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A classy sedan with a wealth of options.

Ford Fusion Review | CarMax

The 2019 Ford Fusion is the second iteration of the popular mid-size sedan that was first introduced in 2006. Its sleek, sophisticated exterior envelop a modern, ergonomic interior that is packed with both comforts and technology—aimed at making your commute a seamless experience. The Ford Fusion offers many different configurations, with eight available trim packages and six different powertrain options available for 2019. Here's what we'll cover in this 2019 Ford Fusion Review:

Key Specs & Features

  • Standard auto high beam headlights, lane-keep assist, pre-collision assist, blind-spot and cross-traffic warning, and a rearview camera.
  • Standard Ford Sync® voice recognition and multimedia system.
  • The 2019, traditional hybrid Ford Fusion's fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 43 mpg highway and 41 mpg city when equipped with the 2.0L Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder engine.1
  • When equipped with the Fusion Energi trim package, the 2019 Ford Fusion can travel up to 25 miles on all-electric power, a range increase of four miles over the previous model year.2

Rankings

5 Reasons to Buy

1. A Clever Choice

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If you want to live a more green lifestyle and you're considering a hybrid, the second-generation (2013 to present) Fusion is an excellent choice. The 2.0L hybrid achieves an EPA-estimated 41 mpg when driving around the city, making it very practical for running errands.1 The plug-in hybrid model is even more gentle with its fuel consumption, achieving an EPA-estimated 107 mpg in the city.1 If you do a lot of driving and want to minimize the impact, a Fusion hybrid could be a great choice for your next car.

2. Plenty of Horsepower

If you're after horsepower, the 2019 Ford Fusion V6 Sport might be up your alley. Powered by a 2.7L turbocharged V6, the V6 Sport churns out an impressive 325 hp and comes standard with all-wheel drive. To add to the sporty personality, the V6 Sport also comes with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters that allow you to shift the six-speed automatic transmission manually. This makes the Fusion quite capable when you need to overtake or get up to highway speeds quickly.

3. Full of Technology

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Tech lovers may want to seek out a Ford Fusion Titanium (available on all second-generation model years—2013 to present) which comes packed full of the latest that Ford has to offer in convenience technology and comforts. Equipped with FordPass Connect, the Fusion Titanium provides access to 4G LTE WiFi, perfect for the traveling business person.3 The Titanium also comes with a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat that is heated and cooled.

Even the 2019 base model comes with some great tech features, including the Ford SYNC System, four speakers, and a rearview camera.

4. A Wealth of Features

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The Ford Fusion has a wealth of features to choose from and while the second-generation (2013 to present) S is well equipped even as a base model, the other trim packages continue to pile on the goods. While the Ford Focus SE and SEL are the mid-range players, they come with enough standard features to feel like a proper upgrade. All the way at the top of the range is the Platinum trim (2013 to present), which features a power moonroof and universal garage opener, as well as an upgraded interior. All this makes the Fusion a great choice if functionality is what you're looking for.

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5. Engine options for everyone

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You can pick your piston-powered poison when it comes to the 2019 Ford Fusion. With six different engine options, the Fusion is available with:

  • Naturally aspirated 2.5L i-VCT four-cylinder
  • 1.5L Ecoboost® four-cylinder
  • 2.0L Ecoboost four-cylinder
  • 2.7L Ecoboost V6
  • 2.0L Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder hybrid
  • Energi plug-in hybrid which shares the 2.0L Atkinson from the standard hybrid but adds an electric motor to the mix.

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What You Need to Know

Available Paint Color Options (2019 models)

  • Agate Black
  • Blue
  • Ingot Silver
  • Magnetic
  • Oxford White
  • Rich Copper
  • Ruby Red
  • Velocity Blue
  • White Gold
  • White Platinum

Available Interior Colors and Materials (2019 models)

  • Ebony (leather-trimmed or cloth)
  • Ebony Stone
  • Light Putty
  • Medium Light Stone
  • Russet (leather-trimmed)

Available Trim Configurations (2019 models)

S

  • 2.5L i-VCT engine with a six-speed automatic transmission
  • 16-inch steel wheels with silver-painted covers
  • SYNC®
  • MyKey™

SE

  • 17-inch sparkle-silver-painted aluminum wheels
  • SYNC® 3
  • FordPass™ Connect
  • Reverse sensing system

SEL

  • 10-Way driver power seat with two memory settings
  • Premium audio system with 11 speakers
  • 1.5L Ecoboost engine
  • Five-bar-grille design with chrome finish

Titanium

  • Sony 12-speaker audio system
  • Power moonroof
  • Voice-activated touchscreen navigation system with SiriusXM® Traffic and Travel Link®
  • V6 Sport seats with leather-trimmed seating surfaces

V6 Sport

  • 2.7L V6 Ecoboost engine
  • 19-inch premium dark tarnish-painted aluminum wheels
  • Heated and cooled front seats
  • Intelligent all-wheel drive

Hybrid

  • 2.0L iVCT Atkinson-cycle 4 hybrid with eCVT transmission
  • SmartGauge EcoGuide™
  • Available in SE, SEL, and Titanium trim packages

Fusion Energi

  • 2.0L iVCT Atkinson-cycle I-4 with an electric motor
  • Available only in Titanium trim

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The Bottom Line

The Ford Fusion has been a popular choice for individuals, small families, and business people for many years and with its refresh in 2013, it remains a great choice. The wide range of trim packages, engine options, and technology add-ons that are available make the 2019 Ford Fusion a versatile car to fit your busy lifestyle.

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1Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.
2Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition, and driving conditions. Battery range may decrease with time and use. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.
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