2008 Ford Fusion SE 3.0 from North America
Got the car at the airport and drove it around a couple of days, before heading to Tenn, and then back to Texas.
First of all the car felt solid, brand new; it should.
Averaged around 30mpg using the A/C occasionally.
The handling of the car on the curvy roads in Tenn was super; better than my 2001 Chev Impala.
The power from the V6 was great. My 3.8 in the Impala is just pathetic compared to the engine in the Fusion.
Trunk space was very good for the wife and granddaughter, who were with me on this trip.
All in all for the six days we had the car, it was a pleasure to drive.
If I were in the market to buy a mid-size car, the Ford Fusion would have to be considered. Ford has a great car in a highly competitive market.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th March, 2008
21st Mar 2008, 21:24
I hate to tell you but the fusion engine isn't much better than your 3800 engine. It only has 221hp and 205ft/lb of torque. A none supercharged version of the 3800 engine has 205hp and 230ft/lb of torque. What makes the fusion seem faster is the 6 speed transmission and lighter weight compared to the impala's 4 speed transmission and heavier weight. Don't talk about speed unless you take everything into consideration.