The 2012 Ford Fusion is a comfortable car that is known for its agile handling. On top of that, it has generous interior dimensions, as well as, soft touch materials throughout. There are a total of five different trim levels to choose from which makes the Ford Fusion very versatile and user friendly. Depending on the options that you want, you can expect to pay between $21,000 and $29,000 for a new 2012 Ford Fusion. The fact of the matter is that the Fusion is a very desirable car because it gives you quite a few features for a somewhat low price.
The Ford Fusion S is the basic model of the car. It costs right around $21,000 but comes standard with upgrades such as an MP3 option. The Fusion S is considered a good value for the money.
The Fusion SE will cost you a few more thousand to get the satellite radio and Bluetooth package. The SE is perfect for people that want to have a bit more of a luxury feel when they are out and about.
The 2012 Ford Fusion Sport will cost you somewhere in the mid to upper 20’s.
And finally, the Hybrid is the most expensive option at $29,000. This expensive price tag is worth it when you consider that you’ll be paying less in gas expenses. Over the life of the car it will pay for itself.
The Ford Fusion S engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder that will allow you to achieve good gas mileage but also be quick enough to get moving when out on the open road. The Fusion SE has many of the same features as the S but only with a few modifications and upgrades.
The 2012 Ford Fusion SEL is an upgrade over the SE and the S as it has a bigger engine and more features. The engine in the SEL is a 3.0L V6 that is very quick yet efficient. Keep in mind; you will still get best in class gas mileage even with this upgraded engine.
The Fusion Sport has an even bigger engine. The 3.5L V6 will allow you to get around with no problems at all. The Sport has all of the same options that the SEL but comes with navigation. Not only do you get the bigger engine but you also get an additional option which is always nice.
The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid gets 41mpg on the highway and 36mpg in the city. All of this is achieved with a 2.5L engine that is considered one of the most efficient motors around these days.
It doesn’t matter if the Fusion you buy has the smaller 2.5L engine or the larger 3.5L engine, you’ll still get plenty of horsepower. The smaller engine will get you about 175 horsepower while the larger one will get you roughly 240 horsepower.
Keep in mind, the SEL comes with all-wheel drive. Having all-wheel drive is nice if you live in a part of the country that has slippery roadways throughout part of the year.
When compared to the Nissan Altima and the Subaru Legacy the Fusion has a lot going for it. It is perfect for the small family that has “fuel savings” always on their mind.
No matter which engine you end up getting you can feel safe as all Ford Fusion’s come with stability and traction control, anti-lock brakes, as well as, front side and side curtain airbags. The all-wheel drive will allow you to navigate the roadways safely as well.