Compare 2010 Ford Fusion vs 2009 Saturn Aura

2010 Ford Fusion
2009 Saturn Aura
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4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Fusion 4-Door Sedan Hybrid FWD 41 36 $25,666 $27,950
Fusion 4-Door Sedan S FWD 22 31 $18,433 $19,695
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SE FWD 22 29 $19,613 $21,225
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 18 25 $25,813 $28,115
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 22 31 $22,700 $24,655
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT AWD 17 24 $26,030 $28,355
Fusion 4-Door Sedan SPORT FWD 18 27 $24,364 $26,505
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4-Door Sedan I4 XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Aura 4-Door Sedan I4 XE 22 33 $21,182 $22,655
Aura 4-Door Sedan I4 XR 22 33 $23,248 $24,865
Aura 4-Door Sedan V6 XR 17 26 $25,478 $27,250
Aura Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 26 34 $24,613 $26,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,666
$21,182
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,950
$22,655
Monthly Payment Estimate
$466 / 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
41 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sedan Compact
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.0 53.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.7 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)
99.8 - 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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.3 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 112.3
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 14.9
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 16.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion w/electric variable assist 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)
37.7 40.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
T7C QGG
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
T7C QGG
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3720 3444
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 2250 160 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
993 LE5
Displacement
2.5L/152 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
156 @ 6000 169 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
39 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
41 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.96
Trans Order Code
44H MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.89
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously variable ratio Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.91
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Ford Fusion Saturn Aura
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA MacPherson Strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
4.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
10 7

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