Thinking about a used Ford Fusion but aren’t sure where to start? We lay it out for you. Check out our buying guide to see which Ford Fusion is right for you.
First Generation (2006-2012)
Ford originally came out with the Fusion in the year 2006. It came with a 2.3L V4 or a 3.0L V6. The 2.3L engine came in a five-speed manual or automatic transmission and the 3.0L came with a six-speed automatic transmission. You may find the optional side-impact and side-curtain airbags, so keep an eye-out for those.
In 2007, Ford released an available AWD version. Late in this model year they also made the optional side-impact and side-curtain airbags a standard feature. Most everything else about the vehicle stayed the same.
For the year 2008, Ford did a bit of upgrading in the safety department when they brought the total airbag count up to six and made ABS a standard feature. They also added the SYNC Voice-Recognition System as an available feature for all models. These changes stayed through the production year 2009.
The Fusion got a redesign for 2010 and added an available hybrid model option, which won over many with the improved fuel efficiency. All other specs stayed relatively the same for this year, other than the addition of the available Blind-Spot Warning System.
The Backup Camera was finally made available in 2011, which was the biggest upgrade that happened this year. These changes remained the most notable upgrades through the 2012 models.
Second Generation (2013-2020)
The Ford Fusion got a complete overhaul in 2013, starting the second-generation lineup for this model. This new design created a larger and more comfortable interior as well as additional engine and model options compared to the previous year. The base V4 engine carried over, however, Ford added two new EcoBoost V4 engine options, an updated hybrid model, and an all-new plug-in hybrid model.
Once again, Ford updated the hybrid model to become more efficient in 2014. They also added a new turbocharged 1.5L V4 engine to its lineup. In the safety department, Ford added the ability to upgrade the rear seatbelts to the improved inflatable safety seat belts for better protection of your precious cargo.
In 2015, the Backup camera and alloy wheels were made standard across all models.
2016 was the year that Ford added its new SE Cold Weather package that includes luxuries such as Power Code Remote Start System, heated cloth seats and all-weather floor mats. The Fusion also got a much-needed redesign of the control center panel, adding physical buttons and making it much more user-friendly.
Continuing the previous year’s trend, the center console was redesigned to offer additional storage space. Ford also added available Sport and Platinum trims in 2017. You’ll find four available engine options but only one available transmission. This was also the year that Ford added some new safety features, some minor style tweaks and upgraded its infotainment center to the new SYNC 3 System.
In 2018, things stayed about the same, but Ford was hard at work behind the scenes doing some major upgrades for the coming year.
In 2019, the Automatic Emergency Braking became standard, along with the ability to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. With this year’s update, the Fusion introduced some new color options as well as two new wheel designs. The 1.5L turbocharged V4 engine became standard on the second-lowest SE trim. Ford also reduced the amount of build combinations for this year by making some of the most popular features from the previous years, standard. The redesigned battery pack in the plug-in Energi model allowed for a slightly longer all-electric driving range. In 2019, Ford introduced its new packages of driver-assist technologies called Co-Pilot360 Protect and Co-Pilot360 Assist to the Fusion lineup, making it even more appealing.
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