I bought the 2009 Ford Fusion after testing the 2009 Camry, 2009 Altima, 2009 Sonata and 2009 Accord. The Fusion was more comfortable for me, rode smoother and handled the road better. I got the 4 cyl SE, automatic, with leather trim interior, sun roof and SYNC, spoiler and rear sensor. The Fusion performs above average and looks pretty good. I've enjoyed owing the car so far and have actually gotten several compliments on its appearance. Overall, very good job, Ford!
If Ford offered a warranty like Hyundai, made some minor improvements (better performing engines, automatic lights, etc) and had a better marketing plan, this would be a leader of the pack vice a mid pack sedan.