Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE features a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be concerned about a stiff ride, although SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE is also an excellent bargain considering most of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide selection of options, to help you pick and choose those that are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs might be all of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the Ford Fusion Old. Coming off a redesign just a year ago, the Ford Fusion Old is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and plenty of options to select from.
As has been the case for some time, you will get the Ford Fusion Old with a four-cylinder engine or a stronger V6, or you can get the miserly Ford Fusion Old Hybrid. On the highway, the Ford Fusion Old is comfortable and compliant. Ford Fusion Old also offers two sporty versions that infuse the Ford Fusion Old with a little bit of extra personality. Inside, the Ford Fusion Old supplies a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you opt for one of the upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to pick from over the way.
The Ford Fusion Old is as competent because they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content helps it be supremely an easy task to drive. If you’re looking for something with much more class and space when compared to a small sedan, the Ford Fusion Old might just be the sedan for you.
The Ford Fusion Old is the bottom trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every Ford Fusion Old Safety Sense, which really is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features on the upper trim levels could be put into the reduced trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL audio system combined with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the Ford Fusion Old stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the trunk seat is easy to fold down to match longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make a lot of people happy. Loading a car seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however, not stellar. The forward center console bin is perfect for concealing items but has a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and you can find modest door pockets in the leading and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The Ford Fusion Old features a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles make it simple to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so the front seat will not need to be scooted all the way forward.