Various kinds of stories can be heard these days about the 2020 Ford Fusion. The popular mid-size sedan has been around for 12 years and the current version is on the market since 2013. Considering that the segment of large sedan in a big declining in past several years, many reports suggest that Ford could easily discontinue this model in the future. On the other side, some experts suggest a complete redesign in the future. However, we are still waiting for a final call, so the 2020 Ford Fusion will most likely continue in the same way, especially if we consider the recent, second facelift.
- Great engine offer
- Upscale cabin
- Generous cargo space
- Most rivals are more economic
- The base engine definitely lacks power
As we already mentioned, the 2020 Ford Fusion will most likely come with no important changes. This means we are about to see a familiar design, based on a familiar CD4 platform. Although this generation is on the market for about five years, we have already seen two facelifts. The first one was in 2016, while the second one was a couple of months ago. In both cases we have seen new front and rear fascias, with a complete adaptations to the brand’s newest styling philosophy. The latter one has brought a pair of new headlights, slightly reshaped grille and bumper, as well as a few more interesting novelties. So, expect only few more color options as possible changes for the next year.
Unlike the exterior, the interior design hasn’t changed that much for these five years. The overall interior quality is on a pretty high level. Some rivals may features more stylish dashboard, but the Fusion definitely comes with amazing materials quality. This especially notable in higher trims, in which this mid-size sedan leave an impression of premium car. Also, the cabin is quite spacious. There is plenty of room in both rows of seating, while the seats are very supportive and comfortable. Finally, count on generous 16-cubic feet cargo area, which is more space compared to class-leaders like Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.
The 2020 Ford Fusion should continue with four familiar units in the offer. Although quite affordable, the base 2.5-liter engine is definitely one you should avoid, because of a lack of power and not so great fuel economy. It delivers around 175 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. A first option, 1.5-liter EcoBoost, delivers similar amount of power but significantly better fuel economy. A max output goes around 181 hp and 185 lb-ft of torque. A 2.0-liter engine is definitely the best buy. This one delivers strong performances, thanks to a max output of 240 hp and 270 lb-ft of torque. Finally, there is a six-cylinder version in the offer, with a 2.7-liter engine that delivers around 325 horsepower and 350 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Ford Fusion Release Date and Price
As you can see, the 2020 Ford Fusion probably won’t feature bigger changes, so expect to see its arrival late in the next year. Don’t expect bigger changes either. Base models should go around $23,000.