i love this car! it drives so nice it is just simply perfection you couldnt find a better buy it is not to expensive and it has everyhitng you need!
everything about it is wonderful but being inside of the vehicle is the best it is so comfortable you just feel at home. i also love the exterior as well the chrome grill and the pin stripeing is a plus!
Replacing a Passat 1.8T, we were headed once again for the imports when the missus urged a look at the one domestic that didn't ask for handouts last year. Going up against Accord LX-P and Camry LE, the Fusion SE (I4 2.5 L) was a surprisingly easy choice based on price, features, styling and yes, ride. The first 4000 mi have us feeling great about the decision. Except when cold, the 6-speed auto is responsive and smooth. Mileage is quite good (23/29) when we're mellow. Handling is, well, it's not a Passat (taut) or even an Accord (cultured), but it's firm and secure and beats the Camry (boring) all to heck. This is a quiet, comfortable, well-engineered and (so far) reliable vehicle.
6 spd auto nicely matched to engine, reacts well to driver input. Interior very comfortable, if not roomy. SYNC and entertainment features (incl. Sirius, aux, USB) amazing. Controls mostly well laid-out and intelligent. Great standard safety features. Split fold-down rear seats are wonderful.
Interested in manual trans, but dealer inventories 99% auto; maybe change the mix a bit? Absence of ext temp gauge hard to understand, given (a) low cost and (b) importance of knowing when conditions approach freezing. Cheap chrome knobs on climate control don't go with generally tasteful finish.
We now have just over 2,100 miles on our 2010 Fusion SEL. We took advantage of a cash reduction offered to Camry owners who traded, and paid about $24,000 for a 4-cylinder model with navigation, moon-roof, electric seats, leather seating, rear camera, side sensors, blind spot sensor, and Sirius radio (plus other gadgets). In addition, we received $1,400 MORE in trade-in for our 1998 Camry than the Toyota dealer had offered several months earlier on a $29,000 Prius. The car is well-appointed and the seat/steering wheel adjustments are infinite. There’s no problem in finding a comfortable driving position, or in changing it on longer drives.
Interior quality, imaginative use of storage possibilities, lighting conveniences after parking, driver seating flexibility, silky smooth transmission, and good mileage. The upgraded sound system is pretty good. On a route that included mountains, I averaged 34.3 mpg on my latest trip.
Display gas mileage, not a bar chart. The trunk storage area for the siphon and jack needs a Velcro strip to hold the compartment door in place, and the front visors tend to come out or their holders. Sirius radio delivers lower- quality sound, and one of the front speakers has developed a rattle.
Needs slightly tinted windows, 6-disc cd changer standard, do not like 1 disc at all. Standard Radio sounds horrible if the radio station isn't in HD format, sounds like an AM radio. More meat and bulk like the SPORT model on all Fusion models, this would make it highly competitive.
I've driven a few hundred miles already in the fusion. Here is my take: - Gas is great. I drive mostly on the freeway and I'll get between 31 and 40 mpg on the freeway depending on traffic, speed and drifting. - Comfort is poor. It's small inside. Not for big guys (and girls). Not for tall guys (and girls). Your legs will be pushed up against the sides or your head will hit the roof. - Features are fabulous. SYNC is great. Radio, Ipod, USB, GPS, etc.