The Ford Fusion is agile and satisfying to drive, with a sporty feel. Its V6 engine and automatic transmission make for a smooth and responsive powertrain, the four-cylinder option is a bit coarse however. Additionally, Fusion's interior is well made and space is generous. 
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Handles very well but acceleration is a bit slow 4 cyl engine"

ROBERT B., MA (2006 Ford Fusion)

"The Fusion is a heavy vehicle, and the V6 keeps up with it. The wide turning radius is the major shortcoming, and is a constant but mild annoyance."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Good acceleration, good handling."

NICK E., MT (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Great acceleration with V6. Not as good as expected gas mileage. Significant road noise."

JAY R., TX (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Excellent acceleration"

Ronald H., CO (2006 Ford Fusion)

"We chose a 4 cylinder to save gas and really it is too heavy for a 4 cylinder. We learned to not take the chance to make the gap because it has NO pick up. Nice and steady ok. This car was a lemon with handling. From the beginning, it wanted to pull right. We have tried many times and ways to fix this, but it always pulls to the right - just sometimes less."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Handles well and has very good acceleration"

Andrew M., NY (2006 Ford Fusion)

"File efficient, handling,climate control, audio sustem"

Joseph D., NJ (2006 Ford Fusion)

"great handling and emergency maneuvers"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Ford Fusion)

"V6 has great acceleration...."

Scott Z., WI (2006 Ford Fusion)

"The engine is very load on aceleration"

John B., AR (2006 Ford Fusion)

"more power than it needs, handles average, a little on the sloppy side"

Anonymous, OH (2006 Ford Fusion)

"I love my car. Even though it is a 2006 it looks up-to-date and drives wonderfully"

Elaine M., GA (2006 Ford Fusion)

"It's remarkably smooth on the highway. I commute about 50 miles to work on the interstate, and this car is very smooth all the way."

Chris B., VA (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Strong acceleration, okay handling"

Peter B., CA (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Acceleration is strained, but handling is great."

Anonymous, TN (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Very comfortable for longer trips"

Anonymous, CT (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Great acceleration and handling."

Rich S., CA (2006 Ford Fusion)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"the seats have always been comfortable ... i love this car ... i'm going to drive it til the wheel won't turn!"

C G., SC (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Seats and ride not as comfortable for senior adults with back or skeletal issues."

Anonymous, CO (2006 Ford Fusion)

"head hits roof"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Nice seats and good ride"

Andrew M., NY (2006 Ford Fusion)

"After a long trip the seats become uncomfortable"

John B., AR (2006 Ford Fusion)

"The electric seat controls are starting to lose its effect."

Carlos B., FL (2006 Ford Fusion)

"The seats are ok, but the curvature of the front seat back forces your back to curve in ways that cause back pain after a few hours in the car. I have a cushion to put behind my upper back when on long trips, so I am not forced to roll my shoulders forward so much. The noise is average, it was better when the car was new, so maybe something is wearing causing more noise. It is also feeling the road bumps a little more now that it is over 10 years old."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Very quiet car, no sqeeks or rattles."

Scott Z., WI (2006 Ford Fusion)

"This car is very quiet and the seats are comfortable. The ride is very smooth."

D G., NY (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Plenty of room comfortable ride"

Kate H., NJ (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Good support and adjustability"

Peter B., CA (2006 Ford Fusion)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Purchased used in 2012, good price and reliable. Highway driving best mileage. Avery easy to drive and reliable."

LORENZO M., CT (2006 Ford Fusion)

"10 years later we have had to only do maintenance ... tires, oil changes, batteries. the fusion owes us nothing ... we love this car."

C G., SC (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Bought used and have put over 100,000 miles on with no makor problems"

ROBERT B., MA (2006 Ford Fusion)

"I find it very comfortable as a passenger. However, my husband has serious issues with the drivers seat during long rides. Overall, we have had no major problems."

Anonymous, TN (2006 Ford Fusion)

"11 years, one minor repair!"

Andre L., QC (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Good: This car has been the most reliable vehicle I have owned. After 11 years and 110,000 miles, it only needed one serious repair that affected the operation of the vehicle (shift lever switch wouldn't detect Park, locking the keys in the ignition). I wish I had waited a year for the 2007, however, to get SYNC, satellite radio, and the door keypad."

Richard Y., IL (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Reasonable amount of minor repairs over the years"

Kate H., NJ (2006 Ford Fusion)

"The value of this car has been excellent. It has 180000 miles and still runs good."

Andrew W., OH (2006 Ford Fusion)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Nothing; the car is adequate and average in appearance, satisfactory but not standing out in any way. I am glad I got a vehicle with actual color (red rather than white/gray/silver/black), but it's not a particularly pretty color."

Anonymous, CA (2006 Ford Fusion)

"Climate control buttons placed too low to see clearly while driving. Brake light in rear window significantly restricts driver's rear vision. No glove compartment light. Very powerful acceleration."

JIM D., NC (2006 Ford Fusion)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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