The Ford Fusion midsize sedan has been on sale within the US for the reason that 2006 mannequin 12 months. For 2013, it entered its second and present technology, receiving a facelift for 2017. For the 2019 mannequin 12 months, the Fusion receives some slight visible tweaks, a brand new dollop of ordinary security expertise and an abridged mannequin lineup. With Ford’s latest announcement of its intent to cancel passenger automotive gross sales (besides Mustang), the Fusion’s future within the US market is unsure, however 2019’s updates will assist preserve its getting older platform considerably contemporary.
This mannequin overview issues solely the nonhybrid variations of the Ford Fusion. Take a look at our assessment of the Fusion Hybrid right here and our Fusion Energi assessment right here.
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Powertrain and specs
Ford’s midsize participant affords a selection of 4 engines: base Fusions get a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with 173 horsepower and 174 pound-feet of torque hitting simply the entrance wheels, which is on the decrease finish of output for base engines within the phase. Nevertheless, a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is the usual energy plant for many Fusions. It produces 181 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque, which is extra aggressive. That output is routed to both the entrance or each axles by means of a six-speed computerized transmission with paddle shifters.
A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 245 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque is optionally available, whereas the top-dog, all-wheel-drive Fusion V6 Sport encompasses a 2.7-liter twin-turbocharged V6 engine producing a class-leading 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet of torque.
Relying on trim, Fusion’s gasoline economic system ranges from 21 miles per gallon within the metropolis and 34 mpg freeway with the 1.5-liter engine, to 17/26 mpg for Fusion V6 Sport. Base fashions return 21/31 mpg. These figures lose affect when put towards the bottom Honda Accord’s 30/38 mpg and the bottom Toyota Camry’s 29/41.
The 2019 Ford Fusion affords simply sufficient inside house for as much as 5 passengers. Trunk house is nice at 16 cubic ft, nevertheless it’s not class-leading. Honda Accord affords 16.7 cubic ft, whereas the Hyundai Sonata works with 16.3 cubic ft. The Fusion’s trunk continues to be bigger than the Camry’s and Chevrolet Malibu’s at 15.1 and 15.8 cubic ft, respectively. For those who want extra space, the Fusion affords 60/40 split-folding rear seats.
All Fusions however the base mannequin get an 8-inch Sync 3 touchscreen that may assist Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Ford additionally throws in a Wi-Fi hotspot with all that.
Each Fusion trim comes customary with pedestrian detection and collision-mitigation braking, cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, auto high-beams and rain-sensing wipers. That is a robust set of ordinary driver-assistance options, however Camry and Accord come customary with adaptive cruise management, which is barely supplied on Fusion’s prime trims.
Choices and pricing
The 2019 Ford Fusion is obtainable in 5 trims with base costs starting from $22,840 to $40,015, which is a big unfold for the category, however the low facet of that span teeters on the inexpensive finish of the phase.
The bottom Fusion S is moderately spartan with 16-inch metal wheels beneath silver-painted plastic covers and a stereo with solely 4 audio system, however the lowest trim does embody some niceties similar to voice-recognition infotainment, push-button begin and all the usual driver-assistance options talked about earlier.
Stepping as much as the Fusion SE will get you an 8-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi hotspot, 10-way energy driver’s seat, dual-zone local weather management, six-speaker audio, satellite tv for pc radio, paddle shifters, a keyless-entry keypad and 17-inch aluminum wheels.
The Fusion SEL provides front-row seat-heating, a reminiscence seat operate for as much as two drivers and a six-way energy passenger seat. The SEL additionally brings the Fusion’s speaker rely to 11 and provides a leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, distant begin, heated outdoors mirrors with auto-dimming for the driving force’s facet, LED headlights and 18-inch wheels.
Fusion Titanium consists of luxurious options like leather-based seats which are cooled for front-row occupants, 10-way energy adjustment for the passenger, a heated steering wheel, 12-speaker Sony premium audio, embedded navigation, adaptive cruise management, seat belts that inflate in an accident, ambient lighting, sunroof, LED fog lights, customary 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and 19-inch wheels.
Lastly, along with the Fusion V6 Sport’s further wallop of horsepower, the highest mannequin will get a noise-cancelling cabin, automated park help, aluminum pedals, Sport logos on the entrance ground mats, quad-tip exhaust, trim-specific 19-inch wheels and the choice of pothole-predicting digital dampers.
The 2019 Ford Fusion is on sale nationwide now.