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Ford Fusion

2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
For 2019, the Fusion gets updated styling, standard safety features with the Ford Co-Pilot 360 suite, and, for the plug-in hybrid version, an extension of the electric-only range. 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 quiet, well-finished 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 high-end version, the V6 Sport, is equipped with all-wheel drive and a 325-hp, 2.7-liter V6. It is quick, comfortable, and pricey.
All Ratings & Reliability
2013-2018
2013 Redesign Year
Ford Fusion 2018
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
2018 N/A N/A
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2017 $15,775 - $21,775 $12,700 - $18,950
2016 $13,775 - $20,750 $10,850 - $17,950
2015 $12,250 - $18,225 $9,450 - $15,050
2014 $10,675 - $15,250 $7,930 - $12,180
2013 $9,150 - $13,250 $6,465 - $10,265
2010-2012
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 $6,775 - $9,525 $4,215 - $6,770
2011 $6,400 - $8,600 $3,850 - $5,905
2010 $5,875 - $7,600 $3,320 - $4,920
2006-2009
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 $4,825 - $6,075 $2,310 - $3,460
2008 $4,050 - $5,225 $1,660 - $2,660
2007 $3,750 - $4,500 $1,440 - $2,040
2006 $3,475 - $4,100 $1,210 - $1,710