Last post on May 23, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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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
#17004 of 18218 Re: 2013 Ford Fusion. Beautiful in blue.... [cski]
Oct 21, 2012 (8:50 am)
I bought a Titanium last week after looking at the new Accord and the LaCrosse. Coming from a Maxima SV, I never thought I'd be excited about a Fusion. But I have to say it delivers. The excellent ride and quiet interior along with the Sync technology and the overall look are what hooked me. I have about 600 miles on it. For me, it is a very comfortable ride in both city and highway driving. You have to baby it to get good mpg in stop-n-good. Highway is between 28-30. Hopefully it will get better. My kids love the ambient lighting and the stereo rocks. So far I'm pleased with it.
#17005 of 18218 Re: 2013 Ford Fusion. Beautiful in blue.... [fury63]
Oct 22, 2012 (7:13 am)
Which engine is in it? 2.5? 1.6? 2.0? Please tell us all about it. Thanks!!!
#17006 of 18218 Re: 2013 Ford Fusion. Beautiful in blue.... [cski]
Oct 22, 2012 (7:52 am)
Titaniums only come with the 2.0L.
#17007 of 18218 Re: 2013 Ford Fusion. Beautiful in blue.... [akirby]
Oct 22, 2012 (10:32 am)
Good to know that. Thanks. How does it drive? How was your dealer experience? What do you like about it? Where is the sweet spot in the power delivery?
#17008 of 18218 Re: 2013 Ford Fusion. Beautiful in blue.... [cski]
Oct 22, 2012 (10:37 am)
It's a very well done vehicle. I do mostly highway driving and it seems to have to have the merge/passing power. I have to get used to a conventional transmission as opposed to the CVT on the Max - and the turbo as you push it hard. As I mentioned, it's a very smooth and quiet ride. You have to test drive one yourself. The Sync system isn't perfect but I knew that going in. Bluetooth streaming is hit/miss with my iPhone 4S but it works well tethered to USB. I really like the voice command capability. My only gripe is it can be a bit slow to respond (changing from XM to a certain FM station for instance). I have only the base Titanium package and the sunroof so I can't comment on the other features. The seats wrap around you and feel very secure. Ford did a good job of managing ride quality with handling as I feel it's pretty responsive. It's about the same size interior/exterior as my Maxima with a longer wheelbase. Good back seat room. It's a very easy car to drive. I have to enjoy the fact I'm the only one around here with one now because I'm pretty sure Ford will sell the heck out of these.
#17009 of 18218 Fury63 Fusion
Oct 22, 2012 (2:33 pm)
Now that was a review!
I forgot the Max had a CVT. I need to drive a CVT in a nice car like the MAX so I can throw off the chains of oppression as I stop thinking of a Subaru Justy every time I hear "CVT".
The switch must be something to get used to. I like the Max. Ever since they have made it it was the original (Japanese) 4DSC. Back in 96 190 HP was hot stuff and then the 2000 with 222 HP was on tap for delivery. Great addition to the genuine sport sedan.
#17010 of 18218 Re: Fury63 Fusion [cski]
Oct 22, 2012 (5:18 pm)
I think Nissan did a great job on their CVT but in the end it's a CVT and some people can't get past that. You can always put it in sport mode for that simulated shift. I enjoyed driving the Max; just wanted something different. Unfortunately for the Max their MPGs are still not that great but that's what the Altima is for I guess.
#17011 of 18218 Re: Fury63 Fusion [fury63]
Oct 23, 2012 (3:59 am)
The Altima is Nissan's Accamalibusion. An amalgam of current mid-size sedan style, MPG, and design. I am already bored with it.
Car and Driver said it looks like a Camry that was stung by bees. Lol.
#17012 of 18218 Having read all these since I last praised...
Oct 23, 2012 (2:32 pm)
the 2013 Suzuki Kizashi on here, I remain mostly impressed with the:
#17013 of 18218 Re: Having read all these since I last praised... [iluvmysephia1]
Oct 23, 2012 (6:27 pm)
I also am a fan of the Kizashi. A very well built car that is prime for freshening. Suzuki has an opportunity to be the newest sedan on the block since all the major players have been designed, redesigned, or freshened in the past year or so. Suzuki seems to be holding back on committing to the mid-size sedan fight. I am curious to see what they do as a company in the near future.
The mid-size sedan is THE most difficult car to build for the masses. It has to be all things to all people...and Suzuki seems to not want to play that game.