The car wasn't on my rear when shopping, but it caught my eye and was affordable. In most of the test cars we've driven so far, the Fusion's panels and materials have been well fitted. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests, the Fusion received the highest rating of Good in four crash tests moderate overlap, side, roof strength, and head restraints and seats. Why You Can Trust Us The U. The Fusion also has roomy back seats and lots of trunk space, but its infotainment system is difficult to operate. It's being replaced with the new 1.
Controls are intuitive and easy to use, as well as being properly placed. Even in its heaviest form, at about 3,700 pounds with the all-wheel drive offered in Titanium trims, the Fusion is quite light for this class, and with well-tuned steering and a taut yet absorbent feel, it has firm, flat, reassuring cornering that's not to the detriment of ride quality, combined with a nimble, eager feeling that's missing from most mid-size sedans--except for the latest Mazda 6. I am a little disappointed because it says it's gets 37 mpg on the highway and so far only one 29-31 around is around that. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the carefully. The Ford Fusion has excellent seat comfort and visibility. Ideally Ford should put a detuned 302 ci v8 or a turbo charged 6 with at least 260-270hp to.
Ideally Ford should put a detuned 302 ci v8 or a turbo charged 6 with at least 260-270hp to effectively compete with the likes of Sonata, Kia, Toyota, and. This engine is paired especially with all of-wheel drive and a six-pace auto with steering-wheel-installed paddle shifters. Still, on our radar display screen, the 2014 Ford Flex looms huge as the best choice for savvy family members. Standard features includes a voice-controlled infotainment system as well as Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity. The standard engine is a 175-horsepower, 2. Products Group 201A contributes a 110-volt energy electric outlet, a rearview camera, and a power liftgate. The 2014 Fusion is also a Top Safety Pick+.
For that, you'll get navigation, blind-spot monitors, leather seats, a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. The city number's very low, but the highway number rivals vehicles like the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima, and beats the base Chevy Malibu. The trunk is 16 cubic feet, big for the class, and the Fusion has ample storage all around the cabin, with a stow space under the center stack, bottle holders in the doors, and a decently sized glovebox. The dash cap is soft to the touch, though, and the switches and controls operate with precision, down to the soft, vibration-free thump of the doors as they latch closed. The base-level engine, a 178-horsepower, 2.
Entertainment system and nav are easy to use. You do not have to wait for days or weeks the queue at your local repair shop to get your vehicle repaired. The car wasn't on my rear when shopping, but it caught my eye and was affordable. It is fast too, which I love! Our chief complaint inside is the use of gloss black plastic on the dash and door panel armrests; it's prone to scratch and swirl, and doesn't look as good after only a few thousand miles as it does before a single use. It's quick to rev, and the automatic's shifts click quickly via paddle controls. 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. For 2014, last year's 1.
The Editorial department is independent of Cars. At the front, the hexagon grille bends and bevels between headlamps and foglamps in a way that's half-Aston, half-Hyundai. Even as a family car, there is lots of room for your legs. We're assuming that the latter will still be available with the six-speed manual or six-speed automatic, while the 2. The base 16-inch and optional 19-inch wheels at the bottom and top of the lineup will likely be more compromised. Available safety features include inflatable rear seat belts, a backup camera, blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control with forward-collision warning. Available options include alloy rims, dual exhaust tips, a spoiler, a power moonroof, a self-parking system, leather seating, automatic air conditioning, a heated steering wheel, cooled front seats and a navigation system.
What's New on the 2014 Ford Fusion? Should I Consider Another Used Fusion? While these crash test scores are good overall, they're typical for the class. Larger than my Mercedes C class, I would need an E class to get this size for about 20k more. If you don't mind the price premium, along with quirks like firm seats, hard-to-use controls, and impeded forward visibility, then the Ford Fusion may be right for you. Additionally, the interior is very well-hushed from road and engine noise--significantly better so than the Passat and Sonata. Comfortable and really just and overall sharp looking car. Products Group 202A has those features as well as a distant ignition, blind spot alert method, rear cross-targeted traffic signals, power-adjustable pedals, leather-based covers vinyl fabric in the third row , vehicle driver memory adjustments and improved 7-lecturer speakers.
But take a look at the sideview and it's all Ford, with the details somehow making a greater sense in composite. In this respect, it tops the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy, Chevy Malibu, Volkswagen Passat, and pretty much any others we can think of. It's a little longer overall than before, with a much longer wheelbase, which adds up to better legroom all around. Cooled front seats are also newly offered in the Titanium, while a heated steering wheel is also optional. Inside, it's functional and sleep, especially taking focus front and center at the touchscreen-driven MyFord Touch system and the tablet-like finish of the center-stack controls. Stay with the base model's voice-controlled infotainment system.
The 2014 Ford Fusion received a perfect five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The has a nicer interior. It is such a nice car. Larger than my Mercedes C class, I would need an E class to get this size for about 20k more. Headroom's great, provided you avoid the optional sunroof. Against any of the competition, the Fusion does a great job balancing between front and back seat space--thanks in part to thinner front seats.