CarsInTrend continue to review the most popular cars in the North American market. The next set of articles will be about very popular midsize sedan – Ford Fusion. Including hybrid versions, trim levels and pricing.
2015 Ford Fusion review
In 2013, the famous American carmaker introduced severe restyled model for worldwide market, known as Ford Fusion in North America and Ford Mondeo in Europe and Asia. It is a bit confused, but it has to be done because the developers decided to fully integrate the two vehicles in one, simply releasing it under different names in different segments of the global market.
2015 Ford Fusion price: starting $22,100 to $30,390 (without options)
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2015 Ford Fusion exterior
The developers have spent a lot of time to develop a new concept of the sedan, monitored reviews and automobile enthusiasts’ opinions from all over the world and finally create an external image that will satisfy most people’s needs.
In front we could see original ribbed hood, fog lights in the corners of bumpers. Narrow aggressive looking headlamps now have LED elements. It is also impossible not to notice the huge grille, made in new style reminding Aston Martin in compared with it brand label looks tiny. The front fascia is stylish and impressive.
In side view you may notice big wheel arches, which are best for 16 inch wheels. Door handles are beautiful and elegant in shape. The massive exterior mirrors with a slightly sporty touch perfectly complement the image of 2015 Ford Fusion.
As for the back, you could notice neat taillights, large tailgate, fog lights and of course, big carmaker badge makes Ford Fusion perfect from any direction and in any color. We also recommend you watch the video review of the car, explore its exterior and interior, which will be described further.
Here are the dimensions of the car: length – 191,7 in (4870 mm); Width – 72,9 in (1852 mm); Height – 58,1 in (1478 mm); Wheelbase – 12,2 in (2850 mm).
2015 Ford Fusion interior
Ford made it clear that their next generation Ford Fusion model aims to higher class. This became particularly evident after the inspection of the interior. The main purpose is to compete with higher class models such as Mercedes C-class, BMW 3-series and Audi A4. And it is not fiction, because the interior has become much better comparing with predecessors.
Inside the new Ford Fusion has become better equipped, there are more expensive material finishes. It looks like in the previous Fusion, but now everything has become more interesting, more solid. Improved ergonomics created additional comfort for driver and passengers.
So, the driver and front passenger can adjust the position of seats in several directions. Lateral support was improved, which allows to sit comfortably even in tight bends. The dashboard has become brighter, more informative, readability of information was also improved. The center console has a new high-resolution touch-screen display, another vents and so on.
Rear passengers have got better seats. Despite the fact that the wheelbase has not changed significantly compared to its predecessor, legroom and overall space for rear passengers .
2015 Ford Fusion engine lineup
The engine lineup became more interesting and wide. There are 3 petrol engines available, two of them referred to hi-tech EcoBoost engine family. There are also hybrid and plug-in hybrid Ford Fusion Energi version available.
The first engine option is Duratec family engine having 2.5 liter capacity and 175 horsepower. It is unavailable for other markets except North American. Next engine is 1.5L four cylinders and its turbocharged. The output is 180 horsepower and torque of 177 ft lb (240 Nm). The flagship petrol engine also has four cylinders, but with 2.0L capacity and 250 ft lb (340 Nm) of torque. As for the power, there is 240 horsepower under the hood. The transmission is 6-speed automatic available for all trims with front wheel drive layout. AWD version is available only for the most powerful 2.0 EcoBoost version.
2015 Ford Fusion fuel efficiency
The fuel efficiency for standard 2.5 liter engine is rated by EPA as 22 mpg in city and 34 mpg in highway. 1.6L EcoBoost engine has fuel consumption rate as 37 mpg for combined. For 2.0 EcoBoost engine the figures are very close to standard natural aspirated Duratec – 22 mpg in city and 31 mpg in highway.
2015 Ford Fusion mpg: 22 cty/34 hwy
2015 Ford Fusion hybrid
There is also a hybrid version available in Ford Fusion model line up. It features 2-liter gasoline engine working in Atkinson cycle with the output of 188 horsepower, electric motor and 1.4 kWh Li-ion battery. The transmission is electronic CVT, similar to one used in Toyota hybrids. The maximum speed on electric mode only has been raised to 62 mph (100 kmh) compared to previous generation.
Ford Fusion hybrid mpg
The fuel efficiency was also significantly improved comparing to predecessor. EPA-estimated rating for the new 2015 Ford Fusion hybrid is 40 mpg for city, 36 for highway and 38 mpg for combined. This figures are not that much spectacular as for upcoming 2016 Chevrolet Malibu which is also referred to midsize class.
2015 Ford Fusion hybrid mpg: 40 cty/36 hwy/38 combined
Ford Fusion hybrid price
The pricing for hybrid version of 2015 Ford Fusion starts at $25,185 up to $30,940 for fully equipped version with premium sound, touchscreen and other features. It is comparable with standard Prius and Honda Civic hybrid, but it’s bigger and more stylish.
2015 Ford Fusion specs
Ford Fusion, 2015 model year, 4-door sedan, 5 seats.
2.5L 16V i-VCT I-4 engine, 175 hp @6000 rpm; 1.5L Ti-VCT I-4 EcoBoost, 181 hp @6,000 rpm; 2.0L Ti-VCT I-4 EcoBoost, 240 hp @ 5,500 rpm (on premium fuel), 231 hp @5,500 (regular fuel); 2.0L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 Hybrid Engine, 141 hp @ 6,000 rpm (188 hp combined).
6-speed automatic; electric CVT (hybrid), front wheel drive, all-wheel drive (2.0 EcoBoost)
Weight & Dimensions
Kerb weight: 3427 lbs (1554 kg)
Overlall height/width/length: 58.2 in/ 83.5 in/ 191.7 inches
Wheelbase: 112.2 in
Fuel tank capacity: 16,5 US gallons (62,4 liters); 13.5 gallons (51 liters) for hybrid
Front/Rear brakes: Disc/Disc
2015 Ford Fusion photos
Prices, specifications, options, features of 2015 Ford Fusion could change without notice. You could find up to date information on car maker offical website.
All information above is relevant for US version of a car.