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2018 Ford Taurus vs 2018 Ford Fusion

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Compare the 2018 Ford Taurus vs 2018 Ford Fusion

2018 Ford Taurus 2018 Ford Fusion Versus

2018 Ford Taurus

vs.

2018 Ford Fusion

18 city / 27 hwy

Fuel Economy

21 city / 32 hwy
288 hp

Horsepower

173 hp
254 lb-ft

Torque

174 lb-ft

Serving Savannah, Pooler, and Richmond Hill, GA

If you’re in the market for a new family sedan, Ford gives you some great options to choose from. Both the full-size Ford Taurus and the midsize Ford Fusion bring a lot of great qualities to the table. These cars are comfortable, safe, and stylish. You can also take advantage of the available high-performance trims. Let’s see how the 2018 Ford Taurus compares to the 2018 Ford Fusion.

Performance

  • Ford Taurus base engine: 288 horsepower @6500 RPM
  • 18 mpg city/ 27 mpg highway
  • Ford Fusion base engine: 175 horsepower @6,000 RPM
  • 21 mpg city/ 32 mpg highway

As you can see, the V6-equipped Taurus has more power on tap. However, choosing the Fusion’s base four-cylinder engine will reward you with extra fuel savings. The extra power under the hood of the Taurus ensures quicker acceleration off the line. But, most people will be more than happy with the Fusion’s performance capabilities. While the Taurus SHO packs more horsepower, the lighter Fusion Sport has more torque. On the road, you won’t notice a big difference in performance. Both can hit 60 mph in around 5.3 seconds, which is quick enough to keep pace with many of today's sports cars.

Interior Size

  • Taurus total passenger space: 102.2 cubic feet
  • Fusion total passenger space: 102.8 cubic feet
  • Taurus cargo space: 20.1 cubic feet
  • Fusion cargo space: 16.0 cubic feet

In terms of total passenger space, the Fusion is just a bit roomier than the Taurus. However, both cars can comfortably accommodate up to five passengers. The Ford Taurus has one of the largest trunks in the class, which is great for the drivers who need to haul around extra stuff. On the other hand, the Fusion’s trunk will suit the needs of most families.

Dimensions

  • Taurus length: 202.9 inches
  • Fusion length: 191.7 inches
  • Taurus turning radius- 19.7 feet
  • Fusion turning radius- 18.8 feet

The Ford Taurus is obviously longer than the Ford Fusion. If you live in the city, the Fusion’s shorter length will be an advantage. The Fusion’s tighter turning radius will help with parking. However, keep in mind that both cars can be equipped with an automated parking system.


A lot of car shoppers have a hard time choosing between the 2018 Ford Taurus and the 2018 Ford Fusion. To obtain a real-world comparison of these two sedans, contact J.C. Lewis Ford Savannah to request a test drive.

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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