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2014 Ford Fusion Sedan - Rating Details

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2013 Ford Fusion Sedan SE (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automatic)

Driven On 11/13/2012

Ratings Summary

This rating has been carried forward from a prior year because the newer model has no substantial differences.

The Ford Fusion is all-new for 2013, and its styling, performance, and fuel economy all get a welcome boost. MyFordTouch continues to evolve and improve, and the interior is also much better.
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Comfort Remarkably large inside, plus top-notch NVH isolation deliver a very comfortable cabin.
Seating Comfort
B
The standard SE driver seat is 8-way adjustable. All seats are well-contoured and offer excellent support and comfort.
Ride Comfort
A
Well-controlled suspension soaks up bumps without being unnecessarily floaty or too harsh.
Quietness
B
Remarkably quiet at freeway speeds. Engine noise is present under hard acceleration, but not objectionable.
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Interior The Fusion takes a big step forward in terms of interior quality, appearance, size, and functionality.
Ergonomics
B
While MyFordTouch and SYNC continue to improve, the overall placement and functions of other controls is very good.
Ingress/Egress
B
Generously sized doors open to generously sized seats. Typical sedan entry and exit without compromises.
Space/Room
A
All passengers, especially those in the rear seats, will find the Fusion's accommodations generous. Easily swallows rear-facing child seats with room to spare.
Visibility
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Typical sedan sight lines plus available rear-view camera, blind-spot monitoring, and parking sensors.
Cargo/Storage
B
A 16 cu-ft trunk is slightly above average. Standard 60/40 split-fold rear seatbacks augment maximum cargo capacity. Interior storage is also clever and slightly above average.
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Performance While performance might not be the paramount to the family sedan segment, the all-new Ford Fusion sets the bar with an almost casual effortlessness.
Acceleration
B
Tepid acceleration from the base engine, but things really pick up with the turbocharged options. Interestingly, fuel economy also improves with engine upgrade.
Braking
B
Average stopping distances for its class in track testing, yet brake pedal feel and response are good in everyday driving.
Steering
B
Light effort yet precise action from steering provides excellent response and adequate road feel.
Handling
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Confident, competent handling go hand-in-hand with the responsive steering. Better than average; perhaps best-in-class.
Driveability
B
Drives more like a European car than an American sedan. Solid open-road manners plus just-right size for urban or suburban duties.
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Value A solid value in a sea of competitors, the Ford Fusion sets a new benchmark for an American midsize sedan in terms of quality and dynamics for the dollar.
Build Quality (vs. $)
B
It wasn't very long ago that American cars and quality were mutually exclusive. The new Ford Fusion proves we can do it, and for a fair price.
Features(vs. $)
B
The base Fusion S is a little lacking, but the mid-level Fusion SE ups the content (and available options) for a reasonable price increase.
Cost
B
Competitively priced, the Fusion is intended to fit the budgets of most families.
MPG
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Finally, the promise of six-cylinder performance combined with four-cylinder fuel economy has been kept. Be sure to opt for either EcoBoost engine.
Warranty
C
Other mainstream family sedans offer more attractive warranties.
Ownership
B
Maintenance and ownership costs should be faily tame, and extensive the Ford dealer network means that service will never be far away.
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Fun To Drive The average family sedan sets a low standard in this respect, yet the Fusion exceeds expections by a magin that's unexpected.
Driving Experience
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The Fusion combines a solid struction, sophisticated chassis, and class-leading powertrains to provide a class-leading driving experience.
Personality
B
There's a reason the 2013 Fusion feels like a European car: Much of it was developed there and that's a good thing.
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