Nobody wants Ford Fusions anymore. At least that is what Ford is indicating by the massive discount it is offering on the remaining 2020 Fusions languishing at dealerships. Ford is putting $10,000 on Fusion hoods to get rid of them. So right now Ford is dumping 2020 Fusions with big $10,000 discounts.
Fusion was the last sedan Ford offered. Ever. Or at least for the foreseeable ever. It ended Fusion production back in August but 11,000 of the sedans are still collecting dust at dealerships. Now it wants to see them all gone before the end of the year.
You can get into a brand new Fusion for under $20,000
The base price of a new 2020 Fusion is a tick over $23,000. Though most Fusions were not base models, you can still see that with $10,000 off the price you can get into a brand new Fusion for under $20,000. Unfortunately, if you already own a later model Fusion its value just tanked.
Besides the discount, Ford dealers offer 84-month zero-percent financing on these 2020 leftovers too. That includes the hybrid Energi models. If you don’t want the financing there are $5,000 in rebates available if you have a trade-in. Dealer discounts could go even deeper.
Some dealers are not discounting as much as others
If you’re interested in one of these new Fusions it will be best to check around. Some dealers are not discounting their remaining stock as much as others. Looking over prices on Cars.com and carguru.com discounts are shown but not all the dealers are discounting the full $10,000. Average transactions are well below $30,000.
As Ford is all-in on SUVs and crossovers it has a number of new ones ready to hit the lots including Bronco Sport and Mustang Mach-E models. Those dealers need to make room for these hot sellers so the Fusions have to go. That means you need to hold out for as close to $10,000 off as possible.
This may not be the end of the Fusion brand
This may not be the end of the Fusion brand. We’ve seen spy shots of a lifted Fusion wagon. That would sure put a dent in Subaru Outback sales as it looks aimed at that market. A Fusion wagon is made in Europe as the Mondeo.
So making a few mods to an existing model to bring it up to the current crossover frenzy is a good and profitable move for the Blue Oval. Not to mention a savings bonanza without the full-pop development costs. So, if you mourn the end of the Fusion it will probably live on with the Outback-fighting, lifted, wagon-thing Fusion/Mondeo.