The Last of Its Kind: Taking a Look at the 2020 Ford Fusion
Don’t Miss Your Chance to Drive through Kansas City in this Great Mid-Size Sedan
The past year was a big one for Ford. The American automaker completely redesigned the Ford Escape SUV and announced that all of its cars, except the Mustang, will be discontinued so the brand can focus on producing trucks and SUVs starting with the 2021 model year.
The 2020 Ford Fusion, thus, is the last of its kind, a celebrated four-door sedan first released for the 2006 model year, and produced in two generations in gas, hybrid, and plug-in hybrid variants.
To say that at Zeck Ford, we’ll miss the latest model year of the Fusion rolling onto our lot this fall is an understatement. For the last 14 years, the celebrated Fusion has been a staple of the Ford line-up, filling in for other discontinued Ford sedans, like the Contour, and bridging the gap between the Taurus and the Focus. Ford has had lots of time to perfect this car, and we think they succeeded, over and over again.
But, this isn’t a eulogy for the Fusion. Instead, this is a celebration of the amazing 2020 model year. Although it’s the last to be produced, there’s still plenty of time to get a new one for yourself — and we think you should. Just visit us here in Leavenworth to get started on your purchase. Here’s what you can expect from the 2020 Fusion.
2020 Fusion Engine Options
The 2020 Fusion comes in three four-cylinder engine options; the V6 was discontinued for the model year. The 175-horsepower base comes on the S-level, entry-level trim, with an optional 181-horsepower turbo-charged four, and a 245-horsepower turbo-charged four.
The turbo-charged engines give the Fusion a sports-car feel on the road. You can expect a smooth ride and agile handling, more so than other sedans in its class. And getting up to 34 miles per gallon on the highway will save you money filling up at the gas station.
Front-wheel drive is standard, but the Fusion is also available in all-wheel drive, a feature many in the Kansas City area find appealing to make traveling during the winter and heavy rains a little safer.
Also available are the hybrid and plug-in options, for eco-conscious drivers and those looking to save on fuel. The Fusion Plug-In Hybrid and Hybrid use some of the spacious trunk space to accommodate the battery pack. Its 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is paired with an electric motor and a 9-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, for a total system output of 188 horsepower. It will travel up to 26 miles on electric power alone, and charging an empty battery takes just 2.6 hours, making it perfectly feasible for most Kansas City commutes without using gasoline at all.
Ford Fusion Interior Features You’ll Love
All trim levels of the Ford Fusion (S, SE, SEL, and Titanium) seats five, with two full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors in the rear, and an upper tether anchor for the rear middle seat. Its massive cargo area makes it a great choice for a family car; at 16 cubic feet, you can easily haul up to four sets of golf clubs, dozens of shopping bags, and luggage for four people or more.
The interior provides a quiet ride, and the quality materials on the interior elevates the look and feel of the Fusion. All the controls are easy to reach from the driver’s seat, too. In terms of the infotainment system, you can expect an 8-inch touchscreen, navigation system, USB ports, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
The Hybrid models are dedicated to the Titanium trim level only, so you’ll get 17-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting, remote engine start, keyless ignition, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air vents, power front seats, heated front seats, and leather upholstery.
2020 Ford Fusion Safety Statistics
Regardless of trim level, the Ford Fusion in its last model year comes standard with blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and forward collision mitigation.
The Ford MyKey, also standard, uses multiple keys and a special computer program that allows you to set parameters for secondary drivers, such as your teen driver, or a valet. You can control the top speed and stereo volume, which can keep younger drivers more focused on the road ahead of them.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration gave the 2020 Ford Fusion five out of five stars for safety. The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety awarded the Fusion top rankings as well.
The Hybrid models offer a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, automatic high-beam control, lane departure warning and mitigation, blind-spot monitor, and a pre-collision warning system with automatic braking and pedestrian detection.
Why the Fusion is a Good Choice for Kansas City Residents
Kansas City drivers seeking a safe and reliable sedan for their commutes should consider purchasing a 2020 Ford Fusion from Zeck Ford in Leavenworth, a short drive from the city.
Kansas City drivers can reap the benefits of a Fusion, such as:
- Safe winter driving options, including all-wheel drive.
- A smooth ride, even on rough Missouri roads.
- Great safety ratings, to keep you and your passengers safe on those complicated downtown highway interchanges and everywhere else in the city.
- Lots of cargo room for hauling suitcases and water toys to the Lake.
- Good fuel economy, to make commuting from the Northland to downtown less expensive than your current wheels.
Find a 2020 Ford Fusion For Sale Near You
Ready to test drive and purchase your very own 2020 Ford Fusion sedan? Great! You can complete our entire purchase process online from the comfort of your sofa, or visit us in-person at Zeck Ford in Leavenworth to get started and see what our Zecksperience philosophy is all about.
Browse our selection of new Ford Fusion sedans to pick the right one for you. We look forward to working with you soon!