With slick exterior styling, a high-quality interior, and compelling engine and transmission choices, the Ford Fusion was an instant hit with buyers -- it's even more popular after a successful 2013 redesign.
After a major redesign last year, the Fusion continues into 2014 with few changes.
The Fusion's styling borrows heavily from Aston Martin, Ford's former corporate cousin, particularly in its nose, where aggressively styled headlights and a low grille gives the car a sporty feel. The rear fascia is somewhat indistinct, however, and doesn't continue the front fascia's bold theme.
The interior of the Fusion boasts excellent materials and ergonomics. Seats are supportive and offer plenty of leg and headroom. Standard controls are easy to reach and use -- some may be frustrated, though, by the complexity of optional MyFord touchscreen controls.
Performance comes from a diverse range of engines. A normally aspirated 175-horsepower 2.5-liter four cylinder serves as the base engine; a trio of optional turbocharged motors give buyers varying blends of performance and economy. Shifts from six-speed automatic and manual transmissions are smooth and accurate. Handling is composed and secure with minimal body roll and good grip, but the numb electric steering robs the driver of road feel, while the car's blind spots can make some passing and parking situations difficult.
The base S model offers high quality and eye-catching style for a low starting price. Standard features include: LED taillights, power windows, SYNC, and Ford's MyKey technology.
The SE adds upscale features like a rear-view camera, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, heated leather seats, and a leather wrapped steering wheel. It's ideal for buyers looking for style and comfort without breaking the bank.
The top-of-the-line Titanium has a 2-liter EcoBoost engine that makes 240 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Supportive leather-covered sport seats are standard. When fully optioned, though, the price of a Titanium creeps into competition with premium brands.
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|Build & Price|
2013 Ford Fusion$17,493 | 5,263 mi
2013 FORD FUSION$19,995 | 30,976 mi
2013 FORD FUSION$19,998 | 9,472 mi
2013 Ford Fusion$20,596 | 17,996 mi
2013 FORD FUSION$20,968 | 23,043 mi
2013 FORD FUSION$23,821 | 13,892 mi
2013 FORD FUSION$24,995 | 17,500 mi
2013 Ford Fusion$25,696 | 8,515 mi
2012 Ford Fusion$12,995 | 68,456 mi
2012 Ford Fusion$16,988 | 33,559 mi
2012 FORD FUSION$18,995 | 7,849 mi
2012 FORD FUSION$18,995 | 30,222 mi
2012 FORD FUSION$21,995 | 15,496 mi
2012 FORD FUSION$21,995 | 32,438 mi
2012 FORD FUSION$22,995 | 11,183 mi
2011 Ford Fusion$11,395 | 70,387 mi
2011 Ford Fusion$12,588 | 68,766 mi
2011 FORD FUSION$17,900 | 33,499 mi
2011 FORD FUSION$18,995 | 34,821 mi
2010 FORD FUSION$10,440 | 110,059 mi
2010 Ford Fusion$11,740 | 72,385 mi
2010 Ford Fusion$12,995 | 84,040 mi
2010 Ford Fusion$14,995 | 67,332 mi
2010 Ford Fusion$17,995 | 47,729 mi
2010 FORD FUSION HYBRID$17,995 | 49,327 mi
2009 Ford Fusion$13,995 | 73,548 mi
2009 Ford Fusion$15,495 | 44,830 mi
2008 Ford Fusion$8,975 | 91,456 mi
More horsepower in top trim, but not as stylish
Reputation for reliability, and more power, but less engaging driver experience
Less expensive, but not as stylish, and the only "automatic" choice is a CVT
More performance, but more expensive and less fuel efficient