Key highlights of the 2021 Ford Fusion
It has been a while since Ford took a step back from making and selling sedans in the US market, so the launch of the 2021 Ford Fusion is awaited by many. The new model is set to be released later this year with a complete makeover, and it may give a tough fight to competitors like the Honda Accord, Honda Civic, and Toyota Camry. Read on for the key highlights of the 2021 Ford Fusion.
The 2021 Ford Fusion will be available in four trims—S, SE, SEL, and Titanium—with options for choosing front-wheel or all-wheel-drive configuration. That said, all-wheel-drive is only available with the SE and Titanium trims. All trims come with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and the model also has a SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Plus, there’s LED signature lighting, a heated steering wheel, and 10 position seat adjustments. The 2021 Ford Fusion also features traction control and dual-stage airbags, along with front and rear seat belt pretensioners and Electronic Stability Control (ESC).
Price, speed, and brakes
The 2021 Ford Fusion 2.5 Flex is expected to hit the market at a price of around $32,200, and the SEL 2.0 EcoBoost trim will cost around $34,000. The Titanium 2.0 EcoBoost will be available for around $38,000, while the one with AWD will cost around $42,000.
According to speculations, the Ford Fusion is the second slowest car when it comes to 0-60 mph acceleration, so opt for the SE or SEL trim for better performance.
Its braking power is expected to be moderate as the car is heavy and takes time to stop. That said, it has linear brakes, so the braking does not feel abrupt.
The 2021 Ford Fusion is expected to have a 234 hp 2.0 engine with petrol, and the hybrid version will have a 134 hp 2.0 engine with an electric motor and an automatic CVT gearbox. The Titanium trim will come with a powerful 245 hp 2-liter turbocharged engine with 270 lb-ft of torque.
The 2.5 Flex gives an average of 5.4-7.9 km/l in the city and 8.2-11.9 km/l on the road with ethanol/petrol. The 2.0 turbo petrol engine averages 8.6 km/l in the city and 11.7 km/l on the road, and the hybrid version takes it up a notch with an average of 16.8 km in the city and on the road.