With a major redesign expected for the mid-sized sedan on the horizon, the 2012 Ford Fusion exists as a solid family sedan against heavyweight competition in the vehicle segment. With only modest changes, trim levels for the Ford Fusion remains constant with an S, SE, SEL, Sport as well as the Hybrid version for the 2012 model year. Common standard features among the 2012 Fusion sedans are air conditioning, Easy Fuel Capless fuel filler and Ford MyKey. Eight-way power driver’s seat is an upgrade found on the Fusion SE trim while the SEL adds standard Ford SYNC and leather seats. Entry-level power on the S, SE and SEL models of the 2012 Fusion is derived from a 2.5 liter four-cylinder powerplant while a 240 horsepower 3-liter Flex Fuel V-6 engine is also available. A 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission choice is offered with the 4-cylinder engine of the 2012 Fusion. For 263 horsepower from a 3.5 liter Duratec V-6, drivers can opt for the 2012 Ford Fusion Sport trim that also includes 18-inch wheels and a sport-tuned suspension. Both V-6 engines deliver an all-wheel drive option on the 2012 Fusion. Combining a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor, the 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid produces an eye-catching 39 miles per gallon of average fuel economy.Read more Read less
Following a thorough refresh in 2010, the Ford Fusion receives no major changes for 2012.
Excellent value; edgy styling; selection of powerful engines; available hybrid powertrain; optional all-wheel drive
Ford's Fusion offers a lot of bang for the buck in a mid-size car, and with a wide variety of engine options, available all-wheel drive, a Sport version, and a new hybrid system, it's a strong contender in a field that includes the Chevy Malibu, Honda Accord and Toyota Camry.