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First Look: 2013 Ford Fusion

Green  /   /  By Derek Mau

With its sleek new design, the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion marks the arrival of the next generation of Ford vehicles that continue to evolve and advance.

In addition to its fresh face, the all-new Fusion offers the broadest selection of fuel-efficient powertrains in the midsize car segment. It offers hybrid and plug-in hybrid alternatives, a pair of EcoBoost® four-cylinder engines, a normally aspirated four-cylinder engine, front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive applications, and a choice between automatic and manually shifted six-speed transmissions.

Engines:

Type 2.5-liter inline fourcylinder 1.6-liter EcoBoost
inline four-cylinder
2.0-liter EcoBoost
inline four-cylinder
Valvetrain DOHC, four valves
per cylinder, intake
variable camshaft
Timing
DOHC, four valves
per cylinder, intake
variable camshaft
Timing
DOHC, four valves
per cylinder, intake
variable camshaft
timing
Horsepower 170 (projected) 179 (projected) 237(projected)
Torque (est.) 170 lb.-ft.
(projected)
172 lb.-ft.
(projected)
250 lb.-ft.
(projected)
Fuel Injection Sequential multiport
Electronic
Direct gasoline
Injection
Direct gasoline
injection
Fuel Economy 22 mpg city, 33 mpg hwy 26 mpg city, 37 mpg hwy 23 mpg city, 33 mpg hwy

Transmission:

Type 6-speed Automatic 6-speed automatic/6-speed manual SelectShift automatic

Three distinct trims will be available  – S, SE, Titanium – with an MSRP starting at $21,700.

Did you know?
Fusion’s expected fuel efficiency of up to 37 mpg highway when equipped with the EcoBoost 1.6-liter four cylinder engine matches the Chevrolet Malibu mild hybrid and bests competing four-cylinder offerings from both Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. And Fusion has more interior space than Camry

On sale this fall, Fusion offers consumers seven must-have technologies, including a Lane-Keeping System, adaptive cruise control, active park assist and MyFord Touch®.

The new Fusion is the first vehicle from Ford’s new global CD platform. An all-new Mondeo for Europe and Asia will be introduced later this year and is scheduled to start arriving in dealerships next year. By 2015, more than 10 new products from this platform will account for approximately 1 million global vehicles each year.

2013 Ford Fusion Energi

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid / Energi

The 2013 Ford Fusion Energi is a plug-in hybrid aiming to be the most fuel-efficient midsize car in America. Arriving this fall, Fusion Energi is projected to deliver more miles per gallon equivalent than the Chevrolet Volt or Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid.

Fusion Energi is anticipated to deliver more than 100 MPGe, making it the most fuel efficient midsize car in America.

Miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) is used to compare energy consumption of  alternative powered vehicles like Fusion Energi. MPGe tells how much gasoline and how much electricity would be used to generate an equal amount of power.

One gallon of gasoline equals 33 kilowatt-hours of electricity.

The redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid delivers better fuel efficiency than either the Toyota Camry Hybrid or Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. The technology powering Fusion Hybrid has already proven itself in millions of miles of tough driving by California taxi fleets.

Projected fuel economy numbers for the Fusion Hybrid are 47 mpg city, 44 mpg highway.

Specs:

Engine Type 2.0-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder, Atkinson cycle
Valvetrain DOHC, four valves per cylinder, intake variable camshaft timing (iVCT)
Horsepower 141 (projected)
Torque (est.) 129 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm (projected)
Total System Power 188 hp @ 71 mph net (projected)
Fuel Injection Sequential multiport Electronic
Transmission 188 hp @ 71 mph net (projected)
Electric Motor/Generator Permanent magnet AC synchronous motor
Battery Type Lithium-Ion

Did you know?

Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) enables active park assist and contributes to energy savings by reducing load on the powertrain

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2013 Ford Fusion, a set on Flickr.

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22 Comments on "First Look: 2013 Ford Fusion"


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John McClain
3 years 17 days ago

I own a Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, and the only reason I did not buy the Fusion Hybrid is because of the warranty….this definately needs to change before I would be interested!

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Ron Witmer
3 years 17 days ago

What is the range in the electric mode for the plug in Hybrid before the gas engine takes over?

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HemiDon
3 years 17 days ago

I drove one of these on the expressway and it really handles good, I an going to get a ST when that model gets here.

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WILL
3 years 17 days ago

This is a great car ford is going to sell a lot and I mean a lot of this they look great inside and out plus the different motors and options other cars don’t have, Ford did a great job.

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Marios
3 years 17 days ago

It has a nice design!

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derek
3 years 16 days ago

And it looks even better when up close and personal. Ford is doing a good job of stepping up their game and offering a good variety of drivetrains.

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Joe Stephens
3 years 16 days ago

When will they be on the market and at what price. I have a 2011 at the present time with 14 thousand miles on it.

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derek
3 years 16 days ago

@Joe – the 2013 Fusion will begin arriving in dealership fall 2012. Pricing has not been announced, but AutoBlog.com is speculating the price for the the base Fusion S will start at $22,495; stepping up to the SE is an additional $2,000 at $24,490. At the top of the Fusion price list, of course, rests the Titanium, which offers a lot of the optional stuff standard for $30,995. It’s also the only way to get all-wheel drive, which will set you back $32,995.

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larry
3 years 16 days ago

want 1