Review: 2015 Ford Fusion

The 2015 Ford Fusion arrived at George Waikem Ford’s Massillon showroom recently. This gorgeous model builds off the success of its recent redesign, and everyone gets a backup camera in the 2015 model.  You’ll also see some new packages and a few new colors in this year’s model.

All-in-all, the Fusion remains one of America’s favorite vehicles thanks to European styling cues, great fuel economy, advanced technology and plenty of engine choices to maximize power and efficiency.

SO WHAT’S NEW? 

The Fusion was completely redesigned inside and out in 2013, and was a true game changer for the Ford Motor Co. In 2015, the Fusion is refined with new features on every trim, new package options and some new choice of colors.

For the safety of everyone inside and outside your car, a rearview camera is now standard across the line on the 2015 Ford Fusion.

One of the major changes this year is 16-inch alloy wheels now standard on the lowest Fusion S trim, replacing the steel wheels and wheel covers. The Fusion is already a beautiful car even at its base level, adding alloy wheels only increases this life of luxury.

Next are the four new colors of the Fusion — Bronze Fire Tinted Clearcoat Metallic, Guard. Tectonic and Magnetic. All-in-all there are nine exterior color choices, and many separate fabric and color choices for the inside.

Daytime running lights are now standard across the board, another choice that should be popular with all drivers.

Climbing up your trim choices, All Wheel Drive is now available with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost Engine on the Fusion SE Appearance and Luxury Packages. The Fusion SE now has a standard six-way power seat, and a ten-way power seat is now standard on the Fusion Titanium model.

The Fusion SE and Titanium has a new Terracotta package, with includes Terracotta leather-trimmed seats, Terracotta door inserts, premium floor mats, and 18-inch painted and machined alloy wheels.

STYLING

What hasn’t changed in the 2015 Ford Fusion is its state-of-the-art styling. This isn’t the Fusion your grandma drove around during the Bush Administration. The Fusion looks like a European sports car these days.

It starts up from with that famous hexagonal grille and thin headlines. Then you follow crisp leading lines to a rear that resembles the Audi or some other luxury model. Add in those now standard alloy wheels, and the neighbors are going to think you got a promotion. But you’ll stay smart knowing that you are getting a great car and an even better deal that isn’t going to beat up your wallet.

ENGINES

Ford has become synonymous with innovation under the hood, and it’s no different here with the 2015 Ford Fusion. Choose between 7 powertrains in the 2015 Ford Fusion, giving you that perfect blend of power and fuel economy you’ve been looking for.

The most popular choice is the 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine that debuted in the 2014 model. This turbocharging, direct gasoline injection engine with twin independent variable camshaft timings gets you where you want to go, and while you’re driving free, you’re also driving right past the gas station.

Fuel Economy for the 2015 Ford Fusion as followed:

Engine Type 2.5L Duratec 16V I-4 Engine 1.5L Ti-VCT GTDI I-4 EcoBoost 2.0L Ti-VCT GTDI I-4 EcoBoost 2.0L Atkinson-Cycle
EPA-Estimated Ratings (Actual mileage will vary) 22 cty/34 hwy/26 combined 24 cty/36 hwy/28 combined
25 cty/37 hwy/29 combined (auto start-stop)
FWD 22 cty/33 hwy/26 combined
AWD 22 cty/31 hwy/25 combined
44 cty/41 hwy/42 combined

Source: Ford Motor Co. 

SAFETY

We already mentioned the now-standard backup camera in the 2015 Ford Fusion, but there are a number of safety and technology features that keep you and everyone around you safe on the roads.

The 2015 Fusion features available adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning, Blind Spot monitoring systems, active park assists and lane-keeping systems and so much more.

The Fusion gets a Five-Star Overall Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and it has been named an IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus. Standard Bluetooth, front knee airbags and available inflatable rear seatbelts are just a few more great safety features available to you on the 2015 Ford Fusion.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING:

The Car Connection:

This year’s Ford Fusion remains one of the boldest, most attractive vehicles in its segment–proving that good design and family-friendly intentions aren’t always mutually exclusive.

The News Wheel:

The 2015 Ford Fusion looks out of place in the midsize four-door sedan market, but only in the best possible way. The Aston Martin-inspired grille, the aggressive headlights, thin taillights, and numerous subtle details make it look like it belongs among upscale European luxury sedans.

Car and Driver:

Look past the hexagonal grille to the unchanged body sides, though, and you’ll realize that this 2015 model is more of a refresh than a true revolution. While there is a new, optional engine and the interior receives an overhaul, the 2015 Focus is a moderate update, rather than an all-new car.

So all-in-all the Fusion is truly a sight to be seen. If you haven’t seen the Fords recently, there’s no reason to wait another day. If you have seen the Fusion and you are already in love with it, why not wait to drive off in this great Fusion.

 

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About Jeff Russ

Lead blogger and content writer for the Waikem Auto Family in Massillon, Ohio. Product specialist in Ford, Nissan, Subaru, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi models. 2008 Graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Married to wife Christina. Resides in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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