2019 Ford Fusion Redesign
With the current generation of Ford Fusion being sold since 2012, it’s long overdue for a facelift, and that’s what we’ll get at the 2018 New York Auto Show. Like most facelifts, some changes can be seen on the inside or outside, but what Ford has done is including a new Co-Pilot360 suite of propulsion technology at all trim levels as standard equipment. The hybrid model gets a new larger battery with increased all-electric range, while some higher trim now get standard 4G LTE internet connection and Fusion SEL back to lineup to replace SE Luxury package
2019 Ford Fusion Exterior
With the current five-year-old gene model and the facelift that comes very late in your life cycle may tend to ride things for the next gene model. But, before you make that decision, there are some questions you need to ask yourself.
Is Ford Changing Front End Ford Fusion 2019?
The changes are small, but you’ll find that Ford has re-created the front fascia for a new, more sporty look. This includes a new look to the lower air dams, new corner lights with higher angle inserts, and the headlights have even been reshaped just a bit, adding more characters to the lower edge. The front grille is the same, but has a new and thicker chrome net. Finally, new light elements get new LED lights on all trim levels.
Does Ford Change the Ford Fusion Side Profile 2019?
No. Since this is just a facelift, you will find the same body line, and the same belt line. Rear stationary glass even the same. Ford has not mentioned anything about the new wheels, but one shot so far shows a pair of wheels we’ve never seen before.
How is the Final End of Ford Fusion 2019 Different?
The biggest change behind is the new decklid. In some models, it includes a small rear fin and all of those models include more definition around the plate recess. The rear fascia is also more pronounced with the body line above the bottom insertion extending the full width of the fascia. Rear rear lights maintain pre-facelift model shapes but showcase new layouts and LED lighting at all trim levels.
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2019 Interior Ford Fusion
Ford has yet to show 2019 Fusion interior images, and as always with mid-cycle updates, the design will not be different from the current models seen above. For Ford, this update is more about adding new technology than it looks new and that’s what is done with the new Co-Pilot360 driver assistance system.
What is the Ford Co-Pilot360?
Co-Pilot360 is a Ford driver assistance feature similar to Acura’s AcuraWatch and Volvo Pilot Assist. It is included as standard equipment on all trim levels and includes automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring, keep assist lane, high-beam automatic lighting, and back-up camera.
Can Ford Co-Pilot360 Become a Choice With More Sophisticated Features?
Yes! Co-Pilot360 has an advanced program that includes adaptive cruise control with stop and go, voice-activated navigation, SiriusXM Traffic, and Travel Link. SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link are standard for Fusion Hybrid SEL, Titanium, and V6 Sport models
What kind of Infotainment System Does Ford Fusion 2019 Have?
The Fusion base model will likely carry with the standard Ford AM / FM CD player with just four speakers and MP3 Capabilities. This will have a Sync voice recognition. Everything from SE trim up (all but basic, trim level S) get 8.0 inch touchscreen Sync 3 infotainment system. Hybrid Model SEL, Titanium, and V6 Sport get touch \ voice-activated navigation and Travel Link as standard equipment.
Does Ford Fusion 2019 Have an Internet Hotspot?
All models of the SE trim levels go up (all except base, trim level S) get 4G LTE with Wi-Fi connectivity as standard equipment. The system allows up to 10 devices to connect at once and, with the standard Sync3 infotainment system and Ford + Alexa application, the rides get access to Alexa Skills. Keep in mind that data plans will be required to use LTE 4G features after the trial data service ends.
2019 Ford Fusion Performance
Fusion is available with 1.5 liter, 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle, or 2.7 liter V-6. The 1.5-liter engine produces 181 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque while the 2.0-liter Atkinson-cycle engine produces 141 horsepower and 129 pound-feet torque. Meanwhile, the 2.7 liter V-6 in the V6 Sport trim continues to provide 325 horsepower and 380 pound-feet. The only major addition in the performance department as part of this facelift is an upgrade to a 9 kWh battery in the Energy model, which allows up to 20 percent more all-electric range. No word yet about the exact mileage, but we’ll update you if possible.
What Type of Fuel Economy Does Ford Fusion 2019 Get?
Models equipped with EcoBoost 1.5 liters should reach somewhere around 23 mpg in town, 34 on the highway, and 27 mpg combined. The 2.0-liter hybrid model and Energy reach 43 mpg in the city, 41 on the highway and 42 mpg combined. As you search in the EV energy range, the numbers rise to 104 MPGe in the city, 91 on the highway, and 97 MPGe combined. As usual, the Sport V6 model with 2.7 liters gets the worst fuel economy at 17 mpg in the city, 26 on the highway, and 20 combined.