Most significant changes: Ford adds a new turbocharged 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that is available with stop-start technology. Inflatable rear seat belts are available on all models.
Price change: The starting price for the base Fusion S is unchanged at $22,695 (including destination charge), the midlevel SE is up by $25 and the Titanium models are up by $300.
On sale: Since August
Which you should buy, 2013 or 2014? The 2013; changes on the 2014 models aren't significant enough to make them more desirable.
Ford hit a home run with the redesigned 2013 Fusion, which features class-defying styling, competent handling and a roomy, functional interior. Sales took off early, and Ford has had a hard time keeping up with demand.
A new turbocharged 1.5-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder is a new option for the SE model and is sold along the current 1.6-liter. The 1.5-liter and the standard six-speed automatic feature stop-start technology that shuts off the engine at red lights as a fuel economy feature. However, city and highway mileage are rated 1 mpg less for the 2014 1.5-liter compared to the 2013 1.6-liter that had stop-start as an option. For 2014 the 1.6-liter can only be equipped with a manual transmission.
A 2.5-liter four-cylinder remains standard on the S and SE models, and the Titanium retains a standard turbocharged 2.0-liter four.