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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
#16718 of 20239 Re: 2013 Fusion details [kdshapiro]
Jan 08, 2012 (9:20 pm)
cars.com(kicking tires) just posted about Fusion with lots of pics and info like below which is somewhat different than what was posted by akirby.
"Drivetrain: 170-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, 179-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder or 237-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with six-speed manual (1.6-liter only) or six-speed automatic; front- or all-wheel drive (Fusion); 185-hp (combined), 2.0-liter four-cylinder with electric motor (Fusion Hybrid, Energi)"
above from cars.com kicking tires blog
Looks like they got rid of the shiny plastic chrome grill which always completely turned me off and still does on several of Fords vehicles.
#16719 of 20239 Re: 2013 Fusion details [akirby]
Jan 09, 2012 (5:15 am)
The 1.6L fuel economy is impressive--matches many compacts. The rear looks very Mazda6-ish to me. Not a bad thing, as I think that car is good looking (just drove one for a week). I haven't warmed up to the Big Gulp grille yet though. I think it would look better with less chrome, maybe a cross-weave pattern vs. the bars. It looks out of place with the rest of the car, which is very sleek. Dash looks to be a big improvement over the current car.
The 1.6L with a 6MT could be not only a great value (as long as Ford doesn't do something stupid such as make a key feature like cruise or Bluetooth unavailable on the base model) but fun to drive with excellent FE.
Wonder how the all-new Altima will compare?
#16720 of 20239 Re: 2013 Fusion details [kdshapiro]
Jan 09, 2012 (6:20 am)
Looks kind of ugly to me
You think the Camry looks better than this? Where is that double facepalm when you need it........
#16721 of 20239 Re: 2013 Fusion details [m6user]
Jan 09, 2012 (7:55 am)
Yep, the 2.5L is still there but not mentioned in the Ford press release. I guess they're focusing on the new engines, hybrids and PIH.
The PIH will go 21 miles on electric only and should get the same 47/44 after that. The Volt will go 35 on electric only and only gets about 37 on the ICE.
The regular hybrid can go 62 mph on electric only. Wow.
#16722 of 20239 Re: 2013 Fusion details [akirby]
Jan 09, 2012 (10:46 am)
Yeah, actually I do think the Camry looks better.
#16723 of 20239 Re: 2013 Fusion details [akirby]
Jan 09, 2012 (10:59 am)
You need to have some cheap engine for the rental fleets!
#16724 of 20239 Re: 2013 Fusion details [stickguy]
Jan 09, 2012 (12:05 pm)
Very few fusions go to rental fleets. Most of the fleet sales are government. It's hard to find a Fusion rental car in most locations.
#16725 of 20239 Re: 2013 Fusion details [akirby]
Jan 09, 2012 (1:55 pm)
Had a Fusion from Hertz in Maui in 2010. Got it when our first vehicle, an Optima, threw a CEL.
#16726 of 20239 Re: 2013 Fusion details [fushigi]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 09, 2012 (2:08 pm)
Last time I rented, it was also a Fusion, also from Hertz. Maybe they're the only company offering them as rentals - not that I'm complaining. I was thrilled to have a Fusion instead of some of the less-palatable vehicles we usually have to choose from.
#16727 of 20239 Re: 2013 Fusion details [kirstie_h]
Jan 09, 2012 (4:51 pm)
Yep, I got a Fusion SEL awhile back in Dallas. And a very nice rental it was. I think Hertz has quite a few Fusions in their fleets. But also a lot of Camrys, Malibus, and Altimas. They seem to have a LOT of Nissans in general.