2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Long Term Road Test


2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: About that Center Stack...

January 26, 2010

Ford Fusion Hybrid center stack.JPG 

I drove our long-term 2010 Ford Fusion for the first time last night. It's an great commuter car with good space and excellent fuel economy, of course, and it's as utterly boring as the similar Camry Hybrid.

The center stack on our Fusion has a very good HMI (Human Machine Interface) with good, quality-feeling switch (and knobs) operation.

And the appearance is... well, a bit dated, but not too bad. That's because we popped for the Navi, which has a different center stack than non-Navi.

If you don't get the Navi, you end up with this...

Ford Fusion non-navi center stack.jpg

This non-navi center stack is also fine...in a mid-90's Hertz rental car.

But Ford will take care of this soon with their new MyFord and MyFord Touch center stack.

Ford will introduce this new interface on their 2011 Edge, 2012 Focus, and 2011 Lincoln MKX.

We previewed MyFord Touch during our 2010 CES coverage -- we shot a video where my colleague Doug Newcomb gave a good overview of the system.

In case you missed it:

Albert Austria, Senior Engineer @ 2650 miles

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