Compare 2016 Ford Fusion vs Taurus | Warner Robins, GA

2016 Ford Fusion

$23,098

starting msrp

17 city/28 hwy

est. mpg

2016 Ford Taurus

$30,559

starting msrp

15 city/25 hwy

est. mpg

2016 Ford Fusion vs Taurus. What's Your Choice?

Serving Warner Robins, GA

Ford has maintained a dominant position in the auto industry by building quality vehicles that fill the needs most demanded by the public. One of the biggest niches around is the midsize sedan market, and the company has held its own in this area over the last decade with the Ford Fusion and the reintroduced Ford Taurus. The Fusion takes aim at the economical end of the spectrum while the Taurus gives the consumer a roomier car with more power. Consider their capabilities in these important areas.

Power and Performance

First, both vehicles pair their engines with a regular six-speed automatic transmission. As the smaller of the two, the Fusion relies on 4-cylinder engines that include a 1.5 liter, 2 liter, and 2.5 liter motor. The 1.5 liter engine incorporates EcoBoost technology to increase output to 181 horsepower with 25 mpg in town and 37 mpg on the open road when employing the ingenious stop/start option. For quicker acceleration and more power, an EcoBoost 2 liter produces 240 horsepower while still holding fuel economy at 26 mpg, but all-wheel drive lowers mileage by a point. The standard 2.5 liter motor generates 175 horses at 26 mpg. Special hybrid versions are also available. In its 2016 incarnation, the larger Taurus starts with an EcoBoost 4-cylinder 2 liter engine that creates 237 horsepower and 26 mpg. A 3.5 liter V-6 provides 288 horses and 23 mpg overall. For maximum energy, an EcoBoost version of the V-6 produces 365 horsepower and shoots from zero to 60 mph in just over 5 seconds.

Styling

Since the 2016 Ford Taurus is based on an expanded Fusion chassis, its appearance strongly mimics the Fusion. At nearly 17 feet long, it’s roughly a foot longer than the Fusion, but most of the greater length is consumed by a 20 cubic foot trunk. Its interior dimensions are about the same as those of the Fusion, and it features spacious Dune cloth seats. The new Taurus models are the SE, SEL, Limited, and SHO with seven colors to choose from including Caribou, Ingot Silver, and Oxford White. Other options include 20 inch aluminum wheels and a power moonroof. With a shorter side profile, the Fusion comes in three basic trims of S, SE, and Titanium. There’s also two hybrid models and two plug-in hybrid Energi models. The exterior offers nine colors like Deep Impact Blue, Bronze Fire, and Ruby Red, and aluminum wheels range from 16 inches up to 19 inches.

Safety

Both vehicles hold five-star overall impact ratings and contain almost all the same safety features. Physical assets include antilock brakes, stability and traction control, and front, side, knee, and side curtain airbags. High-tech safety components include front collision warning, blind spot monitoring, lane-departure and lane-keeping systems, rear cross-traffic alerts, and a rearview camera, The Taurus also includes Curve Control that slows the vehicle when it turns too sharply. When all else fails, an automatic 911 call is placed.

With a better understanding of the characteristics of each of these worthy competitors, the only thing left to do is have a face-to-face encounter with both to get a full appreciation of all they can offer. Our Ford dealership in Warner Robins can guide you through the process, and they can answer any additional questions you have.

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MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.
All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

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