of the 2014 Ford Fusion. Base trim shown.
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- Class-defying styling
- Impressive handling
- Likable hybrid experience
- All-wheel-drive availability
- Hard-to-use controls
- Firm seats
- Pricing structure
New turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine
New available inflatable rear seat belts
More efficient hybrid model
Manual or automatic
Front- or all-wheel drive
What Is the 2014 Ford Fusion?
The 2014 Ford Fusion is a five-seat mid-size sedan offered in three trim levels: S, SE and Titanium. There's also a Ford Fusion Hybrid and Plug-In Hybrid Fusion Energi, which are covered separately on Cars.com. Front-wheel drive is standard for S and SE, but all-wheel drive is optional for Titanium. Competitors include the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Hyundai Sonata and Nissan Altima.
What's New on the 2014 Ford Fusion?
For 2014, the Fusion gets an available turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. The outboard rear seats can be equipped with optional inflated seat belts. Summer tires with 19-inch wheels are also available. Titanium models can be had with an available Interior Appearance Package, which includes premium leather seating, premium floormats and vinyl door inserts.
How Does the 2014 Ford Fusion Compare to Other Mid-Size Sedans?
The Fusion is a fun-to-drive mid-size sedan with a competitive base engine and impressive handling. If "fun-to-drive" isn't on your list of must-haves, there are other well-reviewed mid-size sedans on the market to consider with considerable comfort and value.
What Features in the 2014 Ford Fusion Are Most Important?
The Fusion offers a choice of four engines. The standard engine is a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Its three available engines include a 177-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder; a 231-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a 181-hp, 1.5-liter four-cylinder. Drivers can choose between a six-speed automatic or manual transmission, as well as front- or all-wheel drive.
Significant standard features include 16- to 19-inch wheels, a chrome grille, seating for five, cloth upholstery, a split folding backseat, air conditioning and cruise control. Available options include alloy rims, dual exhaust tips, a spoiler, a power moonroof, a self-parking system, leather seating, automatic air conditioning, a heated steering wheel, cooled front seats and a navigation system.
The 2014 Fusion comes with four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, side-impact and knee airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for the front and rear. Available safety features include inflatable rear seat belts, a backup camera, blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control with forward-collision warning.
Should I Buy the 2014 Ford Fusion?
Class-defying style and handling separate the 2014 Ford Fusion from other mid-size sedans. Additionally, it's available with all-wheel drive. If you don't mind the price premium, along with quirks like firm seats, hard-to-use controls, and impeded forward visibility, then the Ford Fusion may be right for you.
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