• Nov 21st 2008 at 2:27PM
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Fusion S: $19,270 (2.5L 4, six-speed manual)

The dust has hardly settled from Ford's big showing at the 2008 LA Auto Show, and already it's making news again with the new 2010 Fusion. Today Ford launched a minisite to promote the redesigned mid-size sedan, and contained therein is pricing for all five models. Everything begins with the base Fusion S model that starts at $19,270 and comes with the new 2.5L four-cylinder and a six-speed manual. The range tops out at the Fusion Hybrid, which starts at $27,270. That's a little more than the Toyota Camry Hybrid, which begins at $26,150, but as AutoblogGreen points out, the Fusion Hybrid comes with Ford's new EcoAssist gauge cluster that may be worth the extra money to buyers. We've also learned that the Fusion Hybrid's fuel economy in the city will be 39 mpg, which is 6 mpg better than the Camry Hybrid, so you will be getting more for your money.

Fusion SE: $20,545 (2.5L 4, six-speed manual)

Fusion SEL: $23,975 (2.5L 4, six-speed auto)

Fusion Sport: $25,825 (3.5L V6, six-speed auto with SelectShift)

Fusion Hybrid: $27,270 (2.5L Atkinson, E-CVT transmission

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      • 6 Years Ago
      All of the trim levels appear to be very well equipped for their list price. I think the future is looking pretty good for the Fusion (an ok car when first released that I would have, at the time, bet would have rotted on the vine nearly unchanged for 5-6 years. I am glad to say I don't see it that way any longer)

      The new styling has already grown on me (I see some Saabness in the front end) and I would put this car at the top of my shopping list if in the market.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Have you guys checked out the site for that car? It's really slick.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great pricing. I was hoping for black chrome on the Fusion Sport, but maybe it'll be an option someday down the road.

      The Hybrid is awesome.
        • 6 Years Ago
        when gas prices soared up I saw the toyota pruis everywhere. With gas prices down to $2.00 i rarely see any, goes to show you that American have a short term memory.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Hybrids are not about saving money. If that was true Toyota wouldn't be selling Priuses like they were made of iPods and heroin.

        Hybrids are about looking and feeling like you are environmentally conscious. And that's worth a LOT to people. One time cost seems to lose significance in the face of weekly savings, regardless of the fact that the weekly never makes up for the one time.

        The smart money is on the 33 MPG 4 cyl Fusion that beats the hybrid Camry for about $8000 less dollars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Actually I think before gas prices skyrocketed (I mean like WAY before...1999-2006) people often bought the Prius just because it was cutting edge. I remember seeing the 2003 Prius for the first time in like 2002 and just being impressed by how high tech it was (and how high tech it was inside).

        And don't tell me it wasn't high tech, back in 2003 other cars didn't have all those crazy smart key/button start, smart door features, lcd screen and crazy car computer features. Even really expensive cars didn't have half the tech you could get in a Prius.

        Even now it's pretty appealing to people who wanna be on the cutting edge of electronics or whatever, some people just like having a crazy advanced hybrid powertrain for the sake of having a crazy advanced hybrid powertrain. Much like having the latest computer technology might not actually practically yield anything, but it's still a pissing contest of newest tech.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I don't get why I'm supposed to spend nearly $30 grand, to turn around and save a few bucks on gas. And there is a similar comparison enviromentally, with regards to all the work that goes into them. Auto makers aren't getting that half of the hybrid equation is saving money.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Rob.

        It's called a tax break. Should level the field a little bit.

        Plus to get to feel all good and green and hip(py) about driving it.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ridiculously overpriced. Why would anyone drop 26k on a Ford V6 when a V6 Accord is almost exactly the same price? Ford - lay off the crack. Price the Fusion V6 at 22k and you'll sell them. Anything within 1-2k of the Accord V6 and it's pure stupidity. The Sonata V6 starts at 22k - so that's the price GM and Ford should aim for with their cars. Maybe they can sucker some folks over that way.
        • 6 Years Ago
        lol, the Fusion is on par with the Accord(if not better) and offers AWD so thats why it can be priced at 26k. Its also a true sport model.

        Anyway, you can get a V6 Fusion for 22k. You forget that there are two different V6 options in this car. The 240(250 on E85)hp 3.0 model can be had in the lower trims(like the cheap SE model) For a car thats a couple hundred pounds lighter than its competitors, thats PLENTY of hp. You can get AWD with this engine too.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Talisman, you keep telling yourself that people will pay 21k for a Fusion SE 2.5 when they can get an Accord LX for the same money. Best of luck. Honda and Toyota own this segment and no matter how many times Ford gets beaten down, they refuse to accept they overprice their cars (matching prices is 15-20% too high on MSRP).

        Apples to apples, the Fusion doesn't match up well with the Accord for the stupid money Ford's attempting to charge.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Oops...Ford screwed the pooch again. Why should any reasonable person pay $25K for an entry level Fusion Sport when they can spend a few grand more and have the WORLDS better G8? Proper drive wheels, proper engines, bigger...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Still trolling, huh P?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wow, what insight.... That explains all the G8s I see on the street, and hardly any Fusions.... Oh wait, I guess its the other way around...

        Don't worry about sticker price, nobody will pay it. The '09 already has $2k on the hood. Get the dealer to find you an X plan PIN, and the '09 S starts at just over $16k. Expect the same on the '10.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'll take a 4-banger automatic in red.

      As stated earlier, some people are going to buy a hybrid to make a statement about the environment and make themselves feel better. I have a friend who bought a used Accord Hybrid for that very reason. This was a couple of years ago and she got a screamin' deal because it had been on the lot for 6 months. What she didn't know is that she really bought a performance car with a 240 hp V6 and electric motor it really scoots. So she was kind of disappointed with the mileage. But it sure is a hoot to drive and it gets way better mileage than her previous ride.

      Another downside to hybrids is insurance. I was looking into an Escape Hybrid until I found out it cost $500/year more to insure than a regular Escape. The extra cost is to cover replacing the battery pack in case it's damaged in a collision.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Arturo - What, when gas dropped people buried their Priuses in their backyards? Shipped them to China? What do you mean you stopped seeing them? Even if Prius owners all sold their cars, they'd have been bought by people, and those people would be diving them around still. The only way you'd stop seeing Priuses is if the Priuses were somehow removed from service.
      • 6 Years Ago
      39 mpg in the city for 27k?!!

      Why the hell didn't they drive this thing to the bailout hearings?!!!

      Good job Ford!
        • 6 Years Ago
        If Mullaly did drive from the airport to the hearings that is awesome. Too bad the press didnt report on this amazing car. I don't think people quite comprehend how good 39mpg city actually is. This is not some little econo-box or a funky looking hybrid. This is a true family car for people that want good mpg but don't want to make sacrifices in style or size.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have an 07 zx6r and a 2001 eclipse gt. My bike gives me an average of 39 mpg, sometimes 40. I drive my bike hard though. what a save on gas with the bike instead of the car is a huge, in my car it hurts me going to the gas station, in the bike not so much. If a car returns 39 mph, I wouldn't mind buying one.
        • 6 Years Ago
        "Why the hell didn't they drive this thing to the bailout hearings?!!!"

        Mullaly did drive one to the bailout hearing...from the airport.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Maybe it was overshadowed by all three of the CEOs flying on private jets to capital hill to beg for money. If they really wanted to make a point they would have flown coach and driven a hybrid to the meeting.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Man, I'd trade in my Scooby for an AWD Sport Version - nice job Ford.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How about the Subie diesel engine which in the impreza could get you 40-45 MPG. I'm waiting for that to come to the States.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I love the look of the new front and larger grille but wtf is wrong with the back? UGLY!
        • 6 Years Ago
        looks like Ford finally understood why people put eyebrows on headlights.
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Fusion Sport sounds like a screaming bargain.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Probably by offering more power in the drivetrain and perhaps some service related perks. Styling is something some will pay extra for, and the Fusion looks to me like it will be almost as polarizing as the TL. Concerning feature content, the Fusion isn't fully in Acura territory (albeit it's impressively close) HIDs are nowhere to be found on any trim, so my guess is that feature along with a couple of possible other exclusives, would likely be reserved for the upmarket Lincoln clone.

        That being said, overlap is an issue. And you're right - the Fusion makes a strong, compelling case all by itself, especially for the price.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Interesting perspective. However, by 2012 you will have a redesigned (2010 is merely a refresh) global fusion - this is when the European Mondeo and NA Fusion will be of the same platform." SadMah

        And very likely the exact same machine with nearly identical powertrains and styling. You make an excellent point. That thought has occurred to me before, but not lately. I'm more than a little surprised by this refresh and as such I haven't thought about the development path for future Fusion models recently.

        Even so, all the more reason I'll be watching Ford with great interest. I'd much rather have a Mondeo with the same feature set I listed earlier (hatchback with sedan profile please) and I imagine that's a very real possibility.

        Ford's stepping up their game, and now they have my attention.

        O/T - my previous reply prior to this one was to Frylock350.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Interesting perspective. However, by 2012 you will have a redesigned (2010 is merely a refresh) global fusion - this is when the European Mondeo and NA Fusion will be of the same platform.
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