2013 Ford Fusion Review
Pros & Cons
- Fuel-efficient turbocharged engines
- sharp handling
- composed ride
- quiet cabin
- advanced technology and safety features
- eye-catching styling
- available all-wheel drive.
- Finicky MyFord Touch interface
- interior design can seem overly stark.
List Price Range
$6,604 - $14,900
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Most helpful consumer reviews
Titanium 4dr Sedan w/EcoBoost (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
I purchased this 2013 Fusion titanium in July 2014 when it had 15,000 miles on it. Now in April 2016 it has 110,000 miles. Other than routine oil changes, tires, and a couple of minor dealer recalls the car has been perfect. Still on the original brake pads all other wear parts. Highly recommended. It is still quiet, solid, and drives perfectly. I drive about 5,000 miles per month for my work sales job, and average over 30 miles a gallon every tankful.
SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
I upgraded my Chevy Cruze to a Ford Fusion Ecoboost 1.6L about a week and a half ago. I was wanting a roomier car. The Fusion drives very nice. The interior is very quiet! About the only noise you hear is the engine getting up to speed. So far as far as fuel mileage I just took a trip over the weekend and on 65-70 mph interstate roads I got 29.8 MPG but I only have 600 miles on the vehicle so I'm assuming this will only get better. Does anyone else have the 1.6L Ecoboost and what are you getting for mileage? The only recommendation I would have is the passenger seat sits a little low to the ground so maybe have height adjustable seats? Other than that no complaints about the car!
S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
First of all, this is a 4cyl, and it's going to shift like a 4cyl. The difference is in the EcoBoost engine. When getting on the highway, this thing really has a lot of pep and get-up-and-go. The ride is so comfortable I've had people say it rides like a Merc, very smooth, very nice. My one major complaint is with the SYNC and Bluetooth features. They're not 100% reliable and don't work properly all the time. Mine has a tendency to get "stuck" after reading a text message and I have to switch the radio on and off again to reset it. It doesn't always hear my voice properly when telling it simple stuff like, "call dad".... did you say, call vet? Call dad..... did you say, call Frank? I don't have a funny accent either... I speak perfect English. Defeats the purpose of hands-free when I have to stop and look at my phone to find the contact I want my car to call. Yes, we're spoiled, 5 years ago this didn't exist. The transmission sometimes has problems finding the right gear to sit in on inclines, but it's active assist on the descent saves your brakes and makes up for it. My husband is 6'1" and 250lbs, he fits in the front seats very comfortably, not so much in the back though. I feel bad when I have to stick him back there in favor of my mother. :) You can literally fit 9 bodies in the trunk, don't ask me how I know that. I'm not 100% comfortable with an electronic parking brake, if that's one thing I could change on this car, that would be priority.
Duncan G. MacFarlane,02/08/2018
SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
I bought my 1.6L SE Ecoboost in May 2016 and have put 35,000 miles on it since. Last summer I took it on a 4,000 mile road trip from Minnesota to Arizona and back with zero issues. I got a combined MPG of 28.7 mpg. Pros: -Relatively good highway mileage around 29-31 mpg. If I am careful, I can get up to 36 average. -Sport mode is great for downhill engine braking and giving a quick boost to pass other drivers on the road. -Comes standard with Bluetooth. -Fusions delivered to Minnesota and other cold winter states come standard with a heater block. -Standard sound system sounds great. -Car rides quiet at highway speeds, can get somewhat noisy ascending hills. -Spacious trunk with 60/40 split fold down seats. -Decent handling for a family sedan. -I could see MyKey being convenient if you have children or borrowing your car to a friend. You can limit the top speed, set a max stereo volume, and have the audio system muted until the driver and front passenger are wearing seatbelts. -Blindspot mirrors come standard. -Car is equipped with three 12V charging outlets, an AUX cord port, and a USB plug-in for SYNC. -Has option for Sirius Satellite radio. Cons: -I live in Duluth, MN. It’s a very hilly city and it the winter I get an average of about 18.8 MPG. I believe it’s because of the turbo working the engine hard to get up those steep hills. -Acceleration is sluggish but not horrible. 0-60 is around 8-9 seconds with top speed of 121 mph. Which is pretty good for a 1.6L I4. -Bluetooth can be difficult to connect sometimes. -On two separate occasions, I’ve had my windshield wipers stop working for 2-3 minutes. -To change the headlight bulb you have to bring it to a Ford dealer because they have to take the entire bumper off just to access the headlight. They’ll charge you around $40 just for that. -The SE stereo can be finicky and hard to navigate for some. -I have found when using the USB plug-in it charges my phone very slowly. -A part broke on my fold down seat causing it to be stuck in the down position. Fortunately, Ford replaced the part for me with no charge. -I’m not a mechanic, but I am worried about the longevity of my motor considering it’s small size moving such a large car. Overall, I’m satisfied with my purchase of this vehicle. I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a reliable, stylish family sedan at a low price.