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K&N makes a performance air intake system for first generation 2006-2012 Ford Fusion V6 and 4-cylinder models

K&N makes a performance air intake system for first generation 2006-2012 Ford Fusion V6 and 4-cylinder models

The Ford Fusion mid-size sedan was first introduced to the Americas in 2005 for the 2006 model year. The Fusion is slotted between the compact Ford Focus and the full-size Ford Taurus. A mid-size sedan offering had been missing from the Ford Motor Co. lineup since the discontinuation of the Ford Contour. With the Fusion, Ford was able to offer buyers looking for something that is “more car” than a Focus, but not as big or expensive as the Taurus. At its introduction the Ford Fusion combined styling, handling, and a “fun to drive” experience into a package aimed to take a chunk out of Toyota Camry and Honda Accord sales. Subscribers of Car and Driver and Road and Track magazines favored the American Ford Fusion over both the Camry and Accord in head-to-head comparisons.

K&N air intake 69-3515TS was dyno tested and shown to make an estimated 11.9 more horsepower on a 2006 Ford Fusion 3.0L

K&N air intake 69-3515TS was dyno tested and shown to make an estimated 11.9 more horsepower on a 2006 Ford Fusion 3.0L

Most car enthusiasts wouldn’t view the Ford Fusion as a performance vehicle. However, timing of its introduction aligned with Generation X buyers as they began to look for a practical, but fun, sedan. After all, once Gen-X’ers came of age and started families those small Honda Civics so popular just a few years earlier were beginning to feel very cramped. So for Ford Fusion owners that probably grew up during the sport compact tuner era, K&N has made it easy to add a performance upgrade to Ford Fusion models with a K&N air intake system. Michael Cannon from Texas recently wrote into K&N about his Ford Fusion intake 63-2588 and stated how pleased he was being able to equip his Ford Fusion with a K&N air intake system. He had previously installed a K&N intake on both his Ford Ranger and Honda Civic and praised K&N as “the only company that listened to customers and decided to produce a CAI for the 1.5L Fusion.”

K&N air intake 69-3514TTK was dyno tested and shown to make an estimated 6.05 more horsepower on a 2006 Ford Fusion 2.3L

K&N air intake 69-3514TTK was dyno tested and shown to make an estimated 6.05 more horsepower on a 2006 Ford Fusion 2.3L

The second generation Ford Fusion offers optional EcoBoost L4 engines for car buyers looking for a little more performance with the added benefit of more miles per gallon. Ford EcoBoost technology has managed to squeeze good power and excellent fuel economy out of surprisingly small engines. The performance bug has even managed to bite Fusion owners not previously interested in aftermarket parts due to the excitement over the fun to drive EcoBoost turbocharged engines. Chris Sessions from Texas, purchased Ford Fusion air intake 63-2585, and told K&N “This is the first mod that I’ve ever done. I’ve heard that it [K&N air intake] is a great first step in modifying your vehicle but I never did. I thought it would be so sweet so I had a friend of mine install it for me due to a lack of mechanical skills, but it was extremely simple.”

K&N makes a performance air intake system for the second generation 2013-2015 Ford Fusion 2.5L, 1.5L, 1.6L, or 2.0L Ecoboost models

K&N makes a performance air intake system for the second generation 2013-2015 Ford Fusion 2.5L as well as the 1.5L, 1.6L, or 2.0L Ecoboost models

The theory behind a K&N Ford Fusion air intake system is simple. K&N engineers are able free up horsepower by reducing restriction and turbulent airflow, while also maximizing the amount of air available to the Ford Fusion’s engine. By replacing the restrictive factory intake ducting and air filter box with a free-flowing air intake tube and an oversized K&N high-flow air filter; K&N air intake systems are able to minimize restriction, while also straightening, and increasing airflow to the engine. More air and less restriction means more usable power throughout the engine’s RPM range by allowing the engine to work more efficiently. Of his K&N Ford Fusion air intake 63-2585 Douglas Dove Bryan from Ohio said “The difference in acceleration is quite noticeable, and the extra performance is GREAT! I would tell anyone this is well worth the money!” In the case of Ecoboost powered Ford Fusion models, reducing restriction and increasing airflow will help the turbo spool up quicker for improved drivability.

K&N air intake 69-3533TTK was dyno tested and shown to make an estimated 6.7 more horsepower on a 2013 Ford Fusion

K&N air intake 69-3533TTK was dyno tested and shown to make an estimated 6.7 more horsepower on a 2013 Ford Fusion 2.5L

In addition to more power, installing a K&N air intake system will give the Ford Fusion a sportier engine sound. Better engine sound results from letting the Ford Fusion’s engine breathe easier by installing a K&N performance air intake system. A stock Ford Fusion won’t sound like a NASCAR stock car by adding a K&N air intake; however it will give the engine a deeper growl during acceleration and quiet down when cruising or at idle. As Don from Massachusetts said of his Ford Fusion intake 69-3533TTK “Another positive about this [K&N] CAI is that you only hear it when you really step on it. You don’t hear it under light acceleration or when you are just cruising which is beneficial to me because I am running about 2,200 RPM most of my commute to work.”

K&N air intake 63-2585 was dyno tested and shown to make an estimated 10.05 more horsepower on a 2013 Ford Fusion 2.0L turbo

K&N air intake 63-2585 was dyno tested and shown to make an estimated 10.05 more horsepower on a 2013 Ford Fusion 2.0L turbo

In addition to improving Ford Fusion horsepower and acceleration, a K&N air intake system will save Fusion owners time and money on maintenance costs. K&N’s over-sized reusable air filters are fitted to the inlet of the K&N air intake tube to provide superior airflow and superior performance without sacrificing engine protection. K&N air filters are washable and reusable and can go up to 100,000 miles between cleanings, depending on driving conditions. When it is time to clean the Ford Fusion intake system air filter, it can be washed and made like new using one of the K&N Recharger air filter service kits. A K&N Recharger air filter cleaning kit contains a specially formulated degreaser and K&N air filter oil necessary to restore airflow efficiency and bring a K&N oiled cotton air filter to like new condition. When compared to purchasing disposable air filters again and again, a K&N air filter will pay for itself in just a couple cleanings.

K&N air intake 63-2586 was dyno tested and shown to make an estimated 5.41 more horsepower on a 2013 Ford Fusion 1.6L Ecoboost

K&N air intake 63-2586 was dyno tested and shown to make an estimated 5.41 more horsepower on a 2013 Ford Fusion 1.6L Ecoboost

K&N Ford Fusion performance intake systems are an easy to install performance upgrade that can be installed in about 90 minutes or less using basic hand tools. By following K&N’s simple step-by-step instructions owners of Ford Fusion models can experience increased performance while still being able to brag about their car's fuel efficiency. A K&N Ford Fusion performance air intake system maintains all necessary factory connections and does not require any additional modifications to experience a boost in performance. As Craig from Michigan said of his Ford Fusion air intake 69-3514TTK “It took about an hour to install this kit on my 2010 Fusion. It will never be a high-performance machine, but it sounds better, is a bit quicker, and my mileage went from 25.1 to 25.3 in two weeks with no highway driving.”

K&N air intake 63-2588 was dyno tested and shown to make an estimated 8.41 more horsepower on a 2014 Ford Fusion 1.5L Ecoboost

K&N air intake 63-2588 was dyno tested and shown to make an estimated 8.41 more horsepower on a 2014 Ford Fusion 1.5L Ecoboost

Every K&N Ford Fusion performance air intake system is designed and tested on a chassis dynamometer to establish that it will provide an increase in horsepower to the drive wheels of the vehicle. The K&N horsepower guarantee is simple and straightforward. As Steve Perry from Michigan said about his Ford Fusion intake 69-3515TS “The air intake arrived quickly and on time from K&N. It was packaged well and included clear instructions and a hard copy of the dyno sheet. I like that K&N actually supplies the data to support their guaranteed horsepower claim.”

If all that weren’t enough, K&N backs its Ford Fusion air intake systems with a 10-year/million mile limited warranty. K&N is confident in its products because each one will undergo rigorous testing in both laboratory and real world situations. Additionally, K&N will warrant that using our products will not result in a vehicle warranty denial. If ever a vehicle warranty department tries to deny the vehicle warranty, or blame the presence of a K&N product, please feel free to contact K&N customer service at 1-800-858-3333 and K&N will work to resolve the issue.

Use the K&N Ford Fusion performance air intake upgrade guide below to find a K&N air intake system for your Ford Fusion. Or use the search by vehicle tool on knfilters.com to find additional Ford Fusion performance products and upgrades, or K&N parts for other vehicles. To find a local authorized K&N dealer, use the Find Dealer search function.

First Generation 2006-2012 Ford Fusion Performance Air Intake Systems:

K&N Typhoon Ford Fusion Air Intake System 69-3515TS

2009 Ford Fusion 3.0L V6
2008 Ford Fusion 3.0L V6
2007 Ford Fusion 3.0L V6
2006 Ford Fusion 3.0L V6

K&N Typhoon Ford Fusion Air Intake System 69-3514TTK

2012 Ford Fusion 2.5L L4
2011 Ford Fusion 2.5L L4
2010 Ford Fusion 2.5L L4
2009 Ford Fusion 2.3L L4
2008 Ford Fusion 2.3L L4
2007 Ford Fusion 2.3L L4
2006 Ford Fusion 2.3L L4

Second Generation 2013-2015 Ford Fusion Performance Air Intake Systems:

K&N Typhoon Ford Fusion Air Intake System 69-3533TTK

2017 Ford Fusion 2.5L L4
2016 Ford Fusion 2.5L L4
2015 Ford Fusion 2.5L L4
2014 Ford Fusion 2.5L L4
2013 Ford Fusion 2.5L L4

K&N Aircharger Ford Fusion Air Intake System 63-2585

2016 Ford Fusion 2.0L L4 – Turbo
2015 Ford Fusion 2.0L L4 – Turbo
2014 Ford Fusion 2.0L L4 – Turbo
2013 Ford Fusion 2.0L L4 – Turbo

K&N Aircharger Ford Fusion Air Intake System 63-2586

2015 Ford Fusion 1.6L L4
2014 Ford Fusion 1.6L L4
2013 Ford Fusion 1.6L L4

K&N Aircharger Ford Fusion Air Intake System 63-2588

2015 Ford Fusion 1.5L L4
2016 Ford Fusion 1.5L L4
2015 Ford Fusion 1.5L L4
2014 Ford Fusion 1.5L L4

 
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K&N Engineering in Riverside California is the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. K&N invented the reusable high flow cotton air filter in 1969 and has been perfecting the technology ever since. K&N is a world class filtration company selling air filters, oil filters, and intakes in over 30 countries. K&N sells over 5,000 products designed for cars, trucks, motorcycles, engines, and industrial applications. From their Million Mile Warranty to their Consumer Protection Pledge, K&N stands behind their products and their consumers 100%. The distinctive K&N logo represents performance from one of the original performance companies. For more information, visit knfilters.com.