Re: Fusion vs Taurus MPG - I was shocked!
I think a better comparison to the Fusion is actually the MKZ. Running the comparo on fueleconomy.gov it shows that the MKZ gets the same MPG as the Taurus (both FWD) at 18/28. Both have the same motor and tranny but I thought the Lincoln might do slightly better due to weight. I guess not, but close enough.
Oddly enough though, all 3 are listed at 21 combined even though the Fusion gets 18/26. I believe the Fusion is lighter than both so that and/or gearing may be the cause of that. Also, when comparing AWD versions the Fusion is the best of the 3 but not by much.