2012 Audi
R8 GT
vs. 2012 Ford
Fusion SE

2012 Ford Fusion SE

9.8

starting from

$23,625

Reasons to buy the Ford Fusion SE

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Very inexpensive
$23,625
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Average number of passenger seats
5
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Good highway fuel efficiency
33 mpg
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Average city fuel efficiency
23 mpg
2012 Audi R8 GT

8.5

Runner-up

Audi R8 GT

starting from

$198,050

Reasons to buy the Audi R8 GT

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Quite powerful
560 HP @ 8,000 RPM
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Great cornering ability
1 g
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Blindingly fast 1/4 mile time
11.6 s @ 122 mph
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Very sporty performance
6.0 lb/hp
Cost 10.0 vs 7.0
2012 Ford Fusion SE Winner: Fusion SE
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  • The best price we've seen is $174,425 cheaper (8.4x less), $23,625 vs $198,050
  • Gets around 80% more miles per gallon in the city, 23 mpg vs 13 mpg
Luxury Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2012 Audi R8 GT Winner: R8 GT
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the R8 GT
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Safety Features - vs 10.0
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Entertainment System - vs 10.0
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.8 vs 8.5

Cost

Ford
Fusion SE
2012 Ford Fusion SE
2012 Audi R8 GT Audi
R8 GT
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MSRP $23,625 vs $198,050 The Fusion SE has a reasonable price, while the R8 GT is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 23 mpg vs 13 mpg The Fusion SE has OK city mileage, while the R8 GT is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 50,000 mile The R8 GT's %s warranty covers lots of miles, but the Fusion SE's doesn't cover many
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 4 year The R8 GT's basic warranty is long lasting, but the Fusion SE's is very short

Luxury Features

Ford
Fusion SE
2012 Ford Fusion SE
2012 Audi R8 GT Audi
R8 GT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Standard Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the R8 GT

Performance

Ford
Fusion SE
2012 Ford Fusion SE
2012 Audi R8 GT Audi
R8 GT
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Horsepower 175 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 560 HP @ 8,000 RPM The R8 GT is very powerful, but the Fusion SE is underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The R8 GT's semi-automatic transmission is a rare find for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Unknown vs Standard
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.8 lb/hp vs 6.0 lb/hp The R8 GT is a very sporty car, while the Fusion SE is quite sluggish
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive The R8 GT's drivetrain is well-equipped for driving off-road or in poor weather, but the Fusion SE is not
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.5 ft vs Unknown

Practicality

Ford
Fusion SE
2012 Ford Fusion SE
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R8 GT
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Passengers 5 vs 2 The Fusion SE has the usual number of seats, while the R8 GT has very few
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Highway driving range Unknown vs 376 miles
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Cargo space 16.5 ft3 vs Unknown
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front seats 54.4 ft3 vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Fusion SE's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the R8 GT
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Standard You won't find this in the Fusion SE, but the R8 GT's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again
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Cupholders Unknown vs 2
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Safety Features

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Fusion SE
2012 Ford Fusion SE
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R8 GT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown vs Yes
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Airbags 5 vs 4 The Fusion SE has an OK number of airbags while the R8 GT has very few (missing Head / Curtain, Rear Curtain)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Not Available Keep kids safe in the rear seat with standard child door locks on the Fusion SE; optional upgrade on the R8 GT
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

Ford
Fusion SE
2012 Ford Fusion SE
2012 Audi R8 GT Audi
R8 GT
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Entertainment System

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Fusion SE
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R8 GT
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Number of speakers Unknown vs 7
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown vs No
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the R8 GT, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Unknown vs Yes
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs Yes
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

Ford
Fusion SE
2012 Ford Fusion SE
2012 Audi R8 GT Audi
R8 GT
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs 3.4 seconds The R8 GT has lightning fast acceleration but the Fusion SE's is more like a ride-on mower
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Braking distance at 60mph 127 ft vs 100 ft The R8 GT has extraordinary brakes, but the Fusion SE is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.7 s @ 85 mph vs 11.6 s @ 122 mph The R8 GT's 1/4 mile time is blazingly fast, and the Fusion SE's is OK, too
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Lateral acceleration 0.79 g vs 1 g The R8 GT has phenomenal cornering abilities, but the Fusion SE is below average
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Top speed 115 mph vs Unknown

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