We needed an efficient family car, and went with a 2007 Fusion. It was $5-7K less than a similarly equipped foreign model.It constantly gets 29.8 mpg with 65% hwy and 35% city driving. We have a K&N air filter installed and use synthetic oil to protect our investment in our attempt to go green. The car constantly turns out good fuel economy and if a comfortable drive for family trips. The 4 Cyl. engine lacks power, but once on the hwy (with the cruise set), it doesn't matter. The Aux input jack for our ipod is great for long trips. My wife drives about 50 miles round trip to work and she loves the interior and ride handling. Though in the city, the 4 banger needs more pep.
Fuel mileage (gets about 32 on the hwy, and 24 in the city). much better than the EPA ratings. ipod input jack. Very roomy interior, great styling, and the exterior looks great as well.
Needs more pep for the 4 Cyl. (maybe 190 hp engine). make the 6 sp auto abailable for the 4 cyl models. other than that, it's a great investment, for a low price tag (beats the foreign cars), in a time of rising fuel costs.