Blends Economy, Performance, and Luxury!
By HiCarGeek on
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid CVT)
3 mos, 1200 mi. My commute is 12 mi, 50 mph freeway in AM (44 mpg) and stop/go gridlock in PM(39 mpg). Short errands bring my average down to 40 mpg. Headlights nice and bright, with good distance and cutoff. Love the standard features - pwr pass seat, electrochromic rear view mirror, 6 CD changer, reverse alarm, driver's lumbar support, alloy wheels with Michelin MXV4 S8s, dual zone A/C, vehicle speed sensistive wipers. Considered G37 Journey (needs premium, too small inside), Genesis V6 (no dealer discount, given $1000 rebate). Still have other car (Camry LE V6). Absolutely happy with my decision on a balanced price/performance/life cycle cost/quality/reliability/USA company basis.
Great gas mileage, wonderfully subtle gas/electric transitions, stiff and quiet structure, sports sedan handling. Great base level sound system. Sync for iPod, phone, traffic, and directions. Quality interior. Quiet, except for A/C fan on high speed. Operates like a regular car, not a Prius.
Make side view mirrors foldable, move A/C controls higher on dash. Reduce vehicle weight without hurting stiffness or noise. Enlarge trunk by lowering temp spare and moving fuel vapor canister elsewhere. Make leather a stand-alone option. Raise rear seat slightly, increase rear seat toe room.