2019 Ford Fusion Informative Car Review
Whether you're looking for a workaday SE or the luxurious Platinum, there's something in the 2019 Ford Fusion lineup to suit everyone. From six distinct engines - two of which are hybrid and two can be outfitted with all-wheel drive - to five trim levels that range from bare basics to practically opulent; this car has it all. Its sophisticated good looks make it stand out amongst its competitors too!
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Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The Fusion's powertrain offerings are led by a less-than-stellar 175 horsepower 2.5 liter four cylinder engine, an efficient six speed automatic transmission and front wheel drive setup. The same 6 speed carrying over through the gasoline powered models is also available. In upper trim levels you can choose between 181 horse power turbocharged 1.5 liter or a 245 horsepower turbo charged 2.0 liter four cylinders for even more control of your ride experience!
For those who want it, the Fusion can be enhanced with an all-wheel drive system connected to its 2.0-liter engine. For more power, the Sport model has a robust 325 horsepower from its twin-turbo 2.7 liter V6 and comes standard with AWD as well! Furthermore, if efficiency is your priority there's also hybrid and plug-in hybrid options featuring a powerful combination of their 2.0 liter four cylinder unit coupled to an electric motor plus CVT transmission providing 195 horses in total - perfect for navigating any terrain or roads efficiently!
Invariably, the Fusion offers an enjoyable ride along with responsive handling for a thrilling driving experience. Additionally, when you press it hard enough and take advantage of its standard adaptive dampers, the Fusion Sport is akin to a sports sedan rather than your average family car! Though its maneuverability and comfort might not be as severe as other vehicles in this category, they are still more than capable of providing an exciting journey.
The Energi model of the plug-in isn't too impressive as it is faced with a soft suspension tuning and exceedingly light steering, making corners not so great. Although gas powered Fusions have responsive and nimble steering, the Energi falls short by providing little feedback with an artificial but overboosted feel.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The Fusion's powertrain line-up offers something for everyone, ranging from a powerful twin turbo V6 to an eco-friendly plug in hybrid. Keep in mind though that due to the majority of versions having turbocharged engines, drivers may find it difficult to get the advertised EPA fuel economy numbers while out and about. During our 200 mile highway test, we were able to achieve 26 mpg with our Sport model and 39 mpg with the Energi plug in!
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
The Fusion proved to be a resilient vehicle during crash tests, and its now-standard suite of driver-assistance features offer an additional layer of safety.