2011 Ford Fusion

If you are looking for the perfect automobile for your family, then the 2011 Ford Fusion should be at the top of your list.

As a matter of fact, it is one of the most Affordable Midsize Cars. Do not be misled though because even though it is an affordable midsize sedan, its features are definitely those of the top notch expensive cars. There are also new key features added to this model that makes it way better than the previous generations.

One is the rain-sensing wipers. It also comes with the high definition Radio and Ford’s My Key system. If you are a parent, then you would definitely love this since it will allow you to limit the top speed of your car as well as the volume of the audio when your teenagers are the ones driving the car. There is also a continuous chiming when their seatbelts are not buckled to remind them of that. And it also comes with low-fuel warnings. This is definitely good for safety purposes.

Of course, the Ford Fusion comes with the standard and unique Sync system. This lets you give turn-by-turn directions without necessarily having to install an expensive navigation screen. As a matter of fact, you can control it with your voice.

Performance

When it comes to performance, you can be assured of a 9 out of 10 stars rating for this model. It is available in front or all-wheel drive. There are also three different engines and transmissions for you to choose from. Thus, you have a lot of choices to make sure that the car you will purchase you will definitely suit your needs and preferences.

Here are the three different engines for the 2011 Ford Fusion. The base and standard is the 2.5-liter and four-cylinder engine. It is capable of producing as much as 175 horsepower and 172 pound-feet of torque. This is coupled with a manual transmission of 6 speeds as a standard. But you also have the option of going for a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control if you want.

The 3.0-liter V6 with 240 horsepower and 223 pound-feet torque is available in certain models. It also comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. And lastly, the Sport model of this line comes with an exclusive 3.5-liter V6 powerful engine that can generate up to 263 horsepower and 249 pound-feet torque.

Exterior

When it comes to the exterior, you will be amazed with the new Fusion. A large grille as well as slicker lights dominates the front area of this model. On the other hand, the rear area looks to be more subtle. This model also comes with standard body-colored door handles and bumpers in the front and rear side. The 16-inch alloy wheels are also stylish and so are the 18-inch wheels of Sport models.

Interior

The interior of this model is also top notch. It is very spacious and you can fit five people in its cabin comfortably. The materials used in making the interior are also upscale. The ergonomics have also been improved.

Safety

Finally, this model has been named as the Top Safety Pick. Thus you can be assured that it has excellent safety features. It performed very well in the front, side, roof, and rear strength tests. This model also comes with an electronic stability control.

In the end, the bottom line with here is that it is ideal for the family. It is likewise a practical choice for drivers in the city. It has excellent looks, is fuel efficient, and it does not cost much for its advanced and edgy features. And of course, the Ford puts safety first.

Overall Rating
76 out of 100

What others say:

“With increased power and torque plus advanced six-speed transmissions, even four-cylinder 2011 Ford Fusion models have plenty in hand to cope with all normal city/highway traffic demands.”KBB

“Midway through its life span, the 2011 Ford Fusion still looks the part of a crisply executed family sedan.”The Car Connection

“The midsized Fusion is one of our higher-rated family cars. High points include a competent ride and strong acceleration."Consumer Report

“The 2011 Ford Fusion is largely unchanged following its freshening for the 2010 model year. This midsize sedan lends its basic design to the premium-midsize Lincoln MKZ. Fusion reprises S, SE, SEL, Sport, and gas/electric Hybrid trim levels, all with front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is offered on select V6 versions.”Consumer Guide

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: $ 19,850.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.5 gallons Miles Per Gallon: 23 city / 33 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 190.6 in. (484 cm) Width: 72.2 in. (183 cm)
Height: 56.8 in. (144 cm) Weight: 3285 lbs (1490 kg)
Wheel Base: 107.4 in. (273 cm) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: Trunk Vol. 16.5 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5
Performance
Engine: 2.5L DOHC Duratec 16Valve I-4 Compression Ratio: 9.7:1
Horsepower: 175 hp Max RPM: 6000 rpm
Torque: 172 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm Transmission: 6-Speed Manual
0-60 mph: 6.8 seconds 1/4 Mile: NA
Available Trims & Engine
Option:I4 SE – 2.5L Duratec I4 engine MSRP: $22,830; MPG: 23 city / 33 hwy
Option:V6 SE - 3.0L Duratec FFV V6 MSRP: $24,425; MPG: 22 city / 30 hwy
Option:SEL I4 2.5 Duratec I4 engine MSRP: $25,300; MPG: 23 city / 33 hwy
Option:SEL V6 - 3.0 Duratec FFV V6 MSRP: $26,910; MPG: 22 city / 30 hwy
Option:Sport 3.5L Duratec V6 MSRP: $27,150; MPG: 18 city / 27 hwy
Option:Hybrid MSRP: $28,600; MPG: 41 city / 36 hwy