2010 Ford Fusion
There are 19 user reviews for the I4 SEL trim shown below
- Handling, fuel economy, comfort
- V6 from the 2011 Mustang would be nice
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I have the V6 SEL front wheel drive...not sure why it's not listed as an option here.
This car is what the Accord and Camry used to be: a great handling, smooth, TRUE mid-size car. The Accord and Camry are now mid-size for marketing purposes only...they have become unwieldy boats, and the Camry in particular felt horribly disconnected when I test drove it.
The optional 3.0 liter V6 is smooth, but won't win any drag races against WRX or G35 owners. Fuel economy is great, especially on the expressway, where 32+mpg is entirely possible at 75mph cruise.
Build quality and fit/finish are excellent. This doesn't feel like a Ford at all. This is due to the understated, classy interior design, which is more subdued and VW-like than over-the-top Honda like (who seemed to inexplicably take interior cues from Pontiac). There is not a squeak or rattle to be heard. The seats are the most comfortable I've experienced outside of a luxury brand.
Handling and road feel are best-in-class. If you removed the Ford badge, you'd once again think you were driving a European sedan. Turn-in feel is great and the car feels glued down. Steering feel is good for an electrical steering system, but I wish they stuck with a hydraulic system (still available on the Sport trim).
As for reliability, this car has been rated tops by Consumer Reports...better than the Accord, and better than the Camry...so case closed on that front. This means Camry's only remaining "advantage" is a perception, not a truth. Predicted resale is also very good. I've had always been a Toyota/Honda guy...5 years ago I'd have rightfully laughed at the idea of buying a Ford...but this car converted me. I still have issues with most American cars, but this particular one is a game changer.
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