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|
2014 Ford Fusion$29,999 | 1,806 mi
2013 Ford Fusion$18,985 | 21,337 mi
2013 Ford Fusion$18,999 | 22,333 mi
2013 FORD FUSION$19,988 | 19,933 mi
2013 FORD FUSION$20,990 | 16,672 mi
2013 Ford Fusion$21,000 | 6,929 mi
2013 Ford Fusion$21,942 | 24,176 mi
2012 Ford Fusion$14,888 | 33,239 mi
2012 Ford Fusion$14,950 | 32,649 mi
2012 FORD FUSION$14,990 | 30,120 mi
2012 Ford Fusion$14,999 | 32,540 mi
2012 FORD FUSION$15,490 | 33,061 mi
2012 Ford Fusion$15,994 | 38,440 mi
2012 Ford Fusion$16,855 | 33,874 mi
2012 Ford Fusion$16,900 | 32,841 mi
2012 Ford Fusion$16,971 | 33,170 mi
2012 Ford Fusion$17,589 | 27,954 mi
2012 FORD FUSION$19,690 | 2,684 mi
2012 FORD FUSION$20,575 | 15,592 mi
2011 Ford Fusion$12,995 | 79,035 mi
2010 Ford Fusion$14,595 | 34,819 mi
2010 Ford Fusion$15,950 | 43,694 mi
2010 Ford Fusion$18,775 | 66,422 mi
2009 Ford Fusion$12,479 | 79,599 mi
2008 Ford Fusion$10,495 | 76,667 mi
2008 FORD FUSION$11,589 | 75,727 mi
2007 Ford Fusion$10,995 | 60,540 mi
2006 Ford Fusion$7,491 | 132,930 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