However, a report by in July 2018, citing an unnamed Ford source, is stating that Ford is reconsidering dropping the Fusion name due to strong in the name as well as dealer protests. The overall effect is pleasing. The bushings and hydraulic engine mounts are designed to keep vibration and road noise to a minimum. The Fusion's nice combination of ride and handling are benefits of the rigid structure it shares with the Mazda6. The styling features large headlights and a bold grille. Anyhow, a cheesy… The 2008 Ford Fusion we recently tested didn't rocket to 60 mph with any urgency, and didn't have the most dramatic styling, but the Fusion still left everyone who drove it thoroughly impressed.
The order in which Sync plays your songs can be frustrating, too. The cabin is starting to show its age, and the engines are both underwhelming and inefficient — a paradoxical combination, and not a good one at any rate. For the 2007 model year, approximately 77% of Fusion sales were retail as opposed to fleet. Fusion in the Market Put the Ford Fusion toe-to-toe with its competition, and it comes up short in a lot of ways. Interior Features The cabin of the Ford Fusion is comfortable and benefits from straightforward controls.
We drove one on a heavily watered down handling course at Ford's proving grounds and were impressed with its ability to hold a line and not get out of shape in transient maneuvers. Both feature aluminum construction, dual-overhead cams, four valves per cylinder, intake variable-cam timing and electronic throttle control to deliver smooth, spirited performance along with good fuel economy and emissions ratings. Sync could be a smash hit for audiophiles with short attention spans, as it allows you to switch from one song to another at the slightest whim. The Fusion replaced the for the Latin American markets—except in Argentina where the current European Mondeo is available and in the United States and Canada where it superseded the then mid-size Taurus and the compact. The neat-and-clean theme from the Fusion's sheetmetal carries over to the cabin, where it meets with more mixed results. Fusion is a car built for comfort and convenience.
Sixteen-inch steel wheels are standard, with optional alloy wheels available in 16-, 17- and 18-inch diameters. Also, there's no indicator showing the driver what gear it's in at any given moment and around town it's difficult to tell by feel. Its steering wheel turns with a light touch but stops short of feeling overly assisted, and the precise will impress anyone used to driving a family car. The four-cylinder feels smooth, revving to high speeds with none of the strained fussiness that often accompanies such moves. Archived from on December 1, 2008.
Ford announced to discontinue the Fusion in April 2018. The investigation was opened in response to over 500 complaints where motorists reported the sudden loss of power steering while driving. We wonder how many people actually use semi-manual shifters so this may not be an issue for you; clearly, Ford shares this opinion. The car was driven by retired Ford engineer Rick Byrnes, a long time. Handling and ride are usually an area where enthusiast reviews and consumer reviews of cars disagree. Deliveries of the Fusion Energi began in the U. Roominess Compared Passenger volume cu.
While available power isn't up to the benchmark set by the class leaders, the Fusion is an excellent value. And offer a quick shifting manual so it can truly become a drivers car. Archived from on March 4, 2013. The Fusion feels bigger and heavier than it looks, but it also offers excellent stability. In 2018, Ford recalled 2013-15 Ford Fusion with 1.
It seems plain isn't enough any more to sell even the most basic four-doors. Production on the first Fusions began on August 1, 2005. Ford itself would not comment on the Fusion's future. The center stack is simple and boasts straightforward controls that are easy to operate, though it is not beautiful to behold. The Fusion's transformation would be similar to that of the , which in 2018 went from being a sedan to a wagon and -styled.
All available engines are four-cylinder offerings, dropping the previous model's 3. Ford also says Fusion has a stiffer bodyshell than the Mazda6, which is good because a rigid structure is the key to a smooth ride and responsive handling. The athleticism of the design is further pronounced in the available 16-, 17- and 18-inch aluminum wheels. Archived from on January 22, 2010. An optional Sport Appearance Package comes with a firmer suspension and sporty interior and exterior styling cues. The Car Design Yearbook 4. Car interiors have improved greatly, and the Fusion has a contemporary look inside but needs a touch better execution.