2016 Ford Fusion Review

2016 Ford Fusion

2016 Ford Fusion

Serving Seneca, Anderson, and Greenville, SC

Engine:

2.5-Liter Inline 4

Fuel Economy:

22 city / 34 hwy mpg *

Horsepower:

175 hp

Torque:

175 lb-ft

Transmission:

6-Speed Shiftable Automatic


 Performance

A 2.5-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine with 175 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque powers the S and SE trims. The top-tier Platinum, on the other hand, has a 2.0-liter I4, which, although smaller, has more output: 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque. Paired to each engine is a 6-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift technology to give you more gear shifting control similar to a manual gearbox—if you like. With the Titanium in particular, SelectShift is further enhanced by paddle shifters. Like the typical midsize sedan, the 2016 Fusion is designed as a front-wheel-drive vehicle. However, not typical of the midsize sedan, Ford offers the option of getting an all-wheel drivetrain instead, thus improving traction and overall performance. Peak fuel economy is measured at 22/34 mpg.

 Interior

Providing seating for up to five people, the 2016 Ford Fusion is rather cavernous, with 102.8 cubic feet of passenger space. With an upgrade to the SE, you get 10-way power adjustability on the front seats, with three memory settings and power lumbar support on the driver’s seat in particular. And on the Titanium, Ford adds sport-stitched leather trimming and front-seat heating capability.

 Features

At the base level, the 2016 Ford Fusion comes with a wealth of comfort and convenience features, which include Bluetooth, remote keyless entry, Ford’s exclusive Sync voice-command technology, and steering wheel-mounted controls. Added on the SE are a SiriusXM satellite radio subscription and two additional speakers to bring the total of the audio system speakers to six. Exclusive to the Titanium trim are dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, and a 12-speaker Sony premium audio system with HD Radio and 390 watts of pure sound power.

 Safety

For ensuring safety in the event of an auto collision, the 2016 Ford Fusion has front impact airbags facing the driver and front passenger, a driver’s knee airbag, front seat-installed side impact airbags, and side curtain airbags installed on the roof that cover both rows of seats. Also on the Fusion are Ford’s AdvanceTrac electronic stability system for ultimate command on slippery surfaces and during bad weather conditions, ABS with four-wheel disc brakes for shortening stopping distances and preventing wheel lock-up, a rearview camera for ensuring safe backing out of the vehicle, and a SecuriLock system to deter thieves from ever attempting to steal the vehicle. Included on the SE and Titanium trims is a SecuriCode keyless entry keypad for entering a security code for unlocking the vehicle doors, which adds an extra layer of security.


The 2016 Ford Fusion comes with no changes for its model year. And why should it, if it truly embodies "Superior Style and Exceptional Elegance", as its tagline declares? Ever since Ford completely overhauled the nameplate for its second production cycle in 2013, the Fusion has won more converts than ever: with a sporty and aerodynamic profile that fits perfectly with its performance and accommodation specs. The 2016 Ford Fusion is split into three trims: S, SE, and Titanium.

If you can’t wait to take the 2016 Ford Fusion for a spin or two, stop by the showroom at our Seneca, South Carolina dealership today. Or you can call and set up an appointment to get one of our sales experts assigned to you when you show up. At our Ford dealership, we have an inventory deep enough for you to find the exact Fusion you want.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.