2015 Ford Fusion

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What's New for 2015:
  • Standard reversing camera, aluminum wheels for S trim level
  • Standard power front passenger's seat for SE and Titanium trim levels
  • Optional Terracotta package for SE and Titanium trim levels
  • Expanded availability of AWD for SE trim level
  • Four new exterior paint colors
  • 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine discontinued
  • Manual transmission discontinued

The 2015 Ford Fusion is a midsize sedan offered with a choice between three gasoline engines, a hybrid powertrain, and a plug-in hybrid powertrain (Hybrid models are discussed in a separate overview). Primary competitors for the Fusion include the Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler 200, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Nissan Altima, Mazda 6, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat.

Models and Features
Ford offers the 2015 Fusion in S, SE, and Titanium trim levels. The Fusion S is equipped with a competitive standard equipment package, but Ford offers few options for this version, making it necessary to upgrade to the Fusion SE for a full menu of features.

In terms of standard equipment, the SE adds a 10-way power driver's seat, 6-way power front passenger's seat, rear floor mats, rear center armrest, rear air conditioning vents, outside temperature display, compass, heated outside mirrors, and larger aluminum wheels. This trim level also comes with additional stereo speakers, satellite radio, security approach lamps, and a SecuriCode keyless entry pad.

The Fusion Titanium is equipped with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine, remote engine-starting system, keyless entry with push-button engine starting, transmission paddle shifters, dual exhaust outlets, fog lights, rear deck lid spoiler, and bigger 18-in. aluminum wheels. A MyFord Touch infotainment system is also standard, along with a 12-speaker premium audio system with HD Radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, and rear park-assist sensors. Titanium versions also include leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, heated front seats, memory for the driver's settings, 10-way power front passenger's seat, ambient cabin lighting, auto-dimming rearview mirror, aluminum pedals and door-sill scuff plates, and upgraded exterior trim.

Under the Hood
The Fusion S and SE are equipped with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine making 175 horsepower. A 6-speed automatic transmission powers the car's front wheels.

Upgrade to the Fusion SE for a choice between two EcoBoost engines, a turbocharged 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, or a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. The former is rated to make 181 horsepower while the latter generates 240 horsepower. Each benefits from a broad torque curve, and each is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. An all-wheel-drive (AWD) system is optional with the more powerful engine.

The Fusion Titanium is equipped with the more powerful EcoBoost engine as standard equipment, with AWD available as an option.

Fuel Economy
The most fuel-efficient version of the 2015 Fusion is the SE model with the 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine, which is EPA-rated to get from a low of 24 mpg in the city to a high of 37 mpg on the highway, depending on equipment. The least fuel-efficient version of the 2015 Fusion is the Titanium with AWD, which is EPA-rated to get 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.

Safety and Technology
Ford offers numerous safety and technology systems for the 2015 Fusion. Standard equipment includes a reversing camera, Sync Bluetooth connectivity with AppLink technology, and a programmable MyKey system with speed, stereo volume, and seat belt usage warnings and restrictions. The Sync system includes the ability to send and receive audible text messages, and when paired with MyFord Touch provides a 911 Assist system designed to speed rescuers to the scene of a collision following an air bag deployment.

Rear inflatable seat belts are optional for all three trim levels, helping to cushion rear outboard passengers in a collision, and the Fusion SE can be upgraded with a MyFord Touch infotainment system, navigation system, automatic engine start/stop technology designed to improve fuel economy, and an Active Park Assist system that autonomously steers the car into a parallel parking space while the driver operates the transmission and pedals. Safety-related options for the Fusion SE include a blind-spot warning system, lane-departure warning system with lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam headlights, and rain-sensing wipers.

The Fusion Titanium includes MyFord Touch and keyless entry with push-button engine starting as standard equipment, and can be optioned with the same upgrades as those listed for the Fusion SE. Exclusive options for the Fusion Titanium include an adaptive cruise control system with forward-collision warning and ventilated front seats.


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