2016 Ford Fusion

2016 Ford Fusion

2016 Ford Fusion

absolutely! AUTO REVIEW | By Steve Kursar –

The 2016 Ford Fusion looks and drives as fresh today as it did when it first appeared on American highways four years ago. This five-
passenger family car is no boring, mid-size sedan that disappears into the scenery. The Fusion won’t get lost in the crowd with the rest of those ho-hum vehicles waiting in line at any school carpool lane.

The 2016 Fusion is the second of its generation but the first mid-size Ford sedan that is a truly global vehicle. The first generation was sold only in North America, but previous Ford CEO Alan Mulally started the trend of introducing European models into American dealerships. This second generation Fusion, marketed as the Mondeo in Europe, is characterized by two aspects crucial for all car buyers on the other side of the Atlantic: fuel economy and lively handling. And for 2016, there are several different engine options that make the Fusion an amazingly versatile performer.

The base 2016 Fusion has an MSRP of $22,110 and comes equipped with a 175 hp, 2.5 liter, four-cylinder engine that gets 22 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. Once you move up in the model’s line up, you have the opportunity to opt for the lively 181 hp, 1.5 liter, four-cylinder Ecoboost engine that gets 25 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. If you need more oomph, the top-of-the-line sporty engine is the 240 hp, 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Ecoboost with fuel economy numbers of 22 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.

For the driver who wants to maximize fuel economy, the 2016 Fusion offers two alternatives. The Fusion Hybrid is equipped with both a gasoline engine and an electric battery that team up to deliver 44 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway. Then there’s the Fusion Energi, a plug-in hybrid vehicle with a larger battery that can be driven as a pure electric vehicle on short trips and then as a hybrid for longer journeys.

All Fusions feature Ford’s state-of-the-art Sync connectivity system, which allows the driver to not only make and answer hands-free phone calls but control the climate, entertainment and navigation with just the sound of your voice.  The 2016 Ford Fusion continues to deliver a complete package for the consumer that demands a stylish ride but wants a choice of either a family sedan, a sporty sedan or a green sedan. Take your pick!

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