2015 Ford Fusion

 
2015 Ford Fusion
 
2015 Ford Fusion
 

2015 Ford Fusion

MSRP 
$22,835
Invoice 
$21,787
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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 22 mpg City, 34 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.5 L Regular Unleaded I-4, 175 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Ford Fusion is a mid-sized sedan and must therefore compete in an incredibly competitive segment, going up against heavyweights such as the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Ford has priced the car accordingly, with models starting at $22,000. On the other end of the price spectrum, the Fusion can be outfitted with a variety of luxury equipment, providing a sensible alternative to the entry-level cars sold by several luxury marques.

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What's New For 2015

The 2015 Ford Fusion receives only minor changes for 2015. Most notably, the turbocharged 1.6L 4-cylinder engine has been dropped, as has the 6-speed manual transmission, leaving only the 6-speed automatic as the transmission of record. Across the model range, a rearview camera is standard, while SE and Titanium trims now offer a Terra Cotta package, which includes special leather-trimmed seating, 18-inch painted alloys and more.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 60,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 3 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2015 Ford Fusion

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • AdvanceTrac Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
    • Mykey System -inc: Top Speed Limiter, Audio Volume Limiter, Early Low Fuel Warning, Programmable Sound Chimes and Beltminder w/Audio Mute
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Rear Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • SYNC Communications & Entertainment System -inc: MyFord, 911 Assist, vehicle health reports (VHR)
    • Integrated Roof Antenna
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control and Steering Wheel Controls
    • Radio: AM/FM Stereo/MP3/Single-CD -inc: 4 speakers, auxiliary input jack and USB
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 16" Alloy
    • Tires: P215/60R16 BSW All Season
    • Wheels w/Silver Accents
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Convex Spotter and Manual Folding
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Speed Sensitive Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Composite/Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Chrome Grille
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Fully Automatic Projector Beam Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
    • LED Brakelights
  • Interior Features
    • Front Seats w/Cloth Back Material and Manual Driver Lumbar
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Cloth Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Selective Service Internet Access
    • 5 Person Seating Capacity
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Compass
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Trunk/Hatch
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Illuminated Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look/Piano Black Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Cloth Door Trim Insert
    • Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front Floor Mats
    • Carpet Floor Trim and Carpet Trunk Lid/Rear Cargo Door Trim
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Windows
    • Instrument Panel Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Systems Monitor
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Includes Manual Lumbar Support
    • Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest
    • 2 Seatback Storage Pockets
    • Perimeter Alarm
    • Securilock Anti-Theft Ignition (pats) Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.5L iVCT
    • Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic w/SelectShift
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 3.07 Axle Ratio
    • 500CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 16.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist, Hill Hold Control and Electric Parking Brake
    • Brake Actuated Limited Slip Differential

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.8
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 11.9
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 16
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 500
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - 997
    • Engine Type - Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.5 L/152
    • Fuel System - Sequential MPI
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 175 @ 6000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 175 @ 4500
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 112.2
    • Length, Overall (in) - 191.7
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.9
    • Height, Overall (in) - 58.1
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.7
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 62.4
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 16.5
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 102.8
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.2
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 44.3
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.8
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 38.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.9
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 54.4
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 26
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 34
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 37.6
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Ford Fusion
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P215/60HR16
    • Rear Tire Size - P215/60HR16
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - 44W
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.58
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.96
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.91
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.45
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.75
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.94
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.07
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Mid-Size Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.9 (Est)
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3431
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2015 Ford Fusion Photos & Colors

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Available Colors

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  • Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat Deep Impact Blue Guard Ingot Silver Magnetic Oxford White Ruby Red Tinted Clearcoat Tectonic Tuxedo Black
  • Bronze Fire Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Deep Impact Blue
  • Guard
  • Ingot Silver
  • Magnetic
  • Oxford White
  • Ruby Red Tinted Clearcoat
  • Tectonic
  • Tuxedo Black

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Introduction

Ford Fusion is a five-passenger, four-door midsize sedan. Its wide grille and sleek lines make Fusion appealing to the eye, and its wide range of available powertrains, including gas, hybrid, and plug-in, make it appealing to a variety of drivers. Fusion is available with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

A new Terracotta package available for the 2015 Fusion SE and Titanium models includes Terracotta leather-trimmed seats and door inserts, plus 18-inch machined alloy wheels. A six-way power passenger seat now is standard on the Fusion SE, while the 2015 Fusion Titanium adds a 10-way passenger seat. 2015 Fusion S models now have 16-inch alloy wheels. All-wheel drive now is available on the 2015 Fusion SE with the 2.0-liter Ecoboost engine and either the Appearance or Luxury package. Fusion was redesigned for the 2013 model year. For 2014, a 1.5-liter Ecoboost engine replaced the older 1.6-liter Ecoboost engine.

There is a dizzying array of powertrains available for the Ford Fusion. Standard is a 175-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission that earns an EPA-estimated 22/34 mpg City/Highway.

The 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine produces 178 horsepower and is EPA-rated at 25/37 mpg City/Highway with front-wheel drive and 6-speed automatic. A 178-hp 1.6-liter EcoBoost is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox that earns 25/37 mpg.

A 240-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is available with a 6-speed automatic that is rated at 22/33 mpg City/Highway with front-wheel-drive, or 22/31 mpg with optional all-wheel drive.

Fusion Hybrid models pair a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with an electric motor and an electronically controlled continuously variable transmission (CVT) good for a maximum of 188 net horsepower, with fuel economy EPA-rated at 47/47 mpg City/Highway.

Ford Fusion Energi is plug-in hybrid that uses the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder found in the Fusion Hybrid, along with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. Fusion Energi is designed to run on pure electric power for short commutes and can be charged using a 120-volt or 240-volt outlet. Ford claims a combined range of up to 620 miles between the battery and the gas tank, with up to 21 miles in all-electric mode. It’s EPA rated at 100 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent), and has a charge time of about two and a half hours using a 240-volt charger, and about 7 hours using a 120-volt household outlet.

Although classified as midsize, the 2015 Ford Fusion feels large and cavernous. This second-generation Fusion rides on a wheelbase that’s about five inches longer than the first-generation version (2006-12), but overall body length is only an inch longer thanks to shorter overhangs.

Our test drives revealed solid handling and a comfortable ride, although the Fusion doesn’t feel as nimble as other midsize sedans. Fusion feels big while driving, and a U-turn requires of plenty of space, although it beats the Honda Accord in this regard.

We found the Fusion Hybrid operates smoothly but we didn’t love the low, grumbly sound it makes.

Technology includes Ford’s Sync voice recognition and the MyFord Touch interface although both have their idiosyncrasies and can be frustrating, despite recent improvements. Optional advanced safety features include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot detection, lane-keeping assist, and an automatic parallel parking feature, the latter of which is normally reserved for high-end luxury cars.

Its sleek, European-inspired design and a wide choice of powertrain options make the Fusion an attractive choice. Its competition includes the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata and Nissan Altima.

Lineup

The 2015 Ford Fusion offers an array of choices and option possibilities.

Fusion S ($22,400) is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It comes standard with manually operated air conditioning, cloth upholstery, four-way manually adjustable seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel with audio controls, automatic door locks, windows and mirrors; a trip computer, a 60/40-split fold-down rear seat with trunk pass-through, the voice-activated Sync audio and cell phone interface, a four-speaker audio system with single CD player and auxiliary audio jack, cruise control, keyless entry, automatic headlights and 16-inch steel wheels.

Fusion SE is available with any of the four gasoline engines: the 2.5-liter paired to a 6-speed automatic with front-wheel drive ($23,935) or all-wheel drive ($25,935); the 1.5-liter Ecoboost engine paired with a 6-speed automatic ($24,650) or the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine paired with a 6-speed manual ($24,650); or the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a 6-speed automatic and paddle shifters ($26,635).

Fusion SE upgrades with a 10-way power driver seat with power lumbar, rear air vents, rear floor mats, a rear center armrest, six-speaker audio system, an enhanced audio display, satellite radio capability, heated exterior mirrors with signal indicator, a keyless entry keypad and 17-inch painted aluminum wheels. Options on Fusion SE include an Appearance Package ($985) with seating surfaces made from recycled materials, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, foglights, a rear decklid spoiler and 18-inch painted alloy wheels; and a Technology Package ($1,100) which bundles dual-zone automatic climate control, the MyFord Touch touchscreen interface and a rearview camera. Standalone options include a sunroof ($995), rearview camera ($295), and voice-activated navigation ($795).

Fusion Titanium is available with front-wheel drive ($30,600) or all-wheel drive ($32,600) and is powered by the turbocharged 2.0 liter engine with a 6-speed automatic transmission and paddle shifters. Fusion Titanium comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front sport seats, keyless ignition/entry, pushbutton start, aluminum pedals, auto-dimming mirrors, rear parking sensors, rearview camera, a 12-speaker Sony audio system with HD radio, a sport-tuned suspension and 18-inch wheels. Options include the Driver Assist Package ($1,200), which adds blind spot detection, cross-traffic alert, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, auto-dimming rearview mirror, automatic high beams and rain-sensing wipers. The Active Park Assist option ($895) will automatically measure and maneuver the Fusion into a parallel parking space.

Fusion Hybrid S ($26,475) is powered by a 2.0-liter inline-4 paired with an electric motor and an electric continuously variable transmission (eCVT) and comes with dual-zone automatic climate control, cloth seats made from 100 percent recyclable materials, cruise control with EcoCruise button, the six-speaker audio system found on the Fusion SE, a tire repair kit and unique 17-inch wheels. Other standard features are the same found on the Fusion S.

Fusion Hybrid SE ($27,280) includes standard features found on the Fusion SE plus dual-zone automatic climate control, the same cloth seats and wheels found on the hybrid S, a tire repair kit, plus a SmartGauge LCD information display with real-time vehicle information. Fusion Hybrid Titanium ($32,170) includes everything on the Hybrid SE plus leather upholstery with heated front seats, pushbutton start and a premium 12-speaker Sony audio system.

Fusion Energi is a plug-in hybrid that uses the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder found in the Fusion Hybrid, along with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. Fusion Energi SE models ($34,700) include features found on the Hybrid SE plus leather upholstery, heated front seats. Fusion Energi Titanium ($36,500) adds pushbutton start, ambient lighting and a rearview camera.

Safety features on all Ford Fusion models include front seat side airbags, front knee airbags and side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, traction control, electronic stability control. Optional features include blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, rearview camera and inflatable rear seatbelts.

Walkaround

The exterior design of the Ford Fusion is by far one of the most striking among non-luxury vehicles. Its wide-mouth horizontal grille evokes the design language of Aston Martin (which, for a time, was owned by Ford), and its wraparound headlamps and sharp body creases could have been penned by designers from a luxury German brand. Ford succeeded in making the car look high-end and modern, with styling cues that are aggressive but still approachable.

Look carefully though, and you’ll see places where it appears engineers had to shoehorn the inner workings to fit the design, such as the large gaps between the hood seams and the windshield.

Although the Fusion is classified as midsize, it looks and feels large. It rides on a wheelbase that’s about five inches longer than the old model (2006-12), although overall body length is only an inch longer, thanks to shorter overhangs. The Fusion is about an inch wider and taller than the last generation. 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.

The base model comes with 16-inch steel wheels, which is disappointing considering the Honda Accord comes with alloys.

Interior

The Ford Fusion has a cavernous cabin. There’s plenty of space up front for legs, shoulders and heads, and roominess is accentuated by concave door trim, which looks as if it were pared away by a giant potato peeler.

Strangely, the narrow, body-hugging sport seats don’t match their cavernous surroundings. 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. On the plus side, the headrests sit at a surprisingly neutral angle, and don’t force your head to tilt forward as aggressively as in some other vehicles.

In a nod to sustainability, the cloth seats that come standard on the Fusion Hybrid and optional on the Fusion SE are made from 100 percent recyclable materials, and the seat cushions and head restraints use a polyurethane foam that Ford says is derived from the oils of plant seeds, including soybeans. They had a slight sheen, and reminded us of dressy twill pants one might find at Banana Republic. Leather on the Titanium trim is nice, but not buttery soft. Materials and finishes on the dash and upper portions of the doors and dash are straightforward and attractive.

The center stack on base models uses manual climate control knobs that are easy to see and are well laid out. 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. In fact, while we liked the look of the 8-inch touchscreen display, we were often frustrated while using the MyFordTouch interface.

The driver’s instrument cluster is modern and good-looking, with a pleasing illuminated blue needle on the speedometer. An optional dual LCD display allows drivers to toggle through a variety of functions. One nifty feature is the overhead interior lighting, which you can turn on and off with the swipe of a finger.

The steering wheel feels fine in hand, and is equipped with a plethora of buttons for vehicle information and settings, volume and audio input, cruise control, handsfree phone operation and voice activation. It can be distracting to find everything at first, and takes some time to memorize.

Rear seats are comfortable, with adequate leg and knee room. Headroom clearance is good for passengers up to about six feet tall. There is somewhat limited toe room due to what we guess is a variety of wires and electronics stuffed under the front seat. Adjustable headrests are comfortable for passengers, but can interfere with rearward visibility.

Fusion offers 16 cubic feet of cargo space, which is slightly more than its competitors: Camry and Altima each offer 15.4 cubic feet, and the Accord measures 15.8. The battery pack in the Fusion Hybrid cuts down significantly on trunk space to 12 cubic feet, and creates an odd, high shelf in the back half of the cargo area.

Driving Impressions

The Ford Fusion feels like a big car on the road as well as in the cabin. Steering is light and comfortable. Handling is solid and on par with our expectations for a midsize family sedan, although, Fusion doesn’t feel as nimble as other cars in its class.

Fusion’s turning circle of 37.7 feet bests the Honda Accord’s 38.1 feet, while both need more space than that required of the Toyota Camry with its 36.6-foot turning circle. Those figures don’t sound that much different but can spell the difference between making a U-turn in one fell swoop versus having to make a three-point turn. Brakes are smooth and confidence-inspiring.

In its base 2.5-liter iteration, the Fusion provides decent, albeit docile acceleration. For more oomph, go for the 2.0-liter turbo.

The 6-speed automatic transmission shifts in all the right places. Titanium models are equipped with paddle shifters for manual gear changes should the driver be so inclined.

Thanks to its electric motor, the Fusion Hybrid offers plenty of pep off the line. The electronically controlled CVT is smooth and seamless, and brakes are firm and responsive, without feeling grabby like many vehicles that use regenerative systems. Its low, grumbly sound is rather unpleasant, however, despite Ford’s attempts to muffle it with acoustic material.

The Ford Fusion Energi is plug-in hybrid that uses the same 2.0-liter four-cylinder found in the Fusion Hybrid, along with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. Fusion Energi is designed to run on pure electric power for short commutes and can be charged using a 120-volt or 240-volt outlet. It has a bigger onboard battery and uses different cells. Ford claims a combined range of up to 620 miles between the battery and the gas tank, with up to 21 miles in all electric mode. It’s EPA rated at 100 MPGe (miles per gallon equivalent), and allows the driver to choose between three modes: EV Now, EV later and Auto. As the names suggest, EV Now will operate only in all-electric mode; EV Later switches into hybrid mode and saves the battery, and Auto will self-select modes depending on driving demands.

We drove the Fusion Energi SE around sprawling Los Angeles, and found that its EV range lived up to Ford’s claims. On a 19.5-mile drive on city streets, we kept the Fusion Energi in EV Now mode the entire time and brought it back with 3 miles of charge to spare. We didn’t modify our driving style to maximize range, and even passed a few cars with gusto. Although, we kept the A/C off, which helped to stretch our range (Ford engineers say the climate control system is the biggest drain on the battery). This isn’t much of an issue for those living in mild climates like Southern California, but expect performance to drop if you use the A/C or heater frequently.

Regenerative braking systems typically make for a grabby brake pedal feel; not so in the Fusion Energi. The pedal feel was the smoothest we’ve felt in this type of car. The only thing that irked us, besides certain aspects of the MyFordTouch interface, was that startup was completely silent, which created a debate amongst passengers as to whether the car was actually on. However, this characteristic is typical of electrified vehicles.

Summary

Ford Fusion is a competitive family sedan that makes a bold statement with an eye-catching design and multiple engine choices.

This report was filed by New Car Test Drive correspondent Laura Burstein from Santa Monica, California.

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Local taxes, license fees and other local fees, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, and where applicable, finance charges — these fees are also excluded from Dealer Invoice and MSRP and would be excluded from most advertisements you might see.
Random ’special qualification’ rebates — i.e., for new college grads only; for customers trading in a specific type of car.  Ask your dealer Representative for more information on ’special qualification’ rebates.

CarQuotes Estimated Dealer Price

The Estimated CarQuotes Dealer Price is an estimate of the pricing presented to CarQuotes members from CarQuotes Authorized Dealers in your area, and is calculated by subtracting an estimated savings value from the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") as well as a value that relates to invoice for the "ideal vehicle" you configured. Dealer documentation, administrative or similar processing fees are not included in the price estimate. Any vehicle configured on the CarQuotes website is an "ideal vehicle" and may not exist at a CarQuotes Authorized Dealer or any other partner dealer. Each Dealer attempts to match a member’s vehicle preferences with the best possible selection from current, in-stock inventory.

Estimated Savings

The Estimated Savings represents the estimated amount of savings off of MSRP available to you from CarQuotes Dealers for a vehicle consistent with your configured preferences plus any customer incentives currently available.  This is also true when it comes to CarQuotes estimated target prices. Your actual savings will depend on several factors including market conditions, the style of vehicle you select, installed options, dealer coverage, and applicable manufacturer incentives. Each dealer sets its own pricing.

Advertised Rebates, Special Manufacturer Financing or Leasing Programs

In most cases, you must choose between these programs OR a customer rebate or a special manufacturer-to-dealer incentive that may or may not already be included in your CarQuotes.com Target Price. So, your final price may go up if you take advantage of special manufacturer financing. Credit Union members should contact their Credit Union loan department to determine what type of loan and financing options are right for you.

Please note that CarQuotes.com strives to include identified manufacturer incentives within the CarQuotes.com Target Price. CarQuotes.com does not administer these programs, which are subject to and often change without notice. Eligibility for these programs is subject to verification by a licensed auto dealer.

Ask your dealer representative for complete manufacturer program details for your area, and how participation in these programs will affect your price.

Base Vehicle

The base vehicle is the vehicle before any optional equipment or destination fees have been added. All of the standard features are included in the base vehicle.

Options

This is the total charge for all optional equipment included in the configuration of your virtual vehicle. The Options charge varies depending on whether it is calculated based on the Factory Invoice or MSRP. Options are not included in the base vehicle price and are not considered standard features.

Regional Fees

A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.

 

Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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