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2013 Ford Fusion review

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Ford Fusion highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Quiet ride
  • All-wheel drive available
  • Roomy interior

Cons

  • Uninspired interior design
  • Frustrating infotainment system
  • Bluetooth® isn't standard

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 31 highway, 25 combined

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What is new for the 2013 Ford Fusion?

  • The Fusion is available in a new trim called the Titanium.
  • The SEL and Sport trims have been discontinued for 2013.
  • Fusion trims have been upgraded with Automated Parking, Parking Sensors, Memory Seat(s), Rear View Camera, Remote Start, Smart Key, and Turbo Charged Engine as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Cruise Control and Lane Departure Warning features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SE trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology and Sync System as standard equipment.
  • The S trim now comes with Automatic Transmission, Bluetooth Technology, and Sync System as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2013 Ford Fusion

1. Agile handling

One of the first things you'll notice when you hit the road in the 2013 Ford Fusion is its agile and sporty handling. This midsize sedan comes standard with electric-assist power steering, which brings great composure when turning around sharp corners in particular. Plus, front struts and a rear multi-link suspension provide welcome athletic behavior on the road, without being too stiff or rigid. Comfort is further enhanced by the fact that road noise is reduced to a minimum, even on rough or worn-out surfaces.

2. Roomy interior

The 2013 Ford Fusion is a roomy and comfortable family vehicle that can seat up to five people. It has a spacious interior, with legroom and headroom measurements that make the Fusion supremely practical. Passengers in the front get 39.2 inches of headroom and 44.3 inches of legroom, with second-row headroom and legroom measuring 37.8 inches and 38.3 inches, respectively. Split-folding rear seats are standard, as is a power-adjustable driver's seat. With a total interior volume of 118.8 cu-ft, the 2013 Ford Fusion is almost as spacious as a full-size sedan.

3. Plenty of standard tech features

Aimed at enhanced connectivity and convenience for all passengers, the 2013 Ford Fusion is equipped with lots of tech features that come standard. One of the most noteworthy features is the MyFord Touch® infotainment system, which includes audio and phone connectivity via Bluetooth® and features voice control. In addition, the Fusion has three 12-volt ports and standard air conditioning.

4. High storage capacity

Another compelling reason to consider the 2013 Ford Fusion is its ample storage space. There's 16 cu-ft of room in the trunk, which is plenty for daily life and weekend trips away. The trunk is deep, able to accommodate large suitcases or bulky sporting equipment, and there are plenty of options for storing small items throughout the cabin.

5. Attractive engine options

When it comes to performance, the 2013 Ford Fusion has three engine options that offer an exciting driving experience. The base engine is a 2.5L four-cylinder that generates 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, combined with a six-speed automatic transmission. Two other engines are available: a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder with 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque and a 240-hp turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder that puts out 270 lb-ft of torque. When powered by the base 175-hp 2.5L engine, the 2013 Ford Fusion goes from zero to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 135 mph (according to the manufacturer, when new).

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2013 Ford Fusion is a great car. It is reliable, has a smooth ride, and is good on gas. The car is also aesthetically pleasing and has a lot of little touches that make it feel luxurious.
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Excellent

RepairPal gave the Ford Fusion an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Ford Fusion 13th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Ford Fusion features and specs

S 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Sync System
  • Traction Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Sync System

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.5L

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

16.5

Wheelbase

112.2"

Overall length

191.7"

Width

72.9"

Height

58.1"

Leg room

F 44.3"/R 38.3"

Head room

F 39.2"/R 37.8"

Front tires

P215/60HR16

Rear tires

P215/60HR16

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Automatic

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