2016 Ford Fusion Review
The Ford Fusion is a perfect mix of efficiency wrapped up in inspiring lines and sophisticated styling. Available in gas, hybrid and plug-in hybrid models, the mid-size sedan is further offered in S, SE and Titanium trim levels depending on the model. Such choices make it easy for buyers to find the Fusion of their dreams.
The 2016 Ford Fusion Updates
Updates for the 2016 Ford Fusion involve the center stack and the option packages. The former has been redesigned with a new SYNC screen and mechanical buttons for a simplified user experience. The S Appearance Package makes the Fusion S more distinct with such items as painted Ebony black wheels. Finally, the SE Cold Package keeps things warm inside the Fusion SE thanks to heated cloth seats.
Features and Conveniences
Standard features that form the basis of the Fusion include automated headlamps, LED tail lights, a capless fuel filler and a chrome grille. Inside there are power door locks and windows, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and column setup. Passengers are protected by dual-stage front airbags, drive and front passenger knee airbags, front-side airbags and side-curtain airbags. The four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes makes sure the sedan stops when needed while the tire pressure monitoring system keeps drivers alert for any wear and tear of the wheels.
Ford Fusion Trim Levels
The Fusion S is the gas-powered entry model into the lineup. It builds on the above foundation with a compact spare tire, an audio system with four speakers, a manual AC system and cloth upholstery.
The mid-level SE comes with everything from the S. It then adds or replaces the equipment list with power driver and front passenger seats, additional speakers and a SecuriCode invisible keypad outside the driver-side door.
A slew of standalone and option packages is available especially with the SE. A voice-activated navigation system can be had with the requisite SE Technology Package. Paint protection film is offered by 3M. There's a power moonroof and inflatable seats belts to protect the rear row passengers.
The Titanium is the top-of-the-line Fusion. Unsurprisingly, it comes with virtually everything from the lower two including many of their options as standard. Buyers can further customize the sedan with bundles like the Titanium Driver Assist Package.
The Fusion Hybrid S, Hybrid SE and Hybrid Titanium are equipped similarly to their gas-powered counterparts. Same with the plug-in Fusion Energi SE and Energi Titanium.
Fusion Power and Performance
All Fusions are powered by a four-cylinder engine. Buyers of gas-powered models have a choice of a 2.5-liter, 1.5-liter turbo or 2.0-liter turbo. The Fusion Hybrid is motivated by a 2.0-liter mated to an electric motor and batteries. Energi models have a plug-in version of the same powertrain.