The 2019 Fusion is all about drivetrain options. Buyers have many engine and transmission choices, all of which produce stellar fuel economy. Engines include a 2.5L 4-cylinder, a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo, a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo, a new 2.7L turbocharged V6, a 2.0L 4-cylinder hybrid and a plug-in hybrid system. A 6-speed automatic transmission is mated to all but the Hybrid and Energi plug-in hybrid, which feature a continuously variable transmission. The automatic is controlled by a small rotary dial in the center console. Front-wheel drive is standard on most trims, with all-wheel drive optional, except on the Fusion Sport, where all-wheel drive is standard.
For those looking for efficiency, the Hybrid, Energi plug-in hybrid, and 1.5L turbo are the engines of choice. The 1.5L turbocharged engine returns up to 37 mpg on the highway. The Fusion Hybrid is more efficient and will sip gasoline to the tune of 47 mpg in the city and 44 mpg on the highway. Finally the Energi plug-in hybrid is capable of running only on electricity for shorter trips, potentially limiting gasoline consumption to almost nothing.
The Fusion comes in five trims: S, SE, SEL, Titanium, and Sport. S models are the most basic but still come nicely equipped as is appropriate for a midsized sedan. The 175-horsepower 2.5L engine is the only power plant available on S models. Features include power door locks and windows, halogen projector headlamps, push-button start, a tilting and telescoping steering wheel and a trip computer. Ford's SYNC system is standard, as is an MP3-capable stereo with an auxiliary input jack, along with a rearview camera. The stereo and the cruise control can be operated by buttons mounted on the steering wheel.
The SE model enhances the level of basic equipment and also comes standard with the 181-horsepower 1.5L turbo, while the 245-horsepower 2.0L turbo and the 141-horsepower 2.0L Hybrid are available. Standard equipment on the SE includes a 10-way power adjustable driver's seat, heated mirrors and 17-inch wheels.
Stepping up to the Titanium edition will bring buyers a more luxury-oriented Fusion. Starting at just over $3,000, the Titanium edition comes with the powerful 2.0L turbocharged engine and is available with all-wheel drive. Polished 18-inch aluminum wheels are standard. Seating surfaces are leather and heated, and a 12-speaker Sony audio system with satellite radio provides in-car entertainment. The improved SYNC3 infotainment system is standard meaning there is an 8-inch LCD touchscreen in the center console that houses the optional navigation system. Two smaller configurable LCD screens are also embedded in the instrument cluster.
The Sport is the most athletic trim of the Fusion lineup, with its turbocharged 2.7L V6 making 325 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque and delivering all that power to standard all-wheel drive. Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, quad exhaust tips, adjustable suspension dampers, aluminum sport pedals and 10-way power adjustable heated sport seating with Dark Earth Gray Miko suede and leather surfaces. Also included are continuously controlled dampers, which offer improved ride and handling on uneven surfaces.
The new top-of-the-line Platinum trim is the most luxurious Fusion to date, with heated and cooled front seats, a heated steering wheel, premium leather-wrapped interior surfaces, and adaptive cruise control.
Safety features on the Fusion are extensive. The car utilizes eight airbags as well as the standard suite of electronic safety equipment, including anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control. Emergency brake assistance is also standard on all Fusions, as is an electronic parking brake.
Available Plug-in Hybrid Drivetrain
Available All-wheel Drive
Available Turbocharged V6
The 2019 Ford Fusion receives a minor face-lift heading into the new year. Both front and rear facias are new along with a bold new grille design and more aggressive trunk lid adding focus to the new LED taillights. Ford's Co-Pilot360 system has also been integrated adding voice-activated navigation, Sirius XM and TrafficLink for live traffic updates. This year's plug-in Hybrid Fusion Energi has a better battery that's good for 25 miles of all-electric cruising, an increase of nearly 20 percent. Last, the Fusion Titanium and Hybrid models now have adaptive cruise control (with stop-and-go), while all SE and above Fusions benefit from 4G LTE Wi-Fi and Sync 3 with an 8-inch touch screen.
The Ford Fusion is a mid-sized sedan and thus competes 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 Platinum is outfitted with a variety of luxury equipment, providing a sensible alternative to the entry-level cars sold by several luxury marques. And in the new Fusion Sport, a 325-horsepower turbocharged V6 provides plenty of punch for those looking to cruise in the fast lane.
Engine: 2.0L iVCT Atkinson Cycle I-4 Hybrid
50-State Emissions System
Engine Auto Stop-Start Feature
500CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
Hybrid Electric Motor
Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
14 Gal. Fuel Tank
Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
Regenerative 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
Lithium Ion Traction Battery
Wheels: 18" Premium-Painted Aluminum
Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade
Body-Colored Front Bumper
Body-Colored Rear Bumper
Chrome Side Windows Trim
Chrome Door Handles
Body-Colored Power w/Tilt Down Heated Side Mirrors w/Driver Auto Dimming, Convex Spotter, Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
Autolamp Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Led Low/High Beam Auto High-Beam Daytime Running Lights Preference Setting Headlamps w/Delay-Off
Front Fog Lamps
Radio: AM/FM Stereo w/MP3/Single-CD Player -inc: Sony 12-Speaker audio system, HD Radio and SiriusXM radio w/a 6-month prepaid subscription, SiriusXM not available in AK/HI, SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by SiriusXM Radio Inc, If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates, Fees and taxes apply, To cancel you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349, See SiriusXM customer agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com, All fees and programming subject to change, SiriusXM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
Integrated Roof Antenna
SYNC 3 Communications & Entertainment System -inc: enhanced voice recognition, 911 Assist, 8" LCD capacitive touchscreen in center stack w/swipe capability, AppLink, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and 2 smart charging USB ports
Fordpass Connect 4g Wi-Fi Modem Mobile Hotspot Internet Access
Heated Leather/Metal-Look Steering Wheel
Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access and Power Fuel
Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 2 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry, Illuminated Ignition Switch and Panic Button
Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start
Garage Door Transmitter
Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
Distance Pacing w/Traffic Stop-Go
Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts
Locking Glove Box
Driver Foot Rest
Full Cloth Headliner
Metal-Look Gear Shift Knob
Leather Heated/Cooled Sport Bucket Seats -inc: perforation, 10-way power front seats (fore/aft, up/down, tilt, recline, 2-way power lumbar) w/2 driver side memory settings and 4-way front seat head restraints
Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look/Piano Black Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look/Piano Black Console Insert and Chrome Interior Accents
Leatherette Door Trim Insert
Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination
Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 2 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 Features -inc: Spare Tire Mobility Kit
Cargo Space Lights
FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate, Windows and Remote Engine Start
Integrated Navigation System w/Voice Activation
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
Redundant Digital Speedometer
Outside Temp Gauge
Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest
2 Seatback Storage Pockets
Manual w/Tilt Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints