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Ford Fusion 2011 Review and Price

April 24th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Ford Fusion 2011- introduction and specs

If there is one car company that has improved upon in the quality of the cars, there is one name – Ford. It has learned from the mistakes, learned from it Japanese brethren a lesson or two in quality and has improved upon not only in quality but also in innovation. The Eco Boost engine and the curve control on the 2011 Ford Explorer which was launched on July 26, 2011 was just one case in example.

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Given the massive overhaul that the 2010 ford fusion model experienced, it was a tough challenge for the manufacturers to do anything that will sharpen up the existing features and excite the audience about Ford Fusion 2011. But still, there are a few notable developments here, whether on the interior and exterior, that make it a great addition into the Ford Fusion line.

Now some commonly asked questions and answers about the 2011 Ford Fusion.

Q. Do we expect the Eco Boost technology available in the 2011 Ford Fusion.

A. Ford did have the Eco Boost technology in its 2011 Ford Explorer model. However, the Fusion models is not expected to come with the Eco Boost Technology. The Eco Boost Technology, improved the gas mileage significantly.

Q. What type of the Engine and its horse power number can be expected from 2011 Ford Fusion.

The 2011 Ford Fusion comes with a 2.5 liter V4 engine  and delivers 175 horse power which is adequate for most driving environments and gets the best mileage.  The SE and SEL models come with  3 liter V6 giving out 240 horsepower.

Q. So what are the mileage figures for the 2011 Ford Fusion

A. The standard model is expected to have EPA mileage of  23/34 mpg – on the same line as that of the 2010 model. Note that the Hybrid model of the 2011 Ford Fusion comes with an expected mileage of 41/36 mpg – though still far lower than the Toyota Prius.

Q. Who are the competitors of the 2011 Ford Fusion

A. The 2011 Honda Accord and the 2011 Toyota Camry are two tough competitors to beat. While the Toyota Camry sales is declining due to the recent recall issues. The  Honda Accord, is getting better and is the choice in its class for most potential buyers. The 2011 Chevy Malibu is another car to look for in this category.

Pros

*Although there are not many changes in the 2011 Ford Fusion model, the styling is much enhanced wherein it has dumped the square-cut lines to give a more solid look.

*Mechanically speaking, it offers several varieties in comparison to the mid-sized and mid-priced car models.

*The 2011 Fusion is a leader in its class of vehicle brands and models, which has helped power the sales of the Ford Fusion models.

*It delivers optimum traction with the AWD (All-Wheel Drive) system, which is equipped with sensors that detect slips and automatically switches from front-wheel drive and distributes power to the rear for much better traction.

*Despite belonging to the upper class models in terms of features and styling, Ford Fusion 2011 promises to bring highly competitive market value for its reasonable price range. To be specific, base models for this edition will range between $24,000 up to $27,000. You must expect the hybrid models to be a bit higher in the price range though, starting at approximately $29,000.

Cons

*Despite being reasonably priced for the high-end models of cars, Ford Fusion 2011 is still a bit on the expensive side for those looking to purchase mid-sized cars that are friendly on the budget.

The Bottom Line

When you mention the name Ford to any car fanatic, it will automatically generate a positive response given how this car manufacturer has succeeded in innovating world-class features, performance, and styling. It is also for this same reason why this particular car model series has remained in production today since it has set a new standard for high performance vehicles. And with the 2011 Ford Fusion, it offers a great balance of old and new. There are the same old features that Fusion has introduced in the market and pleased consumers from all over the world. Meanwhile, there is also the new features that helped this new edition create its own stamp in the automotive industry.

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