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#5708 of 5819 Re: 2013 Ford Fusion [mz6greyghost]
Sep 16, 2010 (4:59 am)
I just posted this in the midsized sedans 2.0 topic:
They had to merge the development schedules of both vehicles - the U.S. Fusion and the European Mondeo. Even thought it might be a 2013 model it will probably debut around March of 2012 which is only 18 months away.
This is all part of Ford's global platform campaign - build one vehicle and sell it everywhere just like the Fiesta and the upcoming 2012 Focus due in March.
Don't expect the new Fusion to look exactly like that. These are Mondeo testing mules. They wouldn't be showing the new body style now. Given what they were able to do with the Fiesta and Focus I expect a similarly stunning design.
It's also very likely that the next Taurus will be built on this platform (stretched and/or widened). And the new Fusion will likely only offer 4 cylinder engines including at least one ecoboost (direct injection turbo) model.
#5709 of 5819 Re: 2013 Ford Fusion [akirby]
Sep 16, 2010 (5:34 am)
Thanks for the update Allen. Much appreciated.
#5710 of 5819 Can WheelChair fit in 2011 Fusion?
Sep 26, 2010 (5:37 am)
My mom is 77, and doesn't need one presently, but I'm about to do a 3 year lease on a 2011 Ford Fusion, and it just occurred to me:
WILL A WHEELCHAIR fit in a fusion?
#5711 of 5819 Does NAV speak street names? Is it DVD based or internet for map data?
Sep 26, 2010 (5:40 am)
Does the NAV on a 2011 Ford Fusion speak street names (e.g. turn right on Chestnut Street as opposed to turn right in 500 feet)?
Also, is it DVD based or does it get the maps from a persistent internet connection? (I guess it's probably DVD, because if you didn't have internet signal, you wouldn't get maps), But figured I'd ask to be sure.
#5712 of 5819 Ground Clearance 2011 Fusion AWD?
Sep 26, 2010 (5:49 am)
What's the ground clearance? Every search I do yields 'N/A'.
It does seem applicable to an AWD vehicle.
#5713 of 5819 Re: Ground Clearance 2011 Fusion AWD? [pcguys]
Sep 26, 2010 (11:36 am)
You realiza AWD doesn't necessarily mean off-road? There are AWD Lambourghinis, and I don't mean the LM002, I'm talking Diablo, Mucielago, Gallardo. So in this case the AWD is for handling, and perhaps for slippery road conditions, but not going over obstacles.
#5714 of 5819 Re: Ground Clearance 2011 Fusion AWD? [xmech]
Sep 26, 2010 (4:40 pm)
Thanks for the reply.
I wasn't planning on going off road, but will I get stuck in 4 inches of snow?
#5715 of 5819 Re: Ground Clearance 2011 Fusion AWD? [pcguys]
Sep 26, 2010 (8:48 pm)
#5716 of 5819 Re: Can WheelChair fit in 2011 Fusion? [pcguys]
Sep 27, 2010 (4:50 am)
Take a test drive that includes putting a wheelchair in it, perhaps. The dealer won't have a problem with it; they want the sale. It's like putting in a car seat or your bag of golf clubs; people buy a car to meet needs, you should test how well it meets the needs before purchase.
That said, I've watched my grandparents put a full size collapsable wheelchair in the trunk of their 1997 Civic, which is a subcompact car. I'd hope the Fusion could beat that.
#5717 of 5819 Re: Can WheelChair fit in 2011 Fusion? [thegraduate]
Sep 27, 2010 (5:57 am)
Consumer Reports' regular evaluations address this question for all tested cars. Based on their findings, a folding wheelchair should not be a problem in the trunk of the Fusion or any other midsize sedan. On the other hand, if there's any question of the ease of maneuvering a wheelchair in and out, it's worth borrowing one and trying it on each car you test-drive.