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2013 Ford Fusion Video Road Test & Review

TJ Keon
by TJ Keon
December 31, 2012

The 2013 Ford Fusion is a stylish all-new compact sedan from Ford complete with a series of EcoBoost engines capable of up to 36 MPG, and a Hybrid as well. Like the Ford C-Max, the 2013 Ford Fusion was designed from the ground up to use either combustion, electrons or a combination of the two for propulsion.  The new Fusion served as the perfect place for Ford to unleash the design of the EVOS concept onto an affordable four door for the masses. The Fusion’s front end harkens back to the days when the Blue Oval cast a shadow over Gaydon while the tails are more reminiscent of a sports car from Italy.  Best of all despite the Fusion’s diminutive size it will fit a pair of real Americans (6’ 2” 200 lbs+) quite comfortably up front.  The 2013 Ford Fusion is available in three trim levels: the base S, the SE with EcoBoost availability and the top of the line Titanium trim.  While the 47 MPG Hybrid is only available in SE or Titanium. 

The 2013 Ford Fusion is the right amount of car for the right price at the right time.  There is even a not so distant future all electric version dubbed the Ford Fusion Energi.  A battery electric vehicle which will be rated at 100 MPG.  The entry level Ford Fusion S starts at $21,700 and is powered exclusively by a 2.5 Liter four cylinder that produces 175 HP and 175 lb-ft of torque and gets an estimated 22 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway.  On the inside Ford offers up a four speaker AM/FM/MP3-CD stereo as well as their signature SYNC voice activated in-vehicle connectivity system, while riding around on a set of 16 inch steel wheels.

The $23,700 SE can be powered by either the naturaly aspirated 2.5 Liter four, a 2.0 Liter EcoBoost or the all new 1.6 Liter EcoBoost motor that produces 178 HP and 184 lb-ft of torque that is capable of returning an estimated 25 MPG around town and as many as 37 MPG at speed.  Every Titanium gets the bigger 2.0 Liter EcoBoost four cylinder that puts out a whopping 240 HP and 270 lb-ft of twist that gets an estimated 22 MPG in the city and as much as 33 MPG on the highway.  The $27,200 Hybrid version is powered by the pairing of a 2.0 Liter four cylinder with an electric motor to net 188 HP and return 47 MPG at both kinds of cruising speeds.

The Fusion SE is upgraded with power adjustable drivers seat, six moths of Sirius XM satellite radio , 17 inch aluminum rims, color matching body moldings as well as Ford’s signature SecuriCode invisible keypad.  Titanium trims start at $30,200 and add features like fog lamps and a rear spoiler to the exterior with the inside is upgraded with leather upholstery and a power reclining feature for the front passenger, stylish aluminum interior accents, an upgraded SONY stereo and MyFord Touch, riding on a set of 18 inch aluminum alloys.

A list of similar cars includes the 2013 Hyundai Sonata, 2013 Toyota Camry and 2013 Honda Accord.


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