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Much ado has been made recently about the solvency of Detroit’s Big Three, and if there’s one thing we all know, it’s that none of them will be able to make it out of this financial mess without good products. That makes the arrival of the significantly upgraded 2010 Ford Fusion particularly timely. As the bread-butterer of the Ford car lineup, the Fusion has done reasonably well from a sales standpoint, but based as it is on a platform that debuted way back in 2002 with the Mazda 6, it has fallen considerably behind the rest of the class, finishing sixth out of seven in a recent comparison test of family sedans.

While this latest 2010 Fusion isn’t totally new, it is vastly updated inside, outside, and under the skin. The new Fusion Sport model marks the first Fusion application of Ford’s ubiquitous 3.5-liter V-6, positioned above the four-cylinder and 3.0-liter V-6 offerings, both of which are themselves significantly enhanced for 2010. (A Fusion hybrid model is also available for the first time, and we’ve found it to be shockingly good.) Given the thorough revisions, we were anxious to get into the 2010 Fusion to see if its dynamics could match its considerably improved interior and exterior styling.

Bold and Macho on the Outside

On the road, the Fusion looks entirely dressier and far more noticeable to the casual observer (and likely, the cops), as this update represents more than a refresh and is closer to a redesign. The redo starts with a newly styled fascia and hood that incorporate some of the cues of Ford’s European lineup, such as a lower-intake shape similar to that of the slick Mondeo and the soon-to-be-Americanized Fiesta. Above that, however, lives pure American Ford, with a huge three-bar grille, brooding headlamps, and a tall, domed hood. Ford claims that aerodynamics are considerably improved compared with the first generation. The base model rides on 16-inch wheels and Sport models wear 10-spoke 18-inch wheels, while everything else get 17s standard and have 18s as an option. In back, the beveled taillamps, skirted bumper valance, and contoured decklid add substance and intrigue to what was a painfully dull posterior before, excepting, of course, the vulgar chunks of chrome that housed the taillights.

Soft and Cuddly on the Inside

While the interior is also hugely improved, it breaks little new ground in terms of design or material application. Most improvements focus on climbing the scale of perceived quality, with liberal use of soft materials at touch points all around and low-gloss plastics (except for the piano-black gearshift surround on the Fusion Sport). The electroluminescent instrument cluster is arguably its nicest element: clear, legible, and distinctly upscale with red needles climbing over white script on a conelike, blue and black 3-D background. The thick center stack could be from any mid-size sedan, and regardless of whether or not the Fusion is equipped with the available SYNC infotainment system, it suffers from a serious case of button-itis.

The Fusion does dip into Ford’s more recent bag of tricks for its customizable ambient/cupholder lighting system that some of us love and some of us dismiss as mere auto fluff. What’s not auto fluff is Ford’s latest-gen SYNC infotainment system, which includes things like fuel-price search capability and real-time traffic, all of which has earned praise on our pages before.

The only thing we find truly controversial is the contrasting interior color combos on the Fusion Sport models, which feature bright blue or red leather inserts on the seats and matching rubber-like trim on the dash. The good news is that when you actually sit inside, you can’t see the bright leather, leaving only the dash trim to be savored in all its glory. You can also opt for an all-black interior, which would be our choice.

Capable Four-Cylinder, Best Application Yet of 3.5-liter V-6

The Fusion’s powertrain lineup has been completely overhauled for 2010 and offers more choices, starting with the four-banger, now enlarged to 2.5 liters from 2.3 and blessed with 15 more hp and 16 additional lb-ft of torque for a total of 175 hp and 172 lb-ft. The manual and automatic transmissions that mate to the four-cylinder each have an additional forward gear this year, too, for a total of six. In spite of its frugal intentions—Ford claims 33 mpg on the highway, but had no figures for city-cycle mpg at the time of this writing—we found the motor to be willing, revvy, and smooth. Ultimate acceleration is on the lazy side of adequate, but the midrange punch is quite satisfying. Ford claims a 0–60 time of 9.5 seconds, but that was the pokey time we recorded in a 2.3-liter car with a five-speed automatic. Additionally, a 2.3-liter Fusion with a five-speed manual was clocked at 8.1 seconds to 60, so we expect the 2010 model to handily outpace Ford’s estimates.

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Segment-exclusive technology and features on the 2010 Fusion include:

  • The next generation of Ford SYNC™, which adds 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Report
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist
  • Sony-branded audio system, which features 12 high-quality speakers and two amplifiers
  • The next generation of the SIRIUS® Travel Link™ navigation system, which has the largest touch-screen in the mid-size segment
  • Ambient lighting
  • Easy Fuel™ capless fuel filler
  • Available all-wheel drive (AWD)
  • Passenger fold-flat seat

Leading the technology enhancements is SYNC, which adds two new features: 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Report (VHR). 911 Assist is designed to assist occupants to place a call to a local 911 emergency operator if an accident that activates an air bag or the emergency fuel cutoff occurs.

Before initiating the emergency 911 call, SYNC will provide a 10-second window to allow the driver or passenger to decide whether to cancel the call. If not manually cancelled within the 10-second window, SYNC will place the emergency call. A brief pre-recorded message will play when the call is answered, and occupants in the vehicle will then be able to talk directly with the 911 operator. Once the call is connected, 911 operators can respond properly.

Vehicle monitoring and appropriate maintenance can save time, money and improve the ownership experience. SYNC’s new VHR feature will make staying up to speed with vehicle maintenance easier than ever at no additional cost. After users register at www.syncmyride.com and activate VHR, they can conveniently generate reports using simple voice commands in the vehicle for display on syncmyride.com.

SYNC VHR collects vehicle mileage and diagnostic data from the major vehicle electronic systems and transfers the data to Ford using the customer’s Bluetooth-paired and connected mobile phone.

A comprehensive report is generated and includes system information and recommended actions for any displayed vehicle warning indicators, open recalls, Ford scheduled maintenance and unserviced maintenance and wear items from previous dealer visits.

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“We’re always looking for ways to better serve our customers, and SYNC with 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Report does just that,” said Doug VanDagens, director of Ford’s Connected Services. “SYNC is a strong platform that will continue to evolve to maintain its position as the premier hands-free connectivity system in the industry.”

Also adding peace of mind to the Fusion driving experience is the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS) with Cross Traffic Alert and Rear Park Assist, which are segment-exclusives.

BLIS with CTA uses two multiple-beam radar in the rear quarter panels (one per side) for two different – but important – purposes. BLIS checks the defined blind spot zone, which is about 10 feet from the back of the bumper to the outside mirrors. When a vehicle is detected, an amber light in the outside mirror of whichever side the vehicle is on lights up.

“The driver is still responsible for any lane changes, but the Blind Spot Information System is there to help,” said Mark Aaron, Supervisor, Body Electrical Systems.

CTA notifies the driver of impending traffic when backing out of a parking spot and warns the driver when a vehicle is detected within three car widths of either side of the car. As with BLIS, the driver is warned with a light in the outside mirror on the side of the traffic. A warning beep also is sounded.

“It’s a quicker, shorter beep. It’s very noticeable,” Aaron said.

The Ford Fusion is the first mid-size sedan in North America to offer a Sony-branded audio system with surround sound and Sony DSP (Digital Signal Processor) as a factory option.
The Sony system uses Dolby Laboratory’s latest surround processing technology, Dolby Automotive Entertainment Program (DAEP). DAEP brings the home-theater performance of Dolby Pro Logic II technology into the mobile environment.

The system has 12 speakers with two amplifiers and makes substantial use of high-quality speaker materials, including polypropylene cones and three-layer soft dome tweeters.

The voice-activated TravelLink navigation system is upgraded as well. The 8-inch screen, the largest touch-screen in the class, has improved resolution, six-channel DVD-audio capability and voice recognition destination entry.

The system pronounces street names when route guidance is active. Real-time traffic information is available, as are gas station prices. In addition, once the vehicle reaches a low fuel level status, the instrument cluster alerts the driver and automatically populates the navigation screen map with gas stations.

New for 2010 is a smart weather feature embodied in the “nearby weather” button. When this button is activated, the system will automatically find and report weather conditions from the nearest weather station while driving.

Nearly 150 different categories of points of interest are available, making it easier for the customer to find a desired location. Additionally, listings for the top 40 movies playing are available.

Also improved is the voice interface between the driver and the system. “You don’t have to remember a list of commands,” said Andrea Chowanic, Product Planning Analyst. “As soon as you press the voice button on your steering wheel, the system displays a short list of commands and asks you the information it wants. That’s the beauty of this feature.”

The Ambient Lighting System allows drivers to customize the interior lighting of the vehicle to suit their mood through seven base colors – ice blue, purple, blue, orange, red, white and green.

Another clever feature standard on the 2010 Fusion is EasyFuel™ Capless Fuel-Filler System. This industry-exclusive feature helps to reduce evaporative emissions that create smog and global warming. When fueling is completed, and the fuel pump nozzle is removed, the system automatically seals shut. There is no longer a need to handle a dirty gas cap.

Available all-wheel drive and passenger fold-flat seat continue as segment-exclusives. The fold-flat seat, combined best-in-class trunk capacity, adds storage versatility for the 2010 Fusion.

“The new Fusion is a strong combination of performance, appearance and features,” said Mike Dugan, Vehicle Engineering Manager. “We hope our customers will be delighted with all of the enhancements and additions.”

Exterior, interior design

When the exterior design team at Ford set out to improve the look of the 2010 Fusion, the objective was simple: “We needed to communicate that this is a fun car to drive,” said Design Manager Solomon Song.

Ideas in mind, the design team heavily leveraged computer-aided design technology to streamline the design process and drive as many dramatic, dynamic new elements into the new Fusion as possible.

“Customers love the appearance of the Fusion, but we knew we could improve it,” said Darrell Behmer, Fusion chief designer. “From a design standpoint, we wanted to amplify the sporty look and make it more modern. The 2010 Fusion is bolder, sportier and even more fun to drive. With the added technology and beautiful, dynamic interiors to go along with even better performance all-around, the 2010 Fusion is the ‘can’t-miss’ mid-size car.”

One of the guiding themes was to make the base Fusion S model as sporty as possible and continue that throughout the portfolio all the way to the Sport version.

To create a wider, sportier look for the front, significant changes were made to the headlamps, grille and fog lamps to emphasize the aggressive front fascia. The iconic three-bar grille in particular is larger with a more modern look. Wraparound projector beam headlamps add to the high tech and leaner appearance. The fog lamps are housed below in a trapezoidal-shaped lower opening to help complete the more-muscular look.

“When you’re talking about performance, you want the car to look the part,” Song said.

Design refinements carry through to the rear of the 2010 Ford Fusion as well, with modernized taillights and decklid to help give the vehicle a more unified look from front to rear. The decklid mounted LED center stop lamp also contributes to the high tech look and better visibility.

A sportier-looking car hints at all the technology inside Fusion, including the latest version of SYNC, Sony-branded audio with SIRIUS satellite radio and the Voice-Activated Navigation system.

The interior design team created a specific look and feel for each member of the Fusion portfolio. Overall, the goal was to create a more detailed, contemporary environment with a more technical look, mirroring the added content found in each model.

The instrument panel was changed, with new metal finishes on the control knobs, and a stainless look that carries through to the doors, center console and steering wheel for a unified theme throughout the 2010 Fusion. The redesigned seats feature contrasting stitching for a more a more modern appearance. The seat bolsters are smooth, with the inserts getting a textural treatment for contrast.

“Our customers will notice a big difference in the seats,” said Designer Golnaz Armin. “They are much more comfortable, with more side support and increased softness. We really focused on the details in improving the new Fusion.”

The Fusion S model features a brushed finish with Charcoal Black and Stone. The SEL model adds more wood trim. The Fusion Sport line features a bold look with an anodized finish on the center stack and either red or blue high tech soft touch spears across the binnacle. The red or blue choice is carried through the seat inserts and contrasting stitching. An all-black with a dark stainless finish also is available on the Sport.

“If customers don’t get excited about the exterior, they’ll never come look at the interior and all the great features we have or even come into the showroom,” Song said. “We made sure they can’t miss this vehicle from the outside when you compare it to other mid-size sedans.”

New technologies

Ford’s new 2010 Fusion is set to shake up the cut-throat mid-size sedan segment when it goes on sale early next year, bringing an all-new hybrid that will deliver the best fuel economy of any sedan in America, unsurpassed 4-cylinder gasoline fuel economy, more power, class-exclusive technologies including a blind spot detection and warning system and Ford SYNC, more total passenger and luggage capacity than the Toyota Camry, plus proven quality and reliability that has been recognized by the top consumer groups and magazines.

“With the new Ford Fusion, we are offering consumers more choice, even better fuel economy and the leading quality and reliability that they have come to expect,” said Derrick Kuzak, Ford’s group vice president of Global Product Development. “But that isn’t all – we weren’t satisfied with just matching the competition in the segment, we wanted to give consumers even more by delivering engaging driving dynamics and technologies that make the in-car experience more comfortable and connected.”

Designed to stand out

Ford’s attention to detail with the freshened Fusion begins with a new design that gives the car a look that is both sportier and more upscale as well as improved aerodynamics. The car’s newly designed front end, including a powerfully domed hood, and new headlamps, grille and larger fog-lamp area further enhance the sporty nature of the 2010 Fusion. Aerodynamic enhancements and new underbody shields further boost Fusion’s fuel economy.

Overall, the wider, sportier look aims to make Fusion even more appealing to customers eager for a fun-to-drive mid-size sedan.

With all models, the interior design team created a more contemporary, technical look with metallic new finishes on the instrument panel that carry through on the center console, doors and steering wheel. The all new instrument panel is finished with a soft upper and lower skin and has much less hard plastic than Japanese competitors. The instrument panel displays and switches have also been updated with a contemporary iced blue lighting. A redesigned leather wrapped steering wheel with form fitting palm swells, a new shifter, and wrapped and padded armrests increase the Fusion’s sportiness and comfort at all key driver touch points.

The seats received a makeover, as well. The seat contour has been revised, with more side support and overall a more comfortable seat with smoother bolsters and more-textural inserts. The seats also feature contrasting stitching and leather inserts to give the Fusion even more attitude, befitting this mid-size sedan.

The gauge cluster has been designed with day time backlighting, a black lens, and 3-D elements to create a high tech jewel-like appearance, similar to a fine watch. Drivers will be greeted by a new “welcome” sequence that makes the Fusion seem as if it’s coming to life. Gauge needles sweep back and forth as the lighting and new chimes come on. The ambient lighting system offers the option of illuminating the front and rear footwells and front cup holders.

Fuel-efficient and more powerful powertrain lineup

Both the inline four-cylinder and V-6 engines are upgraded for both improved fuel economy and power. The standard Fusion S model equipped with Ford’s new 2.5-liter I-4 engine is expected to deliver at least a 6 mpg improvement versus the 2009 model on the highway, resulting in fuel economy that is at least 3 mpg better than the Honda Accord and 2 mpg better than the Toyota Camry.

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The 2.5-liter I-4 engine horsepower and torque also have been improved from the car’s outgoing 2.3-liter 4-cylinger engine, jumping to 175 hp and 172 ft.-lbs. of torque from the previous 160 hp and 156 ft-lbs. As a result, 0-60 performance improves by more than a second, now topping Camry and Accord.

The 2010 Fusion features an all six-speed transmission lineup, including for the new 2.5-liter I-4 engine, which is available with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. The previous 2.3-liter I-4 in the Fusion was available with only five-speed transmissions.

The additional gear on the I-4 provides better drivability and performance as well as fuel savings, said Matt Hettenhouse, Powertrain Team Leader for the Fusion. “The gear ratios and the overall span of the transmissions allow us to have a more-efficient and higher performing shift schedule,” he said.

The first gear can be made a little deeper, which provides smoother acceleration. At the top end, a higher gear allows the engine to run slower in highway conditions, which also aids fuel economy.

Ford’s proven Duratec30 3.0-liter V-6 engine was also improved on the 2010 model, delivering highway fuel economy gains of at least 1 mpg city and 2 mpg highway. Horsepower in the 3.0-liter V-6 also increased to 240 hp and 222 ft.,-lbs, up from 221 hp and 205 ft.-lbs. in the previous version. The 3.0-liter engine is now flex fuel-capable and can run on E-85 ethanol, which delivers even more horsepower – up to 250hp. For maximum performance, the Fusion Sport features a 3.5-liter V6 that has 263 hp and 249 ft-lbs of torque on runs on standard unleaded fuel.

Front-wheel drive and on-demand all-wheel drive are available with models with a 3.0-liter engine and with the new Fusion Sport 3.5-liter engine. Both V6 engines are also available with SelectShift for individual gear control. The versatility in the powertrain systems creates a wide range of options for customers designed to fit every need.

The 2010 Fusion now comes equipped with Electric Power Assist Steering (EPAS) system on 2.5- and 3.0-liter models, improving the driving dynamics of the vehicle while delivering greater fuel savings because the steering system is operated by the electrical system rather than the engine. Additionally, EPAS provides customers with improved steering feel and reduced low-speed efforts that when coupled with a nearly 1 foot smaller turning circle for 2010 makes parking a cinch.

Fusion’s front stay bar and rear suspension link geometry have been revised to improve steering, handling, and ride. The suspension springs, shocks, and sta-bars have also been retuned to take full advantage of the revised geometry and new steering system.

In addition to improvements in the 2010 Fusion’s steering, handling and improved brake pedal feel, the Fusion team also took a look at how to improve the comfort of the car, including reducing wind noise and road noise.

Acoustic windshield, thicker front door glass, new hood insulators, inner and outer dash absorbers, and carpet, revised sealing baffles, additional sound deadening in the trunk, and new interior headliner absorption material are among the improvements made for overall sound level and quality.

Improved body and door sealing also contribute to Fusion’s best-in-class standing in wind noise. Overall, the reduction in wind noise and road noise puts Fusion near some of the best luxury cars in terms of quietness and speech intelligibility. Wind noise, for example, is 3 sones better than Camry and Accord. Models with the I-4 engine are class leaders in wind noise.

All-new hybrid model

For the 2010 model year, the Ford Fusion adds an all-new hybrid model. The Fusion and Mercury Milan Hybrids join the Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner Hybrids, doubling both the size and volume of Ford’s hybrid lineup.

“Offering consumers more fuel-efficient vehicle choices, including improving and increasing our hybrid vehicle offerings, is part of Ford’s broad plan to deliver technology solutions for affordable fuel economy for millions,” Kuzak said.

“With the new Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids, we are now able to offer even better range of travel on battery power at a greater speed, thanks to a more efficient, seamless transition between the battery-powered motor and gasoline-driven engine,” he said. “These new hybrids will exceed expectations on all fronts – fuel efficiency, comfort, convenience and drivability.”

The Ford Hybrid team has developed a powertrain system that combines the best attributes of the gasoline engine and electric battery-driven motors to deliver the optimal experience for the customer in terms of driving performance and fuel economy. Additionally, the propulsion system for the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids transitions between gas and electric power and back more efficiently and seamlessly.

The overall system upgrade allows the Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan hybrids to operate longer at higher speeds in electric mode. The hybrid vehicles can operate up to 47 mph in pure electric mode, approximately twice as fast as some competitors. Plus, the city driving range on a single tank of gas is expected to be more than 700 miles.

The next-generation hybrid system features:

  • New 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine (155 horsepower/136 lb.-ft. of torque) running the proven Atkinson cycle mated to an electronically-controlled continuously variable transmission or e-CVT.
  • Intake Variable Cam Timing (iVCT), which allows the vehicle to more seamlessly transition from gas to electric mode and vice-versa. The spark and cam timing are varied according to the engine load to optimize efficiency and emissions.
  •  Enhanced electronic throttle control reduces airflow on shutdowns, reducing fueling needs on restarts.
  •  Wide-band lambda sensor analyzes the air-fuel ratio and adjusts the lean/rich mixture accordingly to keep the system in balance and to minimize emissions.
  • A new smaller, lighter nickel-metal hydride battery has been optimized to produce 20 percent more power. Improved chemistry allows the battery to be run at a higher temperature and it is cooled using cabin air.
  •  An added variable voltage converter boosts the voltage to the traction battery to operate the motor and generator more efficiently.
  • A new high-efficiency converter provides 14 percent increased output to accommodate a wider array of vehicle features.
  • Smarter climate control system monitors cabin temperature and only runs the gas engine as needed to heat the cabin; it also includes an electric air conditioning compressor to further minimize engine use.
  • The regenerative brake system captures the energy normally lost through friction in braking and stores it. Nearly 94 percent energy recovery is achieved by first delivering full regenerative braking followed by friction brakes during city driving.
  • A simulator brake actuation system dictates brake actuation and delivers improved brake pedal feel compared to the previous generation braking system.

“Because our hybrid can run at a much higher speed in electric mode, you can do so much more in city-driving situations,” said Gil Portalatin, Hybrid Applications Manager. “Under the right conditions, you can drive in your neighborhood or mall parking lots without using a drop of gasoline.”

The Fusion Hybrid also offers drivers a way to be more connected to the hybrid driving experience thanks to Ford’s SmartGauge with EcoGuide, a unique instrument cluster execution that helps coach them on how to optimize performance of their hybrid.

SmartGauge with EcoGuide features two, high-resolution, full-color liquid crystal display (LCD) screens on either side of the analog speedometer that can be configured to show different levels of information, including fuel and battery power levels, average and instant miles-per-gallon.

EcoGuide uses a multi-layered approach to coach the driver to maximum fuel efficiency.

A tutorial mode built into the display that helps the driver learn about the instrument cluster and the hybrid in a whimsical way that does not overpower. Technical enthusiasts will love the detailed gauges that will help them learn to become more efficient in their driving. Everyday drivers will love another new feature in this same gauge cluster. Called “Efficiency Leaves,” the system “grows” leaves and vines on-screen to reward customers for efficient driving.

Drivers can choose one of four data screens to choose the information level displayed during their drives. They are:

  • Inform: Fuel level and battery charge status
  • Enlighten: Adds electric vehicle mode indicator and tachometer
  • Engage: Adds engine output power and battery output power
  • Empower: Adds power to wheels, engine pull-up threshold and accessory power consumption

All levels can show instant fuel economy, fuel economy history, odometer, engine coolant temperature, what gear the car is in and trip data (trip fuel economy, time-elapsed fuel economy and miles to empty). The engine coolant temperature indicator turns green when engine conditions are warm enough to allow engine pull-down.

Several other elements help differentiate the Ford Fusion Hybrid from its gas-powered sibling, including unique hybrid “road and leaf” badging on both sides and the rear of the vehicle; unique 17-inch, eight-spoke wheels; eco-friendly seat fabric made from post-industrial 100 percent recycled materials; and a standard 110-volt power outlet.

New Sport model

The base 2010 Ford Fusion already is a fun-to-drive mid-size car. With an even sportier look, a bigger, more-powerful engine, special 18 inch wheels and upgraded suspension tuning to go along with a distinctive interior, the new 2010 Ford Fusion Sport is a dynamic, welcome addition.

“We’re maintaining the fun-to-drive elements that made the Ford Fusion such a huge success and building on those,” said Chief Engineer J.D. Shanahan. “Our 2010 models are even more fun to drive with better steering and handling. It’s all exemplified by the Ford Fusion Sport with its 3.5-liter engine, 18-inch wheels and sport tuning.”

The 263-horsepower V-6 Duratec engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift. Front-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive available. The sport-tuned air intake system provides the fun-to-drive, powerful and sporty powertrain sound attributes expected in the 2010 Ford Fusion Sport to complement the driving experience.

Building off the improvements for the Fusion line, the 2010 Ford Fusion Sport also features a unique lower grille for a more functional look, larger beveled bright-tip dual exhausts, side rocker moldings, a decklid spoiler and unique Sport badging. Eighteen-inch painted aluminum wheels are standard.

The interior reflects its sporty nature as well. As with the base models, the Fusion Sport’s instrument panel and center console deliver a more-technical, content-driven look. Fusion Sport includes a Charcoal Black interior with a high tech soft touch dark gray finish available. Sport Blue or Sport Red interior accents are also available, depending on exterior color selected. These give the instrument panel and console a sportier look as well, which carries over to the seat inserts and contrast stitching.

Overall, the Fusion Sport is a driver’s car that is both comfortable and exhilarating at the same time.

Exclusive technologies keep consumers connected

New technology features available on the 2010 Fusion include:

  • Blind Spot Information System (BLISTM) with Cross Traffic Alert, which can help provide extra confidence to drivers in parking lots by alerting drivers sooner of nearby traffic while backing out. It uses two multiple beam radar modules, which are packaged in the rear quarter panels. The radar detects moving objects within a 65-foot range from either side of the vehicle. The radar identifies when a vehicle enters the defined blind spot zone and illuminates an indicator light on the corresponding side-view mirror providing a warning that a vehicle is approaching. An audible alert is sounded as well.
  • SYNC: The voice-activated hands-free in-car communication and entertainment system developed by Ford and Microsoft. The system fully integrates most Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones and digital media players, providing customers hands-free cell phone and music selection capabilities – plus new 911 Assist and Vehicle Health Report provided with no monthly fees.
    • 911 Assist: When a phone is properly paired, turned on and connected to SYNC, the system is ready to assist in placing a call directly to a local 911 emergency operator in the event of an air bag-deploying accident. The key advantage of SYNC 911 Assist is speed, as calls are placed directly to local 911 operators.
    • Vehicle Health Report (VHR): SYNC gathers relevant information from the major vehicle control modules and packages diagnostic data into a usable format in a matter of minutes. That data packet is sent to Ford via an 800-number automatically dialed using the customer’s paired and operable mobile phone.
  • Voice-Activated Navigation, which integrates several functions including voice recognition destination entry, climate control and SIRIUS satellite radio into one easy-to-use system, displaying them on an 8-inch touch-screen display. The navigation system’s text-to-speech function calls out street names while in route to a destination and reads incoming text messages when the system is linked to SYNC. The integrated DVD player is capable of reading CD-Audio, MP3 CDs, DVD, DVD-Audio and DVD-ROM (for digital map updates). A music jukebox function stores more than 150 hours of music. The screen even can be customized with personal photos.
  • SIRIUS Travel Link™, an industry-leading technology that, when combined with the voice-activated navigation system will provide users with real-time traffic data with accident and incident information, coast-to-coast weather data including current conditions and five-day forecasts, and fuel price information for over 120,000 gas stations. Travel Link also offers sports scores and schedules and a listing of more than 4,500 movie theaters with movie times, theater addresses, movie synopses and more.
  • Reverse Camera System, which mounts a small camera on the decklid that is activated when Fusion is shifted into reverse, giving the driver a clear view behind the vehicle. The video image is displayed in the optional navigation screen on Fusions equipped with that option or in the self-dimming rearview mirror vehicles without navigation.
  • Ambient Lighting System allows drivers to customize the interior lighting to suit their mood through seven base colors – ice blue, purple, blue, orange, red, white and green.
  • Sony-branded audio system. The Ford Fusion is the first mid-size sedan in North America to offer a Sony-branded audio system with surround sound and Sony DSP processing as a factory option. The Sony-branded audio system features 390 watts and 12 speakers that make substantial use of high-quality speaker materials, including polypropylene cones, three-layer soft dome tweeters and large neodymium magnets for most speakers in the system.
  •  * EasyFuel™ Capless Fuel-Filler System also is standard. This industry-exclusive feature eliminates the need to touch dirty gas caps and helps to reduce evaporative emissions that create smog and global warming. When fueling is completed and the fuel pump nozzle is removed, the system automatically seals shut.
  •  * Cabin Air Filter is standard for the first time on the Ford Fusion. The filter removes respiratory irritants and toxins caused by traffic and industrial pollution. The filter also provides an additional safeguard for the climate control system.

With a bolder new design, class-leading and unsurpassed fuel economy and performance depending on model, a host of segment-exclusive new features and technologies, greater trunk capacity and storage versatility than Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima, improved drivability and comfort and even more choice across the lineup, the 2010 Ford Fusion is poised to win over even more mid-size car customers.

Ford Fusion is built at Ford’s Hermosillo (Mexico) Stamping and Assembly Plant and will be in dealer showrooms in spring 2009.

Model line-up

A wide new range of series and content choices in the 2010 Fusion models – S, SE, SEL and Sport – is complemented by a broad array of fuel-efficient powertrain options.

“Whatever the needs of our customer, we have a 2010 Fusion ready to deliver,” said Chief Nameplate Engineer J.D. Shanahan. “Our all-new lineup of engines and six-speed transmissions delivers power with unsurpassed fuel economy.”

The Fusion S features Ford’s all-new 2.5-liter Duratec I-4 engine, which produces 175 horsepower; the Fusion SE and SEL are available with the Duratec I-4 or the upgraded 3.0-liter V-6 Duratec engine producing 240 horsepower and capable of running on Flex Fuels such as E85 ethanol; and the Fusion Sport carries a 3.5-liter V-6 pumping out 263 horsepower.

All engines are mated to six-speed transmissions. The new combinations overall help increase fuel economy by at least 17 percent on the base I4 model and approximately 10 percent with larger-displacement engines, further underlining Ford’s commitment to producing fuel-efficient powertrain systems that deliver top performance.

“Customers want it all – exhilarating performance, continuing fuel economy improvements and near-zero emissions – all for a price that offers great value,” said Barb Samardzich, vice president, Powertrain Product Development. “We intend to meet or exceed customers’ expectations as we migrate advanced technologies from shelf to showroom. The efficiency of the powerpacks that will now be available on the 2010 Fusion demonstrates that we are committed to class-leading fuel economy, no matter the segment.”

Upgraded engine for Fusion S

First launched on 2009 Ford Escape, which has the best fuel economy in the small SUV segment, Ford’s Duratec 2.5-liter I-4 engine gives the 2010 Fusion S 175 horsepower and 172 pounds-feet of torque, an increase of 15 more horsepower and 16 more pounds-feet of torque than the outgoing 2.3-liter engine.

The 2.5-liter engine uses intake variable cam timing (iVCT) technology to optimize valve timing, creating a broad torque curve that helps deliver increased power along with improved efficiency. The powertrain also incorporates electronic throttle control (ETC), dual-mode crankshaft damping, new intake and exhaust manifolds and a new underbody-only catalyst, which help deliver greater fuel efficiency, more power, and lower noice, vibration, and harshness.

3.0-liter V-6 Duratec engine available for SE and SEL

The improved 3.0-liter V-6 delivers 19 more horsepower and 23 more foot-pounds of torque for a total of 240 horsepower and 228 foot-pounds of torque. It is optional on the SE and SEL models. The fuel economy also improves by at least 1 mpg and 2 mpg on the highway.

The 3.0-liter features a new air induction system and ETC as well as an industry-first Cam Torque Actuated iVCT technology that uses available camshaft torsional energy rather than pressurized oil to phase the camshafts. This allows for a smaller-displacement oil pump versus traditional hydraulic VCT systems for improved fuel economy.

“With this technology, we are taking energy that is in your engine today – energy that was previously wasted – and using it to make an engine more efficient,” said Steve Wilkie, supervisor of Cam Drive/VCT Design. “The cam torque actuated technology is a significant player in the 3.0-liter’s ability to provide customers fuel economy and performance.”

This innovative method uses torsional energy to move the camshafts similar to the way a hydraulic ratchet works. The system takes oil from one side of the phaser and channels it to the other side, rather than draining one side and filling the other as with a traditional hydraulic system. This allows the CTA system to work more efficiently at all engine speeds and it requires a smaller oil pump, which equates to lower parasitic energy loss.

CTA reduces oil pump flow requirements by approximately 25 percent, producing a fuel economy benefit up to 0.4 percent. In addition, the CTA-based system responds more quickly than a traditional hydraulic oil actuated VCT system, improving tip-in performance feel and contributing to horsepower gains.

The 3.0-liter V-6 Duratec engine also is flex-fuel capable and can run on E85 ethanol, helping Ford deliver on a pledge made to double annual production of vehicles capable of running on renewable fuels by 2010.

3.5-liter V-6 powers Fusion Sport

The award-winning 3.5-liter V-6 Duratec engine joins the Fusion lineup for 2010, powering the Sport model with 263 horsepower and 249 pounds-feet of torque. The 3.5-liter uses a compact, lightweight dual-overhead cam valvetrain for peak power and smooth operation at high RPMs.

This engine also incorporates intake variable cam timing to optimize valve timing for a smooth idle and an impressive broad torque curve with good power.

A high 10.3:1 compression ratio and aluminum cylinder heads designed for high airflow and optimized combustion help complete the package, supporting the engine’s ability to deliver great performance and fuel economy, along with low emissions. Unlike some competitive performance engines, the 3.5-liter Duratec delivers all of this without requiring premium fuel.

Six-speed transmissions improve performance, drivability

The new pairing of Fusion’s engines with the 6F35-Mid automatic transmission further drives the mid-size sedan’s competitive advantage, especially when compared with the outgoing five-speed gearbox that was offered with Fusion’s I-4 models. A five-speed transmission is still the gearbox of choice for the 2.0-liter varieties offered on segment contenders Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

When the six-speed transmission is paired with the 2.5-liter engine, for example, the Fusion powerpack delivers a 10 percent improvement in fuel efficiency along with increased power. The 3.0-liter configurations increase efficiency by 4 to 6 percent. The engine and transmission improvements combined with other vehicle systems improvements help deliver at least a 17 percent improvement on the base 2.5-liter model and approximately 10 percent on 3.0-liter equipped models.

The Ford transmission team made several specific modifications to the 6F35-Mid transmission to optimize its performance for Fusion, including using different final drive ratios for the 2.5-liter and 3.0-liter, developing an improved converter lock-up for lower operating temperatures and efficiency, recalibrating the converter clutch to accommodate a fuel-saving aggressive deceleration fuel shut-off system as well as other tweaks to diminish parasitic losses.

A SelectShift function also was added to the 3.0-liter application in response to customer requests, giving drivers the option of a fun-to-shift manual experience.

Other Fuel Savers

The Fusion powertrain packages incorporate other advanced fuel-saving and performance technologies, including:

  • Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS). The 2010 Fusion has a rack-driven EPAS system. Available on the 2.5-liter and 3.0-liter engines, energy consumption of an EPAS system is typically less than 7 percent of a conventional hydraulic rack and pinion power steering system, contributing to less fuel consumption. Ford has committed to fit up to 90 percent of its Ford, Lincoln and Mercury products with EPAS by 2012 and first introduced a column-based EPAS system on the 2008 Ford Escape and Mercury Mariner.
  • Adaptive Spark Ignition. Included on the V-6 configurations, this system can sense what type of fuel is being injected into the motor and communicates the information to the powertrain control module (PCM), which adjusts the spark accordingly. The ignition system features two knock sensors rather than one to further improve performance. These two sensors detect the presence of uncontrolled burning in the chambers more accurately, so the control module can retard engine timing as needed to eliminate the potential for engine knock and pinging. As a result, V6 engines run equally smoothly and are able to deliver power ratings on regular unleaded fuel instead of the more expensive premium.
  • Aggressive Deceleration Fuel Shut-off. The 3.0-liter V-6 also regulates its gas consumption by using aggressive deceleration fuel shut-off for an efficiency improvement of approximately 1 percent. When the driver releases the accelerator pedal to slow down, the system temporarily turns off the fuel. The flow of fuel seamlessly resumes when the vehicle reaches a low speed or when the driver accelerates again. The system uses the transmission to keep the engine running at a low, more efficient operating point whenever possible. This system will be added to the 2.5-liter lineup later in the 2010 model year.

In addition to improved powertrain performance, better aerodynamics and weight reductions helped deliver fuel economy gains for the 2010 Fusion.

Designers and engineers worked to optimize the airflow over, under and around the 2010 Fusion. Improvements included all-new front and rear fascias, new front and rear tire spoilers, a new underbody engine shield and overall optimization of the cooling air flow into the engine compartment.

Plus, the team eliminated 125 pounds versus the 2009 Fusion. The size of the radiator, for example, was able to be reduced in size by one-third (saving approximately pounds) with no degradation in performance. Also, 16-inch aluminum wheels helped reduce weight and aid aerodynamics while still delivering top performance.

Like everything else on the 2010 Fusion, our powertrain offerings have been improved and give our customers multiple choices to define the Fusion that is right for them,” Shanahan said.


Sours: https://www.topspeed.com/cars/ford/2010-ford-fusion-ar67130.html
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We remain neutral and independent despite our partnerships — our sole purpose is help customers make an informed choice and ensure their safety and the safety of their family. This includes never collecting any personal details — we do not accept any PII from data sources amongst the information we provide about a vehicle. We ensure that data protection laws are observed at all times. Furthermore, we always collect our data in compliance with legal and regulatory frameworks — in all the countries in which we are active. We expressly distance ourselves from illegal activities such as data theft, scraping and hacking.

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2010 Ford Edge

The Ford Edge is a midsize crossover sport utility that offers better fuel economy and road manners than similarly sized truck-based SUVs such as the Ford Explorer.

The Edge handles better than traditional SUVs while offering almost as much cargo space. It's about 500 pounds lighter than an Explorer and enjoys an edge of three to four miles per gallon in fuel economy. It offers similar advantages over other traditional SUVs. Benefiting from an available all-wheel drive and a fully independent suspension, the Edge is easier to control than a truck-based SUV in the snow or on wet, slippery roads. Getting in and out of it is easier, too. Yet it gives up nothing in passenger and cargo space. In fact, the back seats in the Edge are roomier than those in the Explorer, a benefit of its design.

The Edge is not small. Considered a midsize crossover utility vehicle, the Edge competes with the Nissan Murano and Toyota Highlander. All of these vehicles are larger than they look, a result of their slippery styling.

We found the Edge roomy and comfortable with fully foldable seats for carrying larger cargo. It drives well, with good performance from a modern V6 engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Edge has a contemporary look we find appealing. We like its bold chrome grille. We think it'll please buyers coming from SUVs who want a rugged look with room for the family and assorted stuff. And we think it'll satisfy buyers moving from a sedan who will find they haven't given up much in the way of comfort, convenience and driving dynamics.

Edge was introduced as a 2007 model. Changes for 2010 are relatively minor. Most significant are engine improvements resulting in fuel economy gains of one to two miles per gallon. Edge is EPA-rated at 18/25 mpg City/Highway with front-wheel drive, and 17/23 mpg with all-wheel drive.

Model Lineup

The 2010 Ford Edge comes in four trim levels: SE, SEL, Limited, and Sport. All models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 265 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque, coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available.

The Edge SE FWD ($26,920) and SE AWD ($28,770) are equipped with cloth upholstery, driver's seat lumbar adjustment, air conditioning, cruise control, tilt/telescoping steering wheel, 60/40 split second-row seat, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, four-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with auxiliary input jack, rear spoiler, and P235/65R17 tires on alloy wheels. Options include a Convenience Package, which includes an auto-dimming mirror, reverse sensing system, automatic headlamps, door-entry keypad, steering-wheel audio controls, and Satellite Radio ($845), and a roof rack ($95).

The Edge SEL FWD ($29,920) and SEL AWD ($31,770) add fog lamps, six-way power driver's seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, keyless keypad entry, six-disc CD changer, automatic headlights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a vehicle information center. The SEL Rapid Spec Package 202A ($2,555) includes the Leather Comfort Package (which consists of leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, particulate air filter and six-way power fold-flat front passenger's seat), and adds 18-inch chrome wheels and 245/60R18 tires. Other options include a cargo package ($555), Panoramic Vista roof ($1,595), Ford's Sync entertainment and communications system ($395), navigation ($2,380), and DVD entertainment ($1,995).

The Edge Limited FWD ($32,720) and Limited AWD ($34,570) come with leather upholstery, Ford's Audiophile sound system with nine speakers, Ford Sync communications and entertainment system, rear park assist, heated front seats, flat-folding six-way power adjustable front passenger seat, memory for the driver's seat and exterior mirrors, second-row reclining and power-folding split seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, universal garage door opener, interior air filter, heated mirrors, and P245/60R18 tires on chromed alloy wheels. Items not included as standard on the Limited are available as options, for the same prices as on the SEL.

The Edge Sport FWD ($33,920) and Sport AWD ($35,770) come with unique features, including leather seating with Alcantara suede inserts; an eight-piece body kit with special front and rear fascias, body-side cladding, and side-skirt rocker moldings; and 22-inch machine-polished wheels. Options available on other trim levels are also available on the Sport.

Safety features that come standard on all models include dual front airbags, seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the front seats, side-curtain airbags with rollover protection for both rows of seating, anti-lock brakes, traction control, AdvanceTrac electronic stability control with rollover mitigation, and a tire-pressure monitoring system. Rear park assist is available and can help alert the driver to objects or people behind the vehicle when backing up.


The Ford Edge is bigger than it looks in photos. The reason is that it has a wide track and a long wheelbase with short overhangs. The Edge is almost eight inches shorter in overall length than the Ford Explorer yet its wheelbase is just over two inches shorter. Also, the track on the Edge is over three inches wider while the overall width is about two inches wider. This means that, in relation to the Explorer and speaking proportionately, the Edge has it tires pushed farther outward, closer to the corners, both in length and width, which gives it a wider and longer stance on the road.

The wide track and long wheelbase relative to the body make the Edge look solid: The four wheels are near each corner, making it appear firmly planted on the road. The long wheelbase and wide track are not just about looks; they make for a more stable vehicle because the majority of the mass is inside the wheels. Visually, this aggressive stance makes the Edge stand apart from the relatively tippy look of traditional SUVs.

The Edge features Ford's bold, American design. The big chrome grille is placed well forward and has wide chrome slats that merge into the relatively small headlights at each side. The high hood is short as the windshield rakes forward more like a sports car or modern minivan.

Despite having a relatively high waist line with shallow side windows, the Edge does not appear as stubby as photographs sometimes suggest. The sporty look is helped by pronounced fender flares and large wheels. The tailgate slopes quite significantly and is nicely rounded, avoiding the truck-like tailgates found on many SUVs.

The Vista Roof adds expansive twin glass moonroofs that cover the whole roof, providing all passengers with a clear view of the sky. There is only a panel, of about one foot, between the front and rear panels that is not transparent.

Interior Features

The Edge combines a stylish, comfortable interior with lots of cargo-hauling utility.

Front-seat occupants find a generous amount of room, largely due to the vehicle's generous width. There is a large center console with a storage box big enough for a laptop computer. Two decent cupholders reside alongside the substantial shifter. The center stack is angled outward to make it easy to reach the large knobs for the climate and entertainment controls.

The Ford Sync communications and entertainment system can be controlled via voice commands or dashboard buttons. It can recognize Bluetooth-enabled cell phones, access their phonebooks, and play calls and read text messages through the speakers. It also has a USB interface to connect with iPods and other MP3 players (it will charge an iPod). To issue a voice command, the driver hits a steering wheel button and speaks the command. Occupants can tell the system to play a specific artist, album or track stored on an MP3 player. While Sync is nicely integrated, we've found it takes time to learn the voice commands, and there may be some frustration until the system is mastered.

The rear seats offer a decent amount of leg room; in fact, there's two inches more here than you'll find in the larger Explorer. Headroom is also reasonable in the rear, even with the optional Vista Roof. The rear-center passenger even gets more room than normal in a vehicle of this size, thanks to the wide track. Getting in and out is easier thanks to rear wheels that are placed well back and thus cause less intrusion from the wheel wells.

Cargo carrying is an area where the Edge excels. The tailgate lifts to reveal a wide opening. With the rear seats in place there's a reasonable amount of cargo room, but pressing a button automatically reclines the rear seats to open up 69.0 cubic feet of storage space on a nearly flat floor. Furthermore, the front passenger seatback can be folded forward to provide a mostly level floor space for long objects all the way to the dashboard. The rear seatback splits 60/40 for increased versatility and the back reclines several degrees on all models for improved rear-seat comfort.

Driving Impressions

Underway, the Ford Edge handles reasonably well, given its considerable size and weight. Having its wheels out near the corners aids stability and handling. Naturally, the higher center of gravity prevents the Edge from being as nimble as a sports sedan, but unless you need to drive fast through the corners, you'll find it is perfectly adequate with less body roll than a regular SUV.

Ford's 3.5-liter V6 engine has variable valve timing and is much smoother and more refined than its previous V6s. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. We found the engine produced a good range of power at all speeds and the transmission shifted smoothly. We would rate the performance as middle of the pack: It's neither a barnburner nor a slug. But it does deliver notably good fuel economy.

We found the rack-and-pinion steering provided good feedback with precise control. We tested Edge models with both the 18-inch wheels and the 20-inch wheels and found the latter did not produce a harsh ride, despite the larger wheels and shorter tire sidewall. So, buyers can opt for the flashy looks without worrying about paying a hefty price in ride quality.

We drove the Edge with all-wheel drive, which helped make the car more sure-footed. The all-wheel-drive system is simple, with a viscous coupling that constantly alters the power to the front or rear depending on the need at any given time.

The Edge is not designed for off-road use yet it has a decent ground clearance of eight inches. Ford even lists its approach angle (16.5 degrees), departure angle (26.6 degrees), and ramp break-over angle (17.2 degrees), specifications usually reserved for off-road vehicles. We think the Edge will be fine on unpaved roads. We drove the Edge through snow and ice in Chicago and found it handled quite well thanks to the independent suspension and all-wheel drive.

The four-wheel disc brakes worked well, although we haven't tested them with a fully loaded vehicle hurtling down a mountain road. Ford's AdvanceTrac electronic stability control is standard on all models; AdvanceTrac includes the functions of ABS and traction control to help the driver maintain control in slippery conditions or in emergency avoidance situations.


The Ford Edge offers striking styling. The Edge is a far more efficient vehicle than a traditional SUV. Opt for all-wheel drive and you've got a great all-year-round car as well. This is a roomy five-seat vehicle with two rows of seats. We find the Ford Edge a smarter choice than a traditional, truck-based SUV, unless you are towing heavy trailers or frequently driving over rugged terrain.

NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Kirk Bell took a test drive in the Edge in Chicago. John Rettie drove the Edge in and around San Francisco.

Model Line Overview
Model lineup:Ford Edge SE FWD ($26,920); SE AWD ($28,770); SEL FWD ($29,920); SEL AWD ($31,770); Limited FWD ($32,720); Limited AWD ($34,570); Sport FWD ($33,920); Sport AWD ($35,770)
Engines:265-hp 3.5-liter dohc V6
Transmissions:6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):AdvanceTrac electronic stability control with Roll Stability Control, traction control, ABS with electronic brakeforce distribution, dual front airbags, front side-impact airbags, curtain side airbags, tire-pressure monitor
Safety equipment (optional):rear park assist; all-wheel drive
Basic warranty:3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:Ontario, Canada
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSPR):Ford Edge Limited AWD ($34,570)
Standard equipment:leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, 6-way power driver's seat, heated front seats, flat-folding 6-way power adjustable front passenger seat, memory for the driver's seat and driver's exterior mirror, second-row reclining and power-folding split seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, keyless keypad entry tilt/telescoping steering wheel, 60/40 split second-row seat, power windows, power locks, power mirrors, remote keyless entry, cruise control, Audiophile 9-speaker AM/FM stereo with 6-disc CD changer and auxiliary input jack, rear spoiler, fog lamps, automatic headlights, auto-dimming rearview mirror, vehicle information center, rear park assist, universal garage door opener, interior air filter, heated mirrors, P245/60R18 tires on chromed alloy wheels, Sirius Satellite Radio
Options as tested (MSPR):navigation system ($1,995)
Destination charge:$775
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSPR):$37340
Layout:four-wheel drive
Engine:3.5-liter dohc 16-valve V6
Horsepower (lb.-ft @ rpm):265 @ 6250
Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm):250 @ 4500
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:17/23 mpg
Wheelbase:111.2 in.
Length/width/height:185.7/75.8/67.0 in.
Track, f/r:65.4/64.7 in.
Turning circle:38.6 ft.
Seating Capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:40.0/54.8/40.7 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:39.3/56.3/39.6 in.
Cargo volume:69.0 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:3500 Lbs.
Suspension, f:independent, MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, r:independent, with trailing arm, stabilizer bar
Ground clearance:7.9 in.
Curb weigth:4288 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:vented disc/disc with ABS
Fuel capacity:20.0 gal.
Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle. All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSPR) effective as of February 9, 2010.Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-392-3673 - www.fordvehicles.com
Sours: https://www.newcartestdrive.com/reviews/2010-ford-edge/

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Clean Retail Price

The MT clean retail price reflects a reasonable asking price by a dealership for a fully reconditioned vehicle (clean title history, no defects, minimal wear) with average mileage.

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Ford F-150 Expert Review

Staff Writer

The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the America for decades and 2010 is the second year for a model that was named the 2009 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. It offers one of the broadest model ranges ever offered, from a simple work truck that costs just over $20,000 to ultra-luxury models that top out north of $50,000, to the stunningly-capable SVT Raptor.

Three cab choices are available: Regular, SuperCab, and SuperCrew. Regular cab models can be had with a 6-foot, 6-inch or 8-foot bed. SuperCab models come exclusively with a 6-foot, 6-inch bed, SuperCrews with a 6-foot, 6-inch or 5-foot, 6-inch bed.

Maximum payload for the F-150 stands at 3,030 pounds on models fitted with the optional Heavy Duty package, 2,060 pounds for models that are not. Maximum towing capacity is 11,300 pounds, also for models fitted with the Heavy Duty package.

All engines offered on the F-150 are SOHC V-8s, which some might find outdated, but the more-powerful engines are not short on power, so this is a minor complaint.

Bodystyles: TruckEngines: 4.6L V-8, 5.4L V-8Transmissions: 6-speed automatic, 4-speed automatic Models: XL, STX, XLT, Lariat, FX4, SVT Raptor, King Ranch, Platinum, Harley-Davidson

The 2010 model year marks the arrival of the off-road-oriented SVT Raptor plus the addition of MyKey to the entire range. Platinum models get a bevy of new standard features, including 10-way power adjustable seats, brushed aluminum interior panels, 20-inch wheels, six-disc in-dash CD changer, heated front and rear seats, power sliding rear window, and ambient interior lighting.

The F-150's broad lineup means a variety of grille designs -- chrome or black, depending on trim level -- and wheel choices (up to 22-inches), plus unique appearance packages for the SVT Raptor and Harley-Davidson models.

F-150s can seat from three to six passengers, depending on cab choice. Spacious SuperCrew models offer 43.5 inches of rear-seat leg room. Upholstery choices include vinyl, cloth, and leather. SVT models get unique cloth-trimmed leather seats.

The F-150's base 4.6-liter V-8 makes 248 horsepower and 294 pound-feet of torque, but gets slightly worse fuel economy than the more-powerful 292 horsepower, 320 pound-feet version, partly due to its dated 4-speed automatic. The range-topping engine is an E85-capable 5.4-liter V-8 with 320 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. Both of those engines come with a 6-speed automatic. Four-wheel drive is available regardless of engine choice.

Six airbags are standard on all F-150 models, including front side-impact and side-curtain airbags for both rows in SuperCab and SuperCrew models. Stability control is standard, a rear-view camera and reverse sensing system are optional.

4.6L 2WD: 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway4.6L 4WD: 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway4.6L (24-valve) 2WD: 14 mpg city/18 mpg highway4.6L (24-valve) 4WD: 15 mpg city/19 mpg highway5.4L 2WD: 14 mpg city/20 mpg highway5.4L 4WD: 14 mpg city/18 mpg highway

  • Roomy cab
  • Impressive capability
  • Option versatility
  • Base engine's 4-speed auto

The total package

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Sours: https://www.motortrend.com/cars/ford/f-150/2010/

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FIESTAFiesta1976 2017 2021 Supermini/subcompact hatchback predominantly sold in Europe, while the previous generation was sold globally. 2018 Ford Focus Titanium X 1.0.jpg
FOCUS (hatchback)Focus1998 2018 — Compact hatchback predominantly sold in Europe, while the previous generation was sold globally. 2018 Ford KA+ Zetec 1.0 Front.jpg
KA/FIGO/FREESTYLEKa1996 2014 2018 Subcompact hatchback/supermini sold in India, Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and others. Up to 2014, the Ka was a city car mainly sold in Europe. The current generation has been marketed as the Ka+ in Europe. Identical to the Figo since 2015, the crossover version in India is called the Freestyle. Figo2010 2015 SedanFord Escort 2021 facelift 001.jpg
ESCORTEscort1968 2015 2021 Compact sedan currently marketed in China and Taiwan. Based on an older version of the Ford Focus. The Escort nameplate has been used since 1968, and reused in China in 2015. Ford Focus IV sedan 001.jpg
FOCUS (sedan)Focus1998 2018 — Compact sedan currently marketed in China and Eastern Europe. The previous generations of Focus sedan has been sold globally, including in Europe, the Americas and Asia-Pacific markets. Ford Figo berline.jpg
KA/FIGO (sedan)Ka/Figo2014 2014 2018 Entry-level subcompact sedan sold in South America and the Middle East. Ford - Figo Aspire - Sub-4m Compact Sedan - Kolkata 2015-09-15 3726 (cropped).JPG
ASPIRE2015 2015 2018 The shorter version of the Ka/Figo sedan for the Indian market to avoid larger tax imposed to vehicles longer than 4 meter in the country. Marketed as the Figo Aspire until 2018. 2018 Ford Mondeo (MD) Trend liftback (2018-11-22) 01.jpg
MONDEO (sedan/liftback)Mondeo1992 2012 2019 Mid-size sedan and liftback currently marketed in Europe and China. Previously it was marketed in North America as the Fusion. To be discontinued in 2022. Ford Taurus VII facelift 001 (cropped).jpg
TAURUSTaurus1986 2015 2019 Full-size sedan currently only marketed in China. The Taurus nameplate has been used since 1986. The China-only Taurus is available since 2015, while the North American version was discontinued in 2019. Station wagon2019 Ford Focus Zetec Estate 1.0 Front.jpg
FOCUS (estate)Focus1998 2018 — Station wagon version of the Focus. Ford Mondeo Turnier (V) – Frontansicht, 20. März 2016, Düsseldorf.jpg
MONDEO (estate)Mondeo1992 2012 2019 Station wagon version of the Mondeo. Sports carFord GT IAA 2015.jpg
GTGT2004 2016 — Limited production rear-mid-engined sports car inspired by the Ford GT40 from the 1960s. Ford Mustang V6 Coupé (VI) – Frontansicht, 2. Oktober 2016, New York.jpg
MUSTANGMustang1964 2015 2018 Long-running pony/muscle car. Available in coupé and convertible body styles. SUV/crossover2021 Ford Bronco Big Bend, Front Right, 07-11-2021.jpg
BRONCOBronco1965 2020 — Off-road oriented mid-size body-on-frame SUV. Available in three-door and five-door configurations. 2021 Ford Bronco Sport Big Bend, front 3.15.21.jpg
BRONCO SPORTBronco Sport2020 2020 — Compact crossover using the Bronco nameplate, positioned between the EcoSport and Escape. 2018 Ford Ecosport ST-Line TDCi 1.5.jpg
ECOSPORTEcoSport2003 2013 2017 Subcompact crossover marketed globally, initially developed by Ford Brasil. 2019 Ford Edge facelift Front.jpg
EDGE/ENDURAEdge2006 2015 2018 Mid-size crossover mainly marketed in North America, also sold in Europe, China, Australasia (as the Endura) and others. Three-row version is only available in China as the Edge Plus. Ford Equator 001.jpg
EQUATOREquator2021 2021 — Three-row mid-size crossover marketed in China and manufactured by JMC-Ford. 2020 Ford Escape SEL EcoBoost AWD, front 11.22.19.jpg
ESCAPEEscape2000 2019 — Compact crossover marketed globally. Escape (global nameplate) and Kuga (Europe) was a separate model up to 2012 when the model was merged. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains are optional. 2020 Ford Kuga ST-Line Plug-In Hybrid Front.jpg
KUGAKuga2008 2015 Ford Everest Titanium (New Zealand).jpg
EVEREST/ENDEAVOUREverest2003 2015 2018 Mid-size body-on-frame SUV based on the Ranger. Ford Evos 001 (cropped).jpg
EVOSEvos2021 2021 — Low-slung mid-size crossover marketed in China and manufactured by Changan Ford. 2018 Ford Expedition XLT, front 8.25.19.jpg
EXPEDITIONExpedition1996 2017 2021 Full-size body-on-frame SUV. Also available with a longer body variant called the Expedition Max. 2020 Ford Explorer XLT, front 9.7.20.jpg
EXPLORERExplorer1990 2019 — Three-row mid-size crossover. Also available as a police fleet vehicle called the Police Interceptor Utility. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains are optional. Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD (Germany) front view 01.png
MUSTANG MACH-EMustang Mach-E2020 2020 — Battery electric compact crossover using the Mustang nameplate. Ford Puma 1.0 EcoBoost Hybrid ST-Line – f 24102020.jpg
PUMAPuma2019 2019 — Subcompact crossover based on the Fiesta marketed in Europe and Australasia. Ford Territory China 003 (cropped).jpg
TERRITORYTerritory2003 2015 2018 Compact crossover manufactured by JMC-Ford joint venture in China, and currently marketed in China, South America, and the Philippines. Rebadged JMC Yusheng S330. Pickup truck2021 Ford F-150 (fourteenth generation) front view 02.png
F-SERIESF-Series1948 2020 — Full-size pickup truck mainly marketed in North America. Historically the best-selling vehicle in the United States (since 1977) and Canada. Line-up includes the F-150 pickup, F-250 through F-450 Super Duty pickups, F-450/550 Super Duty chassis cabs, and F-650/750 Super Duty Class 6-8 trucks. 2019 Ford Ranger XLT Super Cab FX4 front 6.1.19.jpg
RANGERRanger1981 2011 2015 Mid-size pickup truck sold globally. Available in single cab (except North America), space cab, and double cab configurations. 2022 Ford Maverick XLT AWD, Front Right, 10-10-2021.jpg
MAVERICKMaverick2021 2021 — Compact pickup truck to be sold in North America and South America. Based on a front-wheel-drive unibody platform shared with the Escape and Bronco Sport. 2019 Ford Transit 350 Leader Ecoblue 2.0.jpg
TRANSIT (pickup/cutaway)Transit1965 2013 2020 Pickup/cutaway version of the Transit van. MPV/minivan2016 Ford Galaxy Titanium TDCi 2.0 Front.jpg
GALAXYGalaxy2006 2015 2019 Large MPV sold in Europe, taller version of the S-Max. Third row is available as standard. 2018 Ford S-Max Vignale TDCi 2.0.jpg
S-MAXS-Max1996 2015 2019 Large MPV sold in Europe. Third row is available as an option. VanLehman College 04 (cropped).jpg
E-SERIESE-Series1961 1992 2021 Full-size van sold in North America. Was sold as a passenger and cargo van until 2014 when it was replaced by the Ford Transit. 2018 Ford Transit Courier Trend facelift 1.5 Front.jpg
TRANSIT COURIERTransit Courier2014 2014 2018 Small van based on Fiesta platform mainly marketed in Europe. Available as a four-door or five-door van. The passenger-focused leisure activity vehicle version is called the Tourneo Courier. 2018 Ford Transit Connect facelift Front.jpg
TRANSIT CONNECTTransit Connect2002 2012 2019 Compact van based on Focus platform mainly marketed in Europe and North America. Available as a four-door or five-door van. The passenger-focused leisure activity vehicle version is called the Tourneo Connect. 2018 Ford Transit Custom 300 Base 2.0 facelift.jpg
TRANSIT CUSTOMTransit Custom2012 2012 2017 Mid-size van mainly marketed in Europe and China. Available as a four-door or five-door van. The passenger-focused leisure activity vehicle version is called the Tourneo Custom. A campervan version is called the Transit Custom Nugget. 2018 Ford Transit 350 2.0 Front.jpg
TRANSITTransit2000 2013 2020 Full-size, rear-wheel-drive van. Available as a cargo van, passenger van, chassis cab, and cutaway van. Heavy commercial vehiclesFord F-MAX Blue Lightning - Front and left side IAA 2018.jpg
F-MAXF-MAX2018 2018 — Heavy-duty truck developed and manufactured by Ford Otosan in Turkey. Sold in China as the JMC Weilong HV5. Beijing Air Catering truck 22 (20180628090004).jpg
F-SERIES (medium duty truck)F-series1948 2015 2020 Commercial medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks derived from the smaller F-Series pickup trucks. 2019 Ford F-550 4WD, front right (NY).jpg
SUPER DUTY (F-350/450/550)Super Duty1999 2017 2020 Chassis-cab versions of the Super Duty pickups. Model Calendar year
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