2020 Ford Fusion Sport Review – In Europe, Ford has expressed its support for Mondeo by introducing a soft update to indicate that the model of midsize sedan/wagon still has a future ahead despite the announced death of its American cousin. As you have probably already heard, Ford will eventually reduce its passenger car line to a single model, the Mustang, after deciding not to sell the Focus Active in the United States after the Chinese import debacle. That said, it will be a while before the Pony Car remains the only Blue Oval model that is not an SUV or a truck.
2020 Ford Fusion Sport Review
CarsDirect contacted Ford spokesman Sam Schembari and learned by email that Fusion will not retire in the near future. That is certainly good news for fans of passenger and the cars and the plan is to continue production for at least the model year 2020, so there is still a lot of time to get behind the wheel of a Fusion.
Not only that, but CarsDirect reports that Ford dealerships across the United States have approximately 10.000 parties in stock. Keep in mind that we are talking about the previous generation of supermini, not the new model that has been available in Europe for quite some time. In addition, approximately 8.300 models of Focus are in stock at dealerships, but once again, the former is not the fourth-generation model launched in 2018 on the old continent, where it is available as hatchback, sedan and wagon.
With regard to the discounts, the same source mentions that it can save up to $3.000 at a party and up to 4.000 in a Focus, but depends to a large extent on where it lives. Ford dealerships are also trying to lure Taurus shoppers with big discounts that reach even the $6.000, but it’s better to hurry, as the report continues to mention that fewer than 3.800 units remain in stock.
With a biturbocharged V6 2.7 engine, 325 horsepower, 380 lb/ft of torque and standard total traction, the Ford Fusion Sport is not the typical family sedan.
But while their stats suggest a performance, it marks the line between being a family sedan and a suitable sports sedan, with a straight line performance that surpasses its competitors like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Mazda6 and a price that pushes it to Compete with the BMW 3 series and the Audi A4.
You can slide into a Ford Fusion for as few as $22.215. That’s a great entry-level price. However, opting for Fusion Sport add-ons requires at least $33.750, and our evaluator nearly doubled the base price at $41.230 with additional options (including destination).
The $2.000 Equipment Group 401A package that includes the Sport Upgrade package adds LCD in the instrument group, dual zone climate control, rear parking sensors, Sync 3 entertainment and entertainment system, Apple display and Android Car, a 12-speaker Sony audio system. Ambient lighting, and a 10-position electric seat for the passenger.
Driver Support Package: Lane maintenance assistance, blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, heated steering wheel, automatic high lights and rain sensor wipers, is an additional $1.625. However, it requires the $2.000 Equipment Group 401A package, which makes its real cost $3.625. Ford includes adaptive cruise control as an option of $1.190. But again, it requires both the Equipment Group 401A $2.000 Package and the $1.625 Driver Assist package, which makes ACC an option of $4.815.
Spending $33.750 on a Fusion Sport base, and not getting even some of these features as standard is a pill that is hard to swallow.
Most of Fusion’s closest competitors have little power, in most cases they offer only one turbo and four cylinders compared to the double turbo Ford and V6.
The most powerful Honda Accord Sport, with the Civic Type R of 2.0 liters, has an initial price of $30.310, which includes Android Auto, Apple and Honda Sensing, the set of security features of the car manufacturer, which Fusion can not the team Standard security includes collision mitigation brakes, Lane maintenance assistance, adaptive cruise control, road exit mitigation and traffic signal recognition. And as it is a Honda, the price you see is the price you get, there are no optional extras to choose from.
The 2018 Mazda6 Grand touring Reserve starts at $31.700, while the V6 2018 Toyota Camry XLE starts at $34.550. The Camry comes with a number of safety features such as blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and Toyota safety Sense P.
2020 Ford Fusion Sport Design
There are only a lot of ways to cut a sedan, and the Fusion swoopy design feels a little outdated, even though it is still widely appealing. Presented in 2013 and updated for model year 2017, the Fusion feels too familiar, especially when sitting next to competitors like the new Toyota Camry 2018 or the Honda Accord 2018.
Nineteen-inch wheels, a revised grill treatment and quad exhaust are the most significant signs that this Fusion is higher than the average. Otherwise, a dim and oddly bulbous exterior style from certain angles that distract from elegant design.
But despite specific sports upgrades, this is still your standard Fusion sedan. It mixes, and maybe that’s what customers want. But when you spend more than $30.000 in a four-door sports car, you have certain expectations.
2020 Ford Fusion Sport Comfort
Inside, the Fusion Sport is elegant, with many cubicles for phones and wallets. The infotainment screen is large, eight-inch, and we excavate the physical audio and HVAC controls below. The change dial is prominent on the central console and has a satisfactory action, while the pleasantly reinforced seats have a lot of room for the legs for the front passengers.
The rear seats are spacious for a trio of children or two adults, although the head space is narrow for the higher passengers, thanks to the ceiling line. The only indication that this Fusion is different from its four-door standard is “Sport ” Embroidered mats, aluminum sports pedals, leather-lined steering wheel and leather/suede upholstery.
The cargo hold is disappointing, although its 16 cubic feet of space are substantial. Getting my daughter’s car seat in the trunk (don’t worry, wasn’t on it) was a delicate process, due to the small opening. By way of comparison, it’s easier to put your security seat in the trunk of my Ford Mustang 2013.
2020 Ford Fusion Sport Performance
The Fusion’s biturbocharged 2.7-liter V6 engine produces 325 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque and is the main reason for considering this car. The power delivery is smooth despite the fact that the six-speed automatic transmission offers only relaxed changes. The sport mode, which changes the points of change to keep the engine higher in the range of revolutions, does not help much either. The lack of urgency in the transmission is the biggest obstacle to the fun in the Fusion Sport.
Crush the throttle from one stop and the traction system on all the wheels suffocates any drama of the front-wheel-drive Fusion normally. No wheel rotation or torque rotation.
The Fusion feels fast, but when you look at the speedometer it shows that the Sport is fast. Ford has not released official performance numbers, but a sprint to 60 miles per hour from a stalemate occurs in the low range of five seconds. However, the engine noise and the feeling of acceleration are much more exciting than what the speedometer reads.
Ford sells the Fusion sport as a sports sedan, but at the end of the day, this is still a family car. Continuously controlled dampers help keep the Fusion under control when pushed, but you can feel how heavy the 3.982-pound car is when you throw it, especially when it gets close to its low limit.
2020 Ford Fusion Sport Fuel economy
The Fusion Sport’s 2.7-liter V6 engine is drunk as a V8 and has EPA figures to prove it. The Fusion Sport returns an estimated city of 17 miles per gallon, 26 mpg on the road and 20 mpg combined, although it is worth noting that Ford’s EcoBoost engines are known to have a lower performance than their EPA numbers in real-world driving. Fortunately, it takes regular.
By way of comparison, the Honda Accord Sport and its four Cylinders 2.0 liters turbocharged return 22 mpg in city, 32 mpg on highway and 26 mpg combined. And if you’re interested in another V6, the Toyota Camry XSE manages to match the Honda EPA ratings.