of the 2016 Ford Fusion. Base trim shown.
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- Stylish design
- Impressive handling
- Likable hybrid experience
- All-wheel-drive availability
- Firm seats
- 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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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
Sharp and very nice driving car!
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60 months / 60,000 miles
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
7 years / 100,000 miles7 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.
Under 6 years / 80,000 milesVehicles receive a 172 point inspection and reconditioning.