $20,045
Aura 4-Door Sedan XR 17 26 $24,006 $25,675
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,707
$22,346
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,035
$23,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$317 / month
$398 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 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 Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 112.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.1 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 59.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 190.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.8 13.1
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.63 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
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)
38.7 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P205/60TR16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - QPE
Front Tire Size
P205/60TR16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - QPE
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3181 3529
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 125
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
156 @ 4250 159 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
99Z LAT
Displacement
2.3L/140 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 6250 164 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Electric I4
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23 - TBD -
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.17 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
445 ME7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.39 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Saturn Aura
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent double wishbone Indep Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bars w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multi-link 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer bars w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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