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« on: August 08, 2012, 10:57:23 AM »

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In January, Ford revealed its 2013 Fusion mid-size sedan at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Now, it's been priced, and some of the lofty numbers are raising eyebrows.

A fully loaded, non-hybrid 2013 Fusion has a sticker price of nearly $39,000. That price is a little breathtaking, but it does bring with it a host of new features such as adaptive cruise control; active park assist; blind-spot monitors; lane-departure warnings with lane-keeping assist; a voice-active navigation system with MyFord Touch; and a Sony premium audio system with 12 speakers. That's on top of the mechanicals--this Fusion's also outfitted with all-wheel drive and a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine with direction injection and turbocharging.

Still, it's a fair question. Will family-sedan shoppers pay nearly $40,000 for a Ford Fusion when a base BMW 3-Series or a Cadillac ATS are within reach for the same price? Comparably equipped, those cars push closer to $50,000--and no doubt, the luxury compacts are smaller cars and will likely have higher costs of ownership.

So, is the Fusion pushing the boundaries of pricing? Can the Ford badge command those dollars, or does all the technology make the loaded Fusion a strong value even at $39,000?

For more information, be sure to read our full preview of the 2013 Ford Fusion.

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 09:31:50 PM »

I like them, but there is a laundry list of stuff I'd spend $40k on before a Fusion.
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 09:46:21 AM »

I like them, but there is a laundry list of stuff I'd spend $40k on before a Fusion.

Thats my opinion too. They loaded the Fusion with gadgets and gizmos, none of which matter to me so its not very appealing at that price.
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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012, 10:30:16 AM »

While $40k for a Fusion may seem expensive  -  and it is  -  remember that the price quoted is for a fully loaded Titanium Edition with AWD.  I'm actually more impressed with the entry level car's base price of $22,495.  For that sum, a buyer gets a decent list of standard features  -  175 hp, A/C, One-Touch PW, PDL, Cruise, SYNC, and a CD/MP3 player w/ AUX input and steering wheel controls.  In that light, I would call the Fusion a good car for the money that also has the ability to be loaded up with things like a AWD, blind spot detection system, a lane-keeping system, adaptive cruise control, remote start, and a voice-activated navigation system if the buyer doesn't mind spending the cash. 

I see a bunch of Jaguar influence in the styling.








Now having said all that, I can also compose a laundry list of other vehicles on which I would spend $40k .  .  .
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