Ford Fusion Rent in Dubai
The 2020 Ford Fusion Rent in Dubai has tremendous versatility in a hotly contested segment. There are four available powertrain options, one of which can be had with all-wheel drive, and two that are electrified. Ford offers six trim levels, which range from basic to near luxury. The Fusion isn’t as special or refined as the Hyundai Elantra or Mazda 6, but its crisp styling, comfortable ride, and roomy cabin make for a satisfying ride. Unfortunately, the Fusion is a victim of Ford’s push to angle away from the car market in favor of SUVs and trucks and 2020 will be its final model year.
There are few changes to the 2020 lineup, save for a couple trim-dependent aesthetic tweaks. The convenient FordPass Connect—which can be used to remotely start the car, check vehicle status, and lock or unlock the doors—is now standard on all models. Lastly, three new color options are available: Rapid Red Metallic, Iconic Silver, and Alto Blue Metallic.
The Ford Fusion Rent in Dubai model represents a well-equipped and affordable trim level in the Fusion lineup. It comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Buyers looking for an all-wheel-drive model will have to upgrade to the 2.0-liter four-cylinder. Other notable features include the Sync 3 infotainment system, Ford’s Co-Pilot360 driver-safety package, and heated front seats.
Powertrain offerings in the Fusion start with a lackluster 175-hp 2.5-liter four-cylinder, a competent six-speed automatic, and front-wheel drive. The six-speed carries over throughout the Fusion’s gasoline-powered models. A 181-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter or a 245-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter, both four-cylinders, are available in upper trim levels. The 2.0-liter engine can be mated to all-wheel drive, if desired. The Sport model has a 325-hp twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 and standard all-wheel drive. The Fusion is also available as a hybrid. That model has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder paired with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) and an electric motor that together make 195 horsepower. There is also a plug-in hybrid, with the same powertrain as the hybrid teamed up with a larger battery pack.
In most guises, the Fusion pairs a comfortable ride with agile handling for an engaging driving experience. The Fusion Sport in particular can feel more like a sports sedan than a family car when pushed hard, thanks to its standard adaptive dampers—though its ride and handling still aren’t sharp enough to be thoroughly convincing. The plug-in Energi model doesn’t acquit itself well, suffering from soft suspension tuning and overly light steering that robs it of prowess in the corners. Gas-powered Fusions have responsive, nimble steering, but again, the Energi falls short, delivering scant feedback and an artificial, overboosted feel.
The Ford Fusion Rent in Dubai is available as a hybrid, featuring a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor, which together make 195 horsepower. This model makes do with a continuous variable automatic transmission. There is also a plug-in-hybrid Fusion. It boasts the same powertrain as the cordless hybrid save for a larger battery pack that allows for up to 21 miles of electric-only driving per charge. The trade-off for this larger battery is a significantly smaller trunk. The plug-in Energi model also doesn’t acquit itself as well on the road, suffering from a softer suspension tuning and overly light steering that robs it of prowess in the corners.
From a thirsty twin-turbo V-6 to a parsimonious plug-in hybrid with double-digit EV range, the Fusion’s powertrains cover a lot of ground. The reliance on turbocharged gasoline engines in most versions could mean that drivers have a hard time replicating EPA fuel-economy numbers in the real world. Our Sport test vehicle delivered a 26-mpg result over our 200-mile highway fuel-economy test and the plug-in Energi managed 39 mpg.
Ford Fusion Rent in Dubai boosted four-cylinders to a plug-in hybrid with double-digit EV range, the Fusion’s powertrains cover a lot of ground. The reliance on turbocharged gasoline engines in most versions could mean that drivers have a hard time replicating EPA fuel-economy numbers in the real world. Our plug-in Energi test vehicle delivered 39 mpg over our 200-mile highway fuel-economy test.
From cloth seats to quilted leather, from a small audio screen to an 8.0-inch touchscreen, a Fusion can be spartan or luxurious. Overall, the Fusion’s multiple interior trims are attractive and in step with the rest of the class, but drivers of the base model might feel they’ve gotten a raw deal if they see a richly appointed Platinum model rolling down the street.
Infotainment options in the Fusion lineup range from so last decade to totally of the moment. We’ve never tested the bare-bones base model, but Ford’s Sync 3 system is available on other models and is feature-heavy, intuitive, and reasonably quick to respond to user inputs. Designed to rely on touch inputs and voice commands, the Sync 3 system is easy to learn and simple to navigate, and is much improved from previous Ford efforts.
The gas-powered Ford Fusion Rent in Dubai holds as much cargo as most competitors, but the hybrid and plug-in hybrid models suffer mightily for their battery packs, which reside in the trunk. The Fusion Energi we tested held a measly two carry-on bags in its trunk while the standard Fusion held six.
- Standard automated emergency braking
- Standard lane-keeping assist
- Available adaptive cruise control