2015 Ford Fusion | new car review

Posted on Dec 17, 2014 by
2015 Ford Fusion
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AEDAED 100,000 - 135,000
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  • Exterior
    Editor: 80%
  • Interior
    Editor: 70%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 75%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 70%

Review Summary:

It looks good, brings a brilliant engine to the table, and is one of the safest cars in its segment. That should be enough to keep most buyers happy.

Pros

Very well equipped for a car that falls into its price range.

Cons

Convincing buyers to look away from the reliable Japanese trio and consider a Fusion, won't be easy.

Looks

Upon seeing the 2015 for the first time, you could be forgiven for thinking that you were staring at an under-fed Taurus. But look again and you will soon begin to see the differences. This latest installment utilises Ford’s new design trend, featuring among other things, narrow, angular headlamps and an Aston Martin-like grille. The swooping back certainly looks sporty for a mid-sized saloon, and as an option for the sportier owner, there is a rear-spoiler as well. Who would want such a thing on this car, however, is unknown.

2014 Ford Fusion Front

Feels

The interior looks tidy, if a little plain. There are some agreeable design features, such as the pylons that swoop down from the fascia and over the centre console. As far as the space available for rear passengers is concerned, adequate, is the answer. This car is intended to rival the Toyota Camry, meaning that Ford haven’t needed to worry too much about making the inside too exciting. They win be default.

2014 Ford Fusion interior

Engineering

Seemingly inspired by Knightrider, the 2015 Ford Fusion will download your phone contacts and iTunes, so not only will you be able to make voice activated calls, but also be able to tell KITT what playlist you would like to listen to. Also available is parking assistance as well as a lane-changing system, which sounds the alarm when you are needlessly drifting perilously close to the lane markers.

2014 Ford Fusion top

What’s on offer?

From its 2.5 litre 4-cylinder engine, the Fusion emits 175 horsepower and 237 Nm of torque. On the other hand, the turbocharged 2.0 litre, is significantly more powerful. Channeling 240 horsepower and 366 Nm of torque to the wheels up front, the Ecoboost version sprints to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, while the naturally aspirated takes a longer 9.5 seconds.

2014 Ford Fusion rear

Summing it…

The 2015 Ford Fusion is certainly far more pleasing on the eye than the older generation model. Gone is the hideous Gillette Mach-3 Razor grille, and in is the new, angrier face of Ford, or Aston Martin if you will. While it is common these days for car-makers to follow a regimented style doctrine, (take Audi as a quick example) it does endanger the car’s image as being potentially soulless and unappealing. However right now, today, the Fusion is a good-looking car, but I do worry that every other Ford will look just like it in five years’ time. If I had to choose between the Fusion, and the Camry, then I’d take the Ford in a heartbeat.

2014 Ford Fusion Front

Specifications

Specifications2015 Ford Fusion Ecoboost2015 Ford Fusion
Engine/ Cylinders2.0 litre turbocharged / 4 cyl2.5 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
240 hp @ 5,500 RPM175 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
366 Nm @ 3,000 RPM237 Nm @ 4,500 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic6 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
0-100 km/h7.3 secs9.5 secs
Top speed200 km/h200 km/h
PriceAED 120,000 - 135,000AED 100,000

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