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    Thread: *Unofficial* Pricing added to 2013 Ford Fusion configurator; Fusion S starts at $22,495

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      05-22-2012 06:50 PM #1


      We've noticed that 2013 Ford Fusion configurator has been updated with dollar values for each of its four models, however, we're not so sure the pricing is that black-and-white. Ford has also updated the disclaimer at the bottom of the page, to read, "Prices and features are for survey purposes only and are subject to change and features may become unavailable at the time of vehicle introduction." In other words, don't get too fixated on the numbers, as they're not locked down yet. And by playing with the configurator, you're likely serving as a FoMoCo lab rat – after all, this is the company that never met a focus group it didn't like.

      It's worth noting that Ford has not issued an official press release on pricing yet. But for now, it seems like the base Fusion S will start at $22,495, though we're not sure whether that includes destination or not. Stepping up to the SE at $24,490 will upgrade the steel wheels to alloys, add heated, lighted mirrors with turn signal indicators, and get you body color rocker panels. Inside, the SE has a power driver's seat and a better stereo, and backseat passengers get an armrest and their own HVAC ducts. The SE also allows you to order other stuff, including navigation and start/stop, or opt for a different engine than the base-spec 2.5-liter four-cylinder with automatic transmission.

      The 1.6-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder is available with a manual or automatic on the SE for $25,290, while the start/stop-equipped version (automatic only) is $25,585. The 2.0-liter EcoBoost with automatic is $26,745 when ordered in SE trim. Ford lists a number of different packages and options, but they seem to be offered on a sliding scale, such that the packages are more expensive on the lower-priced models. For instance, the Luxury Package with leather and heated seats, among other equipment, is $1,505 on the 1.6-liter EcoBoost but only $1,050 on the 2.0-liter EcoBoost.

      On the SE Hybrid, which starts at $27,995 and is equipped with a non-EcoBoost 2.0-liter four-cylinder and a CVT, the same Luxury Package is listed at $2,000. Apparently if you're saving all that money on gas, you can afford to pay double the guy with the most powerful engine.

      At the top of the Fusion price list, of course, rests the Titanium, which offers a lot of the optional stuff standard for $30,995. It's also the only way to get all-wheel drive, which will set you back $32,995. Note that the Titanium is exclusively powered by the 2.0-liter EcoBoost and is not available with a manual, so you won't be configuring your Fusion as a dual-use weekend rally car.

      But then again, Ford will likely change this all tomorrow.


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      05-22-2012 06:57 PM #2
      ~33k for a loaded 2.0 Ecoboost with AWD is great; I'd take that over just about anything in the premium realm. The base price is okay, but it's about $1000 over the Accord and $2500 over the Sonata and Optima. This is clearly a slightly premium entrant in the class, not as much of a jump as the Regal or ILX but not for bargain shoppers - much as the Focus and Escape are. I've seen it in person - it looks like a $40k car, not a $22k one.

      They'll probably rejigger it a few times, but that's decent pricing.
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      05-22-2012 07:04 PM #3
      wow, I hope this car drives as good as it looks. It's got to be the best looking family car out there.

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      05-22-2012 07:07 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      wow, I hope this car drives as good as it looks. It's got to be the best looking family car out there.
      Agreed! I love the "budget Aston" looks of it. If this had been around when I was car shopping, I would have bought this instead of the Sonata 2.0t.

      The only thing I don't like is MyFord Touch. I like having actual controls and am not a fan of all this touch-sensitive crap.
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      05-22-2012 07:20 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      Agreed! I love the "budget Aston" looks of it. If this had been around when I was car shopping, I would have bought this instead of the Sonata 2.0t.

      The only thing I don't like is MyFord Touch. I like having actual controls and am not a fan of all this touch-sensitive crap.
      My Ford touch will probably be offered in SES and Titanium trim only.

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      05-22-2012 07:22 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      Agreed! I love the "budget Aston" looks of it. If this had been around when I was car shopping, I would have bought this instead of the Sonata 2.0t.

      The only thing I don't like is MyFord Touch. I like having actual controls and am not a fan of all this touch-sensitive crap.
      Most controls are redundant with my ford touch. HVAC, basic stereo, and so forth all have buttons. The lower-trim models do without it entirely.
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      05-22-2012 07:37 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      Most controls are redundant with my ford touch. HVAC, basic stereo, and so forth all have buttons. The lower-trim models do without it entirely.
      Looking at this picture, those look like touch sensitive touch points, not actual buttons or knobs (with the exception of volume). Those things are really hit or miss.


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      05-22-2012 07:38 PM #8
      You know something, I still very much like this exterior (and V6 availability).



      Wish I could combine this with the new interior.
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      05-22-2012 09:06 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by VarianceVQ View Post
      You know something, I still very much like this exterior (and V6 availability).



      Wish I could combine this with the new interior.
      This model looks uber dated now IMHO.
      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

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      05-22-2012 09:14 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      This model looks uber dated now IMHO.
      and the new one will look just as dated in a few years as well

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      05-22-2012 09:15 PM #11
      This goes straight to the top of the class. It looks great, with great tech. I wish they didn't have a S model ( wheel covers and such), so the range looks better. I guess its a must for the fleet sales

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      05-22-2012 09:15 PM #12
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    13. 05-22-2012 09:18 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      This model looks uber dated now IMHO.
      Ya, kind of like using the term 'uber'.
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      05-22-2012 09:22 PM #14
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      stick?
      Yes, but with the 1.6T (only).
      Improving the signal-to-noise ratio

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      05-22-2012 09:24 PM #15
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      stick?
      Looks like it is only available with the 1.6 Ecoboost on the SE model.

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      05-22-2012 09:25 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      This model looks uber dated now IMHO.
      I agree. I see these and they look really dated. Especially the rear end.

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      05-22-2012 09:41 PM #17
      I must be one the few who doesn't like it inside and out.

      I'll be interested to see how many people choose the 1.6 ecoboost over the base 2.5 engine.
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      05-22-2012 09:52 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by patrickvr6 View Post
      Looks like it (manual trans) is only available with the 1.6 Ecoboost on the SE model.
      Dear Ford,
      You need a VW GLI competitor. Please add a manual trans to the 2.0T for the 2014 model year with a sport suspension and body kit: Fusion Sport.

      Thanks,
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    19. 05-22-2012 09:54 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      ~33k for a loaded 2.0 Ecoboost with AWD is great; I'd take that over just about anything in the premium realm. The base price is okay, but it's about $1000 over the Accord and $2500 over the Sonata and Optima. This is clearly a slightly premium entrant in the class, not as much of a jump as the Regal or ILX but not for bargain shoppers - much as the Focus and Escape are. I've seen it in person - it looks like a $40k car, not a $22k one.

      They'll probably rejigger it a few times, but that's decent pricing.

      I think it looks more like a $59k car


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      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      Dear Ford,
      You need a VW GLI competitor. Please add a manual trans to the 2.0T for the 2014 model year with a sport suspension and body kit: Fusion Sport.

      Thanks,
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      I would think the focus st would be the gli competitor, I know its not a sedan, and will probably be a more sporty car, but would still be a closer match than the fusion.
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      05-22-2012 11:31 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      This model looks uber dated now IMHO.
      And I don't mind.... because I like that design more now than when it first came out.
      At least it has some character and defines a moment in the design timeline.
      "Timeless" tends to be a crutch for generic derivative design.
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    22. 05-23-2012 12:43 AM #22
      well i fiddled with the configurator and a Fusion Titanium AWD with every bell and whistle including fancy paint and wheels (but still no panoramic moonroof, HIDs or ventilated seats) comes out to just under $39,000. very close to my original $40k prediction for a fully loaded Fusion. it was also unclear if the final price included destination.
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      05-23-2012 01:08 AM #23
      I'm having trouble wrapping my head around a 1.6T Fusion stick at $26K.
      Actually, I'm having trouble wrapping my head around a 1.6T Fusion at any price.
      When did the US become part of the EU?
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      05-23-2012 01:29 PM #24
      After seeing this thing on Woodward Monday night, I must say I was a bit underwhelmed from a styling perspective. The nose (thanks in part to crash regs, I'll admit) photographs really well, but is less effective in person IMO. And it gets downright bland when you look at the side or rear.

      This class is going to be interesting to watch. A $39K loaded family sedan vs. a $40K, lightly optioned car in the 3 series realm (A4, ATS, C Class) will be an sales trend to watch as OEM's finally align the portfolios globally. But a great time to be a car buyer.

    25. 05-23-2012 02:07 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Minority5 View Post
      After seeing this thing on Woodward Monday night, I must say I was a bit underwhelmed from a styling perspective. The nose (thanks in part to crash regs, I'll admit) photographs really well, but is less effective in person IMO. And it gets downright bland when you look at the side or rear.

      This class is going to be interesting to watch. A $39K loaded family sedan vs. a $40K, lightly optioned car in the 3 series realm (A4, ATS, C Class) will be an sales trend to watch as OEM's finally align the portfolios globally. But a great time to be a car buyer.
      39K for a family sedan does not speak "great time to be a car buyer" to me. Maybe it's just me though.

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      05-23-2012 02:14 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by maximaboost View Post
      I think it looks more like a $59k car
      That's reaching so far it's damn near yoga.

      Quote Originally Posted by socarwolverine View Post
      39K for a family sedan does not speak "great time to be a car buyer" to me. Maybe it's just me though.
      Why not? It's a cheaper, vastly higher-value, better equipped alternative to the hilariously overpriced "luxury" makes that put things like power seats in a "Premium Package" on top of their stratospheric base prices. If you forego a few options, you get an excellent AWD sedan that's equipped with most luxury features anybody could want, with a punchy turbo four, for between $33-39k. Paying what they charge for an extremely basic Regal, TSX, A4, ES350, CC or what have you but getting a loaded car strikes me as a win for the car buyer.
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      05-23-2012 02:29 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      I'm having trouble wrapping my head around a 1.6T Fusion stick at $26K.
      Actually, I'm having trouble wrapping my head around a 1.6T Fusion at any price.
      When did the US become part of the EU?
      Inflation. Keep up with it. $26k is not what $26k was ten years ago. But adjusted for inflation, this is what midsize sedans have always cost, and midsize sedans didn't used to come with turbos and lots of standard equipment.
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      05-23-2012 03:36 PM #28
      Dear Ford,

      Please put the V6TT SHO engine and AWD drivetrain into this and sell us a Fusion RS.

      also

      amazing what the different wheels and ride height can do for looks...



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    29. 05-23-2012 03:56 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      Why not? It's a cheaper, vastly higher-value, better equipped alternative to the hilariously overpriced "luxury" makes that put things like power seats in a "Premium Package" on top of their stratospheric base prices. If you forego a few options, you get an excellent AWD sedan that's equipped with most luxury features anybody could want, with a punchy turbo four, for between $33-39k. Paying what they charge for an extremely basic Regal, TSX, A4, ES350, CC or what have you but getting a loaded car strikes me as a win for the car buyer.
      I get what you're saying for the most part, but since I've been car shopping lately I've looked at some of the alternatives you mentioned. The Audi and Benz can't touch the feature list for the price, this is true. I don't know much about the Regal, but the TSX can't even be configured as nice as the Ford. But the CC, from what i've seen, comes with everything the ford has and more. I can get ventilated seats, HID's, a V6, and heated mirrors with the AWD CC for only a little bit more. The CC seems pretty comparable to me.

    30. 05-23-2012 04:27 PM #30
      I really like the Fusion's new looks, too. Hopefully it does drive as good as it looks.

      Ironically as Ford and Mazda part ways, their newest mid size sedan offerings share the same direction. From so-so to va-va-va-voom.



      I hope the next gen 6 is available with a 6MT in a top trim level....

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      05-23-2012 05:34 PM #31
      Is it me or does it feel like this will take away sales of the Ford Taurus?

      The Ford Taurus offers a great interior, bold design, and great value for the money.

      But with the Ford Fusion doing the same and at a lesser price, what advantage does the Taurus have? Just room and engine really.


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      05-23-2012 05:49 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by socarwolverine View Post
      I get what you're saying for the most part, but since I've been car shopping lately I've looked at some of the alternatives you mentioned. The Audi and Benz can't touch the feature list for the price, this is true. I don't know much about the Regal, but the TSX can't even be configured as nice as the Ford. But the CC, from what i've seen, comes with everything the ford has and more. I can get ventilated seats, HID's, a V6, and heated mirrors with the AWD CC for only a little bit more. The CC seems pretty comparable to me.
      The new Fusion should have useable rear seats which the CC lacks. And I think it is more than "a little more". According to the article in the OP, Titanium AWD is estimated to start at $33k. CC 4Motion is $41k. Granted it has V6 but it also sucks premium gas like it is 1989.

      VW doesn't sell a CC 2.0T 4Motion but the FWD "Lux" model 2.0T starts at $35k, about $4k more than FWD Fusion Titanium. Again, 12% more expensive.
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    33. 05-23-2012 06:32 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by socarwolverine View Post
      I get what you're saying for the most part, but since I've been car shopping lately I've looked at some of the alternatives you mentioned. The Audi and Benz can't touch the feature list for the price, this is true. I don't know much about the Regal, but the TSX can't even be configured as nice as the Ford. But the CC, from what i've seen, comes with everything the ford has and more. I can get ventilated seats, HID's, a V6, and heated mirrors with the AWD CC for only a little bit more. The CC seems pretty comparable to me.
      i don't think the CC has adaptive cruise or lane departure warning or the gimmicky self park, but it does have a couple other features (adaptive HIDs, massaging and ventilated seats, rear power sun shade) including a much more powerful engine. the new Azera is the same, except that it doesn't have AWD. the Korean market Azera (Grandeur) does have all the extra safety tech of the Fusion and the self park, but i guess they felt it wasn't worth it in the U.S. the only other mainstream cars that comes close in feature content are the Kia Optima SXL and the LaCrosse and maybe the Regal GS. the CC is over $42k however, while the Hyundai is around $37k (no available AWD) and the Kia is around $35k, although the regular SX is couple thousand less for less leather, wood, and chrome. the Buicks can approach $45 and $40k respectively. this makes me think that the new MKZ will approach $50k fully loaded, which seems a bit high for the Fusion/Mondeo platform.

      as i've said before, Ford is becoming the old Volkswagen in terms of pricing. i'm not sure how that bodes for sales if the CC, Tiguan and Touareg are any indication.

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      05-23-2012 07:32 PM #34
      I love this car. If I was in the market for a vehicle right now I'd be seriously considering Ford's offerings.

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      05-24-2012 12:47 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by socarwolverine View Post
      39K for a family sedan does not speak "great time to be a car buyer" to me. Maybe it's just me though.
      I'm not sure if you thought this through/or taking the term "family sedan" too literally. The Fusion is clearly parked in the high end of this class--and organically, so are base model 3 series etc. The amount of tech/variety offered in the mid $35K class---from a near track ready family sedan in the Regal GS, to a car that has tech reserved for D segment cars like the Fusion. And they all represent diversity! Perhaps I'm old, but I can clearly remember times in which other than going the VW//Audi/base BMW route (with the odd SVT or Subaru thrown in) if you wanted a nicer sedan that hit the performance/styling/practicality balance, a buyer was SOL. But to each his/her own

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