Since mid-size sedan market is one of the toughest, most of vehicles declared as one are not older than three or four years. As Ford’s mid-size, Fusion was revamped in 2013 and carried over twice since then, 2016 year model will bring substantial changes to the blue oval’s bread and butter car. 2016 Ford Fusion will receive substantial changes, mostly inside, but the mid-size sedan will remain one of the best choices in the market even though it is more expensive than most of its competitors.
2016 Ford Fusion redesign
Exterior will get its changes in front and rear fascias which should look a little bit more aggressive. Ford’s hexagonal grille is still quite fresh and will most likely remain with a possibility for a few changes. Front doors will lose their small front quarter windows and will have a solid one-piece window from now on, while the rear end should get a new set of tail-lights.
Inside changes will be much more significant and Fusion will go through an extensive overhaul. New materials and color schemes will come with cloth and available leather seat upholstery, while new flat-top dashboard should house some metallic accents in base models and wood elements in higher grades. Instrument panel continues with a MyFord touch screen infotainment system which now sits neatly positioned in the center of the stack. Shift lever is no more and rotary shifter suggests that 9-speed transmission is a highly possible option. Some of the advanced features available in highest tiers include heated and cooled front seats, heated steering wheel, power moonroof and ambient lighting. Eight airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control and a rearview camera are standard across the lineup, while rear parking sensors, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping system, blind-spot monitors and cross-traffic alerts are either standard or optional, depending on a model of your choice.
2016 Ford Fusion specs
For starters, powertrains will almost certainly be carried over, but transmission might be changed. Base 2.5L and EcoBoost engines with 1.5L and 2.0L displacements will continue to develop 175, 181 and 240 horsepower respectively. Hybrid and plug-in models which make Fusion one of the best choices in the segment will also be carried over with no changes in powertrain department. However, petrol engines might discard the 6-speed automatic transmission for a new 9-speed gearbox which is a product of Ford-GM cooperation.
Fuel economy ratings should remain the same and base engine will be rated at 26 mpg combined, while EcoBoost engines up the performance and fuel efficiency alike. 2.0-liter engine will also be rated at 26 mpg combined, but will give you much better performance, while smaller 1.5-liter EcoBooster should be able to carry you up to 28 mpg combined.
2016 Ford Fusion release date and price
According to the spy shots of the upcoming 2016 Ford Fusion we can notice that the final product is near. So we could expect official reveal very soon. Prices will remain close to the today’s model and 2016 Fusion will be available from around $22,500. Titanium models will cost more than $30,000, while plug-ins should have a price tag over the $36,000 mark.