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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LX 36 40 $24,350 $25,995
4-Door Sedan EX 35 39 $29,670 $31,995
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD S 22 34 $20,488 $21,970
4-Door Sedan FWD SE 22 34 $22,079 $23,935
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium 22 33 $28,229 $30,600
4-Door Sedan AWD Titanium 22 31 $30,074 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD Titanium Hybrid 44 41 $30,074 $32,600
4-Door Sedan FWD SE Hybrid 44 41 $25,166 $27,280
4-Door Sedan FWD S Hybrid 44 41 $24,497 $26,270
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 Ford Fusion has stunning good looks, satisfying performance, and top-notch safety and fuel economy--all without skimping on the interior space and ride comfort that really means something to mid-size sedan shoppers.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 36 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 36 mpg 22 mpg
EPA Classification Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.7 56.9
Front Leg Room (in) 45.5 44.3
Front Hip Room (in) 54.7 55
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.2 102.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in) 40 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 54.5 54.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 57.8
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.6 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.1 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 63 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 110 112.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72 72.9
Track Width, Front (in) 63 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.1 -
Length, Overall (in) 190.7 191.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.8 16
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.2 11.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 11.8
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 37.6
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P205/65VR16 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P205/65VR16 P215/60HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3496 3431
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Fuel System MPI Sequential MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 1000 175 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA 997
Displacement 2.4 L/144 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 199 @ 5500 175 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas/Electric I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 36 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 38 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 40 34
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.39 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.21 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.32 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 1.91
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.64 2.96
Trans Order Code NA 44W
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Kia Optima Hybrid Ford Fusion
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 500
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.0 (Est)
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