In comparing the Ford Fusion's and the Ford Taurus's specifications and ratings, the Ford Fusion has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. The Ford Taurus has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Ford Fusion's and the Ford Taurus's specifications and ratings, the Ford Fusion is a better car than the Ford Taurus.
Ford Fusion vs. Ford Taurus Pricing
A used 2019 Ford Fusion ranges from $14,678 to $23,740 while a used 2019 Ford Taurus is priced between $15,496 to $27,962.
Ford Fusion vs. Ford Taurus Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Ford Fusion loses 50 percent of its value and the Ford Taurus loses 52.7 percent of its value. This means the Ford Fusion retains 2.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Ford Taurus.
Ford Fusion vs. Ford Taurus Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Ford Fusion is 8.3 out of 10 while the Ford Taurus' quality rating is 8.1 out of 10. This results in the Ford Fusion being ranked 6 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Ford Taurus being ranked 5 out of 8 Best Large Cars.
Ford Fusion vs. Ford Taurus Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Ford Fusion is 8.4 out of 10. For the Ford Taurus the reliability rating is 8.1 out of 10. This gives the Ford Fusion a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Ford Taurus.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Ford Fusion’s base engine makes 175 horsepower, and the Ford Taurus base engine makes 288 horsepower. The Fusion is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 512 miles. The Taurus is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 494 miles. This gives the Ford Fusion the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Ford Taurus. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Ford Fusion, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front leg room and rear leg room. The Ford Taurus, a large car, has the advantage in the areas of front shoulder room cargo space. The Ford Fusion and Ford Taurus are comparable in regards to rear head room and rear shoulder room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Ford Fusion and the Ford Taurus have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.