Is the Ford Fusion the Ultimate Sedan for the Kitchener Waterloo Lifestyle?
The Ford Fusion is one of the best performing mid-sized 4-door sedans in terms of sales figure nowadays. For good reason too, because a used Ford Fusion represents itself as an excellent value proposition, offering a genuinely upmarket experience at a palatable price point for most intrigued buyers. And as it’s beginning to mature in its current generation, you can find deals on used latest-generation Fusions.
The Ford Fusion is in its second-iteration starting from the 2013 model year. You’ll generally want to stick with 2014 models with the SE trim and above. 2014 used Ford Fusion SEs can be found for around $15,500, but pre-owned 2017 Ford Fusions received a handy facelift, with SE models priced at around $20,000. Earlier models actually received recalls that you should ensure have been carried out accordingly.
Most will find themselves gravitating towards the Ford Fusion for its exterior aesthetics. It’s suave, muscular, sleek and very executive, so it sits well inside a business park, yet emanates an imposing stance rolling on the road. Open up the doors though and you’ll be impressed by Ford’s effort on the interior quality, that compete with great cars like the Nissan Altima or Chevrolet Malibu or Hyundai Sonata.
Adhering to its pragmatic, business exterior design, the interior follows a similar language boasting quality materials, good fit and finish with minimal clutter. SE models could opt for the Luxury pack which brought leather upholstery into the mix, further reinforcing the premier feel that Ford pursued with the Fusion. You’ll also find a MyFord 8″ centre touchscreen infotainment system on SE Technology models. However, the SYNC 3 system which 2017 models received is said to be better and more responsive than the MyFord system, hence it’s worth considering if you can spare the money for 2017 variants.
The SE trim also received an 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat which provides plenty of versatility for varying drivers. Regardless, the front seats are plenty comfortable and supportive, with individual cup holders and generous small item storage.
Rear seat passengers can expect similarly accommodating seats, with plenty of legroom. While the gradually sweeping roof does reduce headroom, it’s still ample even for loftier adults. The rear cargo is quite capacious at 453-litres, and the rear seats are split-folding to trade for even more cargo room.
Fortunately, the Ford Fusion is similarly impressive driving on the road. The Fusion enjoyed a broad range of engine selection, and you won’t be left disappointed with any of them. The turbocharged variants will return better efficiency and markedly enthralling experiences over the stock 2.5-litre inline-4 though. 2017 used Ford Fusion models and above also received a mighty V6. If you want a good balance, the 1.5-litre turbocharged inline-4 is plenty adequate, but the 2.0-litre turbocharged inline-4 will startle you with its capability.
Nevertheless, a used Ford Fusion is a very well behaved car with poised road demeanor. The chassis is taut, and it’ll steadily move along any stretch of road, instilling confidence for the driver. If you want an even more composed experience, the Fusion is also sold with all-wheel drive. It absorbs bumps very well and at highway speeds, the Fusion maintains a muted cabin with a silent engine.
It’s still a well-equipped car even in its standard S trim, with amenities like automatic headlights, blind spot monitoring, keyless entry, cruise control and voice-activated Sync audio. Stepping up to SE yields nice accouterments like 17″ alloys, Ford’s excellent exterior keypad entry, 8-way power driver seat. SE models could opt for additional packages, but the SE Technology is worth a good look since it comprises dual-zone climate control, MyFord 8″ infotainment system with 2 4″ instrument cluster screens and a rearview camera.
2017 models onwards received more as standard, things like 16″ alloys, LED taillights and a rearview camera. Of course, the 2017 SE Technology also got the SYNC 3 infotainment system that replaces the MyFord system. The Titanium trim contains almost every optional extra that the SE trim could opt for as standard with additional standard features like the 2.0-litre EcoBoost turbo inline-4, 18″ wheels, sport-revised suspension, and premium Sony 12-speaker sound system.
The Ford Fusion is an all-around performer that does a lot of things right, and it’s an astounding option as an entry-level premium sedan. If you’re interested in one, you can visit our dealership to browse our inventory of used Ford Fusions, we have quite a few lined up. You’re certain to find one that’ll fit your requirements.