2014 Ford Fusion

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Key Specs

of the 2014 Ford Fusion. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    25-26 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    175-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2014 Ford Fusion

  • 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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2014 Ford Fusion Overview

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Fun car to drive and very sharp

by toddrl911 from Aurora, IL on October 13, 2018

Great looking car that is fun to drive. Spacious and low maintenance. Has good performance and really good gas mileage. it has all kinds of standard features and options that make this car a dream. ... Read full review

(5.0)

Best cars available

by Sherrie from Winchester, Tn. on October 9, 2018

I have owned three Ford Fusions. The best cars I have ever owned. Just traded in my 2014 for an SUV. Like my new vehicle but kind of feel like I traded down. My Fusion was loaded with navigation, ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 Ford Fusion currently has 11 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Ford Fusion S

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
acceptable
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
acceptable
Structure and Safety Cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Less than 6 years old/less than 80,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles

  • Powertrain warranty

    7 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Fusion received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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