2016 Ford Fusion

Pros: Broad range of powertrains and trim choices, including well-designed Hybrid and Energi plug-in-hybrid models; one of the quieter cars in the class; crisp-for-the-class handling

Cons: MyFord Touch interface isn’t very user-friendly; top-line trim levels are expensive; swoopy styling intrudes a bit on rear visibility

CG Says: The 2016 Ford Fusion gets a revised dashboard center stack. There is a new Appearance Package for the S with 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, and rear spoiler. The Fusion is a solid offering from Ford. It has many strong areas, but there are a few weaknesses too. We really like the choice of several different powertrains. And we’ve been especially impressed with the refined 1.5- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost engines and the car’s very comfortable ride. The smooth Hybrid model is a positive, too. While Fusion’s EPA estimates are very promising, we’ve been disappointed in the mileage our test cars have returned. And we have to say we’re not convinced that MyFord Touch is a clear improvement over more traditional control interfaces. Fusion is certainly worth a look, and we think the best value is to be found in a modestly optioned SE.

The Facts
Class midsize car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Ford
Nation of Manufacture Mexico, USA
Base Prices S: $22,600
2WD SE: $24,170
AWD SE: $27,965
2WD Titanium: $31,120
AWD Titanium: $33,120
Hybrid S: $25,675
Hybrid SE: $26,480
Hybrid Titanium: $31,430
Energi SE Luxury: $33,900
Energi Titanium: $35,730

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
175
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
33-34

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
181
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
36-37

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
240
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31

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2016 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2014 Ford Fusion Energi
2016 Ford Fusion Energi