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Ford Fusion

  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The Fusion is a delight to drive, with a supple ride and nimble handling reminiscent of a European sports sedan. All trim levels and powertrains feel solid and upscale, with a well-finished and quiet cabin. We found the optional leather seats to be more supportive than the cloth ones, and the rear seat is somewhat snug. The 1.5- and 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinders are powerful enough, but neither has competitive fuel economy. A new high-end version, the Sport, is equipped with all-wheel drive and a 325-hp, 2.7-liter V6. It is quick, comfortable, and quiet, but it costs more than $40,000. The Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid were updated with more-efficient electric motors. A rotary shift dial and Ford's improved Sync 3 infotainment system highlight the updates to the interior.
All Ratings & Reliability
2013 Redesign Year
Ford Fusion 2017
A 2013 redesign brought turbocharged and non-turbo four-cylinder engines, as well as a more solid and upscale feel, with a supple ride, quiet cabin, and handling rivaling a European sports sedan. Electronic stability control, traction control, and antilock brakes are standard. Ford's standard MyKey system lets parents program a key for their teen driver to set limits on speed, Bluetooth phone use and radio volume. As usually, MyFord Touch generated a lot of complaints for its unintuitive interface. Spotter mirror inserts are provided on the outside door mirrors to show vehicles in the blind zone along the sides of the car. While this low-tech solution is effective, it isn't easy to use at night.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 $16,150 - $22,775 $13,050 - $19,400
2016 $14,200 - $21,650 $11,250 - $18,350
2015 $12,925 - $18,850 $10,050 - $15,650
2014 $11,050 - $15,675 $8,280 - $12,580
2013 $9,625 - $13,725 $6,915 - $10,715
2010 Redesign Year
Ford Fusion 2012
The 2010 update rectifies the turning circle shortcomings of the original car, plus the V6 engine is still responsive and gets good fuel economy. Ride and handling remain competent and stability control is standard. Interior fit and finish are improved too. Rear-seat room is acceptable, but falls a bit short compared with the competition. Ford's SYNC system, which allows hands-free, voice-activated control of music players and cell phones can be used through dashboard and steering wheel controls. A Hybrid version was added for 2010, which got 34 mpg overall in our tests. To get a rearview camera, you'll want to find a Fusion equipped with the Driver's Vision Group package, which also includes blind spot monitoring.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $7,150 - $9,900 $4,565 - $7,120
2011 $6,500 - $8,775 $3,950 - $6,055
2010 $5,775 - $7,650 $3,220 - $4,970
2006 Redesign Year
Ford Fusion 2009
One of the best family sedans, the midsized Fusion has a firm and controlled ride, along with alert and responsive handling. However, the turning circle is a bit wide, which can make parking a bit more cumbersome than expected. Fusion's optional leather seats offer better support than its standard cloth seats. Regardless of the upholstery however, the interior is well made and interior space is generous. Stability control was added as an option for 2009. The 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine delivered adequate performance and averaged 23 mpg in our tests, but it's noisy. The 3.0-liter V6 offers more zip, averaged 20 mpg, and uses a smooth six-speed automatic.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2009 $5,075 - $6,300 $2,510 - $3,660
2008 $3,975 - $5,400 $1,610 - $2,810
2007 $3,750 - $4,750 $1,440 - $2,240
2006 $3,425 - $4,050 $1,160 - $1,660