Resale: $25,644
Value: Above Average Above Average
MPG: 47 city/47 hwy

2013 Ford Fusion Titanium Hybrid

2013 Ford Fusion Review

(0 Stars)  Look out, Camry.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
The Fusion is all-new for 2013. Sleek new styling has the added bonus of reducing aerodynamic drag by ten percent, meaning a saving in fuel economy. There is no longer a V-6 engine option, as two EcoBoost four-cylinders step into the engine lineup. The Hybrid gets a new powertrain, which it shares with the C-Max. The 1.6-liter Fusion with an automatic transmission has auto stop/start technology for added fuel savings.
Overview
Even as the previous Fusion racked up impressive sales numbers, Ford had its eyes on a bigger prize—the one held by the Toyota Camry as the best-selling car in America. The all-new 2013 Fusion is ready for the challenge. The Fusion’s styling has no resemblance to the previous version, and yet the result is a cohesive whole that is unmistakably Ford. The old Fusion had a four-cylinder, two V-6s, and a hybrid. This time there are three fours, no V-6s, and two hybrids. The carryover 2.5-liter four-cylinder is the base engine. The 1.6-liter EcoBoost turbo is optional, and the 2.0-liter EcoBoost is standard on the Titanium, where it can be had with all-wheel drive—an unusual offering in this class. Both regular and plug-in hybrids are offered, although the plug-in, called the Fusion Energi, won’t be out until early 2013. The Fusion Hybrid, rated at a very impressive 47 mpg, uses a 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle four-cylinder; a new, electronically controlled CVT; and a lithium-ion battery pack. Ford has shown real skill in chassis tuning, and that’s the case here, too. The Fusion turns in eagerly and resists body roll, but it also takes the edge off bumps. It feels taut and European. With attractive styling, a premium chassis, good fuel economy, and lots of available high-tech features, the Fusion is a solid choice in the mid-size-sedan segment.

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2013 Fusion Titanium Hybrid Sedan Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 2.0L Atkinson in-line 4 DOHC with i-VCT variable valve timing
Electric / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 47 MPG city, 47 MPG highway, 47 MPG combined and 658 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
14.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 188 hp and 176 ft lb of torque
Secondary power: 141 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 129 lb ft @ 4,000 rpm

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'13 Ford Titanium Hybrid Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Scope
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Trip Computer
  Exterior  
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Rear Spoiler
  Interior  
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Adjustable Pedals
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Brake Assist
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Theft Deterrent System
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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