2014 Ford Fusion Review Review

 

Every so often, a car hits the market and proves to be a cut above the rest. In 2006, that vehicle was the Ford Fusion. Athletic and voguish enough for younger crowds, and comfortable enough for families, the car was an instant hit.

 

2014’s model continues the tradition. Brilliantly designed to meld aesthetic, leading-edge technology and fierce performance, it is once again the go-to mid-size sedan.

 

What’s New?

 

Ford Fusion 2014 adds a few new choices to its paint color palette. It also incorporates convenient optional equipment, such as a heated steering wheel, inflatable seatbelts, and front seats that are ventilated. The sedan welcomes a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine to its already impressive selection, which speed demons will appreciate.

 

Trim levels available:

 

·         S 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan (22/34 mpg)

·         SE 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan (25/37 mpg)

·         Titanium 4dr All-wheel Drive Sedan (22/31 mpg)

·         Titanium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sedan (22/33 mpg)

 

Exterior Features & Performance

 

Like the ’13 Fusion, the 2014 edition basks in a newer, more improved, and saucier look. It radiates the styling of a sports vehicle with its noteworthy wheel design, unique paint colors, and affected headlights. The sedan’s six engine options add to its rakish vibe, offering exciting and smooth rides and efficient fuel economy.

 

16-inch wheels and remote keyless entry come standard with this year model, but the SE version of the automobile upgrades the wheels to a cool 17 inches. The Titanium boasts 18-inch wheels, as well as a rearview camera.

 

Optional equipment brings modern expediency to the sedan. Gear includes backup sensors and a parking assist device to help drivers parallel park. Another significant addition is the Lane Keeping System, which – with the use of a windshield-mounted camera – stops the Fusion from accidentally swerving into other lanes.

 

Interior Features & Luxury

 

2014’s cabin might not be as airy as similar vehicles, but it shines in terms of quality, comfort, and technology. Filled with equipment that both entertains and ensures safety, its mission to deliver luxury is accomplished.

 

The base Fusion is equipped with a tilt/telescoping steering wheel, manual climate control, a voice-activated SYNC wireless communication system, and a four-speaker radio and CD player. The SE promotes the cabin to a higher level of indulgence with a six-speaker audio system and a ten-way powered driver’s seat.

 

The pinnacle of Fusion interiors is found in the Titanium edition, which offers a twelve-speaker audio system with satellite radio and HD, leather upholstery, and dual-zone automatic climate control. Purchasable upgrades include adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot warning system, and a navigation system.

 

Engine/Transmission Specifications

 

2.5-liter inline-4

 

·         175 hp @ 6,000 rpm

·         175 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm

·         EPA highway/city fuel economy: 22/34 mpg

 

1.5-liter turbo charged inline-4

 

·         178 hp @ 6,000 rpm

·         177 lb-ft of torque @ 1,500-4,500 rpm

·         EPA highway/city fuel economy: 23/36 mpg (non-Auto Start-Stop) 25/37 mpg (with Auto Start-Stop)

 

1.6-liter turbo charged inline-4

 

·         178 hp @ 5,700 rpm

·         184 lb-ft of torque @ 2,500 rpm

·         EPA highway/city fuel economy: 25/37 mpg

 

2.0-liter turbo charged inline-4

 

·         240 hp @ 5,500 rpm

·         270 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000 rpm

·         EPA highway/city fuel economy: 22/33 mpg (front-wheel drive), 22/31 mpg (all-wheel drive)

 

2.0-liter inline-4 and perm magnet AC synch motor (hybrid)

 

·         188 hp (total)

·         129 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm (gas engine only)

·         EPA highway/city fuel economy: 47/47 mpg

 

2.0-liter inline-4 and perm magnet AC synch motor (plug-in hybrid)

 

·         195 hp (total, with full battery charge)

·         129 lb-ft of torque @ 4,000 rpm (gas engine only)

·         EPA highway/city fuel economy: 44/41 mpg

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