2009 Ford Fusion SE 4D Sedan5-Speed Automatic with Overdrive.Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price!Reviews:* If youâ€™re looking for a five-passenger sedan that doesnâ€™t dissolve into obscurity when left in a parking lot, check out the 2009 Ford Fusion. It offers distinctive styling in line with the Chevrolet Malibu and Honda Accord, yet its priced closer to the smaller Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla. Source: KBB.comRedfire Clearcoat Metallic 2009 Ford Fusion SE FWD 5-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 20/28 City/Highway MPG Duratec 2.3L I4Awards:* 2009 KBB.com Brand Image Awards 20/28 City/Highway MPG
For 2009 the Fusion sedan is carried over without major changes, though there are a number of minor changes to standard equipment and options. Traction control is now a standard feature on V-6 models, and stability control is now optional. Satellite radio is now standard on SE and SEL models, and ambient lighting is standard on the SEL. A new eight-speaker Audiophile sound system with a six-disc changer, audio <p>input jack, MP3 and satellite-radio compatibility is now optional on the SE and SEL models. A Sport Appearance Package is new for 2009. <p><p>Also new this year is the Blue Suede Package, optional on any front-wheel-drive SE or SEL model, which adds Charcoal Black interior trim, Alcantara blue suede inserts, blue stitching, special appliques, painted aluminum wheels and ambient lighting.
The Fusion comes with two different engines to suit different priorities. For economically minded buyers, the base 160-horsepower 4-cylinder engine provides adequate performance with the five-speed automatic transmission but feels peppier with the no-extra-cost five-speed manual. This combination rates at an economical 20 mpg city, 29 highway. Then there's also the 221-horsepower, 3.0-liter V-6, which provides more impressive performance and strong passing power; this engine is only offered with a responsive six-speed automatic.
Three different models of the Fusion are offered: the base SE, the mid-range SE, and loaded SEL. The S is only offered with the 4-cylinder, while the SE and SEL can be had with either engine. A road-oriented all-wheel-drive system is available on the SE and SEL, giving the Fusion more traction to take on slippery winter roads.
With its prominent, brightly chromed grille, wide stance, and rather imposing, upright appearance, the Fusion stands out in design from the rest of the mid-size sedan crowd. It also drives with a little more verve on the road, even if it isn't quite as smooth and quiet inside as some of its rivals. The four-wheel independent suspension and precise rack-and-pinion steering make it especially enjoyable to drive on twisty roads.
The Fusion seats five, and the split-folding back seat allows the already-spacious trunk to be expanded for larger items, and on SE and SEL models the front passenger seat also folds down.
In base S form, the Fusion costs less than many cars a size smaller but is actually equipped quite well with air conditioning, cruise control, keyless entry and a sound system with MP3 compatibility and input jack. SE models add alloy wheels, fog lamps, a power driver's seat, a trip computer, and an upgraded audio system with six speakers, a CD changer, satellite radio, and steering-wheel audio controls. The SEL at the top of the range features 17-inch alloy wheels, a quad-tipped exhaust, heated mirrors, door-pad keyless entry, automatic climate control, an overhead console, ambient lighting and Sync, a voice-activated calling and audio interface that allows innovative features such as the automatic reading of text messages.
Anti-lock brakes, front side airbags, and side-curtain airbags are standard across the Fusion model line, but electronic stability control is now optional through the entire model line.
A DVD-based touch-screen navigation system is available at the top of the line, as is a premium Audiophile sound system, but there are also several packages that spice up the Fusion's appearance. A Sport Appearance Package adds a sport-tuned suspension, 18-inch machined wheels, a darkened grille, and other appearance revisions to match. Most noteworthy this year is the new Blue Suede Package, which
adds the sport suspension and 18-inch wheels, suede-like blue Alcantara inserts inside, and a charcoal black interior with black stitching.