Ordered the 2012 S model optioned the way I wanted and waited 10 weeks. Picked it up on
In most aspects this car is outstanding. The first tank showed 27.3 mpg in mixed city/ hi-way driving. Fun to drive, great handling and braking.
Fit and finish are first rate
Two very minor Issues:
1. The 6 speed manual shifter is a bit clunky. No speed shifting with this baby.
The C pillars are a bit thick creating a slight
The thing I like best is:
The 2.5 liter I 4 is a torque monster for a four banger. Keep the revs above 1700 rpm and you never need to down shift from 6th gear even going up moderate hills. And it sips gas to boot....
I am very pleased with this engine and the car overall.
This model is getting a complete make over for the 2013 model year.
I saw photos of the new body style and I was not impressed. I thought the 2013 Fusion looks like a Sonata from the front and an Elantra from the back. I like the looks of the "old" body style better.
$3200 in rebates on the 2012 model also influenced my decision