Ford started producing and marketing the 4-door, midsize Ford Fusion sedan in 2005. It shares its platform with the Lincoln MKZ midsize sedan. The Ford Fusion is loved for its pleasing driving dynamics, its dynamic styling, its advanced tech features, its reliability, and its roomy, comfortable, and refined interior. This car also offers an intriguing selection of powertrains that include hybrid options. Thanks to these advanced powertrains, the Fusion was named the ‘Green Car of the Year’ in 2013. The Fusion has a front-engine/front-wheel-drive body layout. From 2007, all-wheel-drive was also offered as an option.
The 1st-generation Fusion was introduced in August 2005 for the 2006 model year. It featured the ‘new face of Ford’ 3-bar grille and it had a sleek, aerodynamic body. It was 190.2 inches long with a wheelbase of 107.4 inches, so it offered plenty of seating space for adults in both rows. Its 16.5-cubic-foot trunk was also one of the largest in its class, and there was also the option of folding down the rear seats to extend the trunk’s space. In terms of driving dynamics, the Fusion offered a fun-to-drive nature rare to find in its segment at the time, and it also came equipped with an independent suspension that delivered excellent ride quality. Under the hood, the 1st-generation Fusion offered three gasoline engine options and one hybrid engine option. Standard on the S, SE, and SEL trim levels was a naturally aspirated 175-hp 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine; a 240-hp 3.0 L V6 engine was offered as an option in the SE and SEL trim levels. The Sport trim level got an exclusive 263-hp 3.5L V6 engine and the SEL hybrid model got the hybrid engine; it paired a 2.5L I4 engine with an electric motor and delivered a fuel economy of up to 39 mpg in combined driving. The 1st-generation Fusion also offered a wide range of convenience features, e.g. its 2012 SEL models offered features like dual-zone automatic climate control, an ambient interior lighting system, a power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and a Sync touchscreen infotainment system.
The current 2nd-generation Fusion debuted in 2012 at the North American International Auto Show. It is an inch longer than the 1st-generation Fusion, but its wheelbase is five inches longer, so it offers a roomier cabin. The 2nd-generation Fusion also offers sharper, bolder styling and a more streamlined shape. Its front fascia styling was also updated to match the front fascias of other late-generation Ford nameplates. This generation also offers Ford’s latest safety technologies like an automated parallel-parking system, an adaptive cruise control system, a forward-collision warning system, a lane-departure warning system, and automatic high beams. The 2nd-generation Fusion also offers a longer list of engine options, many of which are EcoBoost engines (Ford’s line of direct-injected, turbocharged engines). The base S models get a naturally aspirated 175-hp 2.5 L 4-cylinder engine, while the SE and SEL models get a 181-hp 1.5 L EcoBoost I4 engine. Moving on up, the Titanium models get a 245-hp 2.0 L EcoBoost I4 engine, while the Sport models get a 325-hp 2.7 L EcoBoost I4 engine-the most powerful engine on offer in this generation. Like the prior generation, this generation also has hybrid models but with updated hybrid engines that pair a 2.0 L I4 engine with two electric motors. Also available are plug-in hybrid models (dubbed Energi models) that offer EV driving ranges of up to 25 miles. The standard and optional equipment on the 2nd-generation Fusion is also impressive. The Titanium trim level, for example, offers features and accessories like 19-inch alloy wheels, heated and ventilated front seats, a sunroof, a premium 12-speaker Sony sound system that includes HD radio, and much more.
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