2013 Ford Fusion Priced at $22,495

2013 Ford Fusion

The 2013 Ford Fusion will start at $22,495, including a $795 destination fee, when it goes on sale early this fall. That puts the new Fusion on pretty competitive footing compared with its competitors: The 2013 Chevrolet Malibu ($23,150) and 2012 Toyota Camry ($22,850) cost more out the gate, while the 2013 Nissan Altima ($22,280) and 2013 Hyundai Sonata ($21,670) are only slightly less expensive.

More than 450 preordered models are already listed on Cars.com by dealers. Ford is offering $1,000 cash back on the model in most markets, according to its retail website.

The 2013 Fusion will be available in S, SE, SE Hybrid and top-of-the-line Titanium trims at launch. A plug-in hybrid of the Fusion, called the Ford Fusion Energi, will be available later.

Here's the breakdown: 

The Fusion S and SE come standard with a 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, achieving 22/34 mpg city/highway, Ford says. The Titanium model comes with a standard 240-hp, 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder and a six-speed automatic transmission, and it is expected to get 22/33 mpg.

The Fusion S comes standard with halogen projector headlamps; LED taillamps; power windows, locks and mirrors; remote keyless entry; cruise control; steering-wheel-mounted controls; MyKey; a capless refueling system; automatic headlights; Ford Sync; integrated spotter mirrors; a security system; and 16-inch steel wheels. Like the 2013 Ford Escape, the S trim Fusion doesn't have many options, so you'd need to move up to the SE trim if you want a few extras.

The Fusion SE starts at $24,495 and comes with a 10-way powered driver's seat, a keyless entry keypad and 17-inch alloy wheels. The SE is the Fusion's most customizable trim, and likely Ford's volume model.

A fuel-efficient 173-hp, 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder with a start-stop system is available on the SE for $25,290, including destination. The EcoBoost is available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission; both are no-cost options. The model is expected to achieve 26/37 mpg. The 1.6-liter runs more optimally on premium fuel, but it can use regular, too.

240-hp, 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder is an option on the SE for $26,745, including destination. Other options for the SE include remote start, moonroof, reverse-sensing parking system, MyFord Touch, backup camera, self-dimming mirrors, a self-parking system, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring and many other features that can rapidly move the price of the SE to nearly $35,000.

If you want an even ritzier Ford Fusion, there's the Titanium trim, which starts at $30,995 with front-wheel drive and $32,995 with all-wheel drive. (The Titanium trim is the only Fusion with an all-wheel-drive option.) The model comes standard with push-button start, a 12-speaker stereo, MyFord Touch, leather seating and dual-integrated exhaust. A fully loaded Fusion tops out at around $38,000. By comparison, a 2012 Audi A4 with Quattro all-wheel drive starts at $33,300.

The Fusion SE Hybrid starts at $27,995, including destination. Official gas-mileage ratings for the model isn't yet available, but Ford is confident the model should achieve best-in-class hybrid figures of 47/44 mpg. The SE Hybrid is more expensive than the Toyota Camry Hybrid ($26,785) and Hyundai Sonata Hybrid ($26,625).

2013 Ford Fusion, Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
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Max Reid

What makes them price the Hybrid at $1,200 more than Camry. For that extra 3 MPG.

Let's see how the Ecoboost model with Start/Stop sells for $25,290.

Agent Mike

Sorry Ford, but 32K for a Fusion. That is bordering on BMW 3 series money, and the 3 series will leave it in the dust on every level including 4 years worth of service. Try again.


Actually the MPG here needs to be updated. The Ford website and the actual EPA numbers list the true Hybrid MPG. It is 47/47/47. That means 47 on the highway, 47 city, and 47 average and that is better than ANYTHING..even the prius considering this is a REAL CAR WITH REAL TECHNOLOGY AND PERFOMANCE and not a childs toy.

Tony Tan

Wow, earlier the Fusion Hybrid was priced @ 29K, now its available for 28K.

I think there is also 2nd Hybrid Trim which may cost more. May be details are yet to come.

But Fusion also has 2 Plugin trims which is not available in another other sedan.

So in the next 4 months, we will see 4 Hybrids
Lexus E350h.

Expect Hybrid sales in 2013 to rocket.


Darke, I think you are confusing it with the C-Max. The C-Max gets 47/47. I can't find any Fusion hybrid mpg #s on Ford's website.

Well, this 2013 Ford Fusion looks like it could compete with the other midsize cars, but...the 2013 Nissan Altima has more hp(182), 27 mpg city, 38 mpg hwy rating, and has a starting MSRP Of $21,700, which is about $3,790 less than Ford.com's net price of $25,290 for a 2013 Fusion 1.6 Ecoboost which has only 173 hp, and is rated at 26 mpg city and 37 mpg hwy. Ford needs to rethink it's strategy. In order to get maximum performance and mpgs you have to pay at least $2,000 more than the competiton for the 1.6 Ecoboost. Ford is wasting it's time with offering a Titanium trim level for the 2013 Fusion. You can get a reasonably equipped 2013 Taurus SE for less than you can get a topped out Taurus SE, so why bother?

Excuse me on that last part, I meant to say that you can get a Taurus SE for less than you can get a Fusion SE.


Good analysis Alfonso. What shocks me is the Malibu having the highest base price when it's clearly the worst car in the segment. If Ford can build an attractive Fusion why can't Chevy do the same for the Malibu?


CJ, what we all need to analyze is what is causing the sales leader in this class and segment to be the sales leader.

So everyone is trying to be like the sales leader. Ford is trying it this time with styling cues. Malibu tried it with high price and lots of content. Neither succeeded in displacing the sales champ in the past. Maybe what was missing was value received for the money spent. Like, which one holds its value better.

Aside from styling differences, the biggest worry for Camry, Accord and Altima is actually the Sonata.

There is none better than the Sonata in quality, value and content for the money. But people still choose a CamCord.

Camry costs too much, as do Accords, for what you get.

Altima is cheap but its reliability is questionable once the warranty period expires. There are horror stories on other boards about Nissan products.

Maybe the Fusion will be America's best seller this time around. Time will tell. I would be pleasantly surprised if it turns out that way.


if we're going to bash cars that are not the subject of this review, then i'll pile on the altima.

honestly, other than the mpg, i don't see what it has going for it. the previous gen altima was better looking. the new altima is bland, inside and out. it's probably the worst looking car in the segment.


Why are people comparing the mid-sized Fusion to the compact 3 Series?

And with the same level of kit, the Fusion is still a good bit cheaper than the 3 Series and heck of a lot cheaper than the 5 Series.

The only reason for the $38k pricetage on a fully-loaded Fusion is all the expensive gadgetry which is even more expensive on BMWs.


Interesting, recently the Malibu was reviewed and called out of touch with competitors in price and efficiency. The Fusion S trim is a fleet car more or less, as noted you cant really add anything to it- this means to get the modern powertrain you have to step up to the SE for $25k+. Coincidentally thats not much cheaper than the Malibu ECO which gets similar mpgs and has more hp. Fusion is shaping up to be a nice car, but thus far it has been totally immune from any criticism. The Altima delivers 27/38 for $22k which is thousands less than the less powerful Fusion SE with the 1.6T. The reality is the Malibu and Fusion dont match the mpgs of the Altima (or even Camry) in their lowest trim levels. The plus side for the Malibu is that its packing nearly 30 more hp than the Fusion S.


another point, start stop isnt standard on the 1.6T equipped Fusion. Its a $295 option which means the SE with start stop and the optional 1.6T is $25,585 per cars.com information.

BTW, the Fusion (like Malibu) is a few hundred pounds more than camry/Altima so the lower two engines are not likely to offer compelling performance. The Escape with the 1.6T needs about 9 secs to hit 60 with a weight of 3600lbs or so. Fusion is somewhat lighter, but not MUCH lighter.

Yes Sheth, we're known for not criticizing Ford over the pricing structure of recent products with the 1.6 liter EcoBoost ;)


the general vibe in the coverage of the Fusion overall (I wasnt talking about this site only) has been overwhelmingly positive. Fusion styling stands out (for better or worse) and its a strong product but I don't understand why its facing no scrutiny and the Malibu is being dismissed before all variants go on sale.

The post still needs to be corrected, start stop is not included in the price mentioned above for the SE 1.6T.


This is a no brainer in terms of value, features and looks. This Fusion's design blows the competition away. It looks expensive, refined and to be honest pretty badass.


I think the outside is far more notable than the inside. The interior is pretty uninspiring and lacking in color. I think Ford should've deviated from their normal interior design a little for this car, instead it basically has an interior that closely mimics the Taurus and Explorer. Lots of black everywhere.


Sheth, if you want more color then take a look at the Fusion in Dune, it makes the car look a lot more upscale IMO. I just ordered my 2013 in Deep Impact Blue with Dune Leather interior, and after seeing the pictures I think it's going to stunning inside and out.

I do agree the Titanium is overkill, SE has everything I want (except for Adaptive Cruise which for some reason requires the 2.0L). Hopefully Ford lowers the price of the Fusion over the years, although I heard that they spent more money developing this car than they did developing the entire Ford family of vehicles (this coming from a a sales professional at Ford), so it might not come down for a while. Maybe Ford is trying to go the Apple route, pay more but get something you will truly love


Any word on a release date? I have heard from yesterday (Sept. 3) all the way to mid December. Ford needs to do a better job with informing their dealers. All dealers in the New England area are completely clueless on when to expect this car. Websites are all way off.


Ford is trying to go upscale ever since they phased out Mercury.


Ford is also doing a global product, so the same design will be sold all around the world

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