The Fusion ranks among the better family sedans of its time. The 2010 update is extensive and rectifies the road noise and turning circle shortcomings of the original car. The V6 engine is still responsive and gets good fuel economy. Ride and handling remain competent and stability control is now standard. Interior fit and finish has improved. Rear-seat room is acceptable but falls a bit short compared with the competition.
Alerts
There are 6 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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

"Acceleration"

Harry M., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"very good acceleration - sports model has the extra rough exhaust sound"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Transmission is balky when accelerating (a pause before power kicks in). I don't like this."

Derek P., MD (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Great acceleration with the Sport trim 3.5 V6. Easy for highway merges. Feels like it hangs on to first gear too long, high revs, but otherwise awesome."

Nathan S., BC (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Handling on corners is great."

Michael E., NH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Very smooth, economical ride for commuting back and forth to work."

Bruce W., BC (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Exterior color (black with metallic flake) is nice (good) Acceleration 30-40 is weak."

David C., TX (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Has good getup and gas mileage"

Anonymous, DE (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Car has very good acceleration and is fun to drive. It handles like a sports car. Gas mileage is a negative as it only gets 24 MPG over the same trips that my Camry gets 30. Rattles are non existent compared to my Camry. Control Panel is a big negative and it is impossible to find controls for the Audio and the heating AC system. Just about nothing in the Control system is intuitive and is a disgrace."

J B., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"4 cylinder acceleration lack luster. Wish i'd gone with the optional 6 cylinder"

George B., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The acceleration is excellent for a mid-sized car, the car drives very well with very little body lean when cornering at speed."

Derick B., AL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"A review I read before purchasing said it handled as well as a BMW or Mercedes sedan in the same class. I've found that to be true."

Tom C., MD (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The steering and maneuverability at any speed are excellent. Acceleration is very good except at speeds above around 60 mph when the transmission is in the top gear. When starting from a stop and at low speeds, acceleration is excellent but automatic transmission shifting is rough. The only bad feature for the vehicle is driver's vision to the rear."

Frederic J., CA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Handling is acceptable. Acceleration is fine for my style of driving. However, when the a/c is on and I accelerate there is a raspy sound from the engine."

Anonymous, SC (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The Fusion handles very well in city traffic and in the mountains. The acceleration has not been as good as the handling. The model I purchased is a 4 cylinder engine. It does not accelerate well in the higher elevations."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Acceleration is very acceptable, but it is the handling in this car is exceptional. This car is just plain fun to drive!. This is the best handling car I've ever owned and I enjoy getting behind the wheel every time I do."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Available six cylinder engine is very responsive and fun to drive. Very good handling (plus great tires!) add to the fun. I will miss a "six" if/when I buy sometime new. To date, I had delayed a purchase for that reason."

Gregory H., VA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"handling is pretty good but the motor could use a bit more power. to match acceleration to the handling capabilities of the vehicle."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"V6 6 is responsive and handling has been great even when I had two blow outs on same side of car."

Anonymous, CO (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Acceleration and handling is excellent. Fun to drive."

Anonymous, IA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Handles much better than the average vehicle. Much like a high end European car."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Precision driving"

Anonymous, KS (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I live in the mountains and I think the handling is outstanding. Fun sometimes too."

David T., NC (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I love how when I put my foot to the pedal it moves. I feel this is really a safety thing for me, because it can help me get pass semi trucks, get out of other drivers' way, etc. This car can really move when you want it too."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"After. Installing far better tires than stock the handling improved beyond my expectations. It is equal to and rivals other cars in a V6 configuration. The handling suffers little from over and understeer. No other aftermarket equipment installed."

Phillip A., VA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Without the A/C on the acceleration is swift and crisp. With the A/C it really pushes the transmission into lower gears for the same rate of acceleration."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"great feel"

Jeff F., MI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Best handling car I have ever owned; partly because of superior tires. Four cylinder engine has plenty of power to satisfy me."

Kathy S., DE (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Great pickup and very easy handling"

Joanne G., NJ (2012 Ford Fusion)

"the car is very bad at acceleration to the point that it is dangerous when merging onto a highway"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Ford Fusion)

"transmission seems to hesitate, skip or otherwise jerk when first put in motion. It was "reflashed" twice while under warranty and didn't improve performance. We now just let it warm up and deal with the issues."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Smooth shifting (6-speed automatic), adequate acceleration, steers well through curves, easy cruise control, comfortable ride."

Anonymous, MO (2012 Ford Fusion)

"It is a joy to drive. Handling is superb. Acceleration is more than satisfactory."

Anonymous, IA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I like that my car feels “in the road‿. I trust it when accelerating, cornering, and braking. It’s a pleasure to drive"

Anonymous, OR (2012 Ford Fusion)

"It is a 4 cylinder and was amazed at the acceleration and handling. Fun car to drive."

John S., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Car accelerated with no problem with the V-6 and handles as well as if no better than many more expensive vehicles"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"It handles well at freeway speeds."

Anonymous, MN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The 2012 Ford Fusion has exceptional acceleration and handling! Smooth ride and quick!!"

Tammy F., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The cornering ability is great with little to no body roll in turns. Acceleration is adequate and braking is great. Overall a fun car to drive."

Zoran W., MS (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Have the Sport version with 3.5 V6. Excellent acceleration and handling."

Gordon D., TX (2012 Ford Fusion)

"ACCELERATION FROM THE 2.1 ENGINE IS GOOD UP TO 40 BUT REQUIRES THE ELECTRIC ASSIST GETTING UP TO HIGHWAY SPEEDS. ONCE THERE CHANGES IN SPEED ARE EASILY HANDLED. HANDLING IS WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM A MORE EXPENSIVE CAR."

Duncan R., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Very good handling and accelaration"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Fusion)

"As I stated earlier I like the it handles on the trips I have taken. It cruises well at 80-85 mph, and at that speed my gas milage doesn't hardly seem to suffer much at all (30 miles per galleon usually). The road noise is not bad, but I know compared to higher price cars (Caddies, etc) it may not be as good. I always have the air on during trips so the wind noise isn't a problem. I do like the way it handles, and there have been several times on a trip I have had to make emergency maneuvers with it at higher than posted speeds. The new Michelin tires I bought for it (using your recommendations) have made the handling even better it seems. It has enough power to merge onto the highways well and to pass other vehicles as well. However, if you are on a real steep mountain it does work hard to do it (pass a car). I will say the engine is noisier than I would like it to be at times. Overall, to me it has been a good car........so far."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"It drives quite well. However, with the lower powered I-4 the A/C needs turned off if I need to accelerate when passing or entering the freeway to get the full power."

Anonymous, ID (2012 Ford Fusion)

"wonderful road handling and gas mileage plus overall visibility"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Acceleration is good for the standard 2.5 engine."

W D., CO (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Excellent acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Very persice Handling"

Donald G., TN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"electronic steering system malfunctioned, causing loss of power steering. steering was very difficult. required recall to repair malfunction. service code noted on dash."

Ray H., TX (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Ford made a big mistake dropping the ranger good luck marking up for lost market with the 2019 Remake"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Compared to other cars in the same class, it handles well. Plenty of power for acceleration."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Transmission is somewhat jerky during acceleration."

Anonymous, WA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Handles very well, good acceleration and braking"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Available 6 cyl. allows outstanding acceleration. Apparently no longer available in current models! Handling is very good also, very pleased."

GREGORY H., VA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I drive it with determined purpose and the car works just fine. Putting better tires on made a Hugh difference. Handling, acceleration,braking were all substantially improved. Old style wipers don't last but work extremely well.The newer style wipers are to expensive and don't work any better."

PHILLIP A., VA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The four cylinder is a little slow to merge into traffic."

JOSEPH J., PA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The car accelerates very well on the highway and handles much better than you would expect for a sedan. My previous car was a chevy impala & it handled like a boat."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"No,pep,"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"When the car is cold, especially with the hills around my house, the 1-2 or 2-3 shift seems to hang. repeated trips to dealers have only reported no errors or "That is normal". I wonder what they will say when the warranty is up?"

LEONARD C., FL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The acceleration isn't bad for it being a 4 cylinder but it seems to be a bit under powered for my liking"

MATTHEW F., MN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"When taking off from a standstill, on a slight incline, the tires spin without gripping. It is worse if the roads are slick. When the trunk is full and/or the back seat has three adults the vehicle handling and acceleration is much different than when only two people are in the car."

MICHAEL L., MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Expensive to repair directional lights"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Slow/pokey in early gears, unlike the 2012 model."

SCOTT C., MN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The 4 cyl engine is a little underpowered for the car with a full load of passengers and a/c on."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Good acceleration from the 3.0 L V6. A resonable compromise between ride and handling."

GARY K., MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The TurboBoost feature makes the four-cylinder engine "pop" when needing to accelerate to get onto a freeway."

RALPH T., TX (2012 Ford Fusion)

"When you "punch" the accelerator to pass another car or get away from a specific situation, the car often hesitates for a second. Maintenance people say it's normal."

DONNA S., PA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I very much like driving the car because of the visibility out the windshield and being able to see the front end of the car. Also the lights for blind spot traffic in the side mirrors and good simple graphics for the backup camera provide comfort level in driving. It handles well and is a good ride for road trips."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Not enough pick-up for highway passing"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Transmission is very slow to pick up."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"acceleration is not what I want at times"

Anonymous, FL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Handles well but engine/transmission somewhat lacking even for a 4 cylinder."

RONALD M., MI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Everything works and the car drives very smoothly. Dealer refused to honor warranty on a spotted piece of the grill work and a faulty low tire pressure indicator which still is on constantly after four years."

JAMES T., PA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Nice V6 good acceleration and competent handling"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"very responsive handling and excellent acceleration. Better than several cars I test drove"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Sometimes acceleration seems sluggish."

TOM C., FL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"hugs the road well"

Anonymous, WV (2012 Ford Fusion)

"PLUS the six speed trans is a great match with the 4 cyl engine. MINUS Shifting down automatically when going down hill is not gas conserving."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Good acceleration for a 2.5 L four-cylinder."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"very good acceleration, handling and riding comfort"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Ford Fusion)

"great handling and very quick."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"handlinng and emergency handling are very good. Acceleration is so-so despite the 3.0 L V6 engine"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"My Fusion handles corners like a dream. It's very stable on the road and it excellerates quite well. I feel very safe in my Fusion. It's the best car I have ever owned."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The 6!is smooth and quiet compared to 4"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Handling is exceptional. With the electronic stability control, it does well on icy streets."

William D., CO (2012 Ford Fusion)

"My son loves the quick and sustained acceleration."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"See above"

Kevin O., OH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"A very solid vehicle, I never worry about a trip or the handling while driving. Responds well."

S A., WI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"If I had it to do over, I would sacrifice the fuel efficiency of the 4 cylinder for the acceleration of the 6 cylinder."

Lisa R., NH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"It handles and accelerates like a sports car. And 35 mpg on a trip makes me smile."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Handles well. Nice drive but wish acceleration was better."

Anonymous, NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Easy to drive with good acceleration and braking"

Anonymous, WA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Fun car to drive. Feels like a sports car. Very good acceleration. MPG not as good as the Camry."

J B., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Fun and easy to drive. Love this car."

Thomas B., TN (2012 Ford Fusion)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Front seats are somewhat uncomfortable and "hard". Not much lumbar support. Car is noisy but may be due to the type of tires (not the highest quality) I had put on last year. The ride is good."

Terry M., MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Seats are not as comfortable as seats in other cars I've owned."

Anonymous, MI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"It is both quiet and comfortable. The driver seat is fully adjustable and I can adjust in seconds on my needs in the moment."

Christopher T., WA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Seats are very comfortable. Too much wheel/tire related road noise. Ride is OK but not outstanding."

Anonymous, TN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Most comfortable car I ever had. Heated seats are wonderful. Passengers comment on how comfortable it is. Ride is very smooth."

Bobbie B., IL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"high road noise on bad roads"

Leslie A., CA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The seats are very comfortable. The ride and noise level are both OK, not great."

David Q., WI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The 8-way adjustable seats are great!"

Anonymous, IA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Seats not much cushion, uncomfortable for long rides."

Jim G., OH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The seats need a little bit more badding. Uncomfortable when your driving for awhile."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"While I love it, the car could be a bit quieter...and though the seat controls are better than average, I was spoiled by the Lincoln seat controls on both front seats and wish my Fusion had the same."

Anonymous, VT (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Driving position is very comfortable"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Ergonomic fit for me is perfect. Car is relatively quiet and ride is a good balance between handling and comfort."

W D., CO (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Last great 6 Cylinder Fusion"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Comfortable"

M R., MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Very comfortable seats with convenient controls. The cars ride is pretty quiet and good feel on the road"

Robert H., OH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"annoying noise"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The multiple adjustments to the front seats make them very comfortable for long drives. Getting in and out is a bit of a chore for an aging 6' 2" person. Headroom with the sunroof is a bit tight, but the car is still very quiet and rides well. A pleasure to take on long trips."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Excellent value for midsize car. Very comfortable and handles very well. Fun to drive. Only other vehicle I wouild replace it with would be the Lincoln MKZ."

John S., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Very quiet interior, driver's seat is comfortable. Have received repeated complaints from senior citizens that the front passenger seat is difficult to get into and out of."

Anonymous, WA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Headrest is uncomfortable"

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Passenger door will no longer close all the way, creating a very noisy ride. The passenger seat side panel has come off. 2 adults ride in this car and do not abuse it."

Anonymous, NC (2012 Ford Fusion)

"the car is noisy when driving on the hyway and the seats get uncomfortable after a short distance"

Anonymous, CO (2012 Ford Fusion)

"It is noisy and the seats are not comfortable. I am very short but my average-taller passengers do not like it. My daughter drove it to Indiana twice and when she needed a new vehicle, after a deer totaled her Buick sedan, she got a Toyota RAV4.There is a lot of road noise in there Ford Fusion. There are not enough adjustments on the drivers side for seat height etc."

Anonymous, IA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"VERY COMFORTABLE SEATS WITH PADDING AND FULL BODY SUPPORT. NOISE FROM THE ENGINE IS NOISY BUT ALMOST SILENT IN ELECTRIC. THE RIDE IS NIMBLE WITH GOOD SPEED CHANGES."

Duncan R., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Joy to drive"

Anonymous, KS (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Comfort and ride are very nice. I'm taller than average, and wished it had more legroom on long drives, but overall very happy."

Brad I., MO (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Very comfortable seats, quiet cab, rides nicely."

David M., WA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Though my 2012 Fusion is the SEL “luxury‿ model, the ride quality, seat comfort, and interior noise are vastly inferior to the 2013 Fusion SE model. The redeeming quality is the handling of the 2012 is much better than my 2013 model. The cornering ability is great with little to no body roll in turns."

Zoran W., MS (2012 Ford Fusion)

"heat"

Anonymous, DE (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I can drive all day and feel completely comfortable. Also, I can get in and out without hitting my head on the door frame."

Anonymous, IA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Driver seat has adjustable lumbar support and electric controls, very comfortable. Passenger seat lacks this, lumbar support is poor."

Mark P., MN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Adjustable lumbar support"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Seat controls, up and down and firmness. Smooth ride."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Ford Fusion)

"You can drive for a long time and feel comfortable. Seats are leather and easy to clean"

Anthony A., MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Power eats are very comfortable; they can be adjusted in many different combinations"

Anonymous, MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The seating is very comfortable but the driver's seat does not rise far enough for me (I am 5"6" tall). I bought a thick seat cushion and use it all the time. The internal noise level is very good at any speed except on rough pavement. The ride quality is excellent."

Frederic J., CA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Seats are very comfortable in this vehicle, even on very long all-day rides. Road noise is quiet, and the ride is the most luxurious suspension of all our family vehicles."

Gary B., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The seats are really hard to get out of. They are rigid and have a high side so it is like sitting in a bowl. A friend said it was like "trying to get out of a black hole.""

Anonymous, IA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Can,t see approaching traffic from the right rear as it is blocked by the headrest"

Jerry K., KS (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Seats are higher up and not too soft and not too hard--just right."

Anonymous, MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Ride is a bit stiff and head support is too aggressive."

Anonymous, VA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Excellent miles per gallon"

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The seats have lumbar support which is nice driving long distance. The seats are heated which I hope is nice in the winter. Plenty of leg room in the driver area. Have an electric seat."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Nice leather seats, and good amount of leg room. But car is noisy."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"On the highway the ride is wonderful, very smooth and rides like a larger car."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The seats, although adjustable, seem too low in the vehicle. I am somewhat tall however at 6'2", so adjusting the seat higher puts my head in the ceiling, leading to the more comfortable position at a low position, leaving me with poor posture."

Anonymous, ID (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Ride and road stability are excellent."

LEWIS E., NJ (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Climate controls and comfort are exemplary. It is very quiet when windows up. Outstanding control with AWD."

CHRISTOPHER T., WA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Overall the ride is comfortable, quiet and the car handles very well. Rear legroom is more than adequate."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"ride and A/C"

ALEC M., FL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Excellent ride and handling very comfortable on long trips. Gas milage improves drastically on interstate driving. I have registered 36 mpg at 70 MPH."

WILLIAM M., PA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"gas mileage very bad and and controls are hard to use and understand and ford dealer was not helpful; and did not seem to care"

Anonymous, WI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The front passenger window/door area rattles at freeway speeds. It is an intermittent problem and the cause cannot be determined."

Anonymous, UT (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I wish the dealer told me after the second recall for steering column replacement that i needed an alignment immediately, or that should have been provided immediately. My alignment was way out and now I may need to buy 4 new tires again."

KENNETH E., MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Head rests push head down extremely far so that it is impossible to drive safely (looking down at chest not out windshield). After having to see a doctor for physical neck problems resulting from this posture and constantly forcing head back, had to remove the head rest so that now there is no safety protection from it."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I have The passenger seat is not easy to exit from because of the way it slants towards the back. The driver's seat is hard for me to adjust so that I feel comfortable. The headrest on the driver's side seems as tho it is right against my head."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"This car is EXTREMELY comfortable. It is very quiet and rides very well. Climate control is OK; takes a bit to warm up or cool down, but probably not an extensive amount of time."

LYNDA S., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The ride on the highway for this car is excellent, much like how larger sedans ride."

Anonymous, IL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"seats are too narrow. Car is not very comfortable for long trips. Difficult to get in and out of car"

MARY W., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"quite, comfort"

Anonymous, TN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Rattles too much. Climate control occasionally fails, probably due to outside temperature thermometer not updating."

DAVID C., MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Easiest car to drive I have ever driven. Comfortable, tremendous value, great gas mileage."

DEAN S., VA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"We're mostly satisfied with the Fusion except for the climate control. It is difficult to see and reach the buttons for fan speed, defrost etc."

THOMAS B., MI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Seats are not comfortable. Road noise is very high. Ride is way too firm, jouncy."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"It is rather noisy on highway driving although not nearly as noisy as the Honda. I wish I could direct the airflow from the vents higher so it could not blow on me and would cool the passengers in the rear seat better."

NANCY F., TX (2012 Ford Fusion)

"If you're 6' or taller, your head is going to be banging on the roof."

Anonymous, MI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"AC vents have limited adjustment availability."

TOM C., FL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Tire noise is too high"

JAMES A., FL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The seats are generally good, however the head restraints touch the back of my head (regardless of height) unless I lean the seat back and lean forward. Also, the top of the seat curve forward on the edges pressing on the edges of my shoulders encouraging me to sit in a slouching position, unless I lean the seat back and lean forward."

MICHAEL L., MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Passenger front seat needs more adjustments. Car body low. Scrapes on curbs"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Seating is very comfortable. Have not had any expense other than normal routine maintenance."

LARRY H., PA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"No problem, but I am a bit overwhelmed with all the electronic sophistication."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Fusion)

"My Fusion has leather seats which concerned me, but I love them. I drive my Fusion back and forth to Florida two times a year over lots of different terrains. It handles very well. I love the dual controls for the heat/ac. Passengers can adjust their own comfort. I love the back up camera!!!!"

Anonymous, WV (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I, the wife, sit in the front passenger seat, and it is so uncomfortable. But my husband was not looking for comfort in that seat when he bought the car. Also the air conditioner is so cold/ No matter where you aim it, it always seems to blow right on you."

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Last year for this generation and they got the problems (if any) cleared up. Mine is an SEL 6 cyl and is extremely comfortable and seating spacious for 5. Ride is excellent and I keep getting compliments from any passengers. Individual climate controls, rear camera, warning lights on side mirrors. Steel blue metallic with ginger leather seats top off a beautiful package in my estimation."

MICHAEL B., WA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Seats and ergonomics are perfect for me"

W D., CO (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The front passenger seat headrest will put a short person's chin in their chest. Purchased a factory headrest that was to correct this problem, it DID NOT! Break lights burn-out often. Bulb plug-in is burnt, dealer said that was normal."

EDWARD W., TX (2012 Ford Fusion)

"seats are amazing better than any we have had in any car. noise level is low. ride is very compliant and handling is accurate"

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"styling"

Allan W., PA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The seats are comfortable. The ride is very smooth and it is quiet."

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Everything is totally average. This Fusion excels at nothing."

Richard S., IN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Seats are very good in this car. I hope I can make it last a long time."

William D., CO (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Very solid and comfortable. Great seats and upholstery and as quiet a ride as I have ever had."

S A., WI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Very smooth ride and good support"

Anonymous, TX (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The seats hug you nicely with no pressure points"

Wayne N., MN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"overall, very quiet comfortable drive. After long drives, do not feel fatigued. seats are very comfortable"

Anonymous, VA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Noise, noise, noise! When I left the dealership to drive from Tn to Ca the car was OK. 30 miles later I could not hear the radio because of the road noise. The pavement went from asphalt to concrete and the noise level quadrupled."

J S., CA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Great lumbar support, I have the upgraded interior. Noise is low. Amazing ride and comfort even after 75000 miles"

Anonymous, MI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Very nice ride extremely comfortable"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"My 6' tall son drives this and the head rests fit perfectly. Also my son is longer in the body and my husband is longer in the leg. Both men are able to adjust the fit to easily be comfortable."

Anonymous, IN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Seats are comfortable and noise level is low."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Ford Fusion)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Very unreliable climate system - rest of car has been great"

Anonymous, NH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I feel that the car gives us good gas mileage when traveling around town and on long trips."

Anonymous, PA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Very good gas milage."

Bill B., WA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The 2012 Fusion has been an amazing car. My husband usually gets a new car every three years but he is so happy with the Fusion that the has now had it for 6 years."

Tammy F., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I feel it has been a good value for the money I paid for it.I have not had any major problems with it as yet. I had research the car before I bought it and at the time it was a recommended buy from also all of the sources I used, including word of month. The gas milage is a little less than I was used to from a previous car I had owned. I only on rare occasion wished I had bought the v6 instead of the four, but in all honesty it isn't needed (the larger engine). I have enjoyed the way the car performs on the highway on long trips. It handles good, rides good, and cruises good at 80-85 mph. If you use this information....delete my last name please."

Anonymous, OH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Has performed well. Continues to accelerate well."

Harry M., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"It’s our 2cd one. They last a long time."

Anonymous, MN (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Excellent value. Great handling and ride. Comfortable all around."

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Mileage is very good for the size of the car. I have not had any problems with this Fusion. It has been a worry free car."

Anonymous, AZ (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Easy to park. However, I have had to have two things replaced already, most recently, a real signal light. Mine is AWD and over a year ago it was leaking oil and I had to get "something" replaced as, according to my son, this is common in AWD vehicles."

Anonymous, IA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"mileage"

Jeff F., MI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"We have gotten great mileage for a car this size and have had very few problems with it, all minor and routine stuff. We felt like we paid a lot for it initially, but got state-of-the art options at the time. Most were worth the money including the hybrid, backup camera and warning, heated seats, navigation, etc."

Anonymous, MD (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Excellent value. Car has been great mechanically as well."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"This was probably the best value and the best buying experience I have ever had. Salesperson we had at All American Ford in NJ was not only nonaggressive, he was almost too laid back. Ford gave an instant rebate called "private cash" in addition to the negotiated discount, which I did not expect."

Gary B., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Over all much better then the new fusion"

Anonymous, NJ (2012 Ford Fusion)

"A great all around sedan. A crime that Ford is getting out of this market segment. I'd put it in the same category as many higher end vehicles I've driven including BMW and Lexus. Of course the nameplate on these other two will run you 10-15K more for a base model."

Tom C., MD (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Reliable vehicle, minimal repair. Gets me where I'm going."

Serge L., PA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Car was extremely affordable. Surprisingly good value."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"This is overall a very good car with high end features and provides good value for the performance and comfort"

Anonymous, OH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I got an amazing deal on my Ford at my local dealer, actually less than what was considered a "great deal" by Consumer Reports and other sources."

LYNDA S., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Purchased via Costco buying plan. Not so impressed with Costco auto buying plan, but the Ford dealership buying experience was unusually pleasant. We also were very skeptical about Ford's index card offering us a couple of thousand dollars in "Ford Private Cash" rebate. Yet, we were pleasantly shocked to learn that this was an instant rebate off the price of this vehicle. We were also surprised at the level of luxury features in this most basic Fusion model!"

GARY B., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Good value for money, but very expensive repair required on Evap purge valve."

Anonymous, MI (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I got a very good deal because I bought at the end of 2012 and a new model was scheduled for 2013."

GARY K., MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Good value, pre owned"

Anonymous, MD (2012 Ford Fusion)

"A very nice car so far."

Anonymous, ON (2012 Ford Fusion)

"I purchased as a Ford certified previously owned vehicle with only 5,000 miles on the car yet saved about $12,000 off the price with a better warranty that I would've gotten on a new car."

TIMOTHY S., TX (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The price of the car was way below what we expected to pay going to the dealer, and we continue to comment about just how much of a bargain the vehicle was. It certainly adds to our appreciation of everything else about the car."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Dependable"

MICHAEL S., AZ (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Drives great, comfortable, dependable"

Kevin O., OH (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Got the fusion at the end of the 2012 model run so got a great deal on the SEL with all the options. The car has been very dependable and trouble free."

David E., MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Brand new only $20,400!"

Anonymous, MT (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Purchase price was, in my opinion, incredibly low for the amount of car we got. And car has been very reliable, meaning the total cost of ownership has been quite low."

Anonymous, FL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"There were a number of warranty repairs on this vehicle"

Anonymous, GA (2012 Ford Fusion)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The color is very different and gets many complments"

JOHN R., TX (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Runs well, dependable, fairly good on milage, no problems so far."

DONALD M., FL (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The handling of the car is great. I am happy with style of the car. I get very good gas miles on long trip."

CATHARINE G., NY (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Still love the lines. No issues at all."

CHRISTOPHER T., WA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"Compact comfortable clean looking"

ARLENE C., MA (2012 Ford Fusion)

"The exterior"

Anonymous, CA (2012 Ford Fusion)

Would you buy this car again?

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