2013 Ford Fusion Consumer Review: Disaster in the making

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Disaster in the making
By archer12 on


2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 4dr Sedan w/EcoBoost (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


I bought my 2013 Titanium in Detroit. Within 6 hours of purchase, the car had to be towed to the dealer with a problem that was diagnosed as a starter module. Things have gone downhill from there. The highway mileage...even in 70 degree weather, NEVER exceeds 28 mpg, nothing close to the advertised 33. The mytouch system is finicky and unreliable. Remote start terrible.
The electronic lane change chimes go off for no reason. Voice activated controls are useless; the noise levels in the car are so high and people cannot hear you on the speaker phone. Sych will NOT work with many phone brands. Car is a train wreck. 2010 Fusion with V6 was more powerful with much better mileage.

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My favorite feature is going to be whatever website I can go to and sell this turkey.

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Ford needs to start over. The MPG and horsepower ratings are total bull. My 2010 SEL with a V6 had better power and MUCH better MPG. Ginning up your numbers is going to blow up in your face, Ford. Suggest Ford employees dump their stock before Consumer Reports and others get wind of what a mess this car really is. While you are at it, redesign the trunk with either a hatchback or deeper floor. Access very poor.
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By sentinelone
on 03/17/13 00:40 AM (PDT)

As a rule I find that "real world" MPG is usually around 4-6+ MPG less than what the given EPA estimates are for most vehicles, even when driven non-enthusiastically. Assuming your Fusion 2.0 turbo auto is not an AWD model, then it is rated at EPA rated at "22 City, 33 Highway, and 26 Average". You say you are getting a high of 28 MPG, so that sounds about what a person will get with this vehicle out here in the "real world", not in some artificially perfected manufacturer?s or government testing environment; see what I mean? So now that you know the truth about what EPA estimates really are, I hope you realize that this is not necessarily a "Ford" issue, and that it applies across the board due to the misunderstanding of what those EPA figures actually represent, which is based on quite a bit of fantasy, make-believe, and over-optimistically wishful thinking.

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By emajor
on 03/22/13 06:49 AM (PDT)

I only half-agree with sentinelone. Caveat Emptor regarding EPA ratings, to be sure. But some manufacturers seem to be better at achieving their EPA ratings than others. Ford Ecoboost seems to be among the worst. Ford hybrids certainly don't get their advertised 47 mpg. Hyundai recently had to downgrade their EPA ratings because the vehicles couldn't achieve them in the real world. Toyota and Honda on the other hand seem to easily meet or exceed their EPA ratings in the real world. There are a number of websites for researching real world fuel economy for the car you are considering and I would believe those before the EPA ratings.

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