Reliability- in 110K, needed only gas, reg maint, a hose, 2 transaxle seals, and the 'low coolant' light comes on 4 no reason. Build quality is a 9 b/c panels come loose, and cruise button quit. Ext design is perfect. Interior design is str8up. Is A lot of fun 2 drive. Gas mileage is poor, 20 city, 23 highway, and I do 95% highway. EPA is 20/27. Comfort-9 (see below). Performance- 9. For cruddy gas mileage, would love another 100HP, 200 and 24V isn't enough. But I love it, perect family car. Don't care for the Fusion, may go for 2008 Taurus, because I loved the 500, but never got one.
Reliability, style, control panel functionality
Gas mileage! Comfort- backseat= 1. no headrest, hard thing above seat (folding)2- not enough leg room, 3- no armrest 4- no grab handle, place to put hand. Turning circle.