The Ford Fusion is a versatile midsize sedan that comes in lots of configurations and trim levels so the Fusion can meet your needs, whatever they might be. If you want a hybrid, there are two engine options to choose from. Should you need all-wheel drive, the Fusion has that too. Trim levels range from basic to near-luxury. Tack on to that a spacious cabin and comfortable seats, and the 2020 Ford Fusion has something for everybody.
Not a lot has changed since 2019. The Fusion Sport has been discontinued, as have paddle shifters on the 1.5-liter engine. The good news is that the FordPass Connect, a phone app used to remote start, check vehicle status, and lock or unlock the doors, is now standard on all Fusion models. In addition, three new colors are available: Rapid Red Metallic, Iconic Silver, and Alto Blue Metallic.
In addition to the base 173-horsepower engine, the 181-horsepower turbocharged engine, and the 245-horsepower turbocharged exclusive to the Titanium, there are two hybrid engine options to choose from. The first is a 2-liter inline-4 hybrid engine delivering 188 horsepower. This hybrid gets 43 city miles and 41 highway miles per gallon, leaving non-hybrid models in the dust when it comes to fuel economy.
The second engine option is a plug-in hybrid previously known as the Fusion Energi, now simply the Fusion Plug-In Hybrid. Easier, right? With this one, you have a range of 25 miles all-electric before you need to use up any gasoline. Meaning if you live just a dozen miles from work or you have the opportunity to charge up there, you might never need to touch the gas in your tank all week long. But it’s there if you need it. Both hybrid engines are mated with a continuously variable (CVT) automatic transmission.
Which Trim Level is Right for Me?
If you’re looking for affordability, the base Fusion is a good option. Starting at only $23,170, the Fusion S is a good starter or second car. The S model comes with four-speaker stereo system, voice-activated SYNC interface, rearview camera, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, push-button start, Ford’s MyKey, and forward automatic emergency braking.
Then again, for just $1300 more, you could upgrade the engine and add power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, SYNC 3 infotainment system, 8-inch touch screen, six-speaker audio system, and satellite radio. That’s the Fusion SE, which we recommend over the S.
There’s also the SEL, but if you’re looking for real quality and gonzo features, allow us to introduce you to the Titanium. Starting at $34,450, this trim level comes with the best engine, plus moonroof, front sport seats, ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, 12-speaker Sony audio system, HD Radio, adaptive cruise control, and voice-activated navigation. Maybe get two Fusions: a Fusion S for the kids and a Fusion Titanium for you.