Punchier engines, a good range of standard technology, and a strong safety side
You are talking about the second largest in the Ford, Taurus being the largest sedan. Fusion is placed in the mid-size category of the sedan which is highly competitive. The prominent traits which maintain its reputation in the market are its comfortable interior, abundant technology which is easy to use and driving dynamics.
But what strikes the most is its exterior which is astonishingly beautiful. It is handsome and there is no doubt in that. The technology installed in this model is not only related to the infotainment system, the safety side is also well covered with using standard technology.
You are not going to think that there aren’t any flaws in it, are you? If the answer is yes then you are not right. There are flaws but they are mostly related to the base trims and are not permanent, they can be cured.
The update in 2018 has not brought about any significant changes in the car and this is not a bad thing for many. The overall rating for Ford engines is not bad at all and you get a nice throttle when driving.
The standard engines have options to upgrade
This is the advantage of this model; some trims have lower powered engines but with them are offered optional engines to upgrade if desired. For the base engine of 2.5-litre capacity, there is a 175 bhp power output.
Up next is the SE trim that has the option of upgrading to either 1.5-litre engine or a 2.0-litre engine. The 1.5-litre engine has 181 bhp and the 2.0-litre 254 bhp. Then you have the mighty Sports 2.7-litre engine that has a 325 bhp production and 380 lb-ft of torque.
There are also Fusion Hybrid and Energy plug-in to form the electrified line-up. Now the matter is not that simple. Among these are engines which can only be fitted with front-wheel drive and other can be fitted with all-wheel drive.
The Hybrid can give 43/41 mpg for travelling and the electrically charged trim can travel up to 21 miles when charged. You can get engine replacement at the market and apart from buying the expensive one, there are also Ford Fusion reconditioned engines to cut the price.
Let’s look at the technology installed
This is a very crowded area for Fusion and even the base level does not feel short of technology. Every trim has its own bundle and when going higher this bundle increases either slightly or largely.
Six-way manual driver’s seat, 16 inches allow wheels, Sync infotainment system, 2.3 inch driver’s display, rotary gear shift, auto headlights, push start ignition and hill start assist; these are the features that come standard with the base model, imagine what else is there to entertain you and allure your to buy this range.
The driver’s seat adjustment increases to 10-way when you reach the SE level. 4.2-inch driver’s display screen is added, power and heated side mirrors and LED daytime running lights comes with this trim.
The Titanium trim further adds load to the technology side in its front seats are 10-way power, remote engine start, Apple CarPlay and what not and what not are all present. The story continues and there are two more trims and plenty of techs with them.
The tough safety features
You get style, comfort, technology and driving fun and as a bonus you also have the safety area covered well also. Whether it is the outer body or driver assist tools, the company has not fallen behind in any area.
This car gets the highest rating in crash tests except for the headlight evaluation which was the weak area. Automatic high beams, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert, heated steering wheel, and lane keep assist and alert, rain-sensing wipers, 110-volt power outlet and auto dimming side view mirrors are all the standard features you get throughout the range.
The self-parking tool is there an option for the other trims and standard in the range leading Platinum trim.