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Ford Fusion

Rated with 2 stars
Steve of Salt Lake City, UT Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 1, 2021

I have a 2010 Ford Fusion 2.5 L SE and has been a good car as far as the engine and gas mileage but the Electronic Power Steering Module goes out every year. Just replaced the 3rd one this year. Was recalled on the 2011 but Ford will not honor for the 2010. There is a video that you must see about how this was a poor design and not something that just goes out. Plus this is very dangerous. Last Ford for me.

Rated with 1 star
Candie of Hoschton, GA Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 15, 2021

I took my 2017 Ford Fusion to the dealership to find out what was wrong. The car has 48,000 miles and this is what they said "So we have verified a torq converter shudder and valves in the valve body are sticking…. Ford will want the transmission torn down to verify internal part failures…. More than likely transmission will need to be overhauled. As far as the oil leak it appears the front timing cover gasket is leaking, just got the vehicle over to my engine depot and they have identified 2 more leaks." I contacted Ford to buy the car back and was denied because the car has more than 24,000 miles on it. With these problems it is only going to get worse. They have no regard for the safety of the consumer and take no responsibility for the manufacturer defects. I will never purchase from Ford ever again.

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Hannah of Independence, OH Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 24, 2020

I bought a 2016 Ford Fusion from ford about 2 years ago. One day I was driving on the highway and my car started shaking and engine light turned on. Pulled into the nearly parking spot and had it towed. The tech drove my car down the road, it was shaking, smell of fuel out of the exhaust, hesitation and lack of power. Also check engine light was blinking. He replaced the spark plugs, and cleaned the injectors, but was advised to replace engine. Got a second opinion, they advised me that ford has acknowledged the problem but is advising to replace engine. I called ford, and their customer service team advised there are no programs my car would fall into because my car is TWO THOUSAND MILES OVER WARRANTY. Ford refuses to help and now I’m out of a car I still owe $14,000 on. Engine replacement with labor is $7,000. I could NOT recommend buying a Ford anything.

Rated with 5 stars
Deborah of Charles Town, WV Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 24, 2020

Our 2013 Ford Fusion hybrid titanium has 233,000 miles and is still going strong. We are looking to buy a 2020 and pass the 2013 to our daughter. We have never had a problem with this car and I’ve only had to do the normal maintenance and replace tires.

Rated with 5 stars
William of Waltham, MA Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 16, 2020

I've had a 2013 Lincoln Mkz base with high mileage and decided to trade up to a 2019 Ford Fusion titanium. Glad I did. Got all the bells and whistles I wanted without breaking the bank. Android auto simplified using navigation/sirius tremendously by using Google voice commands, which I am used to. AC is real cold, leather seats are very comfortable on long rides, radio blasts and adaptive cruise control practically makes the car drive itself. Also since I owned Ford products, I do not need to spend on costly/frequent repairs. These cars rock and am glad I bought one this year.

Rated with 5 stars
Myrtle of Mendenhall, MS Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 13, 2020

The Ford Fusion is a very easy driving car. It works wear in the snow especially when it's bad weather outside. I would recommend anyone to purchase a Ford fusion SE or a Titanium or Hydride. It is a force to be reckoned with.

Rated with 1 star
Samuel of Boca Raton, FL Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 20, 2019

I was the owner of a 2016 Ford Fusion. Ford announced an air bag recall. I repeatedly contacted Ford Motor Company and the dealer starting on the day after receipt of the recall notice. They informed me that replacements were not available and I would just have to wait. They refused to offer a replacement, a loaner or a reasonable trade. After nine months of driving under fear of injury I traded the car in at a Ford dealership for $3000 less than the blue book value for a car in pristine condition. I would not do a private sale because of the defect. A broker advised me that they would not buy it because of the open recall and that the open recall reduced the value of the car. The Ford representative at the pre-trial meeting refused to provide any compensation.

The mediator who met with us and Ford discouraged us from continuing the suit, saying that we could not possibly win. We foolishly dropped the suit, not wanting to incur court costs if we lost. (I believe, in retrospect that the mediator may have been in cahoots with Ford and regret our decision to back down.) Ford motor company continued to manufacture new vehicles with air bags while failing to address the needs of existing customers and failing to address a safety issue in a timely manner. Their legal department and consumer relations department does not take responsibility for and remedy valid customer complaints.

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Rated with 4 stars
James of Edmonton, AB Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 15, 2019

I have owned it for 8 years and all I have had to do other than oil, gas and tires is replace two tail light bulbs. AWD is wonderful for winter. Unfortunate that they have removed this wonderful car from their sales list. A comfortable nicely sized sedan.

Rated with 5 stars
Judith of Hauppauge, NY Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 14, 2019

Got a call from Kyle that Ford was able to offer a good price on a lease. From start to finish he was honest, affirming, and eager to be helpful. He synced my cell phone to the car which would have been challenging for me and altogether I am pleased.

Rated with 4 stars
Derek of Dravosburg, PA Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 14, 2019

The hybrid version we own is amazing. The surprising power and the gas mileage is great. The interior is made well and seems to hold up. The large touch screen and camera combo is beautiful. I recommend these cars at this price range. Just test drive first.


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A 2013 redesign brought turbocharged and non-turbo four-cylinder engines, as well as a more solid and upscale feel, with a supple ride, quiet cabin, and handling rivaling a European sports sedan. Electronic stability control, traction control, and antilock brakes are standard.
Ford's standard MyKey system lets parents program a key for their teen driver to set limits on speed, Bluetooth phone use and radio volume. As usually, MyFord Touch generated a lot of complaints for its unintuitive interface. Spotter mirror inserts are provided on the outside door mirrors to show vehicles in the blind zone along the sides of the car. While this low-tech solution is effective, it isn't easy to use at night.
The 2010 update rectifies the turning circle shortcomings of the original car, plus the V6 engine is still responsive and gets good fuel economy. Ride and handling remain competent and stability control is standard.
Interior fit and finish are improved too. Rear-seat room is acceptable, but falls a bit short compared with the competition. Ford's SYNC system, which allows hands-free, voice-activated control of music players and cell phones can be used through dashboard and steering wheel controls. A Hybrid version was added for 2010, which got 34 mpg overall in our tests. To get a rearview camera, you'll want to find a Fusion equipped with the Driver's Vision Group package, which also includes blind spot monitoring.
One of the best family sedans, the midsized Fusion has a firm and controlled ride, along with alert and responsive handling. However, the turning circle is a bit wide, which can make parking a bit more cumbersome than expected.
Fusion's optional leather seats offer better support than its standard cloth seats. Regardless of the upholstery however, the interior is well made and interior space is generous. Stability control was added as an option for 2009. The 2.3-liter, four-cylinder engine delivered adequate performance and averaged 23 mpg in our tests, but it's noisy. The 3.0-liter V6 offers more zip, averaged 20 mpg, and uses a smooth six-speed automatic.

Ford Fusion (2002-2012) review

The Ford Fusion was supposed to be a rival the the best supermini MPVs, like the Honda Jazz and the Nissan Note. And while it sold in profitable numbers for Ford (largely thanks to the company’s large dealer network) it failed to challenge the class leaders in any regard whatsoever.

Based on the previous generation of the Fiesta, it did at least offer a certain amount of practicality with a decent amount of space inside, although for an MPV it wasn’t particularly multi-purpose. After a decade-long run, production of the Fusion came to a halt in 2012.

Our pick: Ford Fusion 1.4 Zetec

There are two petrols and two diesels in the Ford Fusion range. Both 1.4 and 1.6 petrols are smooth and quiet in town, although they sound harsh on the motorway. The 1.4 is the better bet, as it still has enough pep for most drivers and is more economical. The 1.4 TDCi isn't a hot hatch, but it's better than the pricier 1.6 TDCi. The Fusion is based on the old Fiesta, so is generally precise and good to drive, but the raised body means there is more roll in corners, and the car's ride is very firm.

You can expect the Ford Fusion to have similar running costs to a Fiesta, which means a Honda Jazz or Nissan Note will be cheaper to run. Diesel versions are capable of returning around 60mpg, but they do cost more than their petrol brothers, so make sure you are doing enough miles to compensate. Residual values are on the low side. If you want to buy a supermini-MPV that holds onto its money, the Honda Jazz is the pick in this class. As for equipment, even basic Style+ models have reasonable equipment, including electric windows and mirrors, a heated windscreen, CD/stereo and air-con.

The Ford Fusion is a raised version of the previous-generation Fiesta, with an extended roofline and semi-estate car-style tail. It wasn't good looking even compared to rivals from 10 years ago, and is outdated today - certainly when compared to the current Fiesta. Mid-spec Zetec versions look the best with sporty body-coloured bumpers, alloy wheels and foglights, but the Honda Jazz and Nissan Note are both much more stylish designs. The cabin is best described as durable, with hard-wearing plastics and strong functionality. It's not modern or stylish like the latest Fiesta, and doesn't have the quality feel of a Jazz.

This is where the Ford Fusion really disappoints. It should be more flexible and spacious than the average supermini, but while there's a bit more luggage room and headroom than the Fiesta, there's no sliding bench like in the Nissan Note – all the rear seats do is split and fold. However, a low lip means it is easy to load shopping bags into the boot, although there aren't many cubbyholes up front for hiding phones and coins. The driving position is slightly raised over a Fiesta, which makes getting in and out easier and allows a better view. However, the steering doesn't have reach adjustment, so it's not as comfortable as more modern cars.

The Fusion is a safe car, despite its age. It scored a four star rating in the Euro NCAP crash tests, while all Fusion variants have front airbags – you'll have to pay extra for side and curtain airbags, as well as stability control. Reliability is not likely to be a strong point – the Fiesta on which it is based has not performed well in the Auto Express Driver Power surveys.


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2021 Ford Fusion

2021 Ford Fusion Features

The 2021 Ford Fusion is expected to come with the same trim line-up but Ford can certainly, add or subtract some features from the trims. The current Ford Fusion is offered in four trims namely: S, SE, SEL and Titanium. You also get an option of choosing between front-wheel and all wheel drive configuration as well. However, the all-wheel-drive option is only available with the SE and the Titanium trim. With all trims, you get a 6-speed automatic transmission. We expect no price increase as there might be no to minimal changes with the 2021 line-up. Ford also offers a performance model called the V6 Sport for us car enthusiasts which develops 325-hp and is nothing less than exhilarating to drive.
















Key Features

Lane-Keeping System

All the features in S trim added/replaced and:

All the features in SE trim added/replaced and:

All the features in SEL trim added/replaced and:


6-way manual driver’s seat and 4-way manual passenger seat

10-way power driver’s seat and 4-way power passenger

10-way power driver’s seat with 2 memory settings, power lumbar and 6-way power passenger seat.

10-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar and 6-way power passenger seat


Pre-Collision Assist

Dual-zone automatic temperature control

Active X seating material

Leather Sport seats 


CD player with 4 speakers

CD player with 6 speakers

Premium Audio System with 11 speakers

Sony sourced Audio System with 12 speakers


Rotary Gear Shift Dial

SiriusXM Radio

LED Signature Lighting

Heated and cooled front seats


Automatic Halogen Headlamps

External Temperature Indicator

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Voice Assisted Navigation System


Solar Tinted Glass

Reverse Sensing System

Power heated rearview mirrors with security approach lamps

Heated Steering Wheel


16-inch steel Wheels 

17-inch Aluminium Wheels

18-inch Aluminium Wheels

19-inch Aluminum Wheels

*2020 figures used for reference purposes.

Expected Price and Release Date of the 2021 Ford Fusion

The 2021 Ford Fusion Sedan is expected to carry a starting price tag of around $24,100 and will go up to $35,900. The following is a detailed list of the expected prices of all the trims that will be up for sale:

  • S: $24,100
  • SE: $25,400
  • SEL: $29,600
  • Energi: $35,900
  • Hybrid SE: $28,900
  • Titanium: $35,400

The car was expected to release in early 2021 in the months of February-March, but we may see a delay in production due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Hence you should expect the car around June or July of 2021. However the low-selling, 325-horsepowered Ford Fusion Sport might not live to see the daylight of 2021. This shouldn’t affect the buyers much as Ford has planned to terminate the Fusion sedan in the coming few years. A recent report also confirmed the Fusion's death is, in fact, quite impending, and hence 2021 model year will be the Fusion's last.

2021 Ford Fusion Engine and Performance

The 2021 Ford Fusion will get the same engine options as the 2020 model. The reason for this is probably the fact that Ford does not want to invest in the sedan segment due to the SUV demand plunder. Powertrain offerings with the current Fusion start with a 175-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a competent six-speed automatic transmission, and a front-wheel-drive setup. This engine is just about adequate for the city use but runs out of breath if you try to go hard and fast. Another engine on offer will be the 1.5 liter turbocharged 4 cylinder motor which develops 181 hp. This engine is available with the SE and the SEL trim and offers better performance. Due to the turbo, the acceleration is much improved and this car take on the highway rides a lot better than the 2.5 liter unit.

2021 Ford Fusion Engine

The Titanium trim comes with a sporty 2.0-liter turbo charged 4 cylinder mill which develops a healthy 245 hp which is easily more than adequate to take on the city as well as long distance cruising on the  highway. The 20201 model will come with Front-wheel drive as standard, while all-wheel drive will be available with the top of the line 2.0-liter engine. However, even the top trim is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission which is quick shifting but could have certainly done with more gears. The current Fusion is also available in a Hybrid setup which uses a 2.0-liter motor along with an electric motor. It develops a combined power of 188 hp and comes with a 1.4-kwh battery pack. The top trim (Titanium) gets a bigger batter pack which offers a 26 mile pure electric range. The Sport model which boasted of a 325-hp twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 and an all-wheel drive was discontinued and we do not see it returning back anytime soon.

Considering this vehicle size, it will most probably use extracts of the Ford Escape's powertrains, that are the following possibilities:

  • 181-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter inline-4 
  • 250-hp turbo 2.0-liter inline-4  
  • 200-hp hybrid using a 2.5-liter inline-4


Ford Fusion S

Honda Accord LX

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Chevrolet Malibu L







2.5L Inline-4

1.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

1.5L Turbo Inline-4







6-Speed Automatic




Power (hp @ rpm)

175 @ 6000

192 @ 6600

188 @ 5500

163hp @ 5,700

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

175 @ 4,500

184 @ 5000

192 @ 1600

184 @ 2,500

*2020 figures used for reference purposes.

As can be seen from the spec sheet, the current Honda Accord Sedan puts out the most power and torque off the chart and hence justifies its price tag. The Ford Fusion on the other hand pumps out the least amount of power and torque and it feels a bit lethargic over the highways. The Nissan Altima on the other hand is the most refined of the lot and manages to give a the Fusion a run for its money. However, we do believe that an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission with the Fusion would have probably kicked its numbers up even more!

How quick is the 2021 Ford Fusion?

The numbers of the current Ford Fusion have not been out officially out yet, but our tests suggest that the Ford Fusion is the second slowest car in terms of 0-60 mph acceleration. Hence, we would suggest you to go with the SE or SEL trim to get better performance. The weight of the Fusion also creates a road block the base or entry level engine  as it could feel a bit under powered in certain scenarios. As the 2021 Ford Fusion will be offered with the same powertrains, we do not expect any changes in terms of the 0-60 mph performance.

2021 Ford Fusion Side View


Ford Fusion S

Honda Accord LX

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Chevrolet Malibu L

0-60 MPH 


7.6s(est.) sec

7.7 sec

8.5 sec

Quarter Mile 


15.9s(est.) sec

16.0 sec

16.0 sec

Top Speed 



140 MPH



2.5L Inline-4

1.5L Inline-4

2.5L Inline-4

1.5L Inline-4

*2020 figures used for reference purposes.

The slowest car in this comparison is the Chevy Malibu as it gets the least powerful motor of the lot. However it is also the car which costs the least in this comparison. On the other hand, The Honda Accord is the fastest car due to its better power output and transmission. Nissan has also done a good job at securing the second place which is due to its lighter weight and the engine power.

How well does the 2021 Ford Fusion brake?

The 2021 Ford Fusion is expected to offer the same braking setup as the 2020  model. Hence, the stopping power of the 2021 Fusion will be moderate or average to say the least. The car takes some time to halt as it is heavy. However the braking is linear and doesn’t feel abrupt thus providing comfort all round. The brake pedal provides a progressive feel and stop and go traffic doesn’t feel fidgety. But even with the added mass, it manages to stop in a shorter distance than most of its competitors. 


Ford Fusion S

Honda Accord LX

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Chevrolet Malibu L

Brake Rotors Front





Brake Rotors Rear





Curb Weight

3472 lbs

3131 lbs

3212 lbs

3126 lbs

60-0 MPH

122 ft

163 ft(est.)

116 ft


*2020 figures used for reference purposes.

The Ford Fusion manages to reduce its braking distance due to its bigger brake rotors. However, its weight offsets the brake rotor advantage of the car. Honda Accord comes with the slowest reacting brakes which takes 163 feet to come to a standstill. The Altima and Malibu manage to sneak up right in between these two cars.

How well does the 2021 Ford Fusion Handle and Ride?

Ford cars are known for their comfort and confident handling. Hence things are no different with the Ford Fusion and the 2021 model shall ship with the same suspension and steering setup. This is no bad thing as the Fusion remains one of the comfortable car in its segment. Ford has managed to tune its suspension quite well for taking on broken roads and the passengers will appreciate its comfortable ride within the city limits. Over on the highway it remains pliant and high speed stability of the car is at par with the segment.

2020 Ford Fusion Handling

In terms of handling, the steering offers sharp and quick response. It is quite predictable and responds well to the driver inputs. On sharp corners, the car offers minimal body roll and feels confident as well. The rigid body structure give it exceptional stability  and it is easy to have some fun with the car on the twisties. Hence, the Fusion is one of the very well sorted in terms of drivings dynamics.

2021 Ford Fusion Fuel Economy


Expect the 2021 Fusion to return the same fuel efficiency numbers as there are no changes to be made in the powertrain. From a diesel drinking twin-turbo V-6 to a penny-pinching plug-in hybrid with a double-digit electric vehicle ranges, the Fusion's powertrains has covered a lot of roads in the past. The dependence on turbocharged gasoline engines in most versions could mean that drivers would have a tough time replicating EPA fuel-economy numbers on the tarmac. Our test vehicle with the base engien delivered a 26-mpg result over a 200-mile highway fuel-economy test, and the plug-in Energi managed a notable 39 mpg. 


Ford Fusion S

Honda Accord LX

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Chevrolet Malibu L

MPG (City)





MPG (Highway)





MPG (Combined)





Fuel Capacity

16.5 gallons

14.8 gallons

16.2 gallons

15.8 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

347/512/412 miles

444/562/488 miles

454/632/518 miles

458/569/505 miles

Emission (Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15k mi/yr)





*2020 figures used for reference purposes.

The massive fuel tank of 16.5-gallon of the 2021 Ford Fusion Sedan is a huge factor that will leverage buyers it's way, especially the ones who predominandly drive on the highway. However, as its the budget segment, fuel economy makes a whole lot of difference which makes the Ford did a disappointing. The Honda Accord offer the best fuel economy keeping up with Honda’s fuel efficient lineage.

2021 Ford Fusion Interior


Due to the 2021 Ford Fusion being a carry over model, we do no expect any major changes on the inside. The interior is well laid out and the ergonomics are well sorted. All switches and knobs feel built to last and remain plain, simple and functional. It is a comfortable place to be in with seats providing adequate support all-around. However something like the rotary gear shifter takes a bit of time getting used to for newbies. The material quality is not up to mark on the base trim but as we go up, it improves. That said, the cabin has surely improved from the last iteration with chrome laden gauges and tactile switches for better feedback. Ford should have put in a little more effort for the base trim as it feels out of place. Soft-touch materials and leather trims upgrade the dull interior in the upper trims. 

2021 Ford Fusion Seating Layout

The front seats are the most comfortable ones on the inside. They are supportive and well-bolstered to hold you firmly with comfort. There is ample headroom and legroom in the front. Also, the tall and wide doors make entry and exit easy and comfortable. Overall visibility remains good with the wide front windshield and narrow A-pillars. The driver's seat is placed a bit on the higher side which also helps in outward visibility. The only left down are the rear seats which feel cramped for a car this size. The sloping roofline gives it a shorter headroom which taller occupants might find uneasy. The seats come with fabric upholstry in light stone color for making cabin feel airy. You also get more customization options as you go up the trim ladder.

The gas-powered Fusion holds as much, if not even more cargo as most competitors. However, the plug-in hybrid and hybrid models suffer the most due to their battery packs, which is strapped tight into place in the trunk of the car. This trim also adds leather, adaptive cruise control, a 12-speaker Sony sound system, ambient lighting, heated and cooled front seats, and steering wheel, and, last but not least, a sunroof.


Ford Fusion S

Honda Accord LX

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Chevrolet Malibu L

Seating Capacity





Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)





Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)





*2020 figures used for reference purposes.

The 2021 Ford Fusion Sedan offers decent amount of head, leg, and shoulder room. Hence, it can comfortably accommodate four adults for a long drive. In comparison the Honda Accord offer premium looking cabin while the Nissan Altima feels the most spacious.

What about the infotainment system of the 2021 Ford Fusion?

The 2021 model will offer the same infotainment system as the 2020 Ford Fusion. The infotainment system on the base trim is barebone with a stereo AM/FM compatible CD player. It has the more basic version of the SYNC interface with voice-activation and a 4.2 inch LCD screen. However, as you move up the trim, it offers one of the best and use friendly infotainment system which is sure to keep many customers happy. Hence we suggest you to opt for the optional SYNC 3 infotainment system with a larger screen. It also offers a SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other than this, we have the standard. 

2021 Ford Fusion Infotainment System

Infotainment Features

  • AM/FM Stereo with CD Player
  • MP3 compatible
  • Four speakers
  • Bluetooth compatible
  • Audio System from Sony with 12 Speakers

How much cargo can the 2021 Ford Fusion?

The cargo space offered by the current Ford Fusion is impressive with 16 cubic feet of space to play around. The 60/40 rear split seats fold to give you a lot of cargo space when needed. As this is not a hybrid like its brothers, it doesn’t eat up any space in the trunk and it is a blessing in a world when hybrids are taking over! The Fusion Energi could hold a measly two or maybe three if adjusted small carry-on bags in its trunk while the standard Fusion held about five to six. The trunk capacity is also at par, and the non-hybrid versions that can fit in 5-6 bags.

2021 Ford Fusion Cargo


Ford Fusion S

Honda Accord LX

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Chevrolet Malibu L

Cargo Capacity 

16.0 cu.ft.

16.7 cu.ft.

15.4 cu.ft.

15.7 cu.ft.

*2020 figures used for reference purposes.

Honda Accord is the only contender that manages to surpass the Ford with a marginal upgrade of 16.7 cubic feet. The Altima and Malibu have similar volume which puts them at the bottom of the chain. Hence, the Ford Fusion is a great car for the long distance journeys in this comparison.

Interior Features

  • 6-way manual driver’s seat 
  • 4-way manual passenger seat
  • 60/40 rear split seat
  • Cabin Air Filter
  • 4.2-inch configurable LCD in the instrument cluster
  • Rotary Gear Shift Dial
  • Integrated Front Door Storage
  • Message Center with Trip computer
  • Steering wheel with Cruise and Redundant Audio Controls
  • Push-button start

2021 Ford Fusion Exterior


The 2021 Ford Fusion will offer the same looks as well as physical dimensions and it will be hard for you to set the 2020 and 2021 models apart. The design of the Ford Fusion has aged quite well and even after 7 years it still looks attractive. The Fusion looks long and sleek and Ford has worked well on its design over the years. With the slopping roof and Aston Martin-esque grille the Fusion looks imposing from the front. The base S trim, looks pretty plain and the upper trims offer a better look. The bodywork on the 2021 Ford Fusion Sedan is a perfect example of 'striking exterior design' in a tsunami of dreary budget family haulers.

​  2021 Ford Fusion Sedan


Ford Fusion S

Honda Accord LX

Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Chevrolet Malibu

Curb Weight 

3472 lbs

3131 lbs

3212 lbs

    3126 lbs
















Ground Clearance










*2020 figures used for reference purposes.

Out of all its competitors, the 2021 Ford Fusion Sedan has the most curb weight, which makes this car score high on ride quality. It also has a sedan-suited length that will give you a premium experience. The width, height, and wheelbase are on par with its competitors and best suited for this price bracket.

Exterior Features

  • Capless Fuel Filler
  • Sleek 5 grille design with black finish and chrome surround
  • Daytime Running Headlamps
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Solar Tinted Glass
  • 16-inch steel wheels

2021 Ford Fusion Safety


The Ford Fusion boasts solid past scores and a suite of standard active safety features make it a standout. Even though we don't have any data about the 2021 fusion, we can still safely assume that the 2021 and 2020 models won't differ much when it comes to safety ratings. The 2020 Fusion performed well in both independent and federal and crash tests, managing a superb five stars overall rating from the NHTSA and "Good" scores all around from the IIHS except a measly "Poor" headlight rating, just keeping it from bagging a Top Safety Pick award.

Safety Features

  • Rear View Camera
  • AdvanceTrac with Electronic Stability Control(ESC)
  • SOS Post-Crash Alert
  • Perimeter Alarm
  • SecuriLock Passive Anti-theft System
  • Electric-Assist Parking Brake
  • Added safety with Driver and Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Individual Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • Front and Rear Seat Belt Pretensioners
  • Automatic Emergency braking 
  • Blind Spot Information
  • Adaptive Cruise Control(Only on Titanium trim)

Last year, the Fusion got automatic high-beam headlights, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and blind-spot monitors. Adaptive cruise control is offered on some trims when added on with satellite navigation.

2021 Ford Fusion Competition


Honda Accord

The Accord is arguably the most practical car in its segment. Along with more cargo space, a spacious interior it also offers a punchy engine and good handling. It scores higher than the Ford in almost all aspects. The Accord also feels more premium on the inside and with offering good mileage it makes sure that the your ownership cost is light on your pocket. The Ford Fusion offers a better infotainment as well as safety features but Accord still takes the cake in overall features.

2020 Honda Accord

Nissan Altima

If you want a car full of feature than the Nissan Altima is the car for you . It offers excellent cabin space and also offers a punchy engine at a good price.  However, the vehicle has poor outward visibility as well due to thick A-pillars. It driving dynamics cannot match the Ford Fusion and it is no driver’s car.  Hence, the Ford Fusion is a better car to drive.

2020 Nissan Altima

Chevrolet Malibu

Malibu is the cheapest of the lot and it even shows in its engine performance and cabin quality. It offers lackluster acceleration and a dated engine. We suggest you to upgrade to its higher trim for better performance. The Ford Fusion is a better performer both in terms of performance and features. Hence, the Fusion is a better car in every way expect for the price.

2020 Chevrolet Malibu

2021 Ford Fusion Final Verdict

The 2021 Ford Fusion still remains quite an attractive car to buy and offers a balanced package in every way. Expected to be launched early next year, it is expected to bring a back all its features with many newer ones in the stack. It still looks striking and offers exceptional ride and handling package. Hence, If you want a car in this budget segment and are bored of the same old Camry’s and Accord’s, the Ford Fusion is sure to offer more excitement. 


Is the Ford Fusion safe?

Yes, the Ford Fusion is one of the most safest cars you can go for in the segment.

What is the standard warranty with the Ford Fusion?

Ford offers a standard warranty of 3 years or 36,000 miles.

Is the Ford Fusion fun to drive?

Yes, you can have some amount of fun with the car but we highly recommend going for the more sporty trims and they can match the capabilities of its chassis.

Are Hybrid Cars Worth It: Ford Fusion Energi Review


The 2020 Ford Fusion has tremendous versatility in a hotly contested segment. There are four available powertrain options, one of which can be had with all-wheel drive, and two that are electrified. Ford offers six trim levels, which range from basic to near luxury. The Fusion isn't as special or refined as the Honda Accord or Mazda 6, but its crisp styling, comfortable ride, and roomy cabin make for a satisfying ride. Unfortunately, the Fusion is a victim of Ford's push to angle away from the car market in favor of SUVs and trucks and 2020 will be its final model year.

What's New for 2020?

There are few changes to the 2020 lineup, save for a couple trim-dependent aesthetic tweaks. The convenient FordPass Connect—which can be used to remotely start the car, check vehicle status, and lock or unlock the doors—is now standard on all models. Lastly, three new color options are available: Rapid Red Metallic, Iconic Silver, and Alto Blue Metallic.

Pricing and Which One to Buy

The SEL model represents a well-equipped and affordable trim level in the Fusion lineup. It comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Buyers looking for an all-wheel-drive model will have to upgrade to the 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Other notable features include the Sync 3 infotainment system, Ford's Co-Pilot360 driver-safety package, and heated front seats.

Engine, Transmission, and Performance

Powertrain offerings in the Fusion start with a lackluster 175-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a competent six-speed automatic, and front-wheel drive. The six-speed carries over throughout the Fusion's gasoline-powered models. A 181-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter or a 245-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter, both four-cylinders, are available in upper trim levels. The 2.0-liter engine can be mated to all-wheel drive, if desired. In most guises, the Fusion pairs a comfortable ride with agile handling for an engaging driving experience. It often feels more like a sports sedan than a family car when pushed hard—though its ride and handling still aren't sharp enough to be thoroughly convincing.


Hybrid Powertrain

The Fusion is available as a hybrid, featuring a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor, which together make 195 horsepower. This model makes do with a continuous variable automatic transmission. There is also a plug-in-hybrid Fusion. It boasts the same powertrain as the cordless hybrid save for a larger battery pack that allows for up to 21 miles of electric-only driving per charge. The trade-off for this larger battery is a significantly smaller trunk. The plug-in Energi model also doesn't acquit itself as well on the road, suffering from a softer suspension tuning and overly light steering that robs it of prowess in the corners.

Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG

From boosted four-cylinders to a plug-in hybrid with double-digit EV range, the Fusion's powertrains cover a lot of ground. The reliance on turbocharged gasoline engines in most versions could mean that drivers have a hard time replicating EPA fuel-economy numbers in the real world. Our plug-in Energi test vehicle delivered 39 mpg over our 200-mile highway fuel-economy test.

Interior, Comfort, and Cargo

From cloth seats to quilted leather, a Fusion can be spartan or luxurious. Overall, the car's multiple interior trims are attractive and in line with what the rest of the class offers, but drivers of the base model might feel they've gotten a raw deal if they step into a richly appointed Platinum model. The gas-powered Fusion holds as much cargo as most competitors, but the hybrid and plug-in-hybrid models sacrifice a lot of space for their battery packs, which reside in the trunk. The Fusion Energi we tested held a measly two carry-on bags in its trunk while the standard Fusion held six.


Infotainment and Connectivity

Infotainment options in the Fusion lineup range from so last decade to totally of the moment. We've never tested the bare-bones model, but Ford's Sync 3 system is available on other trims and we found it to be intuitive and reasonably quick to respond. Designed to rely on touch inputs and voice commands, the Sync 3 system is simple to navigate. It's a big improvement from previous Ford efforts.

Safety and Driver-Assistance Features

The Fusion performed well in its crash tests and its newly standard suite of driver-assistance features provides an extra layer of protection. Key safety features include:

  • Standard automated emergency braking
  • Standard lane-keeping assist
  • Available adaptive cruise control

Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

Ford's warranty coverage is about average for the segment, but it doesn't include any complimentary scheduled maintenance. In this class, both the Toyota Camry and the Chevrolet Malibu offer that benefit. Ford's roadside-assistance terms, though, are above average.

  • Limited warranty covers three years or 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain warranty covers five years or 60,000 miles
  • No complimentary scheduled maintenance


VEHICLE TYPE: front-engine, front- or 4-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

BASE PRICE: $37,495

ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection

Displacement: 122 cu in, 1999 cc
Power: 240 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 270 lb-ft @ 3000 rpm

TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic with manual shifting mode

Wheelbase: 112.2 in
Length: 191.7 in
Width: 72.9 in Height: 58.0 in
Passenger volume: 106 cu ft
Cargo volume: 16 cu ft
Curb weight (C/D est): 3550-3700 lb

Zero to 60 mph: 7.3-7.5 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 21.0-21.5 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 15.7-15.9 sec
Top speed: 125 mph

EPA city/highway: 20-21/29-31 mpg


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