2011 Ford Fusion
The 2011 Ford Fusion builds on the successes of the 2010 Ford Fusion adding cool new features but retaining the 2010 Fusion model's upscale interior, more powerful engine options and available all-wheel drive.
The Ford Fusion defends its status as an affordable midsize car with great fuel economy and a nice interior but adds key features like the Integrated Blind Spot Mirrors and HD Radio. It's a perfect car for families who appreciate the styling and the crisp handling of the Fusion.
A key feature of the 2011 Ford Fusion that families are sure to love is the MyKey system, which enables parents to feel more confident when allowing their kids behind the wheel. The MyKey helps new drivers by limiting the top speed to 80 miles per hour, sounds a chime continuously when seat belts aren't buckled, gives low fuel warnings, and limits the radio volume to 45 percent. The MyKey is standard on the 2011 Ford Fusion.
The 2011 Ford Fusion also features the popular SYNC system that provides turn-by-turn directions, vehicle check-up updates and gives the driver voice-command access to smart phone apps and mp3 players. That's more functionality than many luxury brands offer, especially considering the price of the Fusion. Talk about bang for the buck.
Ideal for small families, practical for city drivers, safe, fuel efficient and stylish, the 2011 Ford Fusion is a great choice for today's on-the-go owners.
How the 2011 Ford Fusion Handles
Available in front or all-wheel drive, two transmissions and three different engines, the 2011 Ford Fusion offers the buyer many choices for performance. All three engines perform very well. The new, more powerful four-cylinder is particularly impressive. No matter which engine you choose, however, you'll have a pleasant ride in a car that boasts responsive steering, a solid, well-planted stance and a good overall value. The Fusion was selected as a Top Safety Pick because of its performance in front, side, roof strength and rear tests, and because it comes standard with electronic stability control.
2011 Ford Fusion Exterior Design
The 2011 Ford Fusion keeps the updated 2010 exterior, which is good news. The three-bar grille and slick headlights make the Fusion one of the sportier-looking sedans than earlier models. Exterior features include 16-inch alloy wheels, body-colored door handles and front and rear bumpers, and optional 17-inch wheels. Eighteen-inch wheels, chrome exhaust pipes and a rear spoiler are available on the Sport model.
Inside the '11 Ford Fusion
Most reviewers are in love with the Fusion's interior. Ergonomics are improved, the finish is near the top of the midsize class and the materials are all upscale. With seating for five and a standard 60/40-split rear seat, the Fusion is perfect for hauling people or goods. Other notable features of the interior include the metallic accents on the center console, doors and steering wheel. Additional features include standard power locks and windows and air conditioning, optional heated front seats, optional dual-zone automatic A/C, optional navigation system, and optional leather upholstery.
2011 Ford Fusion Lineup
The Ford Fusion offers a range of trim levels and choices to suit anyone's taste. The Fusion's base engine is a 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder. It is available in S, SE, SEL and Sport trims, and is offered with three engines: a 2.5-liter I-4 engine, a 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and a 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine. The Sport trim comes standard with the 3.5-liter Duratec V6 engine, a six-speed automatic transmission and 18 inch five-spoke aluminum wheels. Safety features include six standard airbags (including side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags for both rows), standard four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, traction control and an electronic stability system, optional blind spot warning system, and the optional Cross Traffic Alert system to warn drivers when backing out of a parking spot.
2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Families looking for performance and eco-friendliness will find the Ford Fusion a great choice. The fuel economy ratings are good at 41 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. But don't think that means compromise, owners will get the same peppy performance and high-quality interior and amenities all Fusion owners receive.
Looks like Ford used the good reviews the 2010 Ford Fusion received as a jumping off point to offer more choices, more sophisticated styling, and power-packed features that will allow families the best of all worlds - safety, sophistication and fun. For the latest updates on this vehicle, visit the official Ford Fusion website.
Some information for this review was obtained from NewCarTestDrive.com