Okay... As a car buff, I thought I would write this report. I work for a car rental co, so I don't own it, I just took it on a 2000K roadtrip, and thought the feedback would be useful to anyone looking at a 2010 Fusion.
First of all, as a Honda owner, any Honda owner will agree that I am used to the controls being in their proper places. I have become spoiled with knowing how to turn on the rear defrost without actually having to look for it.
The 2010 Fusion, has definitely got bang on exterior styling. This one had the spoiler, the fogs, and those hot 17in mags. I was quite happy to get in it. Unfortunately for me, I have to drive it again I am afraid to say, because I have to return it to the car rental co.
I drove an 07 Fusion SEL AWD two years ago. Now the seats have changed, and the headrests give you no chance to leave your neck anywhere but forward. If I had drove it max 4 hours, then I would have no complaint, but on a long 2000Km road trip like I have just done, I am sore. The seat is perfectly supportive, the headrest ruins it.
Nice gauges Ford, I really appreciated that. The prev Fusion I took, had the typical dated green/yellow guages, and weren't all that attractive. The new one has a nice blue hue that was really nice to pay attention to.
I wish the stereo and the climate had changed places. The steering wheel has audio controls to I rarely touched the stereo. I did however have to hunt through that maze of buttons for the climate, locate right in front of the shifter, and even after 2000 kms, I am having a hard time finding the rear defrost. I suppose if I owned it, I would be familiar a lot more. Life however, doesn't need to be anymore complicated.
Nice sounding engine, very nice shifting tranny, FANTASTIC Sony stereo, good sound insulation..
Overall, very good job Ford, and that's coming from a Honda owner (7th Honda presently). Those seats, and the climate controls, will definitely keep me into the Accord however, I know where everything is, and with a Honda, it's where it should be.. I know if you have an Accord with Nav it is not easy to function through, but factory Nav's are always complicated (Mine doesn't have Nav)
If you own a 2010 Fusion, congrats, it's worth the price with this "employee pricing program", if you are looking at one, pay attention to those little details that make your drive simple, you might want to reconsider.