The 2020 Ford Fusion returns for its last year, but instead of adding content or more trims, the automaker is cutting them. The athletic V6 Sport trim has been discontinued for the model year.
Despite 2020 being the last year for the Fusion, the sedan is still a strong competitor in the mid-size field. Ford made numerous changes last year, which ensured that the Fusion remains relevant among newer sedans. It comes with a litany of safety features thanks to the Ford Co-Pilot360 suite. The Fusion also has one of the more handsome designs on the market, as well as a spacious trunk and adept handling.
Choosing Your Ford Fusion
The Fusion comes in four trim: S, SE, SEL, and Titanium. Prices start at $24,165 including destination for the S and rise to $35,445 for the Titanium.
The S is only available with the base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. The SE and SEL come with a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, while the Titanium houses a 2.0-liter turbo-four. The 2.0-liter is also available on the SE for $2,590.
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|1.5L Turbo 4-Cylinder
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder
All engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and come standard with front-wheel drive. If all-wheel drive is what you want, it's only available with the 2.0-liter turbo motor for $2,000.
The middle 1.5-liter turbo four-cylinder will prove to be the best option for the majority of consumers. Offering more oomph than the base engine and the best fuel economy of the lineup, it should be seen as the starting point for the Fusion.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
All Fusions can seat up to five passengers and have 16.0 cubic feet of cargo space in the trunk.
Every Fusion comes with Ford’s Co-Pilot360 suite of active safety features as standard. It includes lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and automatic high beams. Moving up to the SE trim brings rear parking sensors.
Buyers can get adaptive cruise control through the available Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist Package ($1,290 on S, $655 on SE and SEL), which is available on all trims except for the Titanium. The Titanium comes with all of the listed features above as standard.
Standard features on the Fusion include a 4.2-inch LCD screen, Bluetooth, and Ford’s SYNC system. A USB port is also included with the system. Going with the SE brings SYNC 3, which is Ford’s latest rendition of its infotainment system, an 8-inch touchscreen, and wifi hotspot capability. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, navigation, and two USB ports are included with the 8-inch infotainment system.
The entry-level S trim is a simple model and comes with automatic headlights, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column, 16-inch steel wheels, cloth upholstery, air conditioning, and cruise control.
The Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist Package with SYNC 3 is the most attractive package. It brings the 8-inch touchscreen with SYNC 3, navigation, adaptive cruise control, navigation, and dual-zone climate control. It’s an extra $1,290, which is money well spent.
The SE is a better starting point in the Fusion lineup. Standard equipment over the S includes the 1.5-liter turbo engine, two 4.2-inch LCD screens in the instrument cluster, a 10-way power driver’s seat, a six-speaker audio system, and dual-zone climate control.
Adding all-wheel drive through the SE All-Wheel Drive Package costs $2,590, while a power moonroof is a $1,095 option. In addition to all-wheel drive, the package also adds the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, heated front seats, and 18-inch wheels.
Nicely equipped with things like heated front seats, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, LED headlights, remote start, heated exterior mirrors, a universal garage door opener, and an 11-speaker audio system, the SEL brings good features for its price tag.
The Titanium brings some high-end features into the mix, with things like a heated steering wheel, heated and cooled front seats, a moonroof, ambient lighting, leather upholstery, and a 12-speaker audio system. Navigation and adaptive cruise control are also standard.
It may be the 2020 Ford Fusion’s last year, but it’s still a good mid-size sedan. The SE trim is the sweet spot for the lineup, as it comes with the 1.5-liter engine and a good amount of standard comfort features. Regardless of which Fusion you end up with, the Ford Co-Pilot360 Assist Package is worth the extra money.