Ford Fusion Lug Pattern (2005-2020)

The Ford Fusion is a mid-size sedan that has no problem seating up to 5 people. It has a 175 horsepower engine as standard, which is more than enough for most people. There are higher performance engine options as well, along with a plug-in hybrid version. Regardless of which type you have, you will eventually need to know the Ford Fusion lug pattern. 

If you have a Ford Fusion that was made between 2013 and 2020, then it uses a lug pattern of 5×4.25 inches (5x108mm) and has a center bore of 2.5 inches (63.4mm). It has 5 lug nuts that have a thread size of M12 x 1.5. The lug nuts need to be tightened down to 100 ft lbs. If, on the other hand, you have a Ford Fusion made between 2005 and 2012, then it has a lug pattern of 5×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm) and has a center bore of 2.64 inches (67.1mm). This version also has 5 lugnuts that use the same M12 x 1.5 thread size and 100lb-ft of tightening force as the model above. 

The above information, though most certainly useful for a lot of different situations, does not tell you everything that you need to know. In this article, we will go over the Ford Fusion lug pattern in more detail for each generation.

After that, we will explain what type of lug nuts that you need to use for your Ford Fusion. Then we will go over things like the torque specs of the bolts and the exact Ford Fusion center bore size. In addition to all these things, we are also going to go over all the tire and rim options for each generation’s engine configurations.

Ford Fusion Lug Pattern

The table below should help out a lot when it comes to finding crucial information about your Ford Fusion lug pattern at a glance. Below that, we will go into some additional information regarding tire and rim size options for a particular engine configuration. 

Year RangeLug patternCenter BoreLug NutsThread SizeTorque Specification
2005 – 20095×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm)2.5 inches (63.4mm)5M12 x 1.5100 lb ft
2010 – 20125×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm)2.5 inches (63.4mm)5M12 x 1.5100 lb ft
2013 – 20165×4.25 inches (5x108mm)2.64 inches (67.1mm)5M12 x 1.5100 lb ft
2017 – 20185×4.25 inches (5x108mm)2.64 inches (67.1mm)5M12 x 1.5100 lb ft
2019 – 20205×4.25 inches (5x108mm)2.64 inches (67.1mm)5M12 x 1.5100 lb ft

Ford Fusion Wheel Fitment Guide

To fit a wheel properly on your Fusion, you’ll need to know more aspects than just the lug pattern. Below we’ve outlined all the factors you should be aware of for each generation of the Fusion. These include: center bore diameter, wheel tightening torque, whether lug nuts or bolts are used, and the thread size of the bolts.

2005 – 2009

If you have a Ford Fusion that has a 2.3L 4 cylinder engine, then it has a tire size of 205/60R16 and a rim size of 6.5Jx16 ET40. If, on the other hand, you have a Ford Fusion with a 3.0L V6 engine, it has a tire size of 225/50R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET44.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire SizesRim SizesBolt Pattern
2.3L I4160 HP205/60R166.5Jx16 ET405×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm)
3.0L V6221 HP225/50R177.5Jx17 ET445×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm)

2010 – 2012

Ford Fusions that have the 175 HP 2.5L 4 cylinder use a tire size of 205/60R16 and a rim size of 6.5Jx16 ET40. If your Ford Fusion has the 191 HP 2.5L or the 3.0L V6 engine, then it uses a tire size of 225/50R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET44.

If you have the more powerful Ford Fusion equipped with the 3.5L V6 engine, then it has a tire size of 225/45R18 and a rim size of 7.5Jx18 ET44.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire SizesRim SizesBolt Pattern
2.5L V6175 HP205/60R166.5Jx16 ET405×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm)
2.5L V6191 HP225/50R177.5Jx17 ET445×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm)
3.0L V6191 HP225/50R177.5Jx17 ET445×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm)

2013 – 2016

For this range of years, if you have a Ford Fusion with either the 1.5L I4 or 1.6L 4 cylinder engines, then it uses a tire size of 215/60R16 and uses a rim size of 6.5Jx16 ET50. The 188 HP 2.0L version of the Ford Fusion, however, uses a tire size of 225/50R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET55.

If you have a Ford Fusion with a 240 HP 2.0L 4 cylinder engine, then its got a tire size of 235/50R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET55. For the larger 2.5L Ford Fusion, a tire size of either 215/60R16 or 235/50R17 is used. Rims for this version are either 6.5Jx16 ET50 or 7.5Jx17 ET55.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire SizesRim SizesBolt Pattern
1.5L I4181 HP215/60R166.5Jx16 ET505×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
1.6L I4179 HP215/60R166.5Jx16 ET505×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
2.0L I4188 HP225/50R177.5Jx17 ET555×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
2.0L I4240 HP235/50R177.5Jx17 ET555×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
2.5L V6175 HP215/60R16 235/50R17 6.5Jx16 ET50 7.5Jx17 ET555×4.25 inches (5x108mm)

2017 – 2018

The turbocharged 1.5L Ford Fusion uses a tire size of 215/60R16 and a rim size of 6.5Jx16 ET50. The larger 2.0L turbo version of the Ford Fusion uses a 235/50R17 tire size and a 7.5Jx17 ET55 time size.

If you have a Ford Fusion that has a 2.0 HEV I4 or 2.0 PHEV I4 engine, then it uses a tire size of 225/50R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET55. Ford Fusions that have a 2.5L I4 engine use a tire size of 215/60R16 or 235/50R17 mounted onto either a 6.5Jx16 ET50 or 7.5Jx17 ET55 rim.

If you have the larger-engined 2.7L Ford Fusion Turbo V6, then it uses a tire size of 225/50R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET55.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire SizesRim SizesBolt Pattern
1.5L I4181 HP215/60R166.5Jx16 ET505×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
2.0L I4188 HP235/50R177.5Jx17 ET555×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
2.0L HEV I4188 HP225/50R177.5Jx17 ET555×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
2.0L PHEV I4195 HP225/50R177.5Jx17 ET555×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
2.5L V6175 HP215/60R16 235/50R176.5Jx16 ET50 7.5Jx17 ET555×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
2.7L V6325 HP225/50R177.5Jx17 ET555×4.25 inches (5x108mm)

2019 – 2020

Ford Fusions that have the 1.5 Ecoboost I4 engine use a tire size of either 215/60R16 or 235/50R17 mounted to a 6.5Jx16 ET50  rim.

For Ford Fusions that have the 2.0 Ecoboost 4 cylinder turbo engine, a tire size of 235/50R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET55 is used. For the 2.0L PHEV I4 or 2.0 iVCT I4 version of the vehicle a tire size of 225/50R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET55 is used.

Ford Fusions with the 2.5L iVCT 4 cylinder engine use a tire size of 215/60R16 and a rim size of 6.5Jx16 ET50. The Ford Fusions from this era that have the larger 2.7 V6 turbo engine use a tire size of 225/50R17 and a rim size of 7.5Jx17 ET55.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire SizesRim SizesBolt Pattern
1.5L EcoBoost I4181 HP215/60R16 235/50R176.5Jx16 ET505×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
2.0L EcoBoost I4188 HP235/50R177.5Jx17 ET555×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
2.0L PHEV I4195 HP225/50R177.5Jx17 ET555×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
2.0L iVCT I4200 HP225/50R177.5Jx17 ET555×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
2.5L iVCT I4175 HP215/60R166.5Jx16 ET505×4.25 inches (5x108mm)
2.7L Ecoboost V6325 HP225/50R177.5Jx17 ET555×4.25 inches (5x108mm)

Properly Tightening The Bolts

All Ford Fusions use 5 lug nuts tightened in criss-cross pattern to a specific torque level. You can find this information in your user manual, but we put it here for you too. 

The first step is to tighten your Ford Fusion lug nuts with a hand wrench first. Don’t tighten them all the way just yet. Remember, if you tighten them down in the wrong order it could be dangerous as it could cause serious vibration and alignment issues.

Then, tighten them down with a torque wrench to the appropriate ft lbs. For the Ford Fusion, it is recommended to tighten the lug nuts down to 100 ft lbs. 

Rotating Ford Fusion Tires 

For the Ford Fusion, it’s best to rotate its tires about every 7,500 miles. The good news is that rotating your tires is really easy to do. All you have to do is move the tires from the left side of the car to the right side of the car while also swapping them front to back. 

Time is something that wears out tires, too. Eventually, air and moisture has its way with it and the tire needs to be replaced. So, if your tires are older than 5 years old, you should replace them regardless of how many miles are on them.

Conclusion

The Ford Fusion is a decently performing mid-size sedan that has plenty of room for family and groceries. No matter how well your vehicle runs or how good of a job you do at taking care of it, you are going to eventually need to know the Ford Fusion lug pattern. 

If your Ford Fusion was made between 2013 and 2020, it uses a lug pattern of 5×4.25 inches (5x108mm) and has a center bore of 2.5 inches (63.4mm). If, on the other hand, you have a Ford Fusion made between 2005 – 2012, then it has a lug pattern of 5×4.5 inches (5×114.3mm) and has a center bore of 2.64 inches (67.1mm). Both versions use 5 lug nuts that have a thread size of M12 x 1.5 lug nuts that need to be tightened down to 100 ft lbs. 

We hope this article helped you learn everything you needed to know about the Ford Fusion lug pattern. Thanks for reading!

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