2009 Ford Fusion Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,035-$25,605
$17,707-$23,429
18 /CITY / 27 /HWY
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What Changed for 2009:

  • More standard features including ambient lighting, satellite radio, 5-speed automatic transmission
  • New, more powerful and fuel-efficient 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Electronic stability control system offered as an option
  • New stylish Blue Suede Appearance package with choice of four new colors
  • Seven-color ambient lighting system standard on SEL models
  • Traction control standard on SE and SEL models with V-6 engines
Overview
The 2009 Ford Fusion is more powerful and fuel efficient than last year's model, with the new, 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is the same engine that powers the 2009 Ford Escape. Ford introduced the midsize 4-door Fusion sedan with the notable 3-bar grille in 2006 to replace the Taurus and compete with high-volume midsize rivals such as the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. Since the Fusion debuted, Ford rebadged the Five Hundred large conventional sedan with the famous Taurus name. The Fusion still is based on the Mazda6 stretched platform and shares its architecture with the Mercury Milan and the Lincoln MKZ. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive (FWD and AWD) versions are offered. Front-drive models come with 4-cylinder or V-6 power, while AWD Fusions only are powered by the V-6. The Fusion seats 5, and offers 15.8 cubic feet of cargo trunk space, which can be expanded thanks to folding rear seats and an available fold-flat front passenger seat.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Ford Fusion comes in three trim levels: S, SE and SEL. All offer front-wheel drive (FWD), and SE and SEL are available with all-wheel drive (AWD). Standard equipment on the S includes: cloth upholstery; 4-way manually adjustable driver's seat; 60/40-split folding rear seat; air conditioning; tilt/telescoping steering wheel; power locks, windows and mirrors; front and side curtain air bags; and a tire-pressure-monitoring system. The SE adds a 6-way power driver's seat with manual lumbar adjustment; fold-flat front passenger seat; sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors; steering-wheel audio controls; fog lamps; Sirius satellite radio; MP3 audio input jack; 6-disc CD changer; two additional speakers; trip computer; and aluminum wheels. The SEL gets automatic headlights; automatic climate control; leather-wrapped steering wheel; heated outside mirrors; keypad entry; auto-dimming rearview mirror; and 16-inch machined aluminum wheels.

Options start with a new personal style appearance package for 2009. The Blue Suede package (FWD only) is standard on Fusion SEL and optional on the SE. It offers four new exterior metallic colors (Dark Ink Blue, Brilliant Silver, Sport Blue and Tuxedo Black), charcoal interior trim with blue suede accents, and 18-inch wheels. Ford also is offering a Sport Appearance package (FWD only), which features a sport suspension; black chrome grille rear lip spoiler; dual chrome exhaust tips; and red seat inserts and stitching. Also available are an optional 5-speed automatic transmission; AdvanceTrac electronic stability control system; and the Ford Sync communications and entertainment system co-developed with Microsoft. Other options on SEL models include leather seat trim; DVD-based navigation system; Sirius satellite radio; heated front seats; sunroof; and an Audiophile stereo system with 6-disc CD changer and 8 speakers.

Powertrain
The 2009 Ford Fusion's base engine is the new, 2.3-liter 4-cylinder unit that delivers 160 hp and 156 lb.-ft. of torque and can be mated with a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. When the 4-cylinder engine is paired with the 5-speed automatic, the Fusion's powertrain qualifies as a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) for consumers in states adopting California emission standards. A 3.0-liter V-6 engine that produces 221 hp and 205 lb.-ft. of torque is available for added performance on the SE and SEL trim levels. The V-6 engine comes only with a 6-speed automatic transmission. FWD is offered with both engines, and the V-6 is available with AWD.

EPA mileage estimates for the 2009 Ford Fusion are 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway for the 4-cylinder engine with manual transmission-and with 5-speed automatic transmission, 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway. Mileage estimates for the version with the V-6 engine and automatic transmission with FWD are 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway for the V-6 engine with AWD. A hybrid version of the Fusion is coming soon, as a 2010 model.

Safety
The 2009 Fusion features six standard air bags and Ford's Personal Safety System with safety belt pre-tensioners and sensors to measure front-seat passenger weight and crash severity level. Traction control is standard on all AWD models and SE and SEL FWD models with V-6 engines. Rear park assist is optional.

In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2009 Fusion earned 5-star ratings for driver and front passenger protection in frontal crash tests as well as a 5-star rating for the driver and a 4-star rating for rear passengers in side-impacts. The AWD version receives 5 stars and the FWD version earns a 4-star rating for rollover resistance. Although the 2009 model hasn't been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2008 model received the best, or \"Good,\" ratings in frontal and side-impact crash tests from the Institute.

Technology
Developed with Microsoft, Ford Sync, which is standard on SEL models, provides a hands-free and voice-activated link to cell phones and most media players. It recognizes your cell phone's phonebook, reads text messages through the audio system and allows occupants to respond with one of 15 available messages. When an MP3 player is plugged in, Sync charges it and can access a complete playlist. Occupants can ask Sync to play a specific song, artist or music genre. Sync will also stream songs wirelessly from a source like a phone/MP3 player using Bluetooth technology. Ford's DVD navigation system is voice-activated for added convenience, and is standard on the Fusion SEL.

What Changed for 2009:

  • More standard features including ambient lighting, satellite radio, 5-speed automatic transmission
  • New, more powerful and fuel-efficient 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine
  • Electronic stability control system offered as an option
  • New stylish Blue Suede Appearance package with choice of four new colors
  • Seven-color ambient lighting system standard on SEL models
  • Traction control standard on SE and SEL models with V-6 engines
Overview
The 2009 Ford Fusion is more powerful and fuel efficient than last year's model, with the new, 2.3-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is the same engine that powers the 2009 Ford Escape. Ford introduced the midsize 4-door Fusion sedan with the notable 3-bar grille in 2006 to replace the Taurus and compete with high-volume midsize rivals such as the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima. Since the Fusion debuted, Ford rebadged the Five Hundred large conventional sedan with the famous Taurus name. The Fusion still is based on the Mazda6 stretched platform and shares its architecture with the Mercury Milan and the Lincoln MKZ. Front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive (FWD and AWD) versions are offered. Front-drive models come with 4-cylinder or V-6 power, while AWD Fusions only are powered by the V-6. The Fusion seats 5, and offers 15.8 cubic feet of cargo trunk space, which can be expanded thanks to folding rear seats and an available fold-flat front passenger seat.

Model Lineup
The 2009 Ford Fusion comes in three trim levels: S, SE and SEL. All offer front-wheel drive (FWD), and SE and SEL are available with all-wheel drive (AWD). Standard equipment on the S includes: cloth upholstery; 4-way manually adjustable driver's seat; 60/40-split folding rear seat; air conditioning; tilt/telescoping steering wheel; power locks, windows and mirrors; front and side curtain air bags; and a tire-pressure-monitoring system. The SE adds a 6-way power driver's seat with manual lumbar adjustment; fold-flat front passenger seat; sun visors with illuminated vanity mirrors; steering-wheel audio controls; fog lamps; Sirius satellite radio; MP3 audio input jack; 6-disc CD changer; two additional speakers; trip computer; and aluminum wheels. The SEL gets automatic headlights; automatic climate control; leather-wrapped steering wheel; heated outside mirrors; keypad entry; auto-dimming rearview mirror; and 16-inch machined aluminum wheels.

Options start with a new personal style appearance package for 2009. The Blue Suede package (FWD only) is standard on Fusion SEL and optional on the SE. It offers four new exterior metallic colors (Dark Ink Blue, Brilliant Silver, Sport Blue and Tuxedo Black), charcoal interior trim with blue suede accents, and 18-inch wheels. Ford also is offering a Sport Appearance package (FWD only), which features a sport suspension; black chrome grille rear lip spoiler; dual chrome exhaust tips; and red seat inserts and stitching. Also available are an optional 5-speed automatic transmission; AdvanceTrac electronic stability control system; and the Ford Sync communications and entertainment system co-developed with Microsoft. Other options on SEL models include leather seat trim; DVD-based navigation system; Sirius satellite radio; heated front seats; sunroof; and an Audiophile stereo system with 6-disc CD changer and 8 speakers.

Powertrain
The 2009 Ford Fusion's base engine is the new, 2.3-liter 4-cylinder unit that delivers 160 hp and 156 lb.-ft. of torque and can be mated with a 5-speed manual or automatic transmission. When the 4-cylinder engine is paired with the 5-speed automatic, the Fusion's powertrain qualifies as a Partial Zero Emission Vehicle (PZEV) for consumers in states adopting California emission standards. A 3.0-liter V-6 engine that produces 221 hp and 205 lb.-ft. of torque is available for added performance on the SE and SEL trim levels. The V-6 engine comes only with a 6-speed automatic transmission. FWD is offered with both engines, and the V-6 is available with AWD.

EPA mileage estimates for the 2009 Ford Fusion are 20 mpg city/29 mpg highway for the 4-cylinder engine with manual transmission-and with 5-speed automatic transmission, 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway. Mileage estimates for the version with the V-6 engine and automatic transmission with FWD are 18 mpg city/26 mpg highway and 17 mpg city/25 mpg highway for the V-6 engine with AWD. A hybrid version of the Fusion is coming soon, as a 2010 model.

Safety
The 2009 Fusion features six standard air bags and Ford's Personal Safety System with safety belt pre-tensioners and sensors to measure front-seat passenger weight and crash severity level. Traction control is standard on all AWD models and SE and SEL FWD models with V-6 engines. Rear park assist is optional.

In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2009 Fusion earned 5-star ratings for driver and front passenger protection in frontal crash tests as well as a 5-star rating for the driver and a 4-star rating for rear passengers in side-impacts. The AWD version receives 5 stars and the FWD version earns a 4-star rating for rollover resistance. Although the 2009 model hasn't been tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the 2008 model received the best, or \"Good,\" ratings in frontal and side-impact crash tests from the Institute.

Technology
Developed with Microsoft, Ford Sync, which is standard on SEL models, provides a hands-free and voice-activated link to cell phones and most media players. It recognizes your cell phone's phonebook, reads text messages through the audio system and allows occupants to respond with one of 15 available messages. When an MP3 player is plugged in, Sync charges it and can access a complete playlist. Occupants can ask Sync to play a specific song, artist or music genre. Sync will also stream songs wirelessly from a source like a phone/MP3 player using Bluetooth technology. Ford's DVD navigation system is voice-activated for added convenience, and is standard on the Fusion SEL.

Available Trims for the 2009 Ford Fusion
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name S (4dr Sdn I4 FWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 19035.00 Engine 2.3L/140 City/Hwy MPG 20/28
Name SE (4dr Sdn I4 FWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 20175.00 Engine 2.3L/140 City/Hwy MPG 20/28
Name SEL (4dr Sdn I4 FWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 22310.00 Engine 2.3L/140 City/Hwy MPG 20/28
Name SE (4dr Sdn V6 FWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 22495.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name SE (4dr Sdn V6 AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 24345.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
Name SEL (4dr Sdn V6 FWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 23755.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 18/26
Name SEL (4dr Sdn V6 AWD) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25605.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 17/25
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INTERIOR
  • Front bucket seats
  • Cloth seat trim
  • 4-way manual driver seat w/height adjustment
  • 2-way manual passenger seat
  • 60/40 split fold-flat rear seat
  • Front row center console -inc: armrest, (2) cupholders, two-tier storage
  • Rear seat armrest w/(2) cupholders
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel w/cruise controls
  • Instrument panel storage bin
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch down
  • Delayed accessory pwr
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/(2) key fob transmitters
  • Pwr remote trunk release
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Perimeter anti-theft system
  • Air conditioning
  • Rear window defroster
  • Dash-top storage compartment
  • Non-locking glove box
  • (2) 12V pwr points
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Sunvisors w/visor vanity mirrors
  • (2) front & (2) rear grab handles
  • Illuminated entry
  • Front dome & map lights
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • (2) coat hooks
  • Grocery bag hooks in trunk
  • 6-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar adjust
  • Fold-down fold-flat front passenger seat
  • Steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls
  • Message center w/trip computer
  • Sunvisors w/illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front seatback map pockets
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio, cruise & SYNC controls
  • Analog clock
  • Outside temp display
  • Compass
  • Keyless door entry pad
  • Air conditioning w/automatic temp control
  • Electrochromic rearview mirror w/microphone
  • Overhead console w/rear dome lamps
  • Ambient lighting
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/audio & cruise controls
EXTERIOR
  • P205/60TR16 all-season tires
  • 16" steel wheels w/deluxe wheel covers
  • Body-color body-side moldings
  • Chrome front grille
  • Quad halogen headlamps w/integrated amber turn lamps
  • Black pwr mirrors
  • Solar tinted glass
  • Fixed interval speed-sensitive windshield wipers
  • 16" aluminum wheels
  • Fog lamps
  • Body-color pwr mirrors
  • P225/50VR17 all-season tires
  • 17" x 7" aluminum wheels w/exposed lug nuts
  • Bright body-side moldings
  • Auto headlamps
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/puddle lamps
  • P205/60VR16 all-season tires
  • 17" x 7.5" aluminum wheels w/exposed lug nuts
MECHANICAL
  • 2.3L 16V I4 Duratec engine
  • 5-Speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Variable assist pwr steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • 5-Speed automatic transmission
  • 3.0L 24V V6 Duratec engine
  • 6-Speed automatic transmission
  • Quasi dual exhaust
  • All-wheel drive
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Quasi dual exhaust w/chrome tips
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Enhanced side intrusion protection system
    • Dual-stage front air bags w/occupant classification system
    • Dual front side-impact air bags
    • Front/rear side curtain air bags
    • Personal safety system -inc: safety belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors driver seat position sensing, crash severity sensing
    • Belt Minder for front safety belts
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system on rear outboard seat locations
    • Emergency glow-in-the-dark trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitoring system
    • Dual note horn
    • Traction control
    • Brake actuated traction control
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player -inc: iPod input jack, (4) speakers
    • Mast antenna
    • Premium AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer/MP3 player w/(6) speakers
    • SIRIUS satellite Radio
    • SYNC voice activated communications & entertainment system -inc: Bluetooth capability, steering wheel controls, USB port, audio input jack

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