I compared the Fusion to the new Malibu. Seats are very comfortable. The 4cyl fusion has alot more power than the Malibu 4 cyl but - the Malibu was just a bit more quiet running. Both cars were nice, form, fit, function, were great. The Fusion simply offers more creature features and power for the same money.
The Fusion's handling is very precise, with more than enough pedal if you need it. Fun to drive
I am 5'11" tall and could not sit comfortably in the Fusion's with a moon roof. My head was hitting the ceiling. Almost every SEL delivered from the factory has moon and tune package installed - Recommend to order the SE or SEL versions w/o that feature.