2014 Ford Fusion

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$21,970

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

42
Combined MPGe Combined MPGe

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1 kWh
Battery capacity Battery capacity

Battery capacity is measured in kilowatt-hours, which is a measure of how much energy is used over time. A 70-kWh battery has more energy capacity than a 50-kWh battery and would result in a longer driving range if all other factors were equal. But more battery capacity doesn’t always mean longer range because of differences in energy consumption from vehicle to vehicle. Battery capacity provided by Chrome Data, a JD Power company.

5

Seating capacity

191.7” x 58.1”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

The good:

  • Class-defying styling
  • Impressive handling
  • Likable hybrid experience
  • All-wheel-drive availability

The bad:

  • Hard-to-use controls
  • Firm seats
  • Visibility
  • Pricing structure

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • 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

2014 Ford Fusion review: Our expert's take

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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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior 4.6
  • Performance 4.4
  • Value 4.5
  • Exterior 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

2.0

FORD (Fix Or Replace Daily).

It's the absolute worse Ford car I owned. I owned a small fleet of Ford vans for my business and those are tough. However, Fusion hybrid plug in 2014 model is a disaster (Titanium trim PHEV). Had over 7 recalls. The most troubling one is the weak transmission HF35 and the Inverter/TCM. Most dealers just blow it off when I had the problem. Only 1 advisor step up to tell me Ford warranty it up to 150K on the EV system, but replaced it with a refurbished unit that only lasted about 28K miles; then the Inverter (TCM) went out. The recall was supposed to include the TCM/PCM replacement too, but the dealer skimp out on that & hoped owner gets passed 150K miles then bye bye. At 105K my CVT Tranny went out (HF35); at 141k the Inverter had intermittent problem and go into limp mode, "STOP SAFELY NOW". So frustrated with the run around, I parked it for a year. Then the rat got into it & chew up couple of brake wires that disabled the ABS/Traction Control features (2 wires) because the cable housing are made of SOY!! (food/bio grade). Now, instead of tackle the heart of the problem, the dealer wants to use the rat as a scapegoat & pointed to the wiring harness. However, the previous diagnosis was wrong already prior to the rat problem. The dealer just want to dance around the problem & seems many techs aren't up on hybrids & EVs nor are the service advisors (they just want to churn you for the diagnostic fees $240 or thereabouts). No accountability from Ford dealers (refraining from naming names). Most just shrug it off; and one that tried to help, did it half xxx. Poor design (i.e. putting the PCM next to a hot gas engine when it should have been placed in a cool part of the engine. Other small nuisances like the cable for the rear trunk, if you accidently left your FOB in your sport bag after the gym & closed it, you're locked out. If you have no power or the motor fails, you're locked out of your trunk). The few good things are the sexy body design after the Aston Martin look alike and it does ride nice but only for 4 adults of average weight. Lots of tech bells and whistles. Max passenger/cargo load of around 800 lbs., and under power. Stay away from Fusion. Not built to last in my opinion. A throw away car around 150K miles.

4.0

Best car for the 💰

Owend 10 years bought with 29,000 miles only broke one time was a fuel sensor. All recalls fixed with no issues from dealer.now has 86,000 miles.would buy again.

5.0

Great car wish they still made it I'd buy another.

Had this car for almost ten years with only one repair. I had a purge valve die and it cost me under $300 to fix. I have a Titanium edition and everything still works and runs great. This has been one of the most trouble free cars I have had. In the past I have gotten rid of cars sooner but this one has been great so I kept it. It gets oil changes about every 4000 miles and has never burnt a lick of oil. Going to give it to my son when I'm done with it.

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Safety

Based on the 2014 Ford Fusion base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
3
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
4
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
4
Risk of rollover
10.9%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
4
Side barrier rating driver
3
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
60 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
60 months/60,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/60,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Powertrain
Available
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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