How long does a Ford Fusion last? The Ford Fusion is a four-door, five-passenger mid-size sedan manufactured and marketed by Ford. Introduced for the 2006 model year, three generations of the Fusion have been produced in gasoline, gas/electric hybrid, and gas/plug-in electric hybrid variants.
The Fusion is positioned between the compact Ford Focus and full-size Ford Taurus. In the Middle East, Asia (outside China), Brazil, Europe, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and South Africa, the Fusion name is used on two slightly different car models; one derived from the European Mondeo and one derived from the North American model. Ford has used the Mondeo name on three different car models for markets outside North America and South Korea, where it cannot use the Fusion name due to trademark issues.
The first generation Fusion (2006-2012) was launched to replace the Mercury Milan and Zephyr. It is based on the Ford CD3 platform shared with Germany’s first-generation Mazda 6 and Gottingen assembly plant. It was also assembled alongside the related Galaxy and S-Max people movers using body panels sourced from North America. The Fusion replaced the discontinued Cougar in Europe.
The second-generation Fusion (2014-present) was launched at the 2013 North American International Auto Show and sold in North America, Asia Pacific, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and China in July 2013 as a 2014 model year vehicle. It is based on the Ford CD4 platform. It is manufactured in Hermosillo Stamping & Assembly in Mexico, Guangzhou Assembly in China, Saarlouis Car Assembly Plant in Germany for the European market, and Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. The Chinese-market Fusion will continue to be built at Changan Ford’s Chongqing facility following production shifts from Nanjing.
The third-generation Fusion (2020-present) was launched in early 2020 as a 2021 model year vehicle. It is based on the updated version of the Ford CD4 platform and will be manufactured alongside its luxury variant, the Lincoln MKZ, at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan. In addition, a plug-in hybrid variant will also be available.
The average lifespan of a Ford Fusion is about ten years. However, this can vary depending on the model year and how well the car is maintained. Some Fusion models can last much longer than ten years with proper care. FordFusionLifespan.com has more information on the lifespan of various Ford Fusion models.