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$5,341 - $6,600
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SE Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,341 - $6,600
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
17-20 City / 25-29 HWY
Horsepower
160-221
Seats
5

Mechanical Features

  • 2.3L 16V I4 Duratec engine
  • 3.0L 24V V6 Duratec engine
  • Engine block heater *STD on retail vehicles only in AK, MN, ND, SD, MT, WI & WY states. Optional on fleet vehicles in all states*
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Brake actuated traction control
  • Front wheel drive
  • All wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Independent SLA front suspension w/rear-facing lower control arms
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension
  • Front & rear stabilizer bars
  • P205/60R16 all-season tires
  • P205/60VR16 all-season tires
  • 16" x 6.5" aluminum wheels
  • Variable assist pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Quasi dual exhaust

Exterior Features

  • Body-color body-side moldings
  • Chrome front grille
  • Quad halogen headlamps w/integrated amber turn lamps
  • Fog lamps
  • Body-color pwr mirrors
  • Solar tinted glass
  • Fixed interval speed-sensitive windshield wipers

Interior Features

  • Front cloth bucket seats-inc: 6-way pwr driver w/manual lumbar adjust, 2-way manual passenger
  • Fold-down fold-flat front passenger seat
  • 60/40 split fold-flat rear seat
  • Center console-inc: armrest, (2) cupholders, two-tier storage
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Tilt/telescopic steering column
  • Steering wheel w/audio/cruise controls
  • Instrument panel storage bin
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, lamp outage, low oil pressure, oil change, door ajar, low coolant, low washer fluid, fuel cap
  • Message center w/trip computer
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch down
  • Pwr door locks
  • Pwr remote trunk release
  • Remote keyless entry w/(2) key fob transmitters
  • Tire pressure monitoring system
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Perimeter anti-theft system
  • Delayed accessory pwr
  • Rear window defroster
  • Premium AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD changer/MP3 player w/(6) speakers
  • Mast antenna
  • Air conditioning
  • Dash-top storage compartment
  • Non-locking glove box
  • (2) 12V pwr points
  • Rear seat armrest w/(2) cupholders
  • Front seatback map pockets
  • Day/night rearview mirror
  • Lighting-inc: dome, front map
  • Sunvisors w/illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • (4) front/rear grab handles
  • Illuminated entry
  • Leather-wrapped shift knob
  • (2) coat hooks
  • Grocery bag hooks in trunk

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Dual-stage front air bags w/occupant classification system
  • Dual front side-impact air bags
  • Front & rear side curtain air bags
  • Personal safety system-inc: safety belt pretensioners, load-limiting retractors driver seat position sensing, crash severity sensing
  • Belt-Minder for front safety belts
  • LATCH (lower anchors and tethers for children) system on rear outboard seat locations
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Brake actuated traction control
  • Emergency glow-in-the-dark trunk release
  • Enhanced side intrusion protection system
  • Dual note horn

2008 Ford Fusion Owner Reviews

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It's a reliable car even if there is something wrong with it.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

My 2008 Ford Fusion is really nice inside it has a radio and Aux outlet. It has all seat belts and has cloth seats. It also has cruise setting and it runs very smooth. I've had it for 2 years now and the outside of it is very clean and nice. All headlights and brake lights work properly. The engine runs great it doesn't have any leaks but the only thing is it Idles really bad when still in drive. Also The A/C doesn't work but the heat works in it and it has defrost setting with Max A/C setting. The doors all open and close properly the only thing is the door handles break easy on the Ford Fusion and two out of four of the doors the handles are broken in the inside. So I have to pull the lock button and the door handle at the same time and the door will open up. All the windows work in the front and the back. The trunk of the car is really spacious. There is a space for a donut and tools if any tires go flat. It has all of its original rims. It gets pretty good gas. I can put 30 to 35 dollars in and get a full tank of gas. That will last a week or more depending on how much I use it. There's a lot of room in the inside at least 5 people can sit in the entire car. It has cup holders in the back and front.

- Kirsten S

This is a great family car. It's a nice looking small car with a lot of oomph.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

It runs well, smooth and quiet. Seats are very comfortable. Has AM/FM radio, CD player. Automatic, AC, adjustable seats, front wheel drive. Color is while, 4 Dr sedan. Gets good gas mileage, about 26 MPG or so. Have good control on wet or icy roads. Starts up and runs good, with great acceleration. It's a small cat but there's plenty of room in the trunk. The paint and body are in great shape. There's only one noticeable scratch. All in all I really like it.

- Linda B

My 2008 Ford Fusion SE- Reliable

2008 Ford Fusion SE

My car has been extremely reliable. With normal maintenance costs and issues, this car will run for many more miles. I have taken road trips across country a few times and it's never done me wrong. If you keep up on normal oil changes, tires, brakes, etc., everything runs great. I have replaced the tensioner once and some other things along the way that seem to have worn out naturally. No complaints about this car. I would recommend to anyone wanting a reliable vehicle.

- Danielle L

2008 Ford Fusion, annoying pre-nager that needs a little TLC.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

Since I've acquired it, it's been making a whining sound, seemingly from the engine bay area. It doesn't seem to affect performance per se, however it is rather annoying when starting up. When I first got it, I noticed it would randomly stall out, never going faster than an idle speed in Drive, but I got that fixed by replacing the throttle sensor in the gas pedal. These are really the only issues I've experienced since I've taken ownership about 1 1/2 years ago.

- Brad F

2008 Ford Fusion best car I've owned, very comfortable!

2008 Ford Fusion SE

The sedan size is comfortable and compact making It a nice driving and parking experience. Can easily fit in compact car parking. Handles well. Bought used with no major issues. Still runs well at close to 200,000 miles. Combination of leather and fabric interior. Great sound system with stock subs. Gets between 22-25 mpg depending on where you drive. Very roomy interior, as well as plenty of truck space. Really like all the storage compartments inside as well.

- Corey H

Pros and cons. Spacious, comfortable, large trunk, and issue with brakes.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

Overall my Fusion is top of the line. I enjoy the Bluetooth, multiple CD changer, and roomy in the car. Performance is great and has get up and go power. Have taken many road trips and is very comfortable and provides lots of room for passengers. Oh did I mention the trunk? Lots of space in the trunk. One of the major problems I have had with the Car is the master cylinder for brakes. I had to take to dealership for replacement but has worked great since.

- Mona B

Ford fusion. Comfort, style and reliability.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

The car is very reliable we live in the northeast and my fusion started everyday even when it was 0 below I love the lumbar seat I have many back problems and it is important to me to be able to change the positions of my seat I have to say I have been very happy overall with my gray ford fusion I would give it 2 thumbs up did I mention that it handles well on all surface and the gas mileage is spot on.

- dina M

Great starter car, reliable and affordable.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

Very sturdy, reliable car. Good for a just out of college car you plan on driving for a while. Has had some electrical issues but if you are savvy with that they're all relatively easy fixes. If you keep up on oil changes and everything, the car works great, mines up 145k and still feels diet reliable. Not a great family car but decent gas mileage and a surprisingly awesome sound system for an '08.

- Maddie S

2008 Ford Fusion is one of the most reliable used cars on the road today.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

This car has been extremely reliable. All I have to do is change the oil every 3000 miles. I rotate the tires regularly and take care of regular maintenance and this car takes care of me. The only complaint is because it's 11yrs old it has no Bluetooth. But That's nothing when you have a reliable car that can drive perfect on dry, wet and snowy roads. I'm not looking for a new car anytime soon.

- Kimberly C

My ford fusion is comfortable, reliable, and attractive.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

I really like this car because it is small enough for me, but has enough space for transporting things and having other passengers. The seats are comfortable and the interior is simple but sleek. . The only problems I have had with this car have come from usual wear as I have over 150,00 miles on it. But I commute 2 hours every day on the highway and it is very reliable.

- Sarah C

2008 Ford Fusion: more luxurious than you would think

2008 Ford Fusion SE

A nice car. A little on the older side, but holds up pretty well. There is no aux plug so I had to purchase separate insert to go into car charger port. Spacious. Automatic windows and locks which is very nice. Has not given me any major issues. I am at around 140,000 miles and still runs pretty smooth. The only major work I have had to put into the car is new breaks.

- Jennie K

Excellent runs like new ford fusion

2008 Ford Fusion SE

The cadillac converter is damaged but overall the performance is good. Vehicle runs smooth. It features dash lights on both the driver side and passenger side and it has a built in navigation system. The coil wires and spark plugs have been replaced and are brand new. Before I replaced them the engine would misfire. Now it runs as if it were brand new.

- Mary S

Fix Or Repair Daily. A Ford review for 2008 Ford Fusion buyers to consider

2008 Ford Fusion SE

The vehicle is comfortable & fast. It was a previous government car. I have frequent problems with lights (brake lights, signals, etc.) going out. Also, the alignment isn't good as it drives bad in the rain or snow. My windshield wipers give out often. No engine problems. No electrical problems and lots of space on the inside for a compact car.

- Kourtney G

My car is dependable, great on gas, cheap to maintain, seats are comfortable

2008 Ford Fusion SE

My car is very good on gas and the ac is awesome especially living in Texas. The speakers are good as well and the maintenance is pretty cheap. Plus the tires are kind of expensive. Not a good car to have in a flood other than that I love my car been having it for a while and it's very dependable I drove from Illinois to Texas in it

- Jay D

My vehicle is a white sedan with beige interior.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

I haven't had many problems with my vehicle since I've owned it. Right now my engine light is on. It'll go on for a couple days and then randomly turn off. I think it's comfortable and great for day to day use. Since I've had it, I've gotten one recall notice about my airbags but that's it. Wish the radio had an auxiliary port.

- Ash K

Great, reliable car. No major problems in 12 years

2008 Ford Fusion SE

It is a very reliable vehicle. The only inconvenience is the recent airbag recall. Also, the headlights are difficult to replace. The front wheel needs to be removed to change the headlights. Overall, the car drives well and I have not had any major problems with it in the 12 years I've owned it. Just routine maintenance.

- Rachel M

Ford fusion, dependable but sucks overall.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

My drivers side window doesn't roll down. It gets best gas mileage. Other than that it's fine. Plenty of space, the lights blow out often and the breaks have had some issues. Fairly dependable but I am going to get rid of it when I can. Would much rather have a foreign car since they are far more dependable.

- BERNARD R

Still Going Strong, Despite How Old It May Be

2008 Ford Fusion SE

It has good gas mileage but the front of it is damaged from an accident. Also the back window is completely different than the original model after an accident from another time. Also the tires seem to need to be replaced on a daily basis. Sometimes the breaks won't always work and will sometimes hesitate

- Devon H

It is a great car. I have a red ford fusion.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

It's a great car. I haven't had much problems with it. Except normal wear and tear. It is reliable and dependable. It is 11 years old and still runs great. I had a recall for the passenger air bag. They worked with me on finding a time to fix it. They were also fast. It took less than a day to fix.

- Nicole M

2008 ford fusion se with multi disc CD player and audio input feature.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

My fusion has been extremely reliable. It currently has about 135,000 miles on it and I have had no real issues with it. The only time I have had to have something fixed other than the normal maintenance is when my door handle broke. It has never broken down on me or had any major problems.

- Sarah H

The 2008 Ford Fusion is of decent quality for its time.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

It's a basic car but still quite fancy. Sunroof and power windows and locks. It goes fast when I need it to. Great on gas. It's comfortable. Only the driver's seat is powered. Not much space for a rear facing transitional car seat but it's not cramped either. Overall, good quality vehicle.

- Dee W

Excellent condition for a 2008, comfortable ride is also good on gas

2008 Ford Fusion SE

My vehicle is a Ford Fusion and it is an amazing car it runs and drives nice and smooth and is decent on gas. Comfortable car with a lot of great features, such as all power, auto start, seat warmers front and back, lots of legroom and the seats are so comfortable. All around excellent car

- Laurie C

Mechanically sound. Great handling.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

The transmission went out at 175,000 miles but other than that, it has been, mechanically, a very decent car. It handles well, blind spots are not terrible. I definitely would purchase again, however I will not purchase a 4 cylinder again. It just does not have enough acceleration power.

- Lisa S

Ford put the fun in driving with the Fusion

2008 Ford Fusion SE

Replaced my Toyota Camry with a Ford Fusion and I love driving it. Ford has put the fun back into cars. Car is going on a 100k miles and only had a check engine light come on to replace the thermostat. You can drive a luxury car with the Fusion and not have to pay the luxury price.

- martin M

Good vehicle, no real issues

2008 Ford Fusion SE

I've had this vehicle almost 5 years, bought it with 150,000 miles. Have only had to do regular maintenance, no major issues. It's a manual. My only complaint is that when it's wet out the tires tend to spin when stopped and attempting to accelerate, even with new all weather tires

- Cassie D

Fantastic vehicle - rear brake defect.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

The abs module/pump on this car has a rare defect where one of the valves does not close all the way. As a result, the brakes are gummy and delayed. If this occurs - you'll need to replace the abs module/pump. . Other than that - I am 110k in so far and it is been running great.

- Jeff K

still as new as the day I bought it

2008 Ford Fusion SE

I have had no problems with my vehicle. I use regular maintenance and have not had any trouble. also, my car is great on gas. I change the oil every 3,000 miles and have never had to bring it to the shop for any kinds of repairs that aren't expected with every day wear and tear.

- Kristen L

Great vehicle, just need to change Bluetooth settings

2008 Ford Fusion SE

Everything is smooth. The only trouble I had was trying to connect my phone to Bluetooth and keeping it on and connected, other than that everything is perfect. I especially love the sunroof. It's a pretty good car for school and work. It has enough space for me and my friends.

- Courtney C

Ford is the Finest Fusion on the road

2008 Ford Fusion SE

I have had no problems. All features work well. Radio, AC, power items. Body and paint have held up well. Interior ready to keep.clean. Engine is quiet and has good acceleration and power. Highway gas mileage is excellent at 34 mpg. Braking is solid and safe.

- Ray F

It is really great vehicle my favorite is the stereo.

2008 Ford Fusion SE

Reliable car I love it gets me where I need to go maintenance is easy first car and the best car I've owned. Comfortable and roomy. Travel is smooth no hard problems. Stereo is great speakers are awesome interior is great. Easy to clean and color is great.

- Marjorie D

Ford Fusion. Reliable, affordable, and fun

2008 Ford Fusion SE

My tensioner keeps having issues and causes a lot of other issues. The car is older of course, but it is holding up pretty well! It is very comfortable to sit in for long car rides. It is a long car and can be tough to pull out of and into parking spaces.

- Cami D

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