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Dave's Garage: 2020 Ford Fusion

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Ford only sells one sedan -- the 2020 Fusion -- and this may be your last chance to buy one. It's going to be replaced by a crossover SUV called the Fusion Active, perhaps as soon as the 2021 model year.

Since that's only about three months from now, you might want to have a look at this sedan -- while you still can.

What It Is

The Fusion is a midsize family sedan similar to a dwindling number of others in the segment, including the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

Their ranks are dwindling because their sales have been falling off as sales of crossover SUVs have taken off. People have been buying more crossovers, chiefly because they give more room for the dollar and because they're more versatile, primarily because the layout is defined by a cargo area that isn't separated from the passenger area by a sheet of steel with a tiny "pass through" to a separate trunk, as in a sedan.

But the Fusion still has a few crossover-ish things going for it, such as being available with all-wheel drive, which most of the others in the segment don't offer. It is also available with your pick of not just one or two but three different engines -- something very few crossovers offer.

 

Prices start at $23,170 for the S trim, which comes standard with a 2.5-liter engine and front-wheel drive.

The $24,500-to-start SE also comes standard with front-wheel drive, but you get upgraded to a smaller -- and stronger -- 1.5-liter turbocharged engine. You can also opt for an even stronger 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive, which bumps the price up to $27,885.

A top-of-the-line Titanium comes standard with the 2.0-liter engine and front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive can be added, bumping the sticker to $36,450.

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