2012 Ford Fusion SE

Used Car Showdown: First vs Second Generation Ford Fusion

The Ford Fusion is a great option if you’re looking for a sedan with good fuel economy. The car had a great run from 2006-2020. During that time period, the Fusion underwent a major redesign in 2013, making two distinct generations of Fusions: the first generation (2006-2012) and the second generation (2013-2020). In this blog, we’ll go over the major differences between these two generations so you can make the best decision when shopping for a quality used vehicle.

As a side note, just because you have less-than-perfect credit, doesn’t mean you can’t drive away in a quality vehicle. At Car City, we work with all credit types and can get people driving for only $39 down!  We have a large inventory of newer used vehicles available in our locations from Cadillac, Michigan to South Bend, Indiana.

First Generation Ford Fusion (2006-2012)

The first-generation Ford Fusion was roomy, offered a quiet ride, and had a spacious trunk. According to U.S. News, first-generation Fusions scored high for their nice interiors, safety, and reliability. The 2011 model, for example, gets 17-23 mpg in the city and 24-33 mpg on the highway with a 175-263 horsepower engine. It was praised by critics for its engaging performance.

According to U.S. News, the 2012 model was named a winner for “2012 Best Affordable Midsize Car for the Money” and “2012 Best Affordable Midsize Car for Families” due to its large trunk, high-quality interior, and good handling.

Second Generation Ford Fusion (2013-2020)

Second-generation Fusions underwent a sporty redesign that offers style and excellent handling. The 2014 model gets 22-25 mpg in the city and 31-37 on the highway with a 175-231 horsepower engine. It is also available in both four-wheel and all-wheel drive and maintains the spacious interior from the previous generation.

According to U.S. News, the 2018 model won has a spacious interior, intuitive infotainment system, and a refined ride from previous models. The 2018 Fusion also scored high among critics, especially in the total cost of ownership and safety categories.

Used Ford Fusions at Car City

Car City has a large inventory of Ford Fusions from both generations. Regardless of which model you choose, the Ford Fusion is perfect for families or individuals who desire a comfortable and spacious interior. The newer generation, however, does offer drivers a sportier driving experience. It ultimately depends on which features are most important to you and how you prefer your driving experience.

At Car City, our wide inventory makes it easier for customers to choose a newer ride. If your credit is not perfect, or if you are simply looking for a quality used vehicle, look no further! At Car City, all vehicles come with a six month/6,000-mile warranty, GAP coverage, and a three-day money-back guarantee. Additionally, Car City offers a minimum of $1,000 for your vehicle trade. Simply bring your trade-in vehicle to any Car City location and apply the trade-in value towards your newer ride! Start your application today to drive away in a quality, used vehicle this year!

Please Note: We turn our inventory daily, please check with the dealer to confirm vehicle availability, verify price, options, and other vehicle details.

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