The Ford Fusion and all of the other Ford cars, except the Mustang, have been discontinued in the U.S. Despite the discontinuation, the Fusion will hang around in its final year of production for 2020. Ford has decided to keep the Mustang on since it is an icon and discontinue all its cars in the States to focus on SUVs and trucks.
Fans of the Ford Fusion leaning towards the Fusion Sport should know that the Sport has been discontinued for the 2020 model year. Buyers who want one will need to be on the lookout for a 2019 model. The Fusion Sport was introduced in 2017 and was the top-of-the-line trim for the model. It packed a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 under the hood rated at 325 horsepower and 380 pound-foot of torque.
Sport models also feature a 6-speed automatic and all-wheel-drive. With the Ford Fusion Sport being discontinued, the most potent option left will be the 2.0-liter EcoBoost. None of the remaining cars will have the same sort of style the Fusion sport offered with its gloss black mesh grille, dark 19-inch wheels, low-profile spoiler, and quad-tip exhaust. Fusion Sport buyers also received leather seats with suede-like inserts and carbon fiber trim inside.
One reason the Ford Fusion Sport was never a big seller was the price, the car sold for over $40,000 before discounts. The Ford Fusion Titanium is about $3,600 cheaper than the Sport with the most significant difference between Titanium and Sport models being performance. The 2019 Ford Fusion Sport can zip to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds.
Ford is offering performance versions of its SUVs, but they are costly. The Edge ST sells for $43,450 while the Explorer ST starts at $55,835. It’s sad to see Ford’s performance-oriented cars leave the States, and makes us jealous that they are still offered in other markets. Ford was offering $2,250 off a Fusion Sport for May 2019.
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The Fusion is a great car, but I think they needed to have made the Sport visually stand out from the other models. A black grill just isn’t enough.
love my 2017 sport-does anyone know the production numbers for the sport for each year of production—thanks