The Ford Fusion has always held a combination of responsive driving and balanced handling. You can find new and used Fusion models at your Chicago Heights and Monee area Ford dealership, Terry’s Ford. The first generation of this vehicle was produced from 2006 to 2012, and like the current model, it is a very popular and reliable vehicle.
The Introduction of the Ford Fusion
The Ford Fusion was introduced in 2006 as the first high-quality midsize sedan that Ford produced in almost twenty years. It could stand up to the import vehicles and also maintained a very American feel. It had innovative styling, an upscale interior, concise construction, and confident handling. This first generation was manufactured until 2012, and you can find excellent examples of this model at your Ford dealer near Chicago Heights.
Back in 2006, the first Fusion models were offered only in FWD with three trim levels. The standard engine was a 2.3L, four-cylinder that produced 160 hp. This nonaggressive engine was replaced with a more powerful engine in the years to come. All models came standard with power windows, power locks, keyless entry, and steering wheel mounted buttons.
The interior of this generation has well-shaped seats with supportive comfort. Its fresh design for its time lends itself to a cohesive interior. The cabin is roomy, comfortable, and constructed with quality materials.
In 2007, the manufacturer changed a few features for the better. These changes included front seat airbags, side curtain airbags, and an auxiliary audio jack. You can also find many models from this time with navigation technology, AWD drive, and satellite radio.
The very cool Sync system became available in 2008, which allows for handsfree cell phone operation and MP3 operation. You can also find models from this year and onwards with antilock brakes, a sport-tuned suspension, a tire pressure monitoring system, rear parking assist, and ambient interior lighting.
In 2010, the Fusion got a facelift with new front and rear styling. Ford also gave it a new engine with increased power, blind-spot mirrors, and a manual option for the six-speed automatic.
You can find several Ford Fusion models from the vehicle’s first generation at Terry’s Ford in Peotone. Our inventory changes often, so be sure to check here on our website for availability or just come to our dealership to see what we have. Our friendly staff is available to assist you with all your vehicle needs!