I have driven my Fusion energi for 3000 miles. I have had one flat and two sidewall tire failures , caused by BRUSHING curbs in parking lots. OF COURSE NO SPARE. Many hours waiting for road service and over $700 spent. This car cannot be driven anywhere safely. Unlike other manufacturers no compact spare is available and a full size spare will not fit in trunk. Obviously Ford has not considered customer convience or safety. Never get vehicle with no spare tire
The redesigned Fusion is a well-executed sedan with a few shortcomings that can't be ignored.
It does the most important things well:
a supremely comfortable ride, an invigorating drivetrain, and looks that strangers still comment on.
The shopping was over when I drove the Fusion.
I still like it after one year of ownership, but it has some annoyances (see below) that buyers should be aware of.
The 2.0L EcoBoost is a smooth-running, quiet engine -- as refined as any four-cylinder on the market today.
Six-speed transmission works very well - it goes to the right gear every time and shifts smoothly.
Cabin provides a quiet, composed ride.
Really a pleasure on the interstate or on windy back-roads.
There was a recall for "grabby" brakes in 2013 Fusions, but the dealer says mine isn't included.
I've grown to live with it, but other people who drive my car notice the touchy brakes right away.
2) The Sirius radio sounds horrible.
I can't believe any audio engineer allowed such a lousy sounding radio in a new vehicle.
The XM Radio in our Chevy sounds wonderful -- Ford picked the loser with Sirius.
Sirius and XM use different satellites and different receivers, but the same programming now that the companies have merged.
Gas mileage has been less than I'd hoped.
Averaging 22 around town, 28 on the highway.
I bought a new 2013 Fusion SE June 2013.
In Feb 2014, at 7,500 mi. the engine light came on.
First fix was to replace the transmission (??) because Eco-boost engine design caused over-heating.
3 days later engine light came on.
Faulty igniter coil (??) was the cause this time & replaced.
2 days later engine light came on.
Engine needs to be replaced (!!??) due to initial over-heating problem; engine either "warped" or cracked.
It's the Ides of March; I've been waiting for my car for 2 weeks.
I'm supposed to get it back in 2 days; the following day,
I'm driving it from Albuq NM to LA CA.
I will let you know if I make it back w/ no issues.
Wish me luck.
When it was running, I loved the car.
Good value for the money.
Perhaps Ford was overly optimisic/aggressive in the redisgn of this model?
I am now very timid with regard to this car's reliability, performance, design, and future value.
I am interested to know if anyone else has experienced a similiar issue with overheating and/or poor transmission performance.
I am more curious to know if this turns out to be a design problem that all drivers could experience.
Fixing this problem with a new transmission & engine on a car with 7,500 miles cannot be cheap for Ford.
After just over 6 months of ownership and more than 11,500 miles on the ODO, I am still a proud fusion owner. Lifetime MPG average is 28.2 which is over the EPA combined rating of 26 MPG. The exterior is holding up well as far as paint and trim. Although around 6,600 miles the clear coat on my factory black 18in rims began to peal off in chucks. The dealer replaced all four rims and so far so good. Seat comfort lends to hours of HWY driving, while also holding one in place while driving spiritedly. Everything thus far is mechanically sound and brake and tire wear are holding steady. The interior is also holding up well. I highly recommend this car for purchase.
The power of the 2.0 ecoboost engine is fantastic. No matter what speed you are traveling a push of the throttle and you are gone! Gas mileage is good when you aren't driving the car like you stole it. The sound system is excellent for just 6 speakers. MyFord has worked flawlessly thus far as well as the rest of the cars electronics. I hit a deer one night with the right front bumper at approx. 45 mph with the only damage being the front right side of the grill being ever so slightly recessed. The car handles and corners extremely well for a midsize sedan, no matter what the weather conditions.
Though I do highly recommend this vehicle there are some minor things that I think can be improved. For instance, I am just over 6ft in stature and I have knocked my head on the trunk door when grabbing an item that is deeper inside the trunk. Extending the travel of the trunk lid would solve this issue. The transmission learning software can use a little bit more refinement as at times it does not shift as smoothly as I think it should. Although, this could be do to my driving habits of frequent spirited driving, while at other times emphasizing fuel economy. Lastly, the MyFord software could use some ergonomic updating in reference to the different menus and sub menus.
I bought a ford fusion in July 3013, Brand new, off the lot. It drove well for the first month then started having problems. I had to have the driver module replaced, the fuel pump replaced twice and every time it gets cold the car breaks down. I got it fixed yesterday, drove it for abou8t 24 hours and it broke down again. It died in an intersection and would not start again. This is the fourth time Ive had this problem. It usually starts up again after trying several times to start it but lately it refuses. I hate this car. Im trading it in for a honda or something and I dont recommend ANYONE to EVER buy [non-permissible content removed] FORD FUSION.
The car is beautifully designed and stylish but its [non-permissible content removed] mechanically.
Build a car that will last. [non-permissible content removed].