65 reviews
Best Bet
2012 Ford Fusion
2012 Ford Fusion
Available Price Range $6,733-$14,953 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 21-28 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Ford Fusion

Our Take

Ford used the previous Fusion to usher in its new three-bar grille, which has been a hit with buyers. The current Fusion has an even bolder chrome grille, as if announcing to the world, "Yes, bigger is better." In ascending order, trim levels are the S, SE, SEL and Sport. The Fusion has room for... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Crowded center controls
  • Occasional low-rent interior surfaces

Notable Features

  • Four-cylinder or choice of two V-6s
  • Manual or automatic
  • Available AWD
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available backup camera


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: This review was written in January 2009 about the 2010 Ford Fusion. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2012, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the three model years. When it debuted in 2005, the Ford Fusion had the heavy task of replacing the once-dominating Taurus. It certainly found its niche in the s... Read full review for the 2012 Ford Fusion

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 65 reviews

Write a Review


by Boomer Grandpa from on January 18, 2013

Leasing an SEL with I4-6 speed auto for 18 months with almost 20,000 miles. I call it a sleeper because I thought it was a basic family sedan, yet has performed in all weather and road conditions beau... Read Full Review


Estimate your monthly loan payment.
Asking Price Range
$20,705 - $29,175
Calculate Monthly Payments


Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

Learn More About Warranties

Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

Similar Models

Select up to three models to compare with the 2012 Ford Fusion