Purchased my fusion after having a horrific 8 month long ownership with a 2013 Ford Escape 1.6. The fusion rides excellently even though it sports the optional 18 inch back rims. The car absorbs road vibrations and bumps well instead of the car jittering over road imperfection and crash over bumps like the escape. Although I no longer have myford touch I am more than satisfied with myford. I have put 1,900 miles in just over a month of ownership, which included a 1,000 road trip in which I average 31. 5 MPG going between 70-80mph, which was better than the escape. The stereo system is fantastic for just 6 speakers with good highs and surprisingly good bass. I am glad I gave Ford another shot
The exterior styling of the vehicle is very catching. Styling is aggressive, but not overbearing. I have gotten may compliments on the car especially since my fusion is in tuxedo black with the black 18 inch rims and black tinted windows(to protect the leather). One can tell that Ford also put a lot of thought into the interior. The materials though out the cabin are top notch with soft material in all the right places. No more creaking, no more rattles, and no more interior pieces detaching. The leather seats are extremely comfortable and the leather quality is very good. There is also more leg room front and rear than the escape. I am 6ft tall and fit in the rear seats perfectly.
There are only a few minor improvements that I would suggest, but nothing that would be a deal breaker. First, I would like if the trunk door opened a bit farther to better fit my height. The second improvement would be in order to access USB or Bluetooth audio you have to use voice commands instead of using the screen, which defaults to line in, when pressing the media button. Also, it would be nice to get song information when playing audio over bluetooth. Lastly there is a small and infrequent rattle coming from the headliner between the front windshield and dome lights.
I leased this car in Nov 2012 and driven 8k miles so far.
The car has great styling and a comfortable ride, but the gas mileage and jerky transmission has been very dissapointing.
I live in los angeles and drive a mix of both highway and local roads.
My average mpg is 21.8 and that requires driving like a grandmother. My old acura 3.2tl got similar gas mileage but was much faster and enjoyable to drive.
BTW, my ford touch stinks. its extremely slow, and can be distracting to operate while driving, it does not support any apps (ie yelp/pandora).
On multiple occassions it has froze and required the car to be restarted to resume working.
improve gas mileage;improve my ford touch:
Ford currently advertises Sync and My ford touch as supporting all types of apps (ie yelp) but this not the case.
Purchased Fusion 2013 SE back in Nov 2012. It was very exciting to have one of the newest cars in the market.
At 3000 miles. Engine/ gauges would stop working.
This is a electronic car. you need to coast to side of the road and restart. If the battery dies you need a jump to put in neutral. Car computer has been reprogrammed several times since then and battery changed.
Car has stalled out countless times while driving on the road.
We had contacted a lawyer and filed with Lemon Law in NJ.
Ford has agreed to take back the car and paying all fees associated with car.
I can only suggest everyone keep a running log of your car if there are any issues. Names,photos ,phone numbers and dates.
Looks pretty - that's about it.
Bring the car back to the USA. Obviously quality control is not working in Mexico.
auful gas mileage ,16 city,16 hwy,can not talk when outside car due to engine noise,need a megaphone to communicate to rear passengers,no power,difficult to pass anything,so much road noise inside vehicle with windows up reminds me of grandpa's 1955 ford 2 ton truck,id hate to see a new car worse than this one !!!!
rides better than 2010 camry traded in
everything,biggest pile of JUNK on the market,getting rid of it ASAP,list goes on @ on,id be an embarrassed car company if i sent this out the door.
2013 Ford Fusion Titanium 4dr Sedan w/EcoBoost (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Overall I absolutely love this car!
I saw a picture of it about 1 year before it was on the market and said I will own one and so I do.
I still look forward to getting into it every morning going to work and when I get off work I look forward to driving it home.
I have driven many supercharged cars and turbo cars.
Although this isn't the most powerful one it still has plenty of
power to get into traffic, pass someone, or get out of the way.
Sync is my favorite feature.
2nd is the styling.
3rd is the power, and 4th is the handling.
Well, the looks of the car say it all.
I get stopped all the time with people asking about the car or making comments about it.
People seem to love it.
Sync needs allot of work.
I wish that they would upgrade the speech recognition to something like Google has.
It seems like most of the time I have to repeat my commands in order for it to work or confirm what I have said.
I would redesign the rear exhaust system so that the back of the car didn't suit all over.
I have to clean the back of the car regularly to keep it looking good.
Also, the ignition key needs to be changed to a more stylish style, and a push button start.
The key is HUGE!
Also putting it into the ignition has to be exact.
The key seems to get pushed into the outer ring of the ignition when in a hurry.
City mileage is horrible. Only get good mpg at 64mph