5 Fast Facts: 2016 Ford Fusion
Ford makes few changes to its 2016 Fusion, which was redone with European styling cues for 2013. This year, the 5-seat Fusion gets a simplified center stack and console that features a revised Sync screen and user-friendly buttons plus optional Appearance and Cold Weather packages. A refreshed 2017 Fusion is also available.
Below are five fast facts about the 2016 Ford Fusion to help you research midsize family sedans:
1) Three trim levels are offered: S, SE, and Titanium. All-wheel drive is available on the SE trim. The base S sedan is powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 175 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque and averages 26 mpg in combined city/highway driving, according to EPA ratings.
2) Two fuel-efficient, turbocharged, EcoBoost 4-cylinder engines plus hybrid and Energi plug-in electric hybrid powertrains are available. The turbocharged 4-cylinder engines include a 1.5-liter engine that generates 181 horsepower and 185 lb.-ft. of torque, and a 2.0-liter engine that makes 240 horsepower and 270 lb.-ft. of torque. All engines are partnered with a 6-speed automatic transmission.
3) Along with a standard rearview camera, safety equipment on the 2016 Fusion includes electronic stability control, front and side curtain air bags, adjustable headrests, and a post-crash alert system. An array of advanced driver-assistance technologies are optional including adaptive cruise control, collision warning, blind-spot detection with cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assist, and active park assist.
4) Two new equipment packages are available for 2016. The S Appearance package features 18-in. alloy painted Ebony wheels, front fog lights, and a rear spoiler. The SE Cold Weather package includes a remote start system, heated cloth seats, and all-weather floor mats.
5) The 2016 Ford Fusion earned a highest-possible 5-star safety rating in government crash tests and received four “Good” and one “Acceptable” ratings in Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests.