Ford Fusion Ground Clearance

Ground clearance (also known as Ride height) determines the area from the lowermost tip of the auto’s underbody and the point of the tires’ touch with the even surface. Nevertheless, the manufacturer of the model might exploit little tricks to the established operations to boast of sweet number entailing the unbiasd distance from the shock absorbers, the engine oil pan or the muffler to the road is lower than specified in the issued specs.

It is no wonder since choosy customers strive for an increased ground clearance to avoid dilemma when parking near the barriers or getting through the harsh countryside. The factual ride height of the model fluctuates from 130 to 180 mm in relation to the year of creation and trim. Bear in mind that a well- stuffed vehicle will surely lose about 1 inch of ground clearance.

Luckily, the model ground clearance can be escalated with spacers for shock absorbers to help the vehicle rest higher off the ground. While getting a higher model, you forfeit a portion of the erstwhile balance and maneuverability in angled turns. On the contrary model ground clearance can be lessened aiming to get upgraded handling and stability.

There a number of ways to increase ground clearance. When it comes to lifting or lowering your Ford Fusion you can choose between bigger tires, a leveling kit, coil spring assisters, coilovers, airlift suspension, suspension lifts, etc.

01.2018 – 2019

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.5 SelectShift SE 135
1.5 SelectShift SEL 135
2.0 CVT Hybrid SE 135
2.0 CVT Hybrid SEL 135
2.0 CVT Hybrid Titanium 135
2.0 CVT Energi Titanium 135
2.0 SelectShift Titanium 135
2.0 SelectShift AWD SE 135
2.0 SelectShift AWD Titanium 135
2.5 AT S 135
2.5 AT SE 135
2.7 SelectShift AWD Sport 135

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Ford Fusion. Tip 1 – Get Bigger Tires.

You can raise the ground clearance of your Ford Fusion by upgrading tires to the bigger size. This will earn you extra 0,5-1 inch of clearance.


01.2016 – 12.2017

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.5 SelectShift SE 135
2.0 CVT Hybrid S 135
2.0 CVT Hybrid SE 135
2.0 CVT Hybrid Titanium 135
2.0 CVT Hybrid Platinum 135
2.0 CVT Energi SE 135
2.0 CVT Energi Titanium 135
2.0 CVT Energi Platinum 135
2.0 SelectShift SE 135
2.0 SelectShift Titanium 135
2.0 SelectShift Platinum 135
2.0 SelectShift AWD SE 135
2.0 SelectShift AWD Titanium 135
2.0 SelectShift AWD Platinum 135
2.5 AT S 135
2.5 AT SE 135
2.7 SelectShift AWD Sport 135

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Ford Fusion. Tip 2 – Install Leveling Kit.

Leveling kits are designed to level out the uneven stance and increase the ground clearance of your Ford Fusion. In most cases, the slight lift will allow for bigger tires. Please refer to Plus Sizing Guides.


01.2012 – 12.2015

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
1.5 SelectShift SE 135
1.5 SelectShift SE Start/Stop 135
1.6 MT SE 135
1.6 SelectShift SE 135
1.6 SelectShift SE Start/Stop 135
2.0 CVT Hybrid S 135
2.0 CVT Hybrid SE 135
2.0 CVT Hybrid Titanium 135
2.0 CVT Energi SE 135
2.0 CVT Energi Titanium 135
2.0 SelectShift Titanium 135
2.0 SelectShift AWD Titanium 135
2.5 AT S 135
2.5 AT SE 135
2.5 SelectShift S 135
2.5 SelectShift SE 135

How to raise Ground Clearance on your Ford Fusion. Tip 3 – install Suspension Lift Kit.

Ford Fusion Suspension Lift Kits (only available for trucks and SUVs) provide the proper clearance between the tire and chassis when going off-road. Normally, it increases the ground clearance from 2 to 8 inches.


02.2009 – 12.2011

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
3.5 SelectShift Sport 130
3.5 SelectShift AWD Sport 130
2.5 CVT Hybrid 135
2.5 MT S 135
2.5 MT SE 135
2.5 AT S 135
2.5 AT SE 135
2.5 AT SEL 135
2.5 SelectShift SE 135
2.5 SelectShift SEL 135
3.0 SelectShift SE 135
3.0 SelectShift SEL 135
3.0 SelectShift AWD SEL 135

How to lower the Ground Clearance on your Ford Fusion.

Option 1 – Install Lowering Springs.

Option 2 – Install Coilovers

Option 3 – Install Air Suspension Kit


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