Our test drive revealed solid handling and a comfortable ride, although the Fusion doesn't feel as nimble as other midsize sedans. Overall great vehicle, and will purchase again. Fresh from its debut last year, the Ford Fusion continues to redefine the role of the midsize family sedan, including a plug-in hybrid electric model dubbed the Fusion Energi. Our Take on the 2014 Ford Fusion Editor's note: This review was written in September 2012 about the 2013 Ford Fusion. Performance is more than adequate for everyday city and highway driving. Only indication of problem was no heat in vehicle.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Strangely, the narrow, body-hugging sport seats don't match their cavernous surroundings. Separately, in federal testing, the Fusion has earned five stars overall, including five stars in the frontal test and four stars for side impact. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. The Ford Fusion family is now free of V-6 engines; and with a new lineup of naturally aspirated and turbocharged four-cylinder engines--plus a Hybrid model and a plug-in Energi model, you have plenty of options if driving green is a priority. We haven't driven this new combination--and we don't yet even have power or fuel economy numbers for it--but Ford promises the same performance as the 1.
All trim levels of the Fusion are now available with inflatable rear seat belts, which are designed to provide increased comfort and safety for passengers. About the only thing that disappoints me about the car, is a lack of exterior led light treatment, and power. The cabin continues to please with clean shapes, muted faux-wood touches, and soft-touch materials on the doors and dashboard. Though the Malibu has a stronger base engine than the Fusion, it has fewer standard features and tighter back seats. Shows me 50 to 500 metres from where I actually am. The base-level engine, a 178-horsepower, 2. Also new on the Fusion for 2014 are updated exterior colors and interior trim options.
Cars in the same generation have similar features and designs. In most of the test cars we've driven so far, the Fusion's panels and materials have been well fitted. Rear seats are comfortable, with adequate leg and knee room. The Ford Fusion has for years been one of the more responsive-driving mid-size sedans on the market, but the all-new model introduced last year took it up a notch--both in terms of powertrain technology, and in behind-the-wheel driving satisfaction. Rear seats are comfortable, with adequate leg and knee room. I think this is one the best looking cars in this segment, along with the Mazda6. For the best driving experience, go with the Titanium.
Ford's number for this recall is 15S14. Front seats sit low in the cockpit, and combined with the relatively high hood line, we had a hard time finding a comfortable seat height. The 2014 Ford Fusion spans quite a range, from within the reach of bargain shoppers to a true premium sedan. It has a bigger onboard battery and uses different cells. Still, these growing dimensions aren't unusual, as the Fusion's measurements are very closely matched to those of the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima.
Fusion is about an inch wider and taller than the last generation. Despite the Fusion Hybrid's outstanding fuel economy estimates — 43 mpg in the city and 39 mpg on the highway — and quicker acceleration from a stop, the nonhybrid Fusion provides the better value. From the Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry to the redesigned Nissan Altima and Honda Accord, these cars offer quiet cabins, plenty of space and a fair amount of features even in base or lower trim levels. The ever-expanding Chinese market has a significant tax break at the 1. Sometimes, when I start my car, the electronic memory for the side mirrors and seats goes haywire, and moves into different positions. A full recharge at 110V takes about seven hours, but at 240V takes only 2. Getting in to the passenger seat is a bit of a drop; can be challenging for an older person to get out of.
Safety features on all models include front seat side airbags, front knee airbags and side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, traction control, electronic stability control. Controls are intuitive and easy to use, as well as being properly placed. Variants range from the volume 2. News Best Cars staff has a combined 75 years of experience in the automotive industry, as well as a decade of experience ranking vehicles. The driver's instrument cluster is modern and good-looking, with a pleasing illuminated blue needle on the speedometer.
Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. The base model comes with 16-inch steel wheels, which is disappointing considering the Honda Accord comes with alloys, and even some carmakers, like General Motors, are including alloy wheels standard on lower priced compact and sub-compact offerings. On models equipped with the MyFordTouch interface, climate and other functions are adjusted via touchpad controls, which we found were not always accurate or responsive. It is such a nice car. Thanks to its electric motor, the Fusion Hybrid offers plenty of pep off the line. Steering is light and comfortable, and the 6-speed automatic transmission shifts in all the right places. All versions provide a composed, civilized ride that's as good as cars costing twice as much.
Little of substance has changed with this year's model. It did not blow cold air until cabin was at desired temperature. The What, Where, and Why So what happened to the 1. The standard engine on the Fusion Titanium is a 2. A second letter will be mailed when the remedy is available, currently expected to be in the second quarter of 2018.