The Ford Fusion is a solid entry into the midsize class. It’s a family sedan with more space than you’d expect from its size, both in the cabin and in the trunk. It also handles well, making it easy to control for new drivers and old hands alike, and the technology features are simple to use and very convenient. It’s plain to see why the Fusion was a top-selling model in 2018 and will continue to do the same in 2019.
Plenty of Room
Midsize sedans, like the 2019 Fusion, have more space to spare than a compact but less space than a full-size model, such as the Taurus. However, the Fusion has additional room than you’d expect from the class, including 38.3 inches of back row legroom, 102.8 cubic feet of passenger space, and a trunk with up to 16 cubic feet to spare. The trunk size goes down on the hybrids and plug-in hybrid models thanks to the large batteries they use, but that still leaves you with a decent capacity for suitcases or groceries.
Six Engine Choices
Between the regular engines and hybrid options, the 2019 Fusion has plenty of ways to get you moving. The starting engine gives you 175 horsepower with normal aspiration, and the other three engines are EcoBoost models that use turbochargers to generate 181, 245, and 325 horsepower with just four or six cylinders. Then there are the hybrid trims and Energi trim, which use 2.0-liter engines and electric motors to get 188 net horsepower. They also get over 40 mpg whether you’re driving in the city or on the highway.
Certain 2019 Fusion trims come with SYNC 3, the latest Ford infotainment interface. It’s effortless to use and offers advanced functions on an 8-inch touch screen, plus it’s fully compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. FordPass Connect is armed with a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot that can connect up to 10 devices at once from up to 50 feet away. Titanium trims also get a high-quality audio system with 12 Sony speakers and HD Radio technology.
Because the Ford Fusion is a family vehicle, its suspension emphasizes comfort and provides drivers with a smooth, quiet ride. However, if you want more excitement, you should look at the V-6 Sport trim. Aside from the largest and most powerful engine, the V-6 Sport comes with all-wheel drive and a continuously controlled damping suspension, which helps smooth out major bumps, like potholes, while protecting the springs and supports from major damage.
The 2019 Ford Fusion is a solid family vehicle with ample room and a variety of trims and engines to choose from. While it may not have the luxury of a full-size vehicle or the bargain price of a subcompact, the Fusion is an excellent compromise between economy and luxury that many American individuals and families love. If you want to see what the Fusion can do, check out our inventory and contact us for a test drive today.
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