Welcome to the Ford Fusion review page, as you can see this page provides you with all our user generated reviews of Ford Fusion cars. AA Cars provide our users with the best feedback on all car makes and models all across the uk to give you the best possible information, to help you make your decision when buying a new used car. We break each vehicle review down into five categories (preformance, running cost, comfort, reliability and space practicality) making it very easy to understand, giving you feedback directly form the vehicle owner. This provides you with all the information you need to make the decision of which car is perfect for you.
Being a keen cyclist I don't do many car miles, just 61,000 in the decade since I bought the car. Performance is ok for the 1.4 petrol. It keeps up with the traffic and has a little pep. A bit more would be nice, but seeing as it's a city car that's been over inflated slightly I can't really grumble. Comfort is ok. I'm 6'5" and 270lbs and just fit in ok. The seating position is ok for me and it's comfortable enough. Kit levels are just adequate, but it's a small Ford, not a Maybach. The ride is firm, but fairly well damped, not at all crashy. My only slight moan would be road and wind noise in the cabin. Space is brilliant considering the size of the cars footprint. Decent boot and interior, well proportioned and sensible. Hidden 2nd glove box inside the passenger seat base is nice - not many owners know it's there! It's not too bad for running costs. It's been utterly reliable, only wear and tear costs such as tyres and brakes. Mid forties MPG, not bad. £185 road tax band is then only slight fly in the ointment. And nothing has ever broken or fallen off it. Heck, then original battery lasted 9 years. It's devoid of character and excitement, but if you want something small and practical then it's the sensible cardigan wearing alternative to something like a Modus. That's just fine by me because I need a car, not something to impress the neighbours who probably couldn't care less anyway.
Once reviewed as "execrable", the Fusion is far better than I might have feared. £30 tax, normally 50+ mpg, steers well, seats 5 adults in reasonable comfort and has adequate, but not vast, boot space. The front seats are not wonderful. The 1.4 diesel can cruise at motorway maximum all day, but don't expect exciting acceleration. We bought it because it's a little higher than the Fiesta it replaced and makes for easier access for the no-longer athletic. It seems to be popular with older drivers, and I find it deserves their (my) trust. Maintenance bills are low and it rarely fails to start first time. Handling is good. What's not to like? Oh yes, one thing: the plastic trim on the doors is a design fault. The trim can blow off in the slipstream, especially when the oncoming vehicle is HGV. The glue is strong, but not eternal It's a fault well-known to the spares assistant at the local Ford agent.It doesn't improve the appearance and shouldn't have been used. Sorry to end on a sour note in what is a much better car than the motoring press seem to have thought.
Although my Fusion is getting on a bit now, I still find it very economical and pleasant to drive. The worst thing I would say about it is that it's not as quiet inside as some of my friends' cars which are newer. I like the controls and seats and we chose it originally for me to hump heavy/awkward rugby equipment around in the boot without having to lift it over a car panel and to be able to put the back seats down for even more room (post protectors take up a lot of room and I am a weak female!)It acts a bit like a small estate in this respect. It's very reliable although I do ensure it gets serviced and maintained regularly at our local Ford dealer where we bought it originally as an ex-mobility car. As the years go by, this is becoming a bigger expense so shortly I will have to think about replacing my trusty steed but will certainly be looking at the same model again for value for money and reliability.
I've had my 58 plate fusion for five years, and in that time I've had nothing but problems with the battery going flat when the car isn't used for a few days, it was only the other week when the battery went flat did I find out what was causing the problem, at the time I couldn't remember the radio code, anyway I forgot all about putting the code in, and as I don't use the radio very much I didn't bother, result, the car stood in my drive for about five days, when went out to see if there was any life in the battery, to my surprise the car started, so its was the radio draining the battery, so I haven't bothered putting the code in, now the car starts first time even after standing for a few days, so perhaps FORDS COULD SOLVE THIS PROBLEM CONCERNING THE RADIO IN THE FORD FUSION SEMI AUTOMATIC,
The Fusion is basically a stretch Fiesta. It doesn't have too many creature comforts although mine does have air con and a heated screen which is great (although only 3 lines work). There is more engine noise than with a lot of cars but I like the way it drives, the engine has enough poke for me and so far it's been 100% reliable with low running costs and £35 a year road tax. The boot is big enough for my camping stuff or shopping but the car is small enough to get into little spaces. The boot is unlockable from the key fob or a push button on the dash - you can't unlock it from the back of the car unless you have the key. I think this is a security feature but it took some time getting used to. I like it and I would definitely recommend this car.
I purchased this vehicle from new, and although I have found it quite nice to drive, my husband hates the automatic transmission, as he feels it does not change under the engine has reached very high revs. (he regularly drive automatics for part of the year). I have had several occasions when the vehicle would not start and after trips to the dealer, the battery was replaced by Ford, (the AA told us it was faulty) but the garage refused for a while to believe us. This resulted in leaving us stranded at an airport on 2 occasions. The family has bought Ford cars for many years now, and although this is a reasonable car, it is the car that I feel least happy with.
The Ford Fusion is ideal if you need a car that is easy to get in and out of which has plenty of boot space and leg room. That said, in the style category it looks like a box with windows. My car has had loads of engine problems, but I think I have been unlucky with both the fact that my car had stood for a long time unused before I bought it and my choice of mechanic to fix the problems. I bought this car to accommodate car seats for my twin grandsons - and it certainly ticks all the right boxes for this, but I can't wait to get a more stylish car once they are older.
A great little car with a big interior I have 18 month Twins and a five year old which can all sit comfortably in the back (includes Child seats and booster seat) The Boot is large and can easily fit a double buggy Boot opening is level with the boot floor, so no awkward lip to lift things over. The rear seats fold flat which turns it virtually in to a small van Comfortable to drive Cheap to buy in Comparison to other similar cars Convenient storage in Dash and under Passenger seat High driving position makes good overall viability
Had 3 Fusions over last 10 years. Good looking car and extremely practical - 5 seats when you need them, plenty of space for washing machines and tumble driers when you need it. Every bit as comfortable as the Sierra was, and the left arm rest on the driver's seat is very useful. The back of the front passenger seat tipping forwards makes a handy table top. Storage under the front passenger seat is something very few people know about. Performance not great (eg Audi RS8), but much more than adequate for British roads - don't know about the autobahns!
For myself and family this car is the most practical vehicle we could afford. It gets used for camping trips , carrying all our equipment with ease to some very inaccessible places with no complaints. It is also used for transporting logs, ( we have a log burner). As well as general running about locally. I can regularly get 55/60 miles per gallon,and is more than capable of exceeding the speed limit on motorways ! ! ! It is not pampered in any way but is well maintained both mechanically and body wise. Suits our lifestyle. AlanO
This is a comfortable car, easy to get in and out of due to being higher than other small Ford cars which means you sit higher and have good vision. It is ideal for any one with bad joints as you can slip into it rather than crouch down to get in. It has all the power I need and is easy to drive being an automatic. Plenty of space for grandchildren, shopping, luggage. The rear seats are also comfortable and have good vision. A great little car. I don't think of it as a small car as there is so much space!
I have previously owned Ford Focus hatchbacks and am impressed by the Fusion. The seats are comfortable and seat higher than average (similar to the Focus) which is great for an owner not in the first flush of youth! The car is nippy and gives me confidence when overtaking. The front and rear window heaters were an extra boon last winter. Plenty of leg room both front and back. Dashboard data helps to run as economically as possible. Headlamps much easier to change than Focus. Easy to park.
I have only just bought my 2006 ford fusion but enjoy the elevated driving postion with good all round vision and the chunky feel of the vehicle. The zetec engine is much more responsive than my previous vauxhall astra but the ride is slightly harder. There is slightly less luggage space than in my previous car. I would prefer if the body was about 40 cm longer. Overall I am pleased with my purchase but if funds had been avaialable would have opted for a Kuga or similar model.
Although it is not stylish and shabby around the edges it has been a great car. Miles per gallon at 60 and road tax at £30 it is really cheap to use as a workhorse. The comfort levels are OK but I do think the suspension could be better but as it is based on the old Fiesta not bad. Space is great and with the seats down can fit almost anything including 2.4m pieces of wood or 4 bikes even a fridge freezer I will sad to see it good when I trade up next year
The mechanical parts and electrical parts are too light and flimsy for the roads we have these days with pot holes and speed bumps. The car was designed for roads that are like they were 10 years or more ago rather than the rough terrain we are expected to drive on now. Suspensions, wheels and tyres are not up to it. Too much faith is placed in electronic management and chips rather than more robust simple electrical circuitry.
I have had my Ford Fusion for 5 years and it has been extremely reliable. It's deceptively spacious and with the back seats down can take a surprisingly large amount of luggage. The higher driving position is great for short people like me and the added bonus of two interior lights makes me feel a lot safer when I'm returning to the car at night. All in all I would highly recommend the Fusion and would definitely buy one again.
Mainly used on a short commute to work and weekend shopping, but still get 50 mpg. Looks like the front end of a Ford Connect, sounds like a tractor when cold, not the fastest vehicle off the line, but she goes. CD player jumps when going over bumps. Heated front screen, air conditioning, good driving position. Old fashioned maybe, perhaps its a pity they don't make them like this anymore.
I am not very tall and a car with a high seating position is ideal for me. It also enables me to get out of the car by sliding down as opposed to heaving myself up. The other main advantage is the size of the boot, as I frequently have to carry boxes and bags when going out to give lecture-demonstrations to WIs etc. These are more important to me than the probable extra cost of fuel.
I find this car extremely suitable for my style of life. My running cost including fuel, insurance, road tax and services/repairs is 25p per mile which I think is very good. The room in the boot when the rear seats are lowered allows me to carry projector stand, screen, stool, laptops, projector and various other bits and pieces when I go out to give talks.
I bought this car on recommendation from other owners. It has proved to be the best car I have ever had in 45 years. Driving position is particularly good, high up to survey the road ahead and splendid all round vision. Together with the mpg and running costs it has also improved by budget and has all the space I need for my lifestyle.