3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Ford Fusion

Expert's Rating

4.6Excellent

MPG 22 City / 33 Highway
Ford has hit a home run with the Fusion -- a stylish, well-built family sedan that belongs on any buyer's test drive list.

Introduction

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.

What's New

After a major redesign last year, the Fusion continues into 2014 with few changes.

Interior/Exterior

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

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.

Which Style To Buy?

2014 Ford Fusion
Starting price
$19,747
Shopper Popularity
14%

2014 Ford Fusion S

Recommended for: Buyers who want a stylish sedan for a bargain price.

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.

2014 Ford Fusion
Starting price
$21,366
Shopper Popularity
55%

2014 Ford Fusion SE

Most Popular
Recommended for: Buyers who crave value and upscale amenities.

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.

2014 Ford Fusion
Starting price
$29,487
Shopper Popularity
31%

2014 Ford Fusion Titanium

Recommended for: Buyers who want near-luxury amenities and performance.

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.

Buying New?

Build and price your dream Ford Fusion in just a few easy steps.
Build & Price