The current model of the Fusion is quite a new model, being released in the US in 2012 while in Europe it will actually arrive by the start of 2015. Ford is already planning on getting a facelift rolling out by the end of 2015 in the US which will include a slightly different design that will resemble the old model but it will also get a few new design quotes, especially from the Mustang, in order to better define their car lineup.
2016 Ford Fusion Price
As far as we know, the 2016 Ford Fusion price of the next model will be roughly the same as that of the older generation, meaning that a base car will come at a price of just over $23,000 while a fully equipped Titanium model will set you back around $40,000. The hybrid version on the other hand will start at only $27,000 which is very good for such a large car that not only looks better than a Prius but it is actually bigger as well as more powerful. The plug-in electric is expected to cost just over $44,000, almost $4000 more than the older generation due to an improved battery pack and from the current rumors, a new petrol engine which will take the place of the older 2 liter unit.
On the interior, the 2016 Ford Fusion will get a small boost in material quality. The hard plastic on the doors and on the rear of the front seats will be gone in the favor of a soft touch plastic which is not only more durable but also offers better impact protection. The dashboard will now offer a leather option which wraps it in leather while standard equipment includes a small color touch screen which controls the audio system as well as the dual zone automatic climate control unit. Further options should include a satellite navigation system, a hard-drive for all of your music as well as leather upholstery.
Just as we said, its exterior will receive a small update in the form of a slightly different rear end which will make it more aerodynamic as well as better looking, taking design notes from the Mustang. The front of the car on the other hand will remain mostly unchanged which is quite normal considering Ford is planning to stick with the Kinetic 2.0 up until 2020.
Engine wise, the 2016 Ford Fusion will be available in a few different models. The base car will get a 2.5 liter Duratec which provides 175 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque and it is able to get around 27 MPG on average which is quite good for its class. The better option though is the 1.5 liter EcoBoost which even though offers a similar amount of power at 178 horsepower and 177 lb-ft of torque, it offers a much better fuel economy of 32 MPG on average which is the best fuel consumption in its class for a non-hybrid car.
The 2016 Ford Fusion hybrid has a 2 liter Atkinson cycle engine and an electric motor, offering 140 horsepower and 128 lb-ft of torque, all with an average fuel consumption of 47 MPG, making for real alternative for most of the unusual hybrids on the market. The base asking price of just 27.000 dollars make from it a real winner in our book.
If power is what you’re looking for then the 2016 Ford Fusion is also available with a 2 liter turbocharged engine which can provide as much as 240 horsepower and 270 lb-ft of torque while using just as much fuel as the base car.
Except the hybrid which comes with a CVT gearbox, all engines come either with a 6 speed manual or with a 6 speed automatic while the 2 liter turbo engine is also available with all wheel drive.