Platinum w/EcoBoost 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Having upgraded from my 2013 Titanium, I am well pleased. I find there is little to be displeased about in this car. I am a big Apple fan, but I find I prefer the Sync 3 to CarPlay. Since the bluetooth is available for music, podcast, etc., I don't find using the CarPlay directions that important, expecially since I live in Montana and am often out of cell range when traveling in the mountains. It's a great car to drive, handles very well in the mountain curves and terrain. Being 5'7", the seats are perfect for me, I sure for taller individuals it could be frustrating. The interior of the car is very impressive. I love the small improvements to the exterior (LED lights) and the front grill. Thank you Ford, for a great car!
Ok here's the deal, It's unbelievably fast for the 2.0 twin-turbo. 145 ponies that are coupled with a transmission begging to get off the line quickly and make the case it "must be an eight"...Oh sure it must...It has dual exhaust!....But no, it's just 2.0 and fast to 60mph. No worries about comfort either, my seats are heated and the driver's seat has lumbar support. Leather seating is well stitched and the console from front to back is stellar! A bit pricey with all the options, but worth it. The cup holders have spring loaded cams to keep the cups from getting jostled around. There is a great storage compartment in the front of the console for cds or a Kindle or wallet. The plethora of usb and lighter ports come in handy. The visor is now my garage door opener too. Actually there are too many great things about this car....With one glaring glitch. I am not tall so it doesn't bother me so much, but if you are tall expect to bang your head into the roof a few times getting in if you aren't careful. I love the seats tho'....When you shut off the engine and open the door your seat moves backwards and down making it easy to get out of the car. When you get in and start the car, the seat will go back to where you left it if you program one of two options in to it's memory.. The cockpit (really that's what it feels like) it fully designed to get to everything (once you learn where everything is) with just a small reach or touch of a button on the steering wheel. The remote keyless entry is a snap. The gear selector takes a little bit of getting use to. I have always driven with my right hand on the shifter. I grew up driving 4 speed sports cars in the 70 and then console automatics from then on. With the knob, no place to put your hand so it goes back on the steering wheel. The wheels and tires make the ride a little more like a sports car, you can feel the bumps in the road more with the "thin" tires. Give me the old fat and flexible BF Goodrich TA Radials! The sound system is typical of Ford....Great!! All that Bass and Treble! Adjustable steering wheel and ease of steering with one finger if you had to! The power Moon roof is great. The voice system is better with less "yelling" to get Siri's attention. Quiet, smooth and stunning. Thanks for the four cylinder with the attitude of an eight! Rick In Indy!
clearly define the S vs. SE. SE much more car for your money. Sync 3 should be a standard feature and not an option. Hard to justify added expense for Eco boost engine when performance is equal to standard engine. Initial impressions all positive very nice car for the money.
I purchased my Ford Fusion at the end of August and have driven 9500 miles since. I drove a company provided VW Passat before making my purchase. I test drove the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Mazda 6, and my Fusion. I am in sales so each of my cars over the past 21 years have been fleet vehicles. Personally my wife drives a Toyota Highlander. During my test drives, the Ford Fusion had the most comfortable seat. I am very happy with the comfort of the seat, and power seats are standard on the SE. Each of the cars I drove in my test were 4 cylinders; my Passat was the diesel. From a acceleration point of view, the Fusion is as good as any I have driven. I need acceleration from 60 MPH to 80 MPH for passing cars and I am comfortable with the Fusion's ability to get me around. The parts of the Fusion that are average in comparison of those that I have driven are the "Sync" feature for the hands free function, and noise that is created by the design on the side of the Fusion's body. On my Toyota and VW, the connection when a call is coming in and the ability to end the call is instantaneous. The Fusion has a 3-5 second delay for each. And there has been times when the Sirius Radio gets stuck. It won't change the channel or allow me to change to standard radio. Regarding the noise created by the design, both sides of the Fusion have a groove the length of the car. It creates a sound that is similar to a ribbon being tied to an antenna that is flying tight and it creates a rippling effect. Similar to a kite flying in the wind, too. It is very annoying. If you chose to test drive one, turn the radio down and accelerate to a speed of 60 or more for period of time. I have sales colleagues who drive Fusions and love them. The overall features and handling of the Fusion are satisfactory for my long travels. I also own a 1999 Ford F150 that has been an extremely reliable second vehicle. The reliability of my F150, plus Zero % financing, influenced my decision to purchase the Fusion.