Base Versus Loaded: 2013 Ford Fusion

By Brandon Turkus

May 25, 2012

We try to stay on top of the pricing game with Base Versus Loaded, delivering you with the most up-to-date pricing information on new and exciting cars. This time around, we’ve got preliminary pricing for the 2013 Ford Fusion. That preliminary bit is important, as there’s a fair chance that some of these prices could change before the vehicle actually launches. We’ve also estimated the Destination charges based on other cars in the Ford range.
The new Fusion has no shortage of technology, which is particularly noticeable on the top-spec Titanium model. With a starting price of $32,995 for an all-wheel-drive Titanium, it’s over $10,000 more than the standard front-drive S. Trim it out with goodies like adaptive cruise control and a driver-assistance pack, and you’ll be knocking on the door of $40,000.
So what do we think loyal readers? Is $39,660 too much for a Fusion, even one that looks this good and has this level of technology and optional extras? Sound off in the comments section below.
Price: $22,495 (Ford Fusion S) + $795 (Estimated Destination) + $0 (Options) = $23,290
Price: $32,995 (Ford Fusion Titanium AWD) + $795 (Estimated Destination) + $5870 (Options) = $39,660
What Does $16,370 Buy?
Titanium Trim Level: $8500
All-Wheel Drive: $2000
White Platinum Tri-Coat Metallic: $495
Titanium Driver Assist Package: $1000
            - 110-volt Outlet
            - Blind Spot Monitor with Cross Traffic Alert
            - Lane Departure Warning with Lane Keep Assist and Driver Monitoring
            - Auto High Beams
            - Rain Sensing Wipers
Voice Activated Navigation: $795
Active Park Assist with Forward Sensing System: $795
Moonroof with Universal Garage Door Opener: $895
Nineteen-inch H-Spoke Dark Stainless Aluminum Wheel: $695
Adaptive Cruise Control: $995
Premium Carpeted Mats: $175
Trunk Cargo Net: $25
Standard Features
Fusion S         
2.5L i-VCT Engine
6-Speed Automatic Transmission
16" Steel Wheels
8 Airbags
  - Driver & Passenger Knee
  - Dual Front Airbags
  - Side Airbags
  - Side Air Curtains
AdvanceTrac® with ESC & Brake Traction Control
SYNC® with MyFord®
Remote Keyless -Entry System
SecuriLock® and Perimeter Alarm (Passive Anti-Theft System)
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
AM/FM Stereo/MP3/Single CD (4 Speakers)
Easy Fuel® Capless Refuel
Fold Down Split Rear-Seatback (60/40)
Integrated Spotter Mirror
Loackable Glove Box
Cruise Control
Dual Illuminated Vanity Mirror
Bright Exhaust Tip
Automatic Headlamps
Fusion SE
Available with 2.5L i-VCT, 1.6L EcoBoost™ or 2.0L EcoBoost™ Engine
Available with Automatic Start-Stop System that turns engine off when vehicle stops and seamlessly restarts engine when you take your foot off the brake
17" Aluminum Wheels
10-Way Power Driver Seat with Power Lumbar
SecuriCode™ Keypad
SIRIUS® Satellite Radio
Heated Exterior Mirrors with Signal Indicator and Puddle Lamps
Rear Center Armrest with 2 Cupholders
Rear A/C Ducts
Body Color Rocker Moldings
Fusion Titanium
2.0L EcoBoost™ Engine
Available with Front Wheel Drive or All Wheel Drive
18" Polished Aluminum Wheels
Leather & Heated Sport Seats with 3 Memory Settings
Driver Seat: 10-Way Power
Sony® Premium Audio with 12 Speakers & HD Radio
SYNC® MyFord Touch®
2 Driver configurable 4.2" LCD displays in cluster
8" LCD touch screen in center stack
Media hub with USB ports, SD card reader and RCA
video input jacks
5-way controls located on steering wheel
Voice Activated Communications and Entertainment
with 911 assist™ & Vehicle Health Reports.
Complimentary 3 year prepaid subscription to SYNC® Services (Traffic reports, GPS based turn-by-turn directions and information services)
Intelligent Access with Push Button Start
Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel and Gear Shift Knob
Rear View Camera
Remote Start
Reverse Sensing System
Dual Integrated Bright Exhaust
Dual Electronic Auto Temperature Control
Aluminum Brake & Accelerator Pedals
Rear Decklid Spoiler
Ambient Lighting