2013 Ford FusionMike Cooper - Huntsville, AL01/24/2017
Overall, we love this car. It's very comfortable, has all the mod-cons that we would ever want (especially heated seats, good A/C, nice sound system, back-up camera, and a sunroof), lots of room, and easy on fuel. LOVE the pre-sets for the driver's seat since this car is driven by my daughter and me as well as my wife. We each have preset stored so there's no more grousing about "who moved the seat?" Very solid car - when you close the doors it sounds like a car and not a tin can. Huge trunk. Drives nicely and is very quiet on the road (although the brakes are quite a bit more sensitive than what I'm used to in my truck).
2013 Ford FusionAmy - Dumfries, VA01/16/2015
I love my new Ford Fusion. It has a lot of trunk space and my 6'5" husband can fit comfortably in the back seat (can't say that about many cars this size). The only issue I have had is that I am shorter and the cup holders and the storage compartment in the console between the seats are not in a comfortable place for me. However, the gas mileage is great and I really enjoy driving it.
2013 Ford FusionMatthew Bailey - Houston, TX08/09/2017
The car is great, even more so than expected.
The Fusion Titanium parks itself, has very comfortable and spacious leather seats. It has great mileage, and the turbo charged engine has very quick pick up for a full size sedan. The stereo is amazing, even at full blast, the sound is crisp, with no distortion. Bluetooth handsfree calling makes life easier, the rear view camera is a must, after not having one before. When parking, the sensors for what is in front of you, as well as what's approaching from behind you helps immensely.
There is nothing bad to say about this car, I feel incredibly safe while driving my Fusion, and I wouldn't trade it for anything else in the price range.
2013 Ford Fusion Overview
Just about every automaker has striven to develop and release an affordable mid-size sedan. Ford is no exception, as the Fusion is a four-door, five-passenger vehicle that fills the gap between its compact Focus and Fiesta models, and the Taurus, Ford's full-size sedan. The Fusion was first produced in August 2005 and is currently in the midst of its second generation, which began with the 2013 model year. This post will take a closer look at the inaugural model of the Fusion's second generation, the 2013 vehicle.
2013 Ford Fusion History
The Ford Fusion was first produced in 2005. It was introduced as a replacement to Ford's now-defunct Contour, as well as the fourth generation of its Taurus model.
The Fusion was originally built on the automaker's CD3 mid-size platform, a platform that was actually designed by Mazda and intended for vehicles with front- and/or all-wheel drive.
The 2013 Fusion was completely redesigned and is built on the more rigid CD4 platform with the launch of its second generation.
The 2013 Fusion is offered in the following models: S, SE, Titanium, and two hybrid options, making the Fusion stand out when it comes to this sort of efficiency in the mid-size market. The 2013 hybrid and plug-in hybrid models were lauded with the 2013 Green Car of the Year awards from the Green Car Journal.
How It Drives
The 2013 Fusion is larger than other vehicles in its class - and it drives and handles accordingly. Though handling is good and the ride is comfortable, drivers need to allow enough space for tight turns, U-turns, and parallel parking, for example. While this may be off-putting to some drivers in the market for a mid-size sedan, keep in mind Ford's goal with the Fusion - to provide affordable family transportation in a mid-size platform. Considering those standards, the Fusion is hard to beat.
Used 2013 Ford Fusion Value
The original MSRP of the 2013 Ford Fusion was $23,830. Fair market price for the Fusion S model with front-wheel drive is currently valued at about $13,100. Price, however, is subjective based on factors such as mileage, vehicle condition, and driver history.
Design & Performance
As is a theme throughout this entry, the Ford Fusion looks and feels big. While it's only about one inch longer than the first-generation of Fusion models, there's an extra five inches between the wheelbases, the longest in the mid-size class of vehicles.
The 2013 Fusion is also about 0.7 inches wider and more than an inch taller than previous versions.
Ford offers a variety of powertrain options with the 2013 Fusion, allowing drivers to pick and choose based on their performance preferences.
Fusion models equipped with the 1.6 liter EcoBoost engine can achieve up to 25 mpg in the city and up to 37 mpg on the highway.
The standard 2.5L engine is rated at 22 mpg city and 34 mpg highway, still good fuel economy.
Powertrain & Engine
The 2013 Fusion is available in various four-cylinder engine configurations, the standard being the 2.5L Duratec. This differed from previous versions of the Fusion, which also offered V6 options. The 2.5L Duratec generates up to 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque.
As far as the transmission, the 2013 Fusion is offered with a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic and a continuously variable transmission, or CVT, for hybrid models.
Body Style & Interior Comfort
The first thing that those in attendance at the 2012 North American International Auto Show noticed when the 2013 Fusion was officially unveiled was its sharp look. Its grille, horizontal lines, and wraparound lamps were particularly lauded.
The Titanium model offers leather seating, heated front seats, and HD radio for a value-added driving experience.
Though larger than other mid-size vehicles, its style allowed it to stand out among the competition.
On the interior, there's the MyFord Touch user interface. A 12-speaker sound system and dual-zone auto climate settings are other optional features.
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