The Ford Fusion is available in all-wheel drive and front-wheel drive models, as of 2015. The all-wheel drive system uses sensors to disengage the rear wheels for better fuel efficiency when they are not needed and re-engage them when it detects poor driving conditions.
Most reviewers state that the all wheel drive system performs very well in dynamic driving conditions, including rain, snow and ice. The Fusion can be powered by the standard 2.5 liter in-line four cylinder engine or the intercooled turbocharged optional model. Many reviewers feel the standard engine leaves the vehicle underpowered, while the turbo version performs quite well.