2012 Ford Fusion

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2012 Ford Fusion
2012 Ford Fusion
Ford offers a version of the Fusion to meet the needs of almost any mid-size-sedan buyer. For the fuel-conscious consumer, the Hybrid is the obvious choice. Featuring essentially the same powertrain as the one in the Ford Escape Hybrid, it can operate in electric mode at speeds of up to 47 mph. You can really connect with the hybrid experience with the Fusion's unique instrument cluster that can be configured to give instant fuel-economy readouts. For a more dynamic driving experience, the Fusion Sport has a 3.5-liter V-6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, upgraded suspension tuning, and eighteen-inch wheels. Of course, with the Sport you also sacrifice fuel economy, as it delivers just 17/24 city/highway mpg with all-wheel drive. The Fusion is also offered in S, SE, and SEL Trim Levels. Engine choices are a 175-hp four-cylinder and a 240-hp, 3.0-liter V-6. Front-wheel drive is standard on all models, and all-wheel drive is optional on V-6-engined Fusions. The handsome but anodyne exterior features the marque's trademark three-bar grille and wraparound headlamps, and the interior has a contemporary instrument panel, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and comfortable seats. Ford's Sync multimedia system is standard on SEL, Sport, and Hybrid models and optional on the SE. If you go for the base S model, you'll have to do without Sync, which might not be so bad since we've found that it can be confusing and distracting to use while on the road.
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The 2013 Ford Fusion is aiming squarely for the top of the pack: the automaker put tentative price figures on its Ford Fusion configurator website this week, and if these figures hold true to the final price points, it appears that the Fusion's $22,495 base price (not including destination) could place it at the top of the midsize sedan segment.
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Despite not going on sale until this fall, Ford has already launched an early configurator for the all-new 2013 Fusion on its website. Potential buyers get to pick from a wide assortment of colors, trims, powertrains, and options to deck out their Fusions. The one thing that's missing from this configurator is the magic numbers – pricing, that is. Ford has yet to announce official pricing numbers for the 2013 Fusion, but expect to see a modest increase over the 2012 model's $21,500 starting price with destination. The base Fusion S model will no longer come standard with a six-speed manual (a six-speed automatic is standard), but the 2.5-liter I-4 does carry over for 2013. Ford has yet to quote finalized power ratings, but estimates the 2.5-liter should yield around 170 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. Gone are the 3.0-liter and 3.5-liter V-6 engines; in their places are two new turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinders. The smaller 1.4-liter EcoBoost is expected to be good for 179 hp and 172 lb-ft, while the range-topping 2.0-liter EcoBoost is estimated to put down 237 hp and 250 lb-ft. Both of the EcoBoost engines are available on the 2013 Escape; in this guise, the 1.4-liter EB is rated at 178 hp while the 2.0-liter is rated at 240 hp. Those who want to row their own gears are not at a loss: Ford will offer a six-speed manual transmission on the 2013 Fusion SE with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost. SE models can also be had with the base 2.5-liter, the 2.0-liter EcoBoost, the 1.6-liter EcoBoost with the automatic, and 1.6-liter EcoBoost with the automatic and engine start-stop. The range-topping Fusion Titanium comes exclusively with the 2.0-liter EcoBoost and six-speed auto with the choice of front- or all-wheel drive. Ford has also included the Fusion SE Hybrid in the configurator; that car takes all the amenities of the SE trim level with a 2.0-liter I-4 paired to an electric motor and a continuously variable transmission. Missing from the choices is the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, which uses the same powertrain as the Hybrid and will go on sale in the beginning of 2013. Nine different exterior colors – like Bordeaux Reserve and Deep Impact Blue – will be offered on the Fusion, as will be one interior fabric color (charcoal black) and two leather colors (charcoal black and dune). Options will include things like the MyFordTouch infotainment system, backup camera, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, navigation, active parking assist, and adaptive cruise control. Since Ford has yet to announce 2013 Fusion pricing, we don't know just how much one with all the bells and whistles will cost. A fully-kitted 2012 Fusion rings up to $33,660, so expect at least another couple of grand thanks to all the new technology packed in the 2013 car. Want to play with the configurator yourself? Go ahead and build your dream 2013 Ford Fusion by clicking here. Source: Ford
2013 Ford Fusion Front View
We've long known that the 2013 Ford Fusion will feature economical stop-start technology in some way, but Ford has announced that the feature will be a $295 option on cars equipped with the turbocharged 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine.
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The last full year of the current-gen Ford Fusion saw the Blue Oval’s midsize sedan have its best sales year ever with 248,067 Fusions sold.  But the Fusion’s best year ever was still some 60,000 vehicles shy of the segment's best seller, the Toyota Camry and its 308,510 sales last year. One would expect Ford would want to overtake the Camry with its all-new 2013 Fusion.  According to Automotive News, that’s not the case, because Ford is going for profit -- not sheer volume -- with the 2013 Fusion.
2013 Ford Fusion Sprint Cup Race Car Front Three Quarter
Hot on the heels of the production car’s debut at the Detroit auto show, Ford has pulled the wraps off its 2013 Fusion Sprint Cup race car. The race car, which will compete in next year’s NASCAR Sprint Cup championship, looks remarkably like the production family sedan with which it shares a name -- something that rarely occurs in the world of “stock car racing.”

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2012 Ford Fusion Specifications

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2.5L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
22 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
32 MPG
175 hp @ 6000rpm
172 ft lb of torque @ 4500rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
36,000 miles / 36 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
60,000 miles / 60 months
Recall Date
Ford Moor Company (Ford) is recalling certain model year 2011-2012 Ford Fusion vehicles without a 3.5L engine and Lincoln MKZ hybrid electric vehicles, 2011 Mercury Milan vehicles, 2011-2012 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with a 3.5L GTDI engine and 2013 Ford Taurus, Ford Flex, Lincoln MKS, and Lincoln MKT vehicles equipped with any available engine. The affected vehicles have electric power steering assist systems that may shut down as a result of a steering motor sensor fault.
If the vehicle experiences a loss of power steering assist, extra steering effort will be required at lower speeds, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.
Ford will notify owners, and dealers will check the Power Steering Control Module (PSCM) for Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC). If dealers find any loss of steering assist DTCs, the steering gear will be replaced, free of charge. If, no codes are found during the PSCM inspection, the PSCM software will be updated, free of charge. The recall began on July 21, 2015. Owners may contact Ford customer service at 1-866-436-7332. Ford's number for this recall is 15S18.
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