Pleasantly surprised at the performance of the Fusion. Purchased a 4 cylinder SE manual transmission with 14,000 miles on it. Car now has 34,000 miles after a year and we could not be more pleased. While the 4 cylinder is a little sluggish at the start, it picks up quickly. Handling is superb. Interior fit and finish as well as interior room is great. We have two teenagers (6.0" and 5.9") and they love the backseat. Fuel mileage is good with avg 26 mpg around town and 33 mpg on the Hwy. Have received numerous compliments from friends and family- all die hard Honda and Toyota owners. Riding in the Fusion makes them reconsider Ford products. No reliability issues whatsoever to date.
Great standard features with the SE (computer; 6 CD changer; radio controls on the steering wheel etc.;nimble handling; extremely comfortable and well designed interior; great gas mileage for such a roomy car; great reliability thus far; huge trunk
a little more acceleration in the lower gears. As well, my wife and I have noticed that there are some large blind spots while driving-need to be a little more careful in traffic. That is it, just really love this car and would highly recommend it. Will update this review at 60k and 90k miles.