2016 Ford Fusion Titanium 22/33 City/Highway MPG Awards: * 2016 KBB.com 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000 * 2016 KBB.com Brand Image Awards Located in Shawnee Mission, and also serving Olathe, Overland Park, Lenexa, Leavenworth, and the greater Kansas City area.
The 2016 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 2.0L 4-cylinder hybrid and a plug-in hybrid system. A 6-speed automatic transmission is mated to them all and the Fusion is available in all-wheel drive.
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 three basic trims: S, SE and Titanium. S models are the most basic, but still come nicely equipped as is appropriate for a midsized sedan. The basic 2.5L engine is the only engine available on S models. Features include power door locks and windows, halogen projector headlamps, 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 allows buyers to choose from some more drivetrain options. The 1.5L turbo, the 2.0L turbo and the 2.0L Hybrid are all options for the SE. 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 under $31,000, the Titanium edition comes with the powerful 2.0L turbocharged engine and is the only model available with all-wheel drive. 18-inch polished aluminum wheels are standard. Seating surfaces are leather and heated, and a 12-speaker Sony audio system with satellite radio provides in-car entertainment. SYNC systems on the Titanium also include MyFord Touch, 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.
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
The Ford Fusion remains essentially unchanged for 2016. A new appearance package makes its way to the S version, while Hybrid and Energi versions have gotten a modest price cut. Also new on the Hybrid and Energi is an eco driving mode which should cut energy consumption by the climate control, while simultaneously producing more gradual acceleration from the car.
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.
Engine: 2.0L EcoBoost
Transmission: 6 Speed Automatic w/Paddle Shifters
Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
3.21 Axle Ratio
590CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
Radio: AM/FM Stereo/MP3/Single-CD -inc: Sony premium audio w/12 speakers, SD card slot, auxiliary input, 2 USB ports and HD Radio
Radio w/Seek-Scan, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation and Radio Data System
Integrated Roof Antenna
390w Regular Amplifier
Digital Signal Processor
SYNC w/MyFord Touch -inc: 2 driver configurable 4.2" LCD displays in cluster, 8" LCD touch-screen in center-stack, voice-activated communications and entertainment w/911 assist, vehicle health reports (VHR) and SYNC Services (traffic reports, GPS based turn-by-turn driving directions and information services), NOTE: SYNC Services available for a $60 annual subscription fee
SiriusXM Radio -inc: 6-month prepaid subscription, Service not available in Alaska or Hawaii
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