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Pros: Now two years old, the current-generation Ford Fusion continues to impress with a very classy and elegant design, numerous cutting-edge technologies, a spacious and quiet interior, dynamic handling (with available all-wheel drive), and fuel-efficient turbocharged powerplants. 

Cons: One of the Fusion's strengths is also a weakness. The MyFord Touch interface is prone to glitches, and many drivers feel frustrated with its use. Rear-seat room is average, while performance and efficiency with the non-EcoBoost engine are a bit disappointing.

2015 Ford Fusion Price: This year, Ford offers three main trim levels starting with the Fusion S at $22,499. Next is the Fusion SE, which comes with a choice of three engines and the option of all-wheel drive. At the top of the ladder, the Fusion Titanium 2.0L EcoBoost AWD retails from $33,299.

2015 Ford Fusion Fuel Economy: Ratings for the Fusion are 9.2-10.6L/100km in the city and 5.9-9.0L/100km on the highway depending on the engine.

Improvements and Changes: The manual transmission is no longer available, but a rearview camera now comes standard across the line.

Powertrain: Ford Fusion buyers have a choice of three engines for 2015:

  • 2.5L, 4-cylinder, naturally aspirated engine (175 hp, 175 lb-ft);
  • 1.5L, 4-cylinder, turbocharged EcoBoost engine (181 hp; 185 lb-ft), with available Automatic Start-Stop;
  • 2.0L, 4-cylinder, turbocharged EcoBoost engine (240 hp, 270 lb-ft).

All three are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, but only the 2.0L EcoBoost offers paddle shifters.

Cargo Capacity: The 2015 Ford Fusion has a big, 453-litre trunk.

Safety: Eight airbags come standard with the 2015 Ford Fusion, along with AdvanceTrac stability control. Most trim levels are available with adaptive cruise control, active park assist, blind spot monitoring with cross-traffic alert, and lane-keeping assist. 

Comparing the 2015 Ford Fusion: Interested in buying an entry-level midsize sedan like the Fusion? Plenty of alternatives exist out there including the Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler 200, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Honda Accord, Mazda6, Nissan Altima, Subaru Legacy, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat.