- Body Type: Sedan
- Drive: FWD
- 36 Months
- Torque: 175 ft-lbs.
- Year: 2016
- Engine Size: 2.5L
- Transmission: Automatic
- Fuel Type: Gas
- Cylinders: 4
- Horsepower: 175 hp
- EPA Mileage (CTY/HWY): 22/34 mpg
2016 Ford Fusion Overview
Strengths include handsome styling, refined ride and handling characteristics, a quiet cabin and a peppy yet fuel-efficient engine lineup. Two of the Fusion’s available engines are turbocharged. Go with the 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine for maximum fuel economy or the 2.0-liter for robust acceleration. All-wheel drive is also available, which is a rarity for this class of car.
There are also enough high-tech luxury and safety features to please a lifetime subscriber to Wired magazine. The Fusion can be had with everything from adaptive cruise control to automatic parallel parking. There’s also the MyFord Touch electronics interface, which governs various audio, climate, navigation and phone tasks. While it’s occasionally tricky to use, it offers useful customization options and voice control functionality.
Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options
The Fusion S comes standard with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, full power accessories, a rearview camera, cruise control, air-conditioning, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a height-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, audio and phone voice commands (Sync), Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, smartphone app integration and a four-speaker sound system with a CD player, auxiliary audio jack and a USB port/iPod interface. Optional for the S is the Appearance package, which features 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, color-keyed lower side sills and a rear spoiler.
2016 Ford Fusion Driving Impression/Review
Although it’s fully competitive with similarly sized engines from Chevrolet and Honda, for instance, the Fusion’s base 2.5-liter engine isn’t very inspiring. Perhaps it’s because the optional turbocharged engines are markedly more entertaining. In spite of its small size, the 1.5-liter turbocharged four is smooth and eager and provides an appealing blend of fuel efficiency and performance, even if its absolute performance isn’t exactly eye-opening. On the other hand, the turbocharged 2.0-liter four noticeably ups the performance aspect and pairs well with the Fusion’s optional all-wheel-drive system.