What’s the difference between the Fusion and Taurus?

By Product Expert | Posted in Comparison, Ford Fusion, Ford Taurus on Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 7:01 am
white fusion compared to black taurus

It might be hard to tell the Ford Fusion and Ford Taurus apart just by looking at them. They are similarly shaped and sized, so nobody would really blame you for confusing them. Nonetheless, if you’re shopping for a new Ford sedan, it’s probably pretty important that you know the basics about each model. In the simplest sense, the Taurus is bigger and more powerful than the Fusion. Keep reading to learn more differences. 

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2018 Ford Fusion vs. 2018 Ford Taurus 

Both models feature many of the same special options. Each car comes with Bluetooth compatibility and voice recognition technology, and they both come with much of the same advanced safety technologies. The most notable difference is the engine performance. The Fusion’s base 2.5-liter I4 engine produces a respectable 175 horsepower. Not bad, right? Not at all. The bigger Taurus, however, showcases a base six-cylinder, 3.5-liter engine that roars with 288 horsepower. Check out our table below for some more specifics. 

2018 Ford Fusion
2018 Ford Taurus
Highway MPG*
16.0 cubic feet
Maximum interior cargo volume
20.1 cubic feet
Starting MSRP**
16.5 gallons
Fuel tank
19 gallons

See what Fusions and Tauruses we have in stock. 

Again, the primary differences between these two cars are the size and performance. The Taurus’ body is about a foot longer than that of the Fusion. So, if you think a more compact ride would better-suit your needs, maybe the Fusion is for you. Maybe you want a car with a stronger standard engine and more trunk room. If so, then you might want to check out the Taurus. Either way, you should see them both for yourself!

white ford fusion driving on road underneath bridge
interior of new ford taurus, tan seats

Schedule a test drive of one of these great cars. 

*EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg for the model indicated. See fueleconomy.gov for fuel economy of other engine/transmission combinations. Actual mileage will vary. 

**Starting MSRP excludes destination/delivery charge, taxes, title and registration. Optional equipment not included.  

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