It earns high safety scores, features an upscale interior, and provides two rows of expansive, comfortable seats. Since a V-6 Fusion had already lost to the Accord in a previous comparo, it stayed home for this one as well. Like the previous generation Fusion, the final assembly takes place at , , , Mexico. The gearshift itself has long throws, but each gear position feels crisp and well-defined. Fusion in the Market Put the Ford Fusion toe-to-toe with its competition, and it comes up short in a lot of ways.
In our February issue, we ran a comparison test of mid-size sedans from which the Fusion was absent. Euro-style handling Despite Ford Motor Company's significant operations in Europe, the Fusion has Mazda underpinnings, but the chassis and suspension capture the European feel for which its engineers were aiming. Headroom and legroom is adequate, though no spot feels especially spacious. On September 5, 2018, Ford ended all national and promotional advertising including sales and special offers for its entire sedan lineup, including the Fusion, whose production will continue despite its possible discontinuation. Presumably the regular suspension and 16- or 17-inch wheels — which come with chunkier 60- or 50- tires, respectively — provide a more cushioned ride. Missing metadata packs a second punch: Sync allows you to refine your search within an artist or playlist to show the albums, a convenient feature if you have a number of albums under a single band.
Fusion Ride and Handling: Composed and Confident This Ford rides smoothly over most road surfaces. Check out the photos above to see more. Pricing has increased marginally across the range by about a few hundred dollars. After awhile the brakes seem to reset. We put together the comparo to see where the also-rans would filter in below the Honda, and if the Accord would remain on top when all the cars were sampled with four-cylinder engines and automatics the most-sold combination. The affected floor mats may move and possibly interfere with the accelerator pedal.
We cover the other Fusion variants, the and , in separate reviews. I chose to go to this used dealership because of all of the great reviews they received online. The four-cylinder feels smooth, revving to high speeds with none of the strained fussiness that often accompanies such moves. It is a good choice if you want to keep the initial outlay low or you must have a manual transmission. Ford says Sync can read text messages and send one of 15 replies, which could prove useful. Archived from on March 4, 2013. The recall is expected to begin July 11, 2016.
Some of us have been in this business long enough to have retired to a small island in the Caribbean on the proceeds. Most reviewers admired the amount of room in the 2008 Ford Fusion's cabin and its construction quality. The Fusion's rear-seat room is all the more impressive when much larger cars like the Chevrolet Malibu offer little more usable space. Unfortunately, an is still missing. The seatbacks are spring-loaded, too, so they fall forward without you needing to pull them down from the backseat or push something against them from the trunk. If you have fragile cargo — say, a lamp — the Fusion can be a godsend. Car interiors have improved greatly, and the Fusion has a contemporary look inside but needs a touch better execution.
With a chassis that offers what Ford claims is class-leading torsional rigidity, the Fusion is a solid performer. The seats, too, seem narrow and stiff, and some of the interior panels were poorly finished. In our test drive and our long experience with four-cylinder and six-cylinder Fusions, we think the four-cylinder is probably the better option. This could happen in as little as every 20 feet when driving in snowy conditions. This caused me several horrible scenarios where I could've died. Took in to Ford dealership and they had to replace the hcu system and then they were back to normal.
Unlike in the United States, Canada and Latin America, no V6 engine is available in that region. The road tests we researched had some complaints for the Fusion's interior. The entire 2013 Ford Fusion line-up was awarded with the 2013 at the. The gearshift itself has long throws, but each gear position feels crisp and well-defined. Archived from on September 23, 2010. Ford says Sync can read text messages and send one of 15 replies, which could prove useful.
In 2017, Ford recalled 2013-2014 Ford Fusion with 1. I'm very disappointed with Ford about this and I hope this would be considered as a recall. If you are thinking about a used model, check out our reviews of the and. Almost certainly due to an anticipated lack of much market demand, however, Ford didn't see fit to place a manual transmission in the V6-powered models, essentially cutting short the Fusion's potential as a bona fide driving enthusiast's car. It comes with a 175-horsepower four-cylinder engine, a six-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive. Reviewers generally felt the 2008 Ford Fusion had enough power to get its work done, but complained about its automatic transmission and somewhat about its fuel economy.