2014 Ford FusionBuying Guide • Review • Research
The Top 10 Reasons Why You May want to Buy a 2014 Ford Fusion:
The MSRP for gasoline fuelled Fusion models range from $21,970 to $32,600. The invoice price ranges from $20,488 to $30,074. The MSRP for the Hybrids ranges from $26,270 to $36,500, and the invoice price ranges from $24,497 to $33,671.
Ten Reasons to Buy a 2014 Ford Fusion - the Pros1. The Ford Fusion has a sporty appearance and performance. It is praised for accurate steering, strong brakes that don't grab, and a smooth, quiet ride. Test drivers agree that Fusion models maintain a composed comfort on curvy roads, and a centered feel while driving on straight running highways.
2. Test drivers and reviewers concur that the Fusion is a fun car to drive.
3. New features for the 2014 lineup include a set of standard features usually offered as options, along with exciting optional technology, appearance, and luxury packages for the SE, Titanium, and Hybrid models.
There are new colors for the interior and exterior, the Eco-Boost engine is introduced with the Titanium model, and is an available option for the SE trim model. The Fusion hybrid is now offered for the S trim level.
4. All Fusions are now equipped with My Key technology. They also have keyless entry, automatic headlights, Sync voice activated communications and entertainment systems technology, MP3 capability, audio jacks, and a capless fuel filler feature.
5. The Fusion S model is equipped with a 2.5 liter I-4 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. It runs with FWD, has 16-inch wheels. It is endowed with standard technological features that include manual climate control, and three 12-volt power points. It has a four-speaker audio system.
Luxury features include a tilt/telescoping wheel with embedded cruise and audio controls and power accessories.
Safety features include: integrated blind-spot side mirrors, four-wheel antilock brakes with emergency brake assist, electronic stability, and torque control. Fusion S also has the SecuriLock antitheft system, a complete airbag system, and more.
6. The SE model trim has the same powertrain and all of the standard features of the S model, but it has 17-inch alloy wheels. It is offered with a 1.5 liter, 1.6 liter, and a 2.0 liter I-4 turbo engine. The 2.0 engine is coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters, and is available with FWD or AWD.
Additional standard features include: 10-way power seats for the driver, four-way power seats for the front passenger, and heated exterior mirrors. The SE also has a six speaker stereo system with Sirius XM satellite radio.
7. The optional Technology Package gives the SE dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, and the My Ford Touch synch interface system with an eight-inch LCD touchscreen; an SD card reader, two USB ports, and RCA video input jacks.
The Appearance Package bestows a leather wrapped steering wheel, unique cloth upholstery, fog lights, a rear spoiler, and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The Luxury Package brings leather upholstery with heated front seats, automatic dimming mirrors, rear parking sensors, and a keyless ignition.
8. The Titanium Model trim has a standard 2.0 liter I-4 Eco-Boost turbocharged engine, a six-speed automatic transmission, and a 4 x 4 AWD standard drivetrain with a FWD option. It achieves 22/31 mpg with AWD and 22/33 mpg with the FWD drivetrain.
Both drivetrains produce 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. It comes with 18-inch wheels and all of the SE model's standard and previously mentioned optional features.
The Titanium also has a sport tuned suspension, leather seats with a sporty design, and a premium audio system with 12 speakers, and HD radio. It also has an illuminated keyless passive entry with remote control, push button start, and a reversing camera.
9. SE and Titanium model trims can opt for heated and ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel; a power sunroof, larger wheels, and a variety of upgraded infotainment and safety features.
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The Energi Plug-in Hybrid powertrain uses a larger 7.6 kWh lithium-ion battery and produces 108/92 mpg and a combined hp of 191. It is available in the SE and Titanium trim levels.
Reasons Not to Buy a 2014 Ford Fusion - the Cons
The only reasons not to buy a Fusion would be if you are looking for a smaller or larger car or prefer a different design.