2016 Ford Fusion

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Key Specs

of the 2016 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

  • Stylish design
  • Impressive handling
  • Likable hybrid experience
  • All-wheel-drive availability

The Bad

  • Firm seats
  • Visibility

Notable Features of the 2016 Ford Fusion

  • New center control panel with physical buttons
  • Backup camera, alloy wheels standard
  • Inflatable rear seat belts available
  • Hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions available
  • Front- or all-wheel drive

What Is the 2016 Ford Fusion?

The 2016 Ford Fusion is a five-seat mid-size sedan that competes with the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata. It's available in three trims: S, SE and Titanium. All-wheel drive is optional for the SE and Titanium. There's also a Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi, which are covered separately.

What's New on the 2016 Ford Fusion?

For 2016, the Ford Fusion gets physical buttons for its center control panel, as well as an S Appearance Package with 18-inch black-painted wheels, a rear spoiler and foglamps. Heated cloth seats, all-weather floormats and remote start are also available in the new SE Cold Weather Package.

How Does the 2016 Ford Fusion Compare to Other Mid-Size Sedans?

Unlike the Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima and Honda Accord, the 2016 Ford Fusion isn't available with a V-6 engine, but it does have a high-output turbocharged four-cylinder and offers all-wheel drive. The Camry and Accord feel larger inside, but the Camry lacks some of the Fusion's technologies, and the Accord's base multimedia system isn't much easier to use.

What Features in the 2016 Ford Fusion Are Most Important?

The 2016 Ford Fusion comes standard with a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive. Standard exterior features include a backup camera, chrome grille and automatic headlights, while the cabin gets a split-folding backseat and air conditioning. As required in all new vehicles in this model year, front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system are standard.

Available engines for the Ford Fusion include a 181-hp, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder and a 231-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. All-wheel drive is optional. Safety add-ons include lane departure warning and prevention, adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning, a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert, a self-parking system and inflatable rear seat belts. Other notable features include a power moonroof, leather seats, heated steering wheel, cooled front seats and a navigation system.

Should I Buy the 2016 Ford Fusion?

The 2016 Ford Fusion is a stylish mid-size sedan with impressive handling. Unlike some competitors, it can be had with all-wheel drive. On the other hand, some drivers might be put off by its firm, uncomfortable seats and limited visibility.

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2016 Ford Fusion Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The five-seat Ford Fusion is a midsize sedan that offers a choice of four-cylinder engines and a six-speed automatic transm... Read More

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Consumer Reviews

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

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Most reliable car I've owned

by Bonnie from Mishawaka, In on August 25, 2018

This car has totally lowered my stress level in my daily routine. No worries about break-downs or safety. Best car I've ever owned.Total comfort, great style. Very happy. Read full review

(5.0)

Sharp and very nice driving car!

by Jeff on August 24, 2018

I am loving the gas mileage and the style of the 2016 Fusion SE w/appearance package. I love the color and all the options just for being a SE model. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2016 Ford Fusion currently has 5 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 Ford Fusion has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 60,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Ford

Program Benefits

24-hour roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement up to $30 per day, full tank of gas, vehicle history report, new wiper blades and fresh oil and filter

  • Limited Warranty

    7 years / 100,000 miles

    7 years from original new vehicle warranty start date or 100,000 miles. Powertrain Limited Warranty from original in-service date. 12- month/12,000-mile comprehensive limited warranty. See dealer for details. $100 deductible per visit.
  • Eligibility

    Under 6 years / 80,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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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