Despite all the talk about Ford not releasing cars for the sake of crossover, SUV, and truck, there is a 2019 Ford Fusion. Most importantly, this comfortable midsize sedan is mildly restyled for 2019. Equipped with a new Ford Co-Pilot360 Protect, a standard suite of advanced driver-assist technologies that includes auto high-beam, a blind-spot information system, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian protection, rearview camera and lane-keeping system.
Furthermore, the Fusion lineup has been simplified for 2019. With models ranging from affordable and efficient to well-equipped and luxurious, the 2019 Ford Fusion competes with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Chevrolet Malibu, Mazda 6, Kia Optima and Hyundai Sonata.
The 2019 Ford Fusion sedan is available in five trim levels: S, SE, SEL, Titanium and V6 Sport. The hybrid and Fusion Energi are reviewed separately. This year, the new Ford Co-Pilot360 safety suite is standard on every Fusion. The SE model getting the Sync 3 and Sync Connect with Wi-Fi. The SEL Fusions benefit from remote start, leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat and heated seats. The Titanium adds adaptive cruise control, a heated steering wheel, inflatable rear seatbelts, voice-activated navigation, heated and cooled seats.
The 2019 Ford Fusion S still use a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine (173 hp, 174 lb-ft) and front-wheel drive. The SE and SEL trim gets more powerful and efficient turbocharged 1.5-liter engine with automatic engine stop-start to help save fuel. Ford’s turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 245 hp gives the Titanium a good acceleration and available with all-wheel drive. The Ford Fusion Sport comes standard with AWD, where it also has 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 that making big 325 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard in all Fusion. In track testing, the 2019 Ford Fusion SEL went from 0 to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds, which is slower than average for the segment. The Fusion Sport did it in quick 5.1 seconds.
2.5-liter four-cylinder (S)
173 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
174 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 21/32 mpg
1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (SE and SEL)
181 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm
185 lb-ft of torque @ 4,320 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 23/34 mpg
2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (Titanium)
245 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
275 lb-ft of torque @ 3,300 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 21/31 mpg (FWD) and 20/29 mpg (AWD)
2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 (Sport)
325 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm
380 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 17/26 mpg (AWD)
The 2019 Ford Fusion is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. The base S trim has Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) $23,735 (include $895 destination fee). The SE is priced at $25,015, while the luxury models Titanium starts at 35,235. The potent Fusion V6 Sport is priced at $40,910.