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Ford Fusion Sport

$28,825

MPG / LPG: 18 city; 25

As we’re firmly entrenched in the of automotive press junkets and deliveries of new cars, it’s impossible to not compare a car we’re now to the car we drove just a couple ago. We recently spent a in the Volkswagen CC. which like other VW we’ve driven us with its build quality and fun-to-drive factor. Thoughts of the VW are still fresh in our minds as we it to move right into the car of the the 2010 Ford Fusion

Normally, we would do our best to our heads of any thoughts of the VW, but we feel comparing the Fusion to the Passat CC in this case. Ford has said that it wants to be an version of rivals like and VW — manufacturers whose possess both mainstream and a pleasurable, engaging driving Ford is comparing its transmissions’ times to those of BMW, and is always gathering us media to flog its vehicles on auto-x against less dynamic

But is the sport-tuned Fusion, with its cheaper price and bigger an even match with its rival? Our short answer: No. The does a lot of things right, but a few details really hurt the

The 2010 Ford Fusion is more or less a refresh of the Fusion first introduced in This sedan still on the same CD3 platform, with the suspension getting further and 18-inch aluminum wheels for the model. Power comes a standard 263-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6, is mated to a 6-speed automatic with manual mode.

most sport-tuned rides, the Sport is actually smooth, a we appreciated after coming out of the Passat. Ford upgraded the components across the Fusion and we found that the Fusion steering has just the right of heft to it. Turn-in response is it s not sports-car sharp, but good for a midsize family sedan .

The majority of people who buy a Fusion for puttering about town likely be OK with the car’s and attitude. But for us, if a car is to wear a bright badge on its boot lid, we it to give us at least a little in the gut. Despite its six forward the Fusion feels absolutely when running in “D”; the stick to the right to engage mode doesn’t do much to the Fusion Sport run with any of urgency.

Though obviously a weaker the VeeDub’s 2.0-liter turbo felt like it packed a greater wallop.

We are also a bit let by the Fusion’s suspension tuning. The car is fun to around on a controlled course, but in the world, we found that the end doesn’t feel as planted as we in the corners. The brakes start to rather quickly under driving too.

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Had this not come equipped with Sport badge, these wouldn’t bug us as much, but since the is firmly cemented on the car, we help but feel a bit let down.


We like the 2010 Ford Sport’s appearance. Ford has its traditional design cues, as the chrome three-bar grille, the Kinetic design language in its European offerings. The Fusion is blockier, wider and proudly a power bulge hood; a hunkered down stance, five-spoke 18-inch wheels, and aggressive aero kit. this package adds the right amount of testosterone to an standard sedan. The only we’d change about our Sport’s exterior is the paint.

Our tester was sprayed Tuxedo whose metal flakes on a prismatic appearance when under direct sunlight in a car that looks more than sports sedan.

has completely revamped the Fusion’s improving both the appearance of the and tactile feedback of all the switchgear. comes standard, and the optional — including a mirror-mounted camera monitor, cross-traffic blind-spot warning system, and Sony sound system do a lot to make the Fusion Sport like good value for the We like these features as undeniably clever, work and really make the Fusion out from the pack.

That said, the cabin of our Sport had some incredibly bad fit and issues. Some of the seams line up perfectly, which we can — but the minute we spent minutes unsuccessfully trying to the dash-mounted storage box (we eventually got we knew there would be We found bits of cloth, we’re guessing were to be used as a gasket between pieces, escaping up the passenger The shifter felt cheap, but we forgot about it when the trim piece surrounding it to pop off for no reason

These are not major but we’ve never seen of interior trim fall off in a car — ever. After a week in the vault-solid VW, the issues we in the Ford are almost unacceptable especially considering the fact the car was meticulously prepped before it was to us. Maybe we just got a bad car? Who

But we can’t help but think buyers looking for a sporty would be better off shelling out the $1,200 for the VW.

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