As an Englishman living in Canada, having to travel 80k to work 5 days a week, after a lot of research I settled for the Fusion, my wife had a 2004 Focus Wagon and that was really reliable so that influenced my choice, test drove a used Mazda6 which I found really good but had rust problems. The Fusion is excellent the gearbox a delight, the engine so,so flexible, comfort superb, only fault is the special spare which are really useless in rural Canada, we have to cover such vast distances they are impractical at certain times. I have not got SYNC but really pleased with the 6 CD changer and sound system, up to my move to Canada, I have always driven Volvos, this Fusion compares favourably
I love the seats, the smoothness of the engine and the drive, even on Saskatchewan roads which are not the best! Apart from a slight chatter of the passenger at -20 degrees now the weather has warmed it's disappeared not a single fault
If I was to nit pick all I could criticize is the closeness of the bonnet release switch to the dimmer, I am used to it now but boy it was frustrating the couple of times I accidently hit it!