Borrowing a bit from the Lincoln MKZ playbook, the range-topping 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium will feature the same $32,995 price tag regardless of whether it’s configured with a high-performance 2.0-liter EcoBoost I4 engine or a highly efficient (and Ford-built) hybrid powertrain. The former setup delivers an athletic 240 hp and 270 lb.-ft. of torque for dynamic acceleration, then adds standard all-wheel drive for superior handling and grip. The latter powertrain still delivers an engaging driving experience and peppy performance, but combines that with EPA ratings of 47 mpg city/47 mpg highway/47 mpg combined.
Either way, both cars come wrapped in the 2013 Ford Fusion’s dramatic sheet metal, showcasing a taut, aggressive look and much attention to detail, while also introducing an upgraded, premium-level interior.
“All of the interior materials and surface finishes provide the sense of arriving at a destination,” said Gary Braddock, Fusion interior designer. “Metallic finishes on the door, instrument panel and center console are bright without being reflective, allowing the interior to look expensive without being ostentatious.”
Naturally, the 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium comes chockfull of the Blue Oval’s latest technologies and creature comforts, including:
- The latest iteration of SYNC with MyFord Touch and SYNC Services
- A rearview camera with Ford’s Reverse Sensing System for added peace of mind
- Leather-trimmed seating and steering wheel
- Power-adjustable and heated front seats
- Exterior chrome accents
- A rear deck spoiler
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- LED taillamps, fog lights and ambient interior lighting
- 390 watts worth of Sony premium audio, with 12 speakers (including a subwoofer), Dolby Surround Sound, and HD Radio compatibility
The 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium with its EcoBoost engine actually is on sale now, with the hybrid edition expected to arrive early in 2013 as a “no-sacrifices” alternative.
“Traditionally, car buyers have had to compromise when selecting between class-leading efficiency, premium amenities and value,” said Samantha Hoyt, Fusion Marketing manager. “The new Fusion Hybrid Titanium lets customers have it all.”
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