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Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion, Sedan
#5113 of 5819 Re: 2010 Fusion interior [explorerx4]
Jun 21, 2008 (6:17 pm)
I'd have to agree. When I went to the New York Auto show in April, I sat in a couple of Malibus. IMHO, the interior was certainly good looking, but I felt that the two tone color scheme didn't work. The psuedo aluminum one however, was great.
Obviously this 2010 Fusion is one equipped with the nav. I'm curious to see one without it.
I remember reading an article about the Ford Escape regarding the 2009 model. They state that not only is the truck getting the new 2.5 liter like the Fusion, but a revised version of the 3.0 24v v6. Does anyone know if the Fusion will also get this upgrade?
I hope they improve the fuel economy too, especially considering that the Sonata and Malibu get 32 now!
#5114 of 5819 Re: 2010 Fusion interior [fusionfan06]
Jun 21, 2008 (6:42 pm)
nav is available on the current model fusion. you can probably see pictures of it on the ford website. i think the fusion is going to get the PIP 3.0, like the escape.
to me, the 6 speed auto is the biggest improvement and is already available in the fusion.
i don't hang my hat on epa numbers. usually i can beat them, sometimes by a lot.
#5115 of 5819 Re: 2010 Fusion interior [explorerx4]
Jun 22, 2008 (7:04 am)
The Nav screen for the 2010 model is new - has 4 times the resolution of the current screen and is clearly larger. Should be similar to the new MKS.
It gets the same 2.5L I4 including a hybrid and the PIP 3.0L making 240 hp with better FE than the current 221 hp 3.0L.
The 2.5L I4 models get 6 speed manual and autos to replace the current 5 speeds.
#5116 of 5819 Re: 2010 Fusion interior [akirby]
Jun 22, 2008 (6:59 pm)
I'm looking forward to another model with the beloved leftleg flexor! I didn't even
consider the malibu 'cause the lack of one single feature.
#5117 of 5819 Fusion non-nav interior
Jun 22, 2008 (7:13 pm)
The pic below is of the non-nav center stack in the new Flex. Since the center stack in those Fusion spy shots and the center stack of the nav equipped Flex are identical (save for the bezels and trim), I think this is what we'll be seeing in the Fusion as well.
Here's the Fusion spy shot:
Here's a larger Fusion spy shot pic so you can see the detail better and compare it to the pic from the Flex. Note that the buttons and knobs are all identical in the nav equipped versions.
Link to pic.
Here's the nav equipped Flex.
#5118 of 5819 2010 Ford Fusion engines- 2.5L and ?
Jul 20, 2008 (12:20 am)
I'm very curious about which engines will be offered on the 2010 Ford Fusion (and Mercury Milan if it's still around). The current 2.3L I-4 will be replaced by the same 2.5L being introduced in the 2009 Mazda6. But what about the V6? It seems unlikely that the V6 from the Mazda6 will also make it to the Fusion. Currently, the only Ford using that 3.7L V6 is the Lincoln MKS. It would also make the Fusion more powerful than the larger/pricier Taurus.
Does anyone have any insight into this? I have read speculation that a 3.0L based on the 3.5L is in the works, but nothing concrete.
#5119 of 5819 Re: 2010 Ford Fusion engines- 2.5L and ? [igozoomzoom]
Jul 20, 2008 (5:53 am)
How many times do we have to go over this? It gets a modified 3.0L with 240 hp and better fuel mileage than the current 221 hp 3.0L. There might be a limited number of 3.5L versions but that's unclear. It also gets the 2.5L Hybrid.
#5120 of 5819 back from first road trip
Jul 22, 2008 (3:09 pm)
about 4 months ago, i trade my 04 focus for a fusion. i also have an explorer. one of the reasons(justifications) was that for 4 people we had to take the explorer on trips. so i decided to give up some every day gas mileage for better than the explorer on trips. i also was looking for a car that was awd and i could fit in the back seat(don't fit in the back of a focus). originally, i thought i would be getting a small suv.
when i started there was about 3k miles on the car.
the trip was 4 people from central ct to western pa and back. lots of hills, highest point 2250 ft above sea level. we ran the a/c about 75% of the time and averaged 26 mpg. the explorer would have averaged about 18.
i sat in the back for a couple 3 hours stints. there was enough head room and plenty of leg room for me(over 6ft).
even when my wife was driving 80, there wasn't much wind or road noise and my mother seated next to me in the back, had no clue we were going that speed.
anyways, i think it worked out pretty well and will only get better.
#5121 of 5819 Re: back from first road trip [explorerx4]
Jul 23, 2008 (9:35 am)
Help me remember, ex, I4 or V6? I want to say V6...
#5122 of 5819 Re: back from first road trip [thegraduate]
Jul 23, 2008 (4:55 pm)
you are correct. it's the ubiquitous 3.0. you can't get awd with the 4cyl.