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Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22-23 City / 29-33 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L 16V I4 Duratec engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery saver
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering w/electric variable assist
  • 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes
  • Easy Fuel capless fuel filler

Exterior Features

  • P205/60VR16 all-season BSW tires
  • 16" aluminum wheels
  • Compact spare tire
  • Front/rear body-color bumpers
  • Chrome front grille
  • Quad halogen headlamps
  • Black pwr mirrors w/integrated spotter mirrors
  • Solar tinted glass
  • Speed-sensitive windshield wipers
  • Body-color door handles

Entertainment Features

  • AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: audio input jack, (4) speakers

Interior Features

  • Front bucket seats -inc: 4-way driver/2-way passenger head restraints
  • Cloth seat trim
  • 4-way manual driver seat
  • 2-way manual passenger seat
  • 60/40 split spring-assisted rear bench seat -inc: center armrest w/(2) cupholders
  • Front row center console w/2 tier armrest storage
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Instrument cluster -inc: message center w/trip computer
  • Pwr windows w/driver one-touch up/down
  • Delayed accessory pwr
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/(2) key fob transmitters
  • Speed control
  • Pwr remote trunk release
  • SecuriLock passive anti-theft system
  • Perimeter anti-theft system
  • Climate control w/cabin air filter
  • Rear window defroster
  • (2) 12V pwr points
  • Sunvisors w/visor vanity mirrors
  • (2) front & (2) rear grab handles
  • Dome lamp w/front/rear map lights
  • Illuminated entry

Safety Features

  • AdvanceTrac (ESC) w/brake actuated traction control
  • Dual front air bags w/occupant classification system
  • 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
  • SOS post-crash alert system
  • MyKey system -inc: top speed limiter, audio volume limiter, early low fuel warning, programmable sound chimes, Beltminder w/audio mute
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • LATCH (lower anchors & tethers for children) system on rear outboard seat locations
  • Glow-in-the-dark emergency trunk release
  • Tire pressure monitoring system

2012 Ford Fusion Owner Reviews

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Silver Ford Fusion Review, Exterior Scratches

2012 Ford Fusion S

I enjoy the Ford Fusion a lot; it was the car I used when learning how to drive, and it is sleek and low-to-the-ground enough to give you a clear idea of where you are and how much space you have in relation to the cars around you. That being said, the front of the car has gained scrapes over time as it is low enough to the ground that pulling out of certain driveways causes it to drag a little. Because of this we needed to purchase a lebra mask for the front of the car. The Fusion has had battery troubles recently, and was slow to start for a while. The battery needed to be replaced after it failed to start entirely. As for the inside of the car, the Fusion has a suitable amount of cup holders as well as storage room - the trunk is surprisingly roomy for a car so small. I like being able to adjust the driver seat in almost every direction to help my legs reach the gas.

- Lindsey B

Ford fusion: a family way to travel.

2012 Ford Fusion S

There has been a recent recall on airbags for the fusion, but I have not had problems with it, as I have not gotten into an accident. The car has amazing grip on the road, so you are able to take tight turns and still continue at a higher speed. My car has 120,000+ miles on it, and it has not shown any signs of breaking down. The car drives amazing in the snow, over ice, and even up and down the long dirt roads I travel. It reminds me of a mustang, but with lower premiums and less cops stopping me. The car's sync system works better than my newer jeep's Bluetooth. The car hardly ever needs to be refueled, I get about 28 mpg on some highway trips and mostly suburban travel. The car is surprisingly spacious, and able to hold four people and a 75 pound dog. This is my daily car, used for work on weekends and school on weekdays.

- Candace B

Ford Fusion is a safe bet

2012 Ford Fusion S

The car is sleek and drives very smooth. It's a roomy family vehicle without looking like a dud. It's got a nice updated dash , sunroof, and is energy efficient. The features and details in the car are really handy and thoughtful. Cupholders, outlets, usb, bluetooth, personal temp settings and so on. We are really impressed with the car's computer which alerts us about tire pressure, oil life, miles to empty, etc. It is really helpful. There seems to be a transmission issue occurring though.

- Crystal C

Great car, perfect for long road trips and plenty of space

2012 Ford Fusion S

It has a smooth ride, gets good gas mileage. It's very comfortable for long road trips. The car is safe and runs well. It has a lot of features that I love like the hands free option and Sirius radio. There is a lot of legroom, my husband is over six feet tall and fits comfortably. The interior is easy to clean and the car has a lot of cup holders so everyone has a spot. The trunk space is huge. We love it.

- Jessica T

I am very pleased with the performance of 2012 Ford Fusion

2012 Ford Fusion S

The handling in this vehicle is surprisingly strong. This car manages better in severe weather compared to trucks I have owned in the past. I've had no serious mechanical failures with the car and there don't seem to be any problems inherent mechanics of it. My only complaint is in the software as connecting your phone to the car is often difficult and my phone at the moment is apparently incompatible.

- Matthew E

Our ford fusion is a comfortable, cozy, convenient and cost effective car.

2012 Ford Fusion S

It had an ignition problem when we first bought it, but once that was fixed we have had no problems. Routine maintenance and upkeep have been the only expenses to keep this car on the road. It is a very comfortable driving car with easy to use buttons and dials. The trunk is roomy and east to access. Our three preteen children fit nicely in the backseat with comfortable seat belts.

- Faith K

Not ford's best car. Could have done better.

2012 Ford Fusion S

Overall good car, last year trunk started leaking, air stopped blowing, water pump starting leaking replaced pump last month. Pretty good gas mileage. Would not take on long trips but is great work car or around town. Windshield has a crack from a rock on freeway. Regular oil change, new tires rotated on time. This car is not one of ford's better cars.

- Richard C

My Ford Fusion is the Best

2012 Ford Fusion S

My vehicle has been very reliable. It gets great gas mileage, and the air conditioning works well since I live in a hot climate. The seat adjusts in many ways which is good for someone with back problems. There was an airbag recall on it recently, and the people helping me deal with it were super friendly, and had it done quickly. I love my car.

- Jessica L

Great car for a high schooler or anyone looking for something reliable

2012 Ford Fusion S

I love my 2012 Ford Fusion. I have had it for 3 years and it has always ran really well. I bought it used at 140,000 miles and it currently has about 196,000. The only problem that I have had is the check engine light randomly will come on but it is an easy fix. I would recommend this car for someone who is looking for their first car.

- Brooke S

The 2012 ford fusion. You can count on it for many years of reliable service.

2012 Ford Fusion S

My 2012 ford fusion is a great car. Very comfortable on long or short rides. Easy to get in and out of. At 100,000 plus miles, it has needed nothing beyond normal maintenance. The 4 cylinder engine has enough power. My only gripe is, even with the owners manual in my lap, I have never been able to connect to Bluetooth.

- Phil J

This was one of my first cars and is super easy to drive.

2012 Ford Fusion S

I like everything about this car except the technology is a little out of date. Only thing missing is a back up camera and an aux port. However it does have Bluetooth the aux port would be unnecessary. The air conditioning is the best quality as it cools down extremely quick which is great considering I live in Texas.

- morgan P

Good car for the most part

2012 Ford Fusion S

It's been a good car but I feel like it goes through tires really fast I have had to replace every tire every year since I got the car. And recently it has started making weird noises when I drive. But I like that it has a place for a headphone jack so I can listen to my phone, since there is not a Bluetooth option

- Rindy M

Ford Fusion 2012. Just good enough to get the job done.

2012 Ford Fusion S

Ford Fusion 2012, is a pretty great car but not the best. It gets the job done, getting you from place to place. This car isn't a gas saver. My favorite part is the adjustable driver seat. It fits just right for anyone driving the car. Isn't such a bad car but if you get one, don't expect so much out of it.

- Jessica R

Great car to buy. Lots of good features.

2012 Ford Fusion S

I love the comfortable seats, the large trunk, fits tons of stuff. I like the Bluetooth phone feature. I don't like how low the front sits, it hits a lot of curbs and scratches it. I don't like that it has no sunroof. I like the gas tank, no cover cool. I feel there is a little blind spot when you back up.

- Lisa U

Very dependable car. Happy with my purchase.

2012 Ford Fusion S

Airbag recall, it has been very reliable. The seats are easy to soil but hard to clean. I've only needed normal maintenance. I like how dependable it has been. I just wish it was a little bigger inside and the body a little more sturdy. Overall a very good car and I'm pr satisfied with my purchase.

- Gwendolyn A

I love my Ford Fusion, and always will

2012 Ford Fusion S

I really love this car. It has been reliable, especially in the winter. Living in Michigan I don't always feel safe driving in the winter, but this car helped me feel comfortable in the drives to work. The speakers are great as well, very good with the aux cord, there's are a lot of chargers too

- Kaitlyn B

Although the inside is black the inside does not get that hot in the summer.

2012 Ford Fusion S

I have no complaints about my car. I bought it used but it runs perfectly and I have had no problems with it. I do have to get the air bags checked since there was a recall on them but other than that I have had no issues. I take good care of it, for example I get my oil changed when I need to.

- Danielle H

the speakers work amazing. Get good gas mileage. Very reliable.

2012 Ford Fusion S

it's an okay car. It definitely gets me where I need to go. This car has pretty decent gas mileage. Has great speakers. Drives great. I like the space it has inside. The only thing is.. I wish it had a little more power to it, but it's still not that bad. it's pretty reliable though.

- Megan J

Very smooth and comfortable.

2012 Ford Fusion S

This car has seat warmers and lights that you can change the colors of and it is overall a great car. I love how smooth it is and the radio is great! I have never had any problems with it except for a few break issues and accidentally hitting potholes but that is it.

- Bryan B

Ford fusion: built in Bluetooth, navigation, rear view camera and heated seats.

2012 Ford Fusion S

Drives really fast and nice. Has navigation and built in Bluetooth. Heated seats are a nice touch but wish it had a heated steering wheel. Rear view camera is great for parking. Blinker lights on the mirrors are also a nice touch. Car is good on gas.

- Alyssa C

Great Ford Fusion - Reliable

2012 Ford Fusion S

Vehicle is extremely reliable. I love the sunroof and the ability to play music from my phone. Drives smooth and is good on gas. The leather seats are nice. Mine has lights that change colors by your feet. A/C sometimes feels like it could be colder.

- Liz B

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