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

"It came with the performance package and the handling is like it was on rails. It goes where you point it. The brakes are Brembo double piston calipers, and they really stop if you have to suddenly. The only downside is the low profile performance tires, as in town on potholes and large concrete cracks and joints, it rides rougher than the standard fusion. It is fun to drive in mountains and on long trips."

JACK B., NE (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Extreme blind spots when backing up. Difficulty with all mirrors, especially the rear view."

WILSON H., CA (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Very balky on hills Otherwise a wonderful car."

Anonymous, CT (2009 Ford Fusion)

"The acceleration of 6 cylinders is great. The ride is very comfortable. We do not have any negatives with this vehicle."

HUBERT W., VA (2009 Ford Fusion)

"The acceleration and handling is superb for this type of car (family sedan). Drives like a more expensive sports vehicle which makes it enjoyable for highway driving. Steering is quick and easy with minimal "play" on the wheels."

SALLY H., FL (2009 Ford Fusion)

"I have the 6 cylinder model and the power and handling is some of the best I've experienced in this size vehicle. Passing other cars is a breeze and bumps are minimally felt if at all. I am extremely satisfied with this car."

THOMAS S., MI (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Noisy acceleration, but great when up to speed"

Anonymous, MN (2009 Ford Fusion)

"This was the best driving car that I ever had. Until the ETB gave out on the highway at 100 kpm. Scary!"

JIM S., ON (2009 Ford Fusion)

"BAD: acceleration, power, noise"

IRWIN K., CO (2009 Ford Fusion)

"The 6 cylinder engine is noisy on acceleration."

EDWARD G., CA (2009 Ford Fusion)


Anonymous, FL (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Although the acceleration is rather weak, with a manual transmission it is adequate. Overall the car has a nice solid feel to all inputs including solid input from the steering."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Handles smoothly, easy to accelerate with V6 and move past a problem. A comfortable ride."

Anonymous, MI (2009 Ford Fusion)

"See prior comments on handling. In addition, little to moderate body lean in tight turns or nose-diving when braking. Even from high speedster brakes can be modulated to avoid virtually any nose-diving. The 2009 Fusion SEL has a 4-cylinder engine. Acceleration from stop does not burn rubber. Once rolling, acceleration is surprising quick. There's never a problem getting to highway speed and smoothly merging with Interstate traffic."

Jonathan F., MD (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Great acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, MO (2009 Ford Fusion)

"We have a 4 cyclinder, 5-speed manual and it is quite peppy! Plenty of get up and go! It’s a fun car to drive through curves. It handed great!"

Catherine W., MI (2009 Ford Fusion)

"All I can say it is a great little car. It is comfortable and drives great"

Lynne T., FL (2009 Ford Fusion)

"It is a standard transmission and the cruise control works is very responsive."

Don M., PE (2009 Ford Fusion)

"The 6 cylinders move quick when needed and turning or changing lanes is effortless."

Thomas S., MI (2009 Ford Fusion)

"The manual transmission paired with the 4 cylinder makes it a peppy. At with age handling! Fun to drive!!"

Catherine W., MI (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Great handling, but the accelerator pedal response is touchy."

Pablo D., MI (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Noisy 6 cylinder engine and difficulty in trying sync phones to system."

Edward G., CA (2009 Ford Fusion)

"It has performed wel, and as it ages the driving experience has not diminish."

George D., OK (2009 Ford Fusion)

"wife loves the audible backup indicator because visibility out the back window is poor. She likes that better than the camera."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Quick acceleration and responsive handling ."

Anonymous, ON (2009 Ford Fusion)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Seating feels solid and is very comfortable."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Leather seats and warmers, climate control, sync, mood lights."

Anonymous, CT (2009 Ford Fusion)

"It displays the best, most reliable and quick responding heating/cooling system of any vehicle I have ever owned."

JOHN Q., GA (2009 Ford Fusion)

"After having test driven several other makes of sedans, the first time I sat in the driver's seat of the 2009 Fusion I was immediately impressed with the comfort, support, and roominess compared to the other midsize cars I tried."

JONATHAN F., MD (2009 Ford Fusion)

"The head rests jut forward into your head, making it so the seat has to be in a reclined position. That is uncomfortable, I don't want to lie down in my car. They should have adjustable head rests."

Anonymous, IL (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Comfortable seats. Good on the road."

EUDELIA R., TX (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Seats very uncomfortable for passenger. Also the climate control has been a problem since we bought it. Air routing is goofed up and not fast at cooling or heating. Very frustrating and dealer can't seem to fix this"

CAROL P., IN (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Bluetooth hard to work."

Anonymous, MI (2009 Ford Fusion)

"the front seat headrests are in the way of my vision when backing up"

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Fusion)

"It is still as quiet as when it was new."

SANDRA B., FL (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Driver seat control quit working. Ford dealer wants $700 to fix. Air conditioner has a bad part in the dash that they have known about for several years but will not change. Cost of repair $600 to $700 to replace a $50 part. Finally got a recall notice on the airbags, a deadly problem that Ford and Takata have known about for years. Ford's solution. Don't call us we'll fix this deathtrap when we feel like it. Meanwhile drive this grenade at your own risk."

CHARLES B., LA (2009 Ford Fusion)

"I enjoy the electronic seat adjustment option and the lack of excessive noises with windows open. There is some issues with rear tire vibration noises with windows open at higher speeds, but I just close the rear windows."

Thomas S., MI (2009 Ford Fusion)

"I don't feel the seats are as comfortable as they could be."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Driver's seat is shaped for me and comfortably supportive for short and long drives. The ride, in terms of handling, is very good. My daughters comment after driving my car was that it didn't feel like an American car; more European in handling."

Jonathan F., MD (2009 Ford Fusion)

"The front seats of the Fusion are very nice for long trips. Although, the head restraint sits too close to your head for those of us that enjoy sitting up straighter than average. I appreciate the power driver seat that will tilt both the front and rear as well as raise and lower the cushion."

Anonymous, NJ (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Noisy ride, more so after replacing original OEM tires with supposedly quiet Yokohamas"

Gregory S., MA (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Love the leather seats, nice sleek look."

Alison C., NJ (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Quiet vehicle since day 1 ,I have the Sport Appearance Package/suspension.Excellent steering/handling still fun to drive and lots of power for size of the vehicle ."

Anonymous, ON (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Smooth, smooth ride. Very comfortable car to ride in both front and rear passengers.. Very Quiet cabin blocks out most of the road noise."

Anonymous, MO (2009 Ford Fusion)


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

What Owners Say

"I bought the car after a one owner 3 yr program car with low miles."

EUDELIA R., TX (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Very good handling car"

F R., NY (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Owed the vehicle since purchase in 2009 and have never taken the vehicle to a mechanic other than for routine maintenance. The car has over 145,000 miles."

Anonymous, NH (2009 Ford Fusion)

"its a very good family car, easy on gas (31 to 35 mpg) in the summer and (25 to 29mpg)in the winter. never had any problems with the car. the only thing i don't like is it picks up speed on cruise control going down a long hill."

GENE N., PA (2009 Ford Fusion)

"well built chassis w/ excellent sound system but best value for investment -has 206,000+ miles and still going strong"

DAN J., SC (2009 Ford Fusion)

"I got a super good deal when I bought it. I bought it toward the end of January 2009. It only had 8000 miles. It was the SEL model and had all of the options. I only paid $15,500 for it. I haven't put a dime into it except maintenance costs."

BUDD S., WI (2009 Ford Fusion)

"good power---130,000 miles no repairs"

JOHN A., IA (2009 Ford Fusion)

"We only paid $17,000 for this car brand new and it has needed nothing but your typica tires, brakes and we did give it a tune up at 100,000. It’s been great!!"

Catherine W., MI (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Good initial cost, good gas mileage, low maintenance cost."

William R., GA (2009 Ford Fusion)

"This car has been so great. It is a good as the LTD we had years ago. It's not the fanciest care but it is a great car. If I was going to purchase another car it would be a Fusion"

Lynne T., FL (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Great car to drive and very reliable."

Anonymous, PA (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Only one major repair outside of normal maintenance, the ABS and master cylinder. Now backup sensors. Odd fix on two door handles. That is it for 9.5 years, bought in depth of economic slowdown at 30% discount new. Reliability high and that is what I wanted. Love the car."

Anonymous, MI (2009 Ford Fusion)

"Runs well, without problems"

Richard T., OH (2009 Ford Fusion)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"Great driving Ford Automobile."

Anonymous, OR (2009 Ford Fusion)

"I think the styling, fit & finish is as good as any I've seen."

KEN B., CA (2009 Ford Fusion)

"2009 Fusion is a sharp looking car, even after 7 years. No problems, love the power of this V6 engine - fun to drive, quick response. One of the best cars we owned in terms of quality, value, and performance"

SALLY H., FL (2009 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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