I had the chance to finally drive the Ford Fusion a few days ago. Different versions of it actually.
In person, it is as good looking as in pictures. This is easily one of the best looking sedan around, at any price.
The fact that it is affordable is even better. It does prove that great looking designs do NOT cost more to produce.
Of course, the only problem is still the crappy Microsoft Sync system. Just use it without the voice recognition and it's fine...
It is just fine.
What is the most amazing about the Fusion is how it drives. Immediately, you notice the steering. Is is so good. In my opinion, it's about as good as a steering gets in a FWD car. Fluid, with plenty of feel. Not to light.
Right there, it feels like a much more expensive car.
The overall driving experience is, of course, very European . Since it is basically the same car as the European Mondeo. (Finally)
The ride is firm and very comfortable.
The 2.0 Liter Turbo is a great engine and a perfect match for the car. Fast and smooth. (Although maybe not quite as quiet as the GM unit in the Regal and Malibu.)
The smaller 1.6 Liter still has enough power. But it is a little bit rougher and noisier. As expected I guess.
As usual, city MPG with a turbo is actually just OK. I did match the official 22 MPG number.
But I did manage above 34 MPG HWY, a bit better than the 32MPG official.
The Fusion is one of the very best mid sized sedan you can get.
It looks and drives great. I would really recommend it to anyone looking for a family car.
I can actually say, that if I was in the market, this is the car I would get. (With the 2.0 Liter engine.)
This is one version we do not get in the US: The hatchback. Which I think looks great.
We also do not get the panorama glass roof option. ( I guess it would compete with the All Glass Opening roof from the Lincoln MKZ...)