Summary, Prices, Specs

By December 10, 2012

Summary

In a segment littered with utilitarian choices, the 2013 Ford Fusion is a competitive family sedan that makes a bold fashion statement.

This report was filed by New Car Test Drive correspondent Laura Burstein from Santa Monica, California.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Ford Fusion S ($21,700); SE ($23,700); Titanium ($30,200); Hybrid ($27,200)
Engines:2.5-liter I4; turbocharged 1.6-liter I4; turbocharged 2.0-liter I4; 2.0-liter I4 with electric motor
Transmissions:6-speed manual; 6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front seat side airbags, front knee airbags and side curtain airbags, emergency crash notification
Safety equipment (optional):blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and a lane keeping assist; all-wheel drive
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Flat Rock, Michigan; Hermosillo, Mexico
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):2013 Ford Fusion SE ($23,700)
Standard equipment:eight-way power driver seat with power lumbar, rear air vents, a rear fold-down armrest, an enhanced audio display, satellite radio capability, heated mirrors, a keyless entry keypad and17-inch alloy wheels.
Options as tested (MSPR):Luxury Package ($2,300) includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, driver memory settings, power-reclining passenger seat, auto-dimming rearview mirror; Technology package ($1,000) includes dual-zone automatic climate control, MyFord Touch interface, two USB ports, rearview camera; automatic start-stop ($295); reverse sensing system ($295); voice-activated navigation ($795)
Destination charge:$795
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$29180
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:turbocharged 1.6-liter inline-4
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):178 @ 5700
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):184 @ 2500
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:23/36 mpg
Wheelbase:112.2 in.
Length/width/height:191.8/72.9/58.2 in.
Track, f/r:62.7/62.4 in.
Turning circle:37.7 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:39.2/55.0/44.3 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:37.8/54.4/38.3 in.
Cargo volume:16.0 cu. ft.
Payload:N/A
Towing capacity:N/A
Suspension, f:independent, MacPherson strut with stabilizer bar
Suspension, r:Independent multilink with stabilizer bar
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weigth:3421 lbs.
Tires:235/50R17
Brakes, f/r:disc/disc, ABS
Fuel capacity:16.5 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of December 10, 2012.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: - www.ford.com/cars/fusion/