Over the last few years we were able to see significant changes in the Ford lineup and one of the best proofs is the 2015 Ford Fusion. Usually this type of vehicle, with this setup, was reserved for Europe while the U.S. market usually received significantly stripped down versions but things are changing.
Looking at the lineup that Fusion model offers it is obvious that there is something for almost every driver. Now we are getting standard gasoline version, turbocharged gasoline models, hybrid and plug-in hybrids. With improvements that are brought to design, looks and interior we think that this certainly is one of the best offers on the mid-size sedan market.
Since the fuel economy has become the most important when buying new vehicle we will start with engines and EPA rates for this vehicle. Have in mind that at later date we will bring dedicated reviews for hybrid and Energi models so we will keep it pretty short for those. Base model of Fusion comes with 2.5 liter inline four cylinder engine that pumps out 175 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque and comes only with six speed automatic as option. This setup allows it to return 22/34 mpg in city/highway drive conditions.
Most interesting for many could be the turbocharged EcoBoost units and at this moment we have the 1.6 liter 4 cylinder inline version with 178 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque that returns 25/37 mpg when paired with six speed manual transmission and the SE turbo trim comes with 1.5 liter inline EcoBoost four cylinder unit that is paired with six speed automatic and returns 23/36 mpg. The smaller 1.5 liter version comes with similar power output but with start/stop system to improve fuel economy. We could hear that there is a possibility that this unit will replace 1.6 liter which might not be available any longer.
Review Of 2015 Ford Fusion
Top of the line, the engine that offers most power and torque is the 2.0 liter also 4 cylinder unit that is refined with EcoBoost turbocharging technology to deliver 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Only six speed automatic transmission that can be controlled with paddle shifters is available here. Front wheel drive model will return 22/33 mpg and the all-wheel drive version that comes only with Titanium trim level will return 22/31 mpg.
Hybrid version combines 2.0 liter Atkinson cycle four cylinder unit and electric motor that is supplied from Lithium Ion battery pack and is capable of achieving 47/44 mpg. Same setup but only with more powerful electric motor and higher capacity battery pack is delivered with Energi version of 2015 Ford Fusion. This model can return 100 MPGe while in electric mode and when the batteries are depleted it will have slightly higher fuel consumption than standard hybrid version.
2015 Ford Fusion Changes
Main changes are mostly related to the features and equipment that is delivered with this vehicle. More features as standard are offered to keep everything more interesting. Just as always safety is on the highest level and features like ABS, inflatable rear seat belts, eight airbags, lane departure system, blind spot monitor, adaptive cruise control are either standard or optional.
Base model of the 2015 Ford Fusion will be similarly priced like the 2014th version and knowing this we do expect to see price tag slightly lower than $23.000. Those that are looking for higher trims will need to pay slightly less than $32.000. Hybrid version starts at about $27.000 while the Energi version is offered with price of slightly above $33.000.