- The 2013 Ford Fusion starts at $22,495.
- The Fusion Hybrid starts at $28,290.
- The sedan goes on sale this fall.
Ford recently announced pricing for its fully redesigned 2013 Fusion sedan. Expected to go on sale this fall, base-level versions of the 2013 Fusion will start at $22,495 with destination, while the upscale Fusion Titanium EcoBoost will start at $30,790 with shipping. Ford also announced the 2013 Fusion Hybrid will start at $28,290, making it less expensive than the outgoing model.
For its starting price of $22,495, the base-level Fusion S boasts keyless entry, an auxiliary input audio jack, and a standard 6-speed automatic transmission mated to a 170-horsepower 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. The Fusion S also comes standard with Ford's SYNC infotainment system, giving the sedan cutting-edge connectivity regardless of which trim level buyers choose.
Stepping up to the Fusion SE means a $2,000 price increase, which primarily consists of 17-inch alloy wheels, a 6-speaker audio system with satellite radio, and a 10-way power driver's seat. The SE also features an available 1.6-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine making 179 hp for an extra $795, or, for a starting price of $26,745 including destination, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost 4-cylinder that produces 237 hp.
Shoppers interested in the luxurious, upscale Fusion Titanium will have to pay $30,995 for the privilege of owning the top-level model in the sedan's lineup. But the Titanium's upscale sticker price includes several high-end features including 18-in alloy wheels, a remote starter, a reversing camera, leather upholstery with heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and Ford's touchscreen MyFord Touch technology. The Fusion's 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine is also included as standard equipment, while all-wheel drive is available as a $2,000 option.
For buyers interested in saving fuel, the latest Fusion Hybrid boasts an impressive value for its $27,995 starting price. In addition to advertising a base price that's more than $1,500 less expensive than last year's Fusion Hybrid, the 2013 model touts a tremendous fuel economy rating of 47 mpg in combined city and highway driving. It also includes unique wheels and an equipment level that roughly mirrors the mid-level Fusion SE.
The Fusion's pricing puts it solidly on par with rivals, several of which are also new for 2013. The fully redesigned 2013 Nissan Altima, for example, starts at $22,280, while the all-new 2013 Honda Accord also starts around $22,500 with shipping. At $22,815, the 2012 Toyota Camry is only slightly pricier than the Fusion S, while the 2012 Hyundai Sonata is slightly less expensive thanks to its base price of $20,570 with destination.
While Ford has not announced an official release date for the 2013 Fusion, the sedan likely goes on sale later this month or early in October.
What it means to you: Despite all-new styling and several new features, pricing for the 2013 Ford Fusion remains similar to last year's model--and competitive with many top rivals.