2010 Ford Fusion SEL V6 Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Ford Fusion - Road Test Specs

2010 Ford Fusion Sedan

(2.5L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
StyleI-4 SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)I-4 SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$24,655
Options on test vehicleRapid Spec 302A ($2,740 -- includes blind spot information system with cross traffic alert, rearview-mirror-mounted back-up camera, power moonroof, 12-speaker Sony sound system with six-CD changer); 3.0-Liter Duratec V6 Engine ($1,610); 18-Inch Machined Aluminum Wheels With Painted Pockets ($295 -- includes 18-by-7.5-inch machined aluminum wheels with painted pockets, P225/45R18 V-rated performance tires and sport tuned suspension).
As-tested MSRP$29,345


Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeV6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,967cc (152 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)9.7
Redline (rpm)6,550
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)240 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)223 @ 4,300
Transmission type6-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.584:1; II=2.964:1; III=1.912:1; IV=1.446:1; V: 1.000:1; VI: 0.746:1; Final Drive=3.59:1


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeElectric speed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)16.0:1
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle RS-A
Tire typePerformance
Tire size, frontP225/45R18 V
Tire size, rearP225/45R18 V
Wheel size18-by-7.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.6
0-60 mph (sec.)7.3
0-75 mph (sec.)10.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.3 @ 91.8
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)32
60-0 mph (ft.)130
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.80
Sound level @ idle (dB)42.0
@ Full throttle (dB)74.8
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)66.3

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsDead consistent regardless of technique or traction control. Leaves the line with barely a chirp from the tires and rails rapidly through 1st and 2nd gear. Needs two shifts to get to 60 but does so pretty quick. Engine sounds and feels good at high rpm. Quick shifts at redline.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsRespectable brake feel even with some fade. Tracks straight with max ABS. Good body control (little dive).
Handling ratingAverage
Handling commentsSkid pad: Non-defeatable stability control (only traction control turns off). Springy steering with vague info. Subtle ESP intrusion starting with singular brake application that bleeds into throttle closing. Slalom: Decent turn-in characteristics, but not much feel from the wheel. Decent grip and some welcome roll stiffness. Not bad, but not benchmark either.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)71.12
Wind (mph, direction)SW@6.4

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)N/A
Edmunds observed (mpg)N/A
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,446
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,555
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)60.4/39.6
Length (in.)190.6
Width (in.)72.2
Height (in.)56.9
Wheelbase (in.)107.4
Track, front (in.)61.7
Track, rear (in.)61.3
Turning circle (ft.)37.5
Legroom, front (in.)42.3
Legroom, rear (in.)37.1
Headroom, front (in.)38.7
Headroom, rear (in.)37.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.4
Shoulder room, rear (in.)56.5
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16.5


Bumper-to-bumper3 years/36,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion5 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/60,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Knee airbagsNot available
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemTire-pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot tested

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