The 2010 Ford Fusion has an all six-speed transmission lineup, one of the single biggest contributors
to the midsize sedan’s unsurpassed fuel economy achievements against segment contenders Toyota
Camry and Honda Accord.
With more gears, Fusion’s available 2.5-liter, 3.0-liter and 3.5-liter engines have a broader range from
which to select the optimum mix of torque and horsepower for different driving situations, translating to
better acceleration as well as better mileage for the customer.
The six-speed transmission provides up to a 10-percent fuel economy improvement on
Fusion I-4 models and at least a 6-percent improvement on the V-6s, while helping
deliver more horsepower and torque. An extra low gear offers up the improved acceleration
versus four- and five-speed gearboxes and the additional high gear reduces engine speed
while cruising, which saves fuel.
Less RPM, More MPG
A six-speed transmission shifts at lower rpm in each gear compared to a four- or fivespeed,
resulting in improved fuel economy and inherently smoother shifting. Ford’s 6F35
also has six available final drive gear ratios and utilizes adaptive learning algorithms to
make the transmission “customizable” to individual vehicles for a more dynamic driving
experience and improved mpg.
When paired with Fusion’s 3.0-liter models, the six-speed transmission is calibrated for
SelectShift, which gives customers the option of a sporty, fun-to-shift manual experience.
SelectShift offers the driver total control over gear selection, without any second-guessing
from the transmission. The six-speed features engine speed matching for faster smoother
downshifts and ensures safer shifting by using calculated maximum speeds to determine the
lowest acceptable gear.