2020 Ford Fusion Interior and Cargo

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2020 Fusion Interior

The Ford Fusion's interior is a reasonably pleasant place to be, with enough space for all passengers and a logical layout for most controls. However, the unusual rotary design for the gear shift takes a bit of time to get used to. The base model, unfortunately, feels entry-level, with inferior materials and few of the best infotainment features. While higher trim levels feature pleasing materials, actual build quality is a bit off, with some panels not aligning as perfectly as they should. This is by no means a bad cabin, but the Fusion is some way behind the best of the pack.

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Seating and Interior Space

The Fusion comfortably accommodates five passengers. Ingress and egress are simple enough, with only a sloping roofline requiring that rear-seat passengers get down a bit lower. Legroom is generous both front and back, but rear headroom is average, and six-footers will feel a touch confined. A good driving position is easy to find thanks to sufficient adjustment in the seat and the steering wheel. Even though the windshield pillars could be slimmer, there's reasonable outward visibility, although some effort will be required to counter fairly large blind spots as a result of tiny rear quarter windows.

2020 Ford Fusion Interior Dimensions:

Ford Fusion TrimsSSEHybrid SESELHybrid SELTitaniumHybrid Titanium
Seating5555555
Headroom Front Seat39.2 in.39.2 in.39.2 in.39.2 in.39.2 in.39.2 in.39.2 in.
Headroom Back Seat37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.37.8 in.
Legroom Front Seat44.3 in.44.3 in.44.3 in.44.3 in.44.3 in.44.3 in.44.3 in.
Legroom Back Seat38.3 in.38.3 in.38.3 in.38.3 in.38.3 in.38.3 in.38.3 in.
Shoulder Room Front57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.57.8 in.
Shoulder Room Rear56.9 in.56.9 in.56.9 in.56.9 in.56.9 in.56.9 in.56.9 in.
Hip Room, Front55 in.55 in.55 in.55 in.55 in.55 in.55 in.
Hip Room, Rear54.4 in.54.4 in.54.4 in.54.4 in.54.4 in.54.4 in.54.4 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The base S model gets cloth seats in Medium Light Stone, and that's about it in terms of options for this variant. SE trim adds the option of Ebony cloth seats or Light Putty cloth/vinyl combination seats with Medium Stone stitching. Higher up in the range, SEL trim adds seats trimmed in so-called ActiveX, a synthetic material that mimics the look (if not the feel) of genuine leather. There's a choice of either Ebony ActiveX or Medium Light Stone ActiveX. Giving the interior a welcome touch of luxury, Titanium models feature perforated leather-trimmed seats in either Ebony or Russet. Additionally, SEL and Titanium trims both have a leather-wrapped steering wheel as standard.

2020 Fusion Trunk and Cargo Space

If for some reason you need to cart around four sets of golf clubs you'll be happy to know that the Fusion's capacious 16 cubic-foot trunk will be able to accommodate them. The large trunk is one of the best in the segment and also benefits from a low liftover height and a broad, practically-shaped opening. The rear seatbacks can also be folded down to increase cargo capacity.

Interior storage space for smaller items is catered for by door pockets, a reasonably sized glovebox, and a sizable storage bin between the two front occupants. Overall, the Fusion puts in a good showing and provides enough space and practicality for the average family's requirements.

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2020 Ford Fusion Cargo Dimensions:

Ford Fusion TrimsSSEHybrid SESELHybrid SELTitaniumHybrid Titanium
Trunk Volume16 cu. ft.16 cu. ft.12 cu. ft.16 cu. ft.12 cu. ft.16 cu. ft.12 cu. ft.

2020 Fusion Infotainment and Features

Features

Impressively, Ford has included the Co-Pilot360 suite of driver-assist features as standard on every Fusion variant. The package includes auto high beam headlamps, a blind-spot information system, lane-keeping assist, pre-collision assist and a rearview camera. The S trim is otherwise modestly equipped; it does, at least, have push-button start, Ford's MyKey and manual climate control. Moving up the range, features like automatic dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, heated and ventilated front seats and a moonroof become available. We'd recommend skipping the entry-level S trim altogether, as it simply misses out on too many features that you'd expect from a midsize sedan.

Infotainment

The S model uses the more basic SYNC interface with voice-activation and a diminutive 4.2-inch LCD screen. The system looks and feels outdated and, if this is the trim you have to go for, the far superior SYNC 3 is a must-have upgrade. The latter is standard on all other models in the range and uses an eight-inch touch screen. It also features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, two USB ports, Bluetooth, and SiriusXM radio. Whereas the S uses a basic sound system with only four speakers, the SE has a six-speaker sound system, the SEL has a premium 11-speaker setup, and the range-topping Titanium gets a 12-speaker Sony sound system with HD radio. A voice-activated navigation system is also unique to the Titanium.

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