Ford offers the solution to the problem of rising gas prices in the 2011 Ford Fusion family of midsize sedans. Not only does the Fusion offer outstanding passenger and trunk room, a quiet ride and the latest in connectivity technology, but also its standout design means 33 mpg has never looked so good.
To stand out in the midsize sedan category, a car must have a winning combination of performance, comfort, safety, quality and connectivity options. The 2011 Ford Fusion (MS RP starting at $19,850) provides that combination and, even better, offers some major features that are not offered on competitive models. Underscoring that point, the 2011 Ford Fusion earned a “Top Safety Pick” rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry did not get that important safety rating for 2011.
With its standard 175-hp four-cylinder engine and available six-speed automatic transmission, the Ford Fusion delivers up to 33 mpg in highway driving. Significantly, this engine’s 172 lb/ft of torque exceeds that of competitors such as Honda Accord (161 lb/ft), Chevrolet Malibu (160 lb/ft) and Toyota Camry (167 lb/ft). You’ll feel the benefit in every day driving and highway merging.
The Fusion also offers a choice between two V6 engines – a 240-hp 3.0-liter and, in the Fusion Sport, a 263-hp 3.5-liter version. Some midsize sedans no longer offer V6 engine options at all. Both Fusion V6s return admirable fuel economy with the 3.0-liter rated at 28 mpg highway and the 3.5-liter offering 27 mpg. In addition, the flex-fuel capable 3.0-liter V6 can produce up to 250 hp when running on E85 ethanol fuel. The Ford Fusion Sport offers an all-wheel drive option with its powerful V6, a choice you don’t get with the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima or Toyota Camry. Ford also offers the Fusion Hybrid, which achieves up to 41 mpg in city driving.
The Fusion offers a roomy, quiet cabin for five and surrounds passengers with high-quality finishes. There’s plenty of trunk space at 16.5 cubic feet. Key competitors offer less including Honda Accord (14.7), Nissan Altima (15.3) and Toyota Camry (14.5 or 15, depending on trim line).
Researching third-party sources will show that the Ford Fusion leads its segment in quality. Underscoring the undeniable value built into the Fusion are high-tech features that enhance driving comfort and safety. For example, Electronic Power Steering with Pull-Drift Compensation helps keep your Fusion on course in steady crosswinds or when driving on severely crowded roads.
The SYNC® system is a Ford exclusive (also featured on the Lincoln luxury brand) that will seem indispensable after you use it. Standard in the Fusion SEL and Sport and available in the SE model, SYNC makes accessing in-car communication and entertainment systems easy by integrating voice control of most Bluetooth-enabled cell phones and digital media players. With SYNC, you can also receive traffic alerts, turn-by-turn directions and business searches through the car’s stereo.
Working through your paired mobile phone, the SYNC system’s 911 Assist™ can connect you directly to a 911 operator after an accident in which an airbag deploys. SYNC can also deliver travel information for airlines, rental cars and hotels. Using your home or office computer, you can map out your destination using Google Maps or MapQuest and send the directions directly to the SYNC system in the Fusion. The available navigation system, which integrates with SYNC, responds to voice commands and reads out street names.
Additional Ford-exclusive technology in the Fusion adds peace of mind, and cleaner hands and clothes, too. On the first count, the Ford MyKey™ programmable vehicle key lets parents set certain parameters for young drivers, including vehicle maximum speed and audio system maximum volume, and offers customizable audible alerts for things like seatbelt usage. For cleanliness, you never have to touch a gas cap when refueling with the Ford-exclusive Capless Fuel-Filler System – because there isn’t one. Just insert the fuel pump nozzle and remove it when you’re done to seal the system.
Option packages let you add more luxury to the 2011 Ford Fusion including heated front seats and the available, segment-exclusive, Sony Sound System, which puts 390 watts of power through 12 premium speakers including two subwoofers. You’d expect that kind of audio performance in luxury models. Like luxury cars, too, the 2011 Fusion offers the added safety of the available Blind Spot Information System (BLIS™) with Cross Traffic Alert.
Come in to test-drive a 2011 Ford Fusion, and you’ll see and feel the unbeatable combination of Ford technology and quality in a Top Safety Pick midsize sedan.