Have you looked at Ford’s 2015 line-up? How about the new 2015 Fusion and 2015 Taurus? These two cars make great family sedans and represent Ford’s commitment to quality and advanced technology. Wether you’re looking for an all-around sedan for your daily commute or for a more spacious and powerful four-door, Fusion and Taurus have the best Ford has to offer. Let’s look at both models and how they stack up against each other.
First, a bit of history. First introduced in 1986, Ford Taurus made some waves with its modern design and available new features. At a time when Fords were boxy and heavy, the Taurus introduced the “jellybean” design with its round curves and aerodynamic looks. From that point on, Ford Taurus has been the vehicle to introduce new features and stay ahead in terms of technology and good taste, and has been one of Ford’s longest selling nameplates. 2015 is no different as Taurus offers unique features only seen in premium European models and an unparalleled comfort to pricing ratio.
Ford Fusion is a bit newer, and like the Taurus back in 1986, it introduced radical design elements that helped Ford transition into a new design era. Fusion was introduced in 2005 and was the first to feature the three-bar grille, which later became standard in all Fords. Ford Fusion has been the mid-size car to go for families looking for safety, style and affordability.
Engines: 2015 Fusion vs 2015 Taurus
The 2015 Ford Fusion comes in an impressive array of engines. The base model is a 4-cylinder 2.5 liter, followed by a 1.5 and 2.0 liters EcoBoost, a 2.0 Hybrid and a 2.0 plug-in Hybrid. Each of these engines offer incredible fuel efficiency and performance, and are tailored to different needs for different customers. All 2015 Fusions have a front-wheel drive configuration, with an option for all-wheel drive with the 2.0 EcoBoost. Here´s the breakdown of each Fusion engine and its capabilities:
- 2.5 4-cylinder. Produces 175 HP, MPG is 22 city and 33 highway
- 1.5 EcoBoost. Produces 181 HP, MPG is 25 city and 37 highway
- 2.0 EcoBoost. Produces 240 HP, MPG is 22 city and 33 highway
- 2.0 Hybrid. Produces 141 HP, MPG is 44 city, 41 highway
- 2.0 Hybrid plug-in. Produces 141 HP, 95 city, 81 highway
Although the 2015 Taurus has fewer engine options, it offers more powerful options, including a V6 EcoBoost, which powers the SHO performance model. Let’s look at the specs:
- 3.5 V6. 288 HP, MPG is 19 city, 29 highway
- 2.0 4-cylinder EcoBoost. 240 HP, MPG is 22 city, 32 highway
- 3.5 V6 EcoBoost. 365 HP, MPG is 17 city, 25 highway
Both Fusion and Taurus use the advanced SelectShift 6-speed transmission, which provides smooth shifting and maximum acceleration. The performance option for Taurus, SHO, also includes paddle-shifters, to mimic a race car experience.
Design: Unmistakably Ford
Ever since the introduction of the bold grille and athletic lines, Fords have enjoyed a better reputation with design-minded drivers. By looking at both Fusion and Taurus side by side, you can instantly recognize their similarities and how well the global design initiative has worked. Ford learned from its takeover of British automaker Aston Martin how to infuse sedans with a serious, almost menacing character. The result? A refined and majestic look that customers love, and is now part of the American mainstream. Additionally, Taurus ups the game by introducing subtle changes in its SHO model, like the new piano black grille, which replaces the horizontal bars with a beautiful metal mesh.
Undoubtedly, customers looking for a comfortable sedan with plenty of options will consider the 2015 Fusion and Taurus as viable options. If you’d like to test drive one today or look at other models, stop by Lamarque Ford today.
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