• Apr 23, 2013
We've gotten our grubby little digits on the dealer order guide for the as-yet-unreleased 2014 Ford Fusion thanks to an anonymous tipster, and while there isn't much that's unexpected, there are some meaningful equipment changes to report after the rakish sedan's first year on the market.

Mechanically, the big news is, of course, the recently confirmed availability of the 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder paired with a six-speed automatic. The powertrain replaces the 1.6-liter automatic setup of 2013, though if you want a manual transmission, you'll still get the extra .1-liter of displacement.

On the equipment front, there are newly available rear inflatable seatbelts – as seen previously on the Explorer – along with a new heated steering wheel and cooled seat option on Titanium and Titanium Hybrid models (the latter two options will be late availability).

On the 2014 Fusion's color and trim palette, new paint hues include DarkSide and Sunset (replacing Bordeaux Reserve and Ginger Ale), and later in the model year, a light gray ("Soft Ceramic") interior will become available on Titanium models. Brick Red leather seating is optional for Titanium Hybrid models.

Speaking of the gas-electric variant, there will also be a new entry-level Hybrid S model joining the SE (2013 model shown) and Titanium variants – presumably it will come with a lower price tag, but we don't have MSRP information as of yet. However, we do know it will go without equipment including a power driver's seat, rear seat HVAC ducts, keyless-entry pad, satellite radio and heated side mirrors – integrated turn signals and all.


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      • 1 Year Ago
      So many multiple accounts just to down vote anyone that criticizes Ford even when it's truthful and constructive. Jesus/merlot make AB a joke. They are (he is) the most annoying Ford fanboys (boy) on AB.
      onewayroll
      • 1 Year Ago
      A bump in power for the 2.0 to 270/280 would be nice.
      Scooter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Does the Hybrid still include the 20% fuel economy lie?
        Spec
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        C'mon, that was funny.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Scooter
        Who knows ask CR they know everything lol.
          carlotta
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          Autoweek got the same poor mpg. http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130205/CARNEWS/130209889
      riserburn99andre
      • 1 Year Ago
      And with these options tell me why the MKZ still exist? They could easily make the 6 pot optional on the titanium trim... oh wait that's Ford cannibalizing their own sales my bad.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @riserburn99andre
        A. Luxurious styling. The Fusion is not a luxury car, but it is nice. B. Pamoramic roof. C. Push button transmission. D. Service. Lincoln service is fantastic(at my closest dealer at least). Every Ford dealer around my are is awful, and rarely get anything right. Your question is like asking why is there a Camry and an ES.
          rtttack
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          If that's why Ford makes the MKZ, that's why it's going to die. Seriously, it exists because it has a push button transmission...
          merlot066
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          Why does the Lexus ES exist?
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          Carguy it is not subjective. The Fusion is a midsize commoner sedan. A vehicle for the masses. It does not come close to offering all the cool and gee whiz features LUXURY cars are SUPPOSED to offer. Take your blinders off, the MKZ will do just fine.
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          Ok Rtttack lets read ALL of my comments. I did not just say the push button transmission(by the way, what other vehicle offers that?). And that is just some of the options. MKZ has a bigger engine available as well. And if the MKZ was going to die it would have been with the first two generations, as they were such clones of the Fusion it was ridiculous. But it did not. It actually sells well. Lincoln is outselling Volvo and I do not hear anyone saying they are going to die. State your fail all you want but Lincoln is here to stay.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Jesus!
          [blocked]
        • 1 Year Ago
        @riserburn99andre
        I don't understand why anyone would spend more money on a MKZ.
          • 1 Year Ago
          Here's a better question, Jesus. Why aren't more people buying Lincolns? Several of the brands you're pointing to are absolutely destroying Lincoln in sales. Large sunroofs, push button transmissions and calling yourself The Lincoln Motor Company aren't enough to convince people.
          Jesus!
          • 1 Year Ago
          Why does anyone buy an Lexus? Why does anyone buy a Cadillac?? Why does anyone buy an Infiniti? Same thing. All are more luxurious version of their core brand products. And not everyone likes the way the Fusion looks. Personally at some angles to me it looks funny, just like the Escape. The Lincoln is more uniform and sleek, and well, luxurious looking.
      sohaney72
      • 1 Year Ago
      Still uglier than homemade soap. Yeesh.
      Porschetr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Titanium needs; Heated steering wheel, Cooled seats, Rear heated seats (does it already"), & LED or HID headlights. 3.7L V6 option as well.
        merlot066
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Porschetr
        So you want an MKZ?
          Winnie Jenkems
          • 1 Year Ago
          @merlot066
          Yes, but good-looking.
          Porschetr
          • 1 Year Ago
          @merlot066
          Who wants a dash shifter? In addition to what I said, I want to eliminate MyFordTouch. I NEED BUTTONS!!!
        msspamrefuge
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Porschetr
        "3.7L V6 option as well." Potentially cannibalizing MKZ sales since it's one of the few outstanding differences between it and the Fusion. One downfall of Ford's 'One Ford' product philosophy is that the high, international standard to which many of its core products are designed and engineered makes it harder to convincingly differentiate upscale platform mates.
          Winnie Jenkems
          • 1 Year Ago
          @msspamrefuge
          They could always do a proper RWD platform with a V8, but NOOO, that would sell too many cars for Lincoln...
          carguy1701
          • 1 Year Ago
          @msspamrefuge
          Winnie is half-right: Lincoln needs a RWD product, if only because the rest of their products are FWD (not counting the Navigator).
      carguy1701
      • 1 Year Ago
      Good to see that the Titanium model is getting more interior color choices. Not everyone wants a black interior.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carguy1701
        [blocked]
          Actionable Mango
          • 1 Year Ago
          I've never getting black paint again. Looks fantastic when clean. Drive around for 3 days and suddenly it looks like you've been through the apocalypse.
      seabetterright
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wait, I'm a little confused. They're not dumping the 1.6? So this car will come with a 2.5L N/A I4, a 1.5L Turbo I4, a 1.6L Turbo I4, and a 2.0L Turbo I4. Man, that's just too many 4 cylinder engines. And you still can't get the 2.0L with a manual? I really like the Fusion, but this is a little messed up.
        merlot066
        • 1 Year Ago
        @seabetterright
        They probably have a decent number of 1.6L engines left to use up but it would be much more confusing if they switched to the 1.5 in the middle of a model year. It makes more sense to offer the 1.6 on the MT since it is lower volume and there will be enough of them to last through the rest of the year.
          • 1 Year Ago
          @merlot066
          No, it make more sense to cut the Fusion's engine lineup in half and offer a manual with an engine that manual buyers actually want. The 1.6 is powerful for its size, but it still feels like a dog in this car. If the Fusion is to be the driver's car in the family sedan segment, the 2.0L should have a manual.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @seabetterright
        It's the 2014 Ford CONFUSION! Yeah, I thought it was strange enough that they were replacing the 1.6 EB engine. But now it's going to sit next to it as an option. That's four I4 engines that are all within a liter and about 55hp of each other. I see no need for that.
        carlotta
        • 1 Year Ago
        @seabetterright
        Would be nice if they got better engines. http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130205/CARNEWS/130209889
        Ed
        • 1 Year Ago
        @seabetterright
        I agree, it's too many similar engines. The 2.0L should get a HP bump as well.
      navypond
      • 1 Year Ago
      Poor man's Aston Martin. Shameless & cheap appropriation of the classic luxury iconic grill from Aston Martin & jaguar body. But the poor American boys will never feel ashamed of driving around in a knockoff car. When they do it it is called romance, but when others do it they call it adultery.... sad.
      Porschetr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just saw the order sheet. Still no HID headlamps? What are they thinking? Doesn't Chinese Fusion (Mondeo) come with LED headlights?
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Porschetr
        [blocked]
          Porschetr
          • 1 Year Ago
          You can get HIDs on Edge, Mustang, F150 and even Focus. You can even get 3.7L on Edge, and still fairly different than MKX. Fusions competitors like Accord, Mazda 6, Kia Optima offer HIDs and LED headlights. Ford might as well lose sales from Lincoln than losing customers to other import manufacturers.
        Mike
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Porschetr
        While I understand the projector headlights work fine but other cars in it's class offer them. Plus they have the entire Mustang line top to bottom with HID. Not sure what Ford is thinking here. I'm not buying a Lincoln to get HID. It's not the early 2000's and they're only on luxury cars.
      Paul
      • 1 Year Ago
      Thumbs Up ... Real happy to hear about the Cool Seat option ... It is So Nice to have those down here in Texas. Super Job Ford !!!
      carlotta
      • 1 Year Ago
      Reality check: http://www.autoweek.com/article/20130205/CARNEWS/130209889
        RS1800
        • 1 Year Ago
        @carlotta
        so check reality and read comments below article you linked
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