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2013 Ford Fusion: Trim Level Comparison

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The all-new 2013 Ford Fusion offers a wide variety of engines and trim levels. Choosing the right one can be hard, especially for shoppers looking for certain items and features. To help you navigate the Fusion's trims, we've listed each one and described what they include.

Fusion S

The Fusion S is the sedan's base-level trim. Priced from $22,695 with shipping, it comes in one configuration and doesn't offer options. A 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard, as is a 6-speed automatic transmission. Ford's SYNC infotainment system is standard; however, the Fusion S doesn't offer the MyFordTouch touchscreen. Air conditioning is standard, as is remote keyless entry and cruise control. The Fusion S has cloth seats and a CD player with an audio jack. It also includes front knee airbags, as well as dual front and side curtain airbags. Finally, the Fusion S features Ford's MyKey programmable key system.

Fusion SE

The mid-range Fusion SE starts at $24,625 with shipping. Three engines are offered. Base-level Fusion SE models carry over the Fusion S model's 2.5-liter 4-cylinder. For $795 more, shoppers can get a 1.6-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder with a manual or no-cost automatic. At 178-horsepower, the smaller engine is slightly more powerful than the 175-hp 2.5, thanks to turbocharging. It's more efficient, too. Shoppers who want even more power can pay another $1,650 and get the 237-hp 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo.

In addition to new engine choices, the Fusion SE adds standard equipment. Such items include a 10-way power driver's seat, a SecuriCode entry keypad and SiriusXM satellite radio. Shoppers who upgrade to a Fusion SE also can get options that are not offered on the Fusion S, including leather upholstery, navigation, heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control and a rearview camera. Ford's 8-inch MyFordTouch touchscreen is offered, as well. So are new safety features such as blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, a self-parking system and rain-sensing wipers.

Fusion Hybrid SE

The Fusion SE Hybrid includes the same features and options as the Fusion SE, but its base price is $27,995 after shipping. That makes it $3,370 more expensive than a base-level Fusion SE and around $2,500 more than the fuel-saving Fusion SE EcoBoost. The Fusion Hybrid is powered by a 180-hp hybrid 4-cylinder. Fuel economy is rated at 47 miles per gallon city/47 mpg highway. That's well above the 1.6-liter Fusion's rating of up to 25 mpg city/37 mpg hwy.

Fusion Titanium

The Fusion Titanium is the sedan's top-tier trim level. Starting at $30,995, the Fusion Titanium offers just one engine, the 237-hp 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo -- optional in the Fusion SE. Among the newly standard features is Ford's Intelligent Access system, which allows drivers to open the door and use a button to start it without removing the key from your pocket or purse. The MyFordTouch touchscreen is newly standard, as is a rearview camera and backup sensors.

A premium audio system with HD radio is also standard on the Fusion Titanium, as are 18-in wheels. Finally, the sedan's equipment list gains a power passenger seat, leather upholstery and heated front seats. The Fusion Titanium also offers two new options: 19-in wheels and, most importantly, all-wheel drive. AWD benefits shoppers who drive in challenging climates or on rough roads. It's available for an extra $2,000 more than the standard front-wheel drive.

Fusion Hybrid Titanium

The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid Titanium starts at $32,895 with shipping. That makes it $1,900 more expensive than the gas-powered Fusion Titanium. Like the Fusion Hybrid SE, power comes from a 180-hp 4-cylinder that returns 47 mpg in combined city and highway driving. Unlike the gas-powered Fusion Titanium, all-wheel drive isn't available in the Fusion Hybrid Titanium.

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