The completely redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion will start at $22,495, including destination charges, when it goes on sale this fall. Full details are now listed on Ford’s website, including prices for the gas-only and hybrid model, as well as packages and options.
The base S trim comes with a 170-horsepower four-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission, as well as Ford’s SYNC infotainment system.
The mid-level, $24,495 SE trim adds standard satellite radio, power driver seat and alloy wheels. The SE has the aforementioned four-cylinder engine, but a 178-horsepower Ecoboost four-cylinder engine is optional, which can be mated to an available six-speed manual transmission. This engine is also available with a start/stop system that shuts the engine off when the car comes to a stop in order to save fuel. A 240-horsepower Ecoboost four-cylinder engine is also offered, and is only available with an automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Kicking Tires notes that the “SE is the Fusion's most customizable trim,” and will likely be the trim most people purchase. Leather seats, a backup camera, a touch-screen SYNC infotainment system and Ford’s self-parallel parking system are all optional on the SE.
Topping out the gas-only Fusion range is the $30,995 Titanium trim. This trim is only offered with the larger, 240-horsepower Ecoboost engine and is the only variant available with all-wheel drive, which is a $2,000 option. It comes standard with push-button start, a premium Sony stereo, the touch-screen SYNC system, a backup camera, heated front seats and leather seats.
Car and Driver notes that “the new Fusion’s base sticker puts it right in the thick of things in the mid-size sedan segment.” The 2013 Fusion’s base price undercuts the redesigned 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, which starts at $23,150 (including destination). On the other hand, it is costlier than the 2013 Hyundai Sonata and 2013 Kia Optima, which start at $21,670 and $22,175 (with destination), respectively. The redesigned 2013 Nissan Altima also is less expensive, with a starting price of $22,280 (including destination).
The 2013 Fusion Hybrid starts at $27,995, including delivery fees, and is equipped as an SE model in terms of standard and optional features. By comparison, the 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid starts at $26,785, and the 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid starts at $26,625. Pricing and other information for the 2013 Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has yet to be announced.
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