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Hyundai Sonata, Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Volkswagen Passat, Mazda MAZDA6, Ford Fusion, Chevrolet Malibu, Kia Optima, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#12302 of 18436 Re: I'd say.... [akirby]
Apr 03, 2009 (9:20 am)
It is if you go to an online pricing site like edmunds.com or kbb.com. For 2009 they list a "SEL V6 FWD" model and then you add options. For 2010 the only choices are "I4 SEL FWD" or "V6 SEL AWD". You have to choose the I4 SEL and add the V6 engine option.
I have to agree with the others on this one Allen. Those sites you listed are just plain wrong in presenting the 2010 models in that fashion. If you build one on Ford's own site you'll find that your choice of 2010 Fusion models is as follows (excluding the Hybrid):
S I4 MTX FWD
S I4 ATX FWD
SE I4 MTX FWD
SE I4 ATX FWD
SE V6 ATX FWD
SEL I4 ATX FWD
SEL V6 ATX FWD
SEL V6 ATX AWD
Sport 3.5L V6 ATX FWD
Sport 3.5L V6 ATX AWD
There is no option for a V6 engine or AWD when you choose the SEL I4 ATX FWD and that's the way it should be.
For the record, a base 2010 Fusion SEL V6 (that's the 3.0L V6) FWD stickers for $26310 like you mentioned. How you arrived at that through kbb and edmunds is just crazy though. And yes, the price difference between the 2010 and 2009 is mainly due to standard features on the '10 like heated leather, Sync, and AdvanceTrac with RSC. All SEL models come with those standard now. If you want cloth seats like the '09 SEL V6 had then you need to get a '10 SE V6 FWD.
#12303 of 18436 Re: I'd say.... [baggs32]
Apr 03, 2009 (9:29 am)
I didn't say it was right or wrong - I'm just saying that's how you get the prices if you use those sites and that would explain how someone came up with a $3K price difference.
The whole point was that there is NOT a $3K price difference between the 2009 and 2010 models for similarly equipped models.
#12304 of 18436 Re: I'd say.... [akirby]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Apr 03, 2009 (11:01 am)
I had a Fusion as a rental car in San Francisco this past weekend. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised with everything but the seating surface fabric. We had one of the nicer editions, but the cloth seating seemed super-cheap and didn't match what appeared to be the rest of the vehicle's quality. Overall, it was quite nice if you're a mid-size sedan person (which, uh... it seems you all are )
#12305 of 18436 Re: I'd say.... [kirstie_h]
Apr 03, 2009 (3:49 pm)
Was it a 2010 or an older model?
#12306 of 18436 Re: I'd say.... [akirby]
Apr 04, 2009 (7:56 am)
Okay, now I understand your point.
#12307 of 18436 I'm torn between 2009 and 2010 Fusion...
Apr 06, 2009 (12:09 am)
I've been planning to trade-in my '06 Mazda3 for a while, but I wanted to see the 2010 Fusion (and the 2010 Mazda3) before I made any decisions.
The 2010 has a better looking interior made with higher quality materials. It also has the new 2.5L 4-cylinder, which is a substantial improvement over the previous 2.3L...especially when paired with the automatic transmission.
But I think the '09 Fusion SE/SEL with Sport Appearance Package (SAP) is a better looking car overall. If I can find one with a V6 in either of my color choices (Vapor Silver or Redfire) with the SAP & Moonroof, I'm very tempted to snag and '09....
Apr 06, 2009 (8:24 am)
Mazda 3 looks like a good car, but the grill is busted. What were they thinking?
I take it the Focus will use the same platform as the 3, maybe it will look better?
#12309 of 18436 Re: I'm torn between 2009 and 2010 Fusion... [igozoomzoom]
Apr 06, 2009 (9:30 am)
Cosigning to statements about the Sport Appearance pkg. It really adds some pizazz to the Fusion's looks. I really wish Ford would offer a SA pkg on the 2010 SE model. that would be grand.
Apr 06, 2009 (11:33 am)
I didn't get out the manual to check If I had to guess, I'd say 2009 based on the fact that it already had a few miles on it.
Apr 06, 2009 (4:29 pm)
will actually be from Ford of Europe. It is available right now in Europe and is supposed to debut in U.S. in late 2010. The new Focus will be slightly larger. It is supposed to offer more upscale features as standard items, high quality feel/materials. From what I understand Ford and Mazda are parting ways slowly but surely. I see the Mazda Tribute going away in about 2 years. The CX7 will take its place.