2014 Ford Fusion to Get Seat Belt Airbags, Smaller Turbo Engines

The 2014 Ford Fusion will get a smaller turbocharged engine and some new features for this generation’s second year on the market. Ford hasn’t announced many major changes to the Fusion, but even small upgrades are a good thing in just the second year the car is on the market (Ford launched the sleek Aston Martin inspired third generation of the Fusion for 2013).

The ordering sheet for the 2014 Ford Fusion was found by Autoblog and includes a new 1.5-liter Ecoboost turbocharged four-cylinder engine and start-stop functionality. The 1.5-liter Ecoboost engine will replace the 1.6-liter currently found in the 2013 Fusion on all automatic-transmission equipped Ecoboost Fusions. Manual transmission models will continue to get the 1.6-liter engine.

More important than the loss of 0.1-liters of displacement is the addition of seat belt air bags for the rear seats, which were first offered on the 2013 Ford Explorer to provide extra safety for smaller passengers. The 2014 Fusion will also get my personal favorite automotive feature: heated and cooled seats. The heated and cooled seats, along with a heated steering wheel option, will only be available on Titanium models and will not be available until later in the model year.